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Sweet Years – Motor Mouth

Motor Mouth by Sweet Years is my Track of the Day for today.

It’s the B-side of the latest release by Soul Step Records, a local record label I’ve been subscribing to for a couple of years now. This is release SSR-028, I think my collection goes back to SSR-012 and there’s not been a bad single yet!

Both of the tracks on the single come from their Coat Guts album, released last year. I don’t know much about the band, but I came across this article from the Knoxville Mercury, which gives a fair bit of information. I also came across their video for Fireproof, the A-side of the single, which is pretty neat, check it out:

Sweet Years – Fireproof from Brandon Langley on Vimeo.

Much as I like Fireproof, I prefer the B-side Motor Mouth, just cop a load of this:

How good is that?

That’s why I’m adding Motor Mouth by Sweet Years to my Track of the Day 2018 playlist.

 

 

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Return to the Moon – El Vy

My Track of the Day today is Return to the Moon by El Vy, another track which I first heard on WKNU. As a fan of The National, I’m a big fan of Matt Berninger’s vocals. I must admit I’ve never heard of Brent Knopf, the other half of El Vy, but I have to say I just love this track!

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I have to confess that one of the reasons for liking this song so much is that it contains a couple of references to Cincinnati, my new home town!

And have I ever told you….

Yes, I’ve seen The National a couple of times, once in Atlanta, when they headlined The Shaky Knees Festival and then more recently, here in Cincinnati as part of the MusicNow weekend. That was one great night, hearing The National play with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in the Cincinnati Music Hall.

Anyway, here’s Return to the Moon

 

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Yours Dreamily – The Arcs

Loving Yours Dreamily by The Arcs, the latest CD of the Month from WNKU.

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And have I ever told you, I’ve seen Dan Auerbach live? Well I have, a couple of times in fact.

 

Firstly, I saw him with the Black Keys at Glastonbury Festival in 2011, although I have to confess I don’t recall much of the set, due to a combination of tiredness and alcohol! So as a reminder, how about this…

 

The second time was much more memorable, I saw him perform with Dr John in the Ryman Auditorium at the 2013 Americana Music Awards, and that was one hell of a performance, check this out…

 

As for Yours Dreamily, I don’t think there’a duff track on the album, but my favorite is Chains of Love, which features Mariachi Flor de Toloache in the chorus. I’ve just a read a review by Rolling Stone and they describe them as “ghostly Shangri-Las“, which is a pretty neat, and apt, description! I’ve just checked  out Mariachi Flor de Toloache, and apparently they’re the first all-female Mariachi bandso that’s as good an excuse as any to share this…

Meanwhile, back to The Arcs, and I’ll sign off with the official video for Outta My Mind

 

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