* This week I've spent a lot of time with the new Citizen Cope record. Over the years I've become a big fan of Clarence's music - a groove, lyrics and melody. On this record he seems to be channeling a little bit of Jack Johnson's vibe and it seems to work. I was listening to this back to back with the new Nickodemus record and thought it might be interesting to hear a Citizen Cope/Thievery Corporation collaboration one day. Anyway, my favorite track from the new record is "Something To Believe In":
* Old Crow Medicine Show's new record is doing really well on the charts [debut at #22 on Billboard]. "Carry Me Back" was produced by Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly).
* Old 97s are releasing an expanded 15th anniversary edition of "Too Far To Care" [Omnivore Recordings]
* Jade Tree is re-issuing the entire Pedro The Lion collection on vinyl
* Silversun Pickups announced Fall tour dates