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Bon Iver Set to Curate Own Festival
31Oct

Bon Iver Set to Curate Own Festival

NME reports: "Bon Iver's Justin Vernon is set to host his own festival. The Eaux Claire Music And Arts Festival will take place next summer on Foster Farm in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, which is Vernon's hometown, reports Paste. The 25,000-capacity event will take place from July 17-18, 2015 and feature acts playing on two stages and in one large tent. Vernon will curate the festival line-up himself, but no artists have been announced for the event so far."

Listen to the New Neil Young Online Now
30Oct

Listen to the New Neil Young Online Now

Uncut reports: "Neil Young is streaming his new album, Storytone, ahead of its release early next month. The album is available to hear on NPR. Storytone features 10 new songs which appear as solo acoustic versions and also big band or orchestra versions. The album was produced by Young and Niko Bolas under their Volume Dealers moniker. The orchestra was arranged and conducted by Michael Bearden and Chris Walden."

Jason Isbell Covers Warron Zevon and Stones
29Oct

Jason Isbell Covers Warron Zevon and Stones

Firstly apologies for the "outage" over the last 48 hours, server issues which are nearly all resolved now.   Rejoice, rejoice anyway at our sort of home-coming with this news from Rolling Stone who report: "It's been nearly a year and a half since Jason Isbell released Southeastern, but the former Drive-By Trucker is still pounding the pavement in support of its release. Last weekend, Isbell punctuated one of the best years of his career — a year that found him touring the globe, sweeping the 13th Annual Americana Music Awards and playing more than 120 shows — with a three-night residency at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee."

Ryan Bingham Retreats to Trailer for New Album
27Oct

Ryan Bingham Retreats to Trailer for New Album

Rolling Stone reports: "When Ryan Bingham released his first album, Mescalito, at the age of 26, he already sang with the grizzled grit of someone twice his age. He'd spent the previous decade living in his truck, competing in a string of southwestern rodeos to help pay for gas. His parents were alcoholics. His friends were bull-riders. The whole thing sounded like a country song, which was one of the reasons Bingham's biographical songs — which hitched themselves to mid-tempo grooves on Mescalito, then rocketed their way toward roadhouse-worthy rock & roll territory on his second release, Roadhouse Sun — packed such a natural, nuanced punch. He wasn't some suburban kid dressed up in outlaw threads. Dude was the real deal."

New Justin Townes Earle - January
24Oct

New Justin Townes Earle - January

ConsequenceofSound.net reports: "Alt country songwriter Justin Townes Earle released his fifth album, Single Mothers, to warm reviews just last month. Now, he’s revealed that its companion record, Absent Fathers, due for release on January 15th via Vagrant Records . Originally intended to be part of a double album with Single Mothers, Absent Fathers began to take on a life of its own as Earle sequenced the records. Though its identity may be separate, the 10-track effort will continue down the personal path laid out by its companion piece."

Neil Young Vinyl Reissues Confirmed
23Oct

Neil Young Vinyl Reissues Confirmed

Uncut reports: "Neil Young's delayed vinyl reissue of Time Fades Away has finally been confirmed for release.  It will form part of Young's Official Release Series Discs 5 - 8, which also includes remastered vinyl reissues of On The Beach, Tonight's The Night and Zuma.  The set is now scheduled for release on Record Store Day's Black Friday, on November 28, limited to 3,500 copies. T-shirts of On The Beach, Time Fades Away and Zuma are also due for release."

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