Friday is with us yet again…so here’s some new tunes for you all to enjoy. Kicking off with something to get those feet tapping…especially if they are stuck under a desk in an office!
MP3: Street Walker
[audio:http://www.box.net/shared/static/98bh9f7vc6.mp3|titles=Street Walker|artists=Delta Spirit]
Get their latest release: History From Below
Delta Spirit is a band from San Diego, California, United States, beginning in 2005.
The raw spirit of indie rock. An amplified, rocking version of ’60s protest folk. The soulful passion of the Violent Femmes and the Waterboys. All of these comparisons have been made in attempts to describe Delta Spirit, the southern California five-piece who might just be one of the most important new bands of the decade.
Sparrow and the Workshop
MP3: Just What I needed [audio:http://freedownloads.last.fm/download/443633862/Just%2Bwhat%2BI%2Bneeded.mp3|titles=Just What I needed|artists=Sparrow and the Workshop]
Sparrow and the Workshop have a great new EP out which we reviewed here.
Glasgow-based dark folk trio Sparrow and The Workshop comprises of Belfast-born, Chicago-raised Jill O’Sullivan (vocals/guitar/violin), Welshman Nick Packer (guitar/bass) and Scotsman Gregor Donaldson (drums/vocals.) Their first full-length album ‘Crystals Fall’ was released in April 2010 by Distiller Records to critical acclaim.
You’ll be hearing more about this young lady very soon, in the meantime try this excellent EP:
And finally, another all time favourite of mine:
MP3:I Dreamed I saw Jesse James last night: [audio:http://www.charlieparr.com/mp3/Dreamed.mp3|titles=I Dreamed I saw Jesse James last night|artists=Charlie Parr]
I Dreamed I saw Jesse James last night is taken from his latest album, When the Devil Goes Blind.
Charlie Parr plays original and traditional folk and Piedmont-style blues, accompanying himself on National resonator guitars, 12-string guitar and sometimes a banjo. He was raised in Austin, Minnesota, in a household that prized traditional American folk music and his style bears the influence of hours spent listening to country blues records and Smithsonian/Folkways field recordings; often in the garage. He currently lives in Duluth, Minnesota.