<![CDATA[My Site - EarGrabbers]]>Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:06:25 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Ear Grabbers]]>Mon, 28 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/eargrabbers/ear-grabbers5077190Haven't made a playlist in over a month because quite frankly, nothing truly grabbed me - or maybe I was burnt out from listening. In any case, this last week of August brings some fresh tunes that really did grab my attention. New tunes from Eilen Jewell, Turnpike, Lukas Nelson. and The Novel Ideas among others. Hope you enjoy!
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<![CDATA[Radnor & Lee "Doorstep"]]>Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:39:23 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/eargrabbers/radnor-lee-doorstepIndie-folk duo Radnor & Lee (Josh Radnor and Ben Lee) have officially released the second single, "Doorstep," off their forthcoming debut LP, due out November 10. AllMusic praised the track, writing, "Joyful spirituality abounds as their voices blend with layers of acoustic guitar and an organ providing extra punctuation." Give the delightfully uplifting tune a listen below.
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<![CDATA[Tom Brosseau Covers Hank Williams’ “You Win Again”]]>Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:52:00 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/eargrabbers/tom-brosseau-covers-hank-williams-you-win-againWhen I was a kid, my family rented a cabin on Grace Lake every summer for a week long, a peaceful, smaller lake with sandy shores, clear water, surrounded by white birch trees, about 20 miles from the town of Bemidji, Minnesota. The cabin was an old log cabin. My mother had vacationed there when she was a kid. Little had changed since then. Same linoleum floors, cupboards, same washroom and sink. The cabin had to be shut down during the cold season. It wasn't winterized like most Minnesota cabins nowadays. In fact, today cabins are not cabins, they’re called lake homes and people live in them year-round.

On days when my brother, sister and I were worn out from the sun, or water-logged from too much swimming, we watched whatever we could on TV by tilting the antennas, crossing them back and forth like scissor chopsticks. The Benny Hill Show, Reading Rainbow, Price Is Right. Aside from that, there wasn’t much else in the entertainment department. No internet. No cell phones. When it rained we played board games and listened to records on the record player. Doris Day, Mario Lanza, Jerry Lee Lewis. That’s where I first came across the song “You Win Again”, on a Jerry Lee record. His rendition in particular is thrilling. His piano playing, the 1950s slap-back effect on his voice, what you might call the Sun Records sound.

We would take little side trips into Bemidji or Cass Lake with my mom for ice-cream, groceries, or to Crazy Days, an annual summer event celebrated in Minnesota towns where stores slashed their prices, rolled their wares out to the curb, and grab bags would be sold twenty-five cents a pop. At the bait and tackle shops, my brother and I would root through the colorful fishing tackle, the spinners and bobbers, the rubber minnows. I have carried “You Win Again" with me nearly all my life. It brings back good memories and happy day." For more information visit HERE.
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<![CDATA[matt pond PA "The Ballad of Laura and Mike"]]>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:29:35 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/eargrabbers/matt-pond-pa-the-ballad-of-laura-and-mikematt pond PA revealed "The Ballad Of Laura and Mike" (featuring Laura Stevenson) from the band's forthcoming release Still Summer, due August 11 on 131 Records. Give the tune a listen below and pre-order Still Summer at the band's online store. 
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<![CDATA[The Karpinka Brothers "You're Worth It"]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 20:51:35 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/eargrabbers/the-karpinka-brothers-youre-worth-itThe Karpinka Brothers, Aaron and Shawn, are the epitome of kindness.  Throughout their decade-long career, the duo has always shared an unmatched sincerity which shines through on their newest effort, Talk Is Cheap. Produced and recorded by Grammy nominee Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Leonard Cohen) at his legendary Hotel2Tango in Montreal, Talk Is Cheap is the most realized and expansive Karpinka Brothers album to date.  Their eloquent blend of timeless folk and 60's pop are complimented by their impressive list of contributing musicians that appear throughout the record.

