A few more from 2013. We’ll begin chipping away at 2014 next week or the week after. For now, let’s round ’em up.
A folk-pop album from a band named (I assume) after Tom Bombadil in Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings. Since the character always speaks in a kind of sing-song verse, the name seems appropriate. Also, the band members enjoy slaying orcs.
One of my favorite songs of the year.
Like Beck channeling Hank Williams.
And look at that sweet 70s couch cushion of an album cover!
Foster’s : Australian for beer
The Bamboos : Australian for funky
Some great, tough rock ‘n’ soul from this energetic combo.
I picture Wilson living in a log cabin deep in the woods, playing guitar, swimming with bears, and occasionally taking road trips to Joshua Tree for spiritual pilgrimages.
The song below sounds like an acid-jazz version of Steely Dan participating in a Steve Miller songwriting contest. In case that dissuades you, other songs on the album sound like David Crosby and John Lennon trading brownie recipes (which is a good thing).
Why can’t this song get played on the radio?!