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Americana Without Tears

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Mother Hips  Whiskey On The Southbound  buy on itunes
Drive-By Truckers  Two Daughters & A Beautiful Wife  buy on itunes
Rolling Stones  Torn & Frayed  buy on itunes
Band of Horses  Part One  buy on itunes
Whiskeytown  Somebody Remembers The Rose  buy on itunes
Neko Case  Stinging Velvet  buy on itunes
Kingsbury Manx  Snow Angel Dance  buy on itunes
Elvis Costello  American Without Tears  buy on itunes
Gomez  Ballad of Nice & Easy  buy on itunes
Great Lake Swimmers  Imaginary Bars  buy on itunes
Dexateens  Some Things  buy on itunes
Beachwood Sparks  Something I Don't Recognize  buy on itunes
Howe Gelb  Robes of Bible Black  buy on itunes
Calexico  Luky Dime  buy on itunes
Old 97's  Buick City Complex  buy on itunes
Uncle Tupelo  Shaky Ground  buy on itunes
Seth Tiven  Some Brighter Days  buy on itunes
The Jayhawks  Angelyne  buy on itunes
Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins  Rise Up With Fists!  buy on itunes
My Morning Jacket  Lowdown  buy on itunes
Scud Mountain Boys  Silo  buy on itunes
Iron & Wine  Flightless Bird, American Mouth  buy on itunes
Wilco  At My Window Sad & Lonely  buy on itunes
Velvet Underground  Oh! Sweet Nuthin'  buy on itunes


A bit of (mostly) mellow Americana here, some twangin' & strummin' for quiet, humid evenings on the porch or long hauls down the interstate.
Some of the obvious purveyors of the Americana/No Depression genre (Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, Jayhawks, Whiskeytown), plus some more traditional-sounding country-infused pop (Neko Case, Jenny Lewis) and modern Southern rock (Drive-By Truckers, Dexateens, Band of Horses, My Morning Jacket). But I've also broadened the scope to include a wealth of mellow, mildly-psychedelic rustic folk-rock which has a little less twang but a comparable vibe (Kingsbury Manx, Great Lake Swimmers, Calexico, Iron & Wine), plus some Byrds-y psychedelic jangle (Beachwood Sparks, some Brits partial to US country music (Stones, Elvis) and Howe Gelb's unique Tom Waits-fueled gospel (great, great album, by the way). Not a lot of rocking here (the Gomez tune a rare break from the sombre tone), but I've been playing it in the car all week and it's a keeper.
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Date: 7/23/2008
Needless to say, this is absolutely my kind of mix. The Wad always calls the Stones his favorite American Country & Western band.
Date: 7/23/2008
It is time I dug out that first Kingsbury Manx LP and gave it a spin. Lovely.
Date: 7/23/2008
This looks fantastic.
Rebel Princess
Date: 7/23/2008
I love this. It looks like somthing I would make, only better, since your knowledge in music far surpasses mine. If it wasn't so windy here, I'd definately play this while enjoying a little drink on the porch.
Date: 7/23/2008
A set of wonderful songs. Old Howe doesn't get to play around here as often as he should.
Date: 7/23/2008
Wow. This is mostly new stuff by bands I know well and a lot I don't. "Torn & Frayed" certainly doesn't get the play these days! I'm betting that if Howie isn't in the mixes, then Giant Sand typically isn't either? Intriguing!
anthony lombardi
Date: 7/25/2008
we seem to be on the same wavelength, marc, as this kind of stuff has featured heavily in my listening rotation recently. 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 20-24 are all scorchers in my book.
p the swede
Date: 7/26/2008
great, somne stuff I actually haven't heard, better check them up
Rob Conroy
Date: 7/26/2008
Love the Stones, E.C., Sparks, Gelb, Scuds, Wilco and VU tracks. I must confess, however (ironically enough, since you and anthony have become more interested in it), that I almost never listen to stuff that sounds like this anymore.
Media Vixen: Radio Sally
Date: 7/28/2008
AotM'er French Connection and his lovely wife and I saw Mother Hips just by chance in NYC last May! Great mix! Any link?
Date: 7/29/2008
I'm likin' this one a lot. Especially that "mellow, mildly-psychedelic rustic folk-rock ".

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