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.
Bombadil – Metrics of Affection
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.
Jesse Woods – Get Your Burdens Lifted
Like Beck channeling Hank Williams.
And look at that sweet 70s couch cushion of an album cover!
The Bamboos – Fever In the Road
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?!