Exuding positivity with its infectious melody and optimistic lyrics, "You're Worth It" is an anthem for us all. When you're feeling low - or simply want to feel good - just press play. Stream the song below.

The Karpinka Brothers 
Talk Is Cheap will be released worldwide September 15th, and will be followed by a subsequent North American Tour. 
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<![CDATA[Hayley Thompson-King "Large Hall, Slow Decay"]]>Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:40:02 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/eargrabbers/haley-thompson-king-large-hall-slow-decayBoston, MA-based fuzz-Country/Americana songstress Hayley Thompson-King will release her new album, Psychotic Melancholia, on September 1Thompson-King cryptically refers to her debut solo album as a “Sodom and Gomorrah concept album” influenced by her childhood obsession with the so-called wicked women in the Bible. As metal as that sounds, these are in fact the basic ingredients for a rich, psych-tinged garage-country record. 

Opening track “Large Hall, Slow Decay,” is a blazing country ripper directed at a former bandmate with whom Thompson-King had a harsh break-up. The title also references the reverb effect that reminds her of this time in her musical life. Listen to the track below and for more information visitHERE.
 
Psychotic Melancholia is out September 1 on Hard To Kill Records.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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<![CDATA[Applewood Road "Losing My Religion"]]>Mon, 03 Jul 2017 01:22:45 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/eargrabbers/applewood-road-losing-my-religionThe trio of Applewood Road -- Amy Speace, Emily Barker, and Amber Rubarth -- will finally release their debut album in the US on July 14. Out last year in the UK, it earned best-of-the-year praise and 4 or 5 stars from Q, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Maverick Magazine, and R2. The US release adds two tracks, including their version of REM's "Losing My Religion," which highlights the trio's stunning harmonies. Listen below. For more information visit HERE.
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<![CDATA[EARGRABBERS]]>Sun, 02 Jul 2017 21:20:23 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/eargrabbers/eargrabbers2464517Need some completely new tunes to play on that drive to mom's? Wanna mix up the tracks at your holiday party? Tired of hearing the same old same old? Well, then listen no further and check out this week's EARGRABBERS which has some of my favorite songs from albums that have flown a bit under the radar but completely deserve your attention.
​Have a tune that needs to be heard? Comment below or email me!
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<![CDATA[Karen & The Sorrows: "Do It For Myself"]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:04:04 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/eargrabbers/karen-the-sorrows-do-it-for-myselfPictureCourtesy: Baby Robot Media
Karen & the Sorrows are back with a new full-length album, The Narrow Place (due August 25th). Like any roots band, The Sorrows sing about heartbreak and loss - they just take the back roads less traveled to get there. 

The Sorrows’ sound centers around singer-songwriter Karen Pittelman’s high, lilting vocals and Elana Redfield’s lonesome pedal steel guitar mixed with the dark twang and steady beat of the 1970s country-rock the band grew up on. Pittelman, Redfield, and drummer Tami Johnson formed the Brooklyn-based band in 2011. In 2012 they released the EP Ocean Born Mary about a ghost story from Redfield’s New Hampshire hometown. In 2014, they put out their first full-length record, The Names of Things, which was voted one of the Freeform American Roots Chart’s best debut albums of the year. A constant fixture in New York’s clubs and bars, the Sorrows have continued to build a strong local following as well as touring throughout the east coast from New England to New Orleans.

The Sorrows are also at the center of a growing queer country scene, creating a community for people who love country music even if country music doesn’t always love them back. For the last six years, they’ve run Brooklyn’s Gay Ole Opry Festival and the Queer Country Quarterly. “Now more than ever, we are grateful to be in community with so many amazing musicians,” Pittelman says. “Country music can tell compelling stories about family, love, heartbreak, and strength. Those stories should include all of our families, all of our love, and especially all of our heartbreak and our strength.”

Listen to "
Do It For Myself," a stripped-down, stirring ballad about lost love that is led by Pittelman's wistful vocals, swells of twangy pedal steel, and hushed percussion below.

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