Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Another month another fine FBFY mix tape from the notorious group of twittersphere hooligans

Another month another fine mix tape from the notorious group of twittersphere hooligans present for your listening pleasure Feel Bad For You June 2014 cover art by Hoosier Buddy


Title: Next to the Trash
Artist: Punch Brothers
Album  (2010): Antifogmatic
Submitted By: @philnorman
Comments: It’s all part of having a man in the house

Title: Where Is My Knife
Artist: The Amazing Snakeheads
Album: Amphetamine Ballads (2014)
Submitted By: Mad Mackerel Music Blog
Comments: Undoubtedly our live discovery of the year at the Great Escape Festival. Menacing, brooding, savage, threatening, and quite, quite brilliant. Junkyard punk and voodoo blues combine to create a sleazy, hypnotic masterpiece on this, one of many standouts on their debut album.

Title: She’s Got A Heart Of Stone
Artist: The Singles
Album (4/9/2014): Daytrotter Studio Session
Submitted By: @BoogieStudio22
Comments: As I’ve mentioned a time or two or a hundred, I’m a sucker for power pop. I came across The Singles on a recent Daytrotter ( session and they blew me away. I hear the best of the 60s pop and garage bands, as well as power pop from the 80s (Romantics, Smithereens, etc…).

Title: Too Shiny
Artist: Zoe Muth
Album (2014) World of Strangers
Submitted by: Simon
Comments: Loving the new Zoe Muth album at the moment and this is one of the many highlights from it

Title: Two Ambulance Day
Artist: The Wind-Up Birds
Album [2014]: Poor Music
Submitted By: hoosier buddy (with thanks to April for introducing this band to me)
Comments: Poor Music by The Wind-Up Birds (released on Sturdy Records 27 May 2014) is a terrible, heartbreaking, immediate, loose-tense, connect-the-dots-and-see-where-you’ve-got-to-now album. It will push you to drink, then give you cause to despair, then inspire you to anger that extends in all directions and feeds on throbbing bass and desperate drumming. I’m not suicidal; just enlightened in a way I totally did not expect. Picking just one song was an exercise in futility, as there is no filler in the 17 tracks on this CD. In the end I had to choose, and Two Ambulance Day offered itself as a harbinger of what will be. Watch out!
From the blog Life Is One Big Review:
“‘Two Ambulance Day’ is another dose of brilliant post-punk sarcasm. Lead singer Paul Ackroyd’s vocals are impassioned, as always. Ambience gives way to a high energy finish and the track overall leaves you with the overwhelming feeling that the country is going to shit.”

Artist: Matt Woods
Song: Liberty Bell
Album: With Love From Brushy Mountain
Label: Lonely Ones Records
Year: 2014
Submitted By: Adam Dawson:
Comments: My submission this month comes from the new Matt Woods record that I can’t stop listening to. Every year there are a few records that really rise above even the great records of that year and With Love From Brushy Mountain is definitely one this year. I chose “Liberty Bell” really because it’s the last track on the album and the last one I listened to today, therefore the lines “My bloodshot eyes can hide about behind these shades and a couple of drinks” are stuck in my head. I could have just as easily sent in any song from the record and been happy with my submission for the month.

Artist: Bobby Charles
Song: Street People
Album: Bobby Charles (1972)
Submitted By: Truersound
Comments: Friend played this LP for me recently. Features the Band, dr. John, others, produced by Robbie Robertson. Laid back Louisiana swamp funk. Reissued recently from >

Title: Fire Eyes
Artist: The Entrance Band
Album (2013): Face The Sun
Submitted By: Popa Tunes
Comments: A good friend Mike Newman, former DJ at the defunct East Village Radio started his own label Beyond, Beyond is Beyond last year, with an ear for groovy psych music he is gathering a plethora of tasty bands to the label. If you’re heavy into such music he has a yearly jamscription service that mails every new release on VINYL to your door. There is a free 2014 bandcamp sampler available to indulge in.

Title: My Silver Lining
Artist: First Aid Kit
Album (2014): Stay Gold
Submitted By: Bryan Childs (
Comments: Currently, my favorite song of the year.

Title: Turn The Lights Down Low
Artist: Sarah McLachlan
Album:Shine On (2014)
Submitted By: @tincanman2010
Comments: Don’t worry girls, I haven’t gone soft on you. ooo, er. I don’t usually listen to Sarah, but her latest – about emerging from a period of loss – is tremendous despite the typically tepid Canadian studio work. (One song, Broken Heart, would be an all-time country classic if redone right)

Title: Chicken Hearted
Artist: Roy Orbison
Album: The Early Years comp (but released as a single on Sun Records in 1957)
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: Who doesn’t like Roy Orbison? This is one of my favorite summertime tunes. (It is also very possible that I was inspired to choose this song by my current hunt for new sunglasses)

Title: Memphis In The Meantime
Artist: John Hiatt
Album  (1994): Hiatt Comes Alive At Budokan?
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: I was thrilled along with a few thousand others to see John Hiatt live on a recent Saturday night in the big field of an historic horse farm owned by the city of Franklin, TN. A day later it dawned on me it was the second time for me to see Hiatt – with both times in city parks. The first time was in Chattanooga’s Miller Plaza about 25 years ago when only about 300 folks or so attended. I had the opportunity way back then to meet him after the show, and he autographed my copy of Slow Turning. The dude still gets it done.

Title: The Promise
Artist: When in Rome
Album (1988): When in Rome
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: This one is for those of you too young to remember the original and are now enjoying Sturgill Simpson’s cover. This was one of my favorite songs in high school. Sometimes I miss the 80s. Sigh.

Title: No Roads Here
Artist: Corb Lund
Album  (2014): Counterfeit Blues
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: My third favorite music act (the first being The Sadies and the second being Neil Young) is releasing a live album on July 1. Most of the songs from this album are from his first two albums (2002′s Five Dollar Bill and 2006′s Hair in My Eyes Like a Highland Steer) which are both, sadly, largely unknown to the American audience. There are two or three new tracks on the album too, and this is one of them.

Title: Happy
Artist: John Fullbright
Album (2014): Songs
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: You want sad country songs? I’ll give you sad country songs. This album is brilliant.

Title: The Company Song
Artist: Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires
Album (2014): Dereconstructed
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: This may be my album of the year. It’s hands down the rock album of the year. If you can imagine a Southern rock arrow starting from Skynyrd and pointing to the Drive-By Truckers, this arrow now points from the DBT to Lee Bains III, but with a dash of punk on the side. Listen closely to the lyrics. Brilliant.

Title: Anchor Iron
Artist: Fire Mountain
Album: All Dies Down (2014)
Submitted By: Trailer (Farce the Music)

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