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O’death will release their upcoming album « Outside » next spring. « Bugs » is taken from this new record:
O'death - Bugs

Fleet Foxes announce the release of second album, Helplessness Blues, Out May 3rd, 2011. They have made the title-track of the album available for download now.

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues by subpop

Wye Oak – « Civilian »

janvier 13th, 2011

On March 8 2011, Merge Records will release Wye Oak’s third album « Civilian ».


Wye Oak - Civilian

Podcast « Volume 2″

décembre 28th, 2010


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photography by Lucien Hervé « Unité d’habitation à Nantes-Rezé » © 1952-1954, Lucien Hervé


 » The Savings and Loan is a band from Scotland. Their core comprises singer-songwriter Martin Donnelly and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bush, augmented from time to time by a cluster of friends on brass, strings and pedal steel.

Today I Need Light is their debut album.

Chequered veterans of the Glasgow underground scene (with Eska, De Rosa and The Sky At Night, among others), the duo formed in 2004, although Donnelly has since decamped to Edinburgh in a bid to unite both factions in the under-reported East Coast-West Coast melancholia wars. 

Their songs, however, remain resolutely Glaswegian, touched as they are by that city’s twin obsessions of drink and religion. Indeed, these themes are reflected not only in the album’s content, but also in the manner of its creation; the latter in the working title – Hymns Old and New – and the former by the fact that it’s been six long years in the

It is is an album that speaks to the movement and passage of time that colour it. From the tumult of “Catholic Boys in the Rain” with its introductory alcoholic litany (read by Glasgow poet Tom Leonard), to the hopeful and elegiac closer “A Pleasing Companion”, it is an unfolding tale of gentle redemption: in the six years since its genesis, Donnelly – once legendary for his drinking marathons – has become better known for a tendency to run them as well ». (Song, By Toad Records)

The Savings and Loan - Swallows

The Fantasies

décembre 18th, 2010


free download !

The Love Language - Heart To Tell


bonus track taken from the previous album Olöf Arnalds – Vi Og Vi


Equinox, the Peacekeeper - Brotherly Love

Equinox the Peacekeeper (Wouter Buyst) released last year a wonderful album named « We Could Wake Each Other Up », you can listen his music or buy the record on his website. Of course, you will also listen his songs on KOKOMO WebRadio !

While Wouter was on a three day boat from Brasil to Peru on the Amazon river he kindly made a video answering our questions.


Leave your email address to discover a cover of the John Cale song « Close Watch » taken from « Riverside » E.P by Agnes Obel

Debut Album out autumn 2010

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« You always come to mind » from Nobody Loves But My Own Kind by Samantha Savage Smith

Kurt Wagner and Cortney Tidwell - Incredibly Lonely
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“Not so much a replication, but more of a study in reclamation. We were into the idea of making a record of the type of country that we all seemed to hold in high regard, not for the kitschy-ness or the retro-ness, but for the beauty and simplicity it could impart to the listener” – Kurt Wagner, July 2010.

INVARIABLE HEARTACHE is an album inspired by a shared love of Nashville and its musical traditions. Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner – a long time champion of the city’s history and charms – and Cortney Tidwell – whose family have, for decades, played a significant part in the city’s (country) musical life – are both fervent admirers of the music that has emerged from the city.

It was an early collaboration on Cortney’s Don’t Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up album that led to the two of them performing together at Nashville club The Basement in the summer of 2008. Such was the crowd’s overwhelming response that evening that the idea of a duets album was born, and though work didn’t begin for well over a year the concept was never forgotten. It was discussion about Cortney’s family history that led them to the Chart Records catalogue, a label run by Cortney’s grandfather Slim Williamson, A&Red later by her father Cliff Williamson, and for which her mother Connie Eaton also recorded.

The result of their subsequent fascination with what they discovered on dusty forgotten vinyl is an album that pays tribute to art of the duet and the classic songwriting that lay behind many of the albums and singles released by the label, a tribute on a grander scale to the forgotten sounds of ‘Music City USA’.

‘Incredibly Lonely’ is a cover of a song recorded by Gene & Rod for Nashville’s Chart Records in 1968. Although the song is available for free, those downloading it are  encouraged to make a donation at their own discretion to the Community Foundation Of Middle Tennessee. Kurt and Cortney were in the middle of recording when, at the start of  May 2010, Nashville and other areas in Tennessee became victims of  appalling flooding caused by well over twenty inches of rain in less  than two days. The tragedy went almost unreported: ‘bigger’ events such as the  attempted bombing of New York’s Times Square and the oil leak in the  Gulf of Mexico meant that the significant loss of life and the  destruction of homes and buildings throughout Tennessee remained almost  ignored.
Grants from the fund will be made to nonprofits supporting relief,  restoration and clean-up efforts in the Davidson County area in the  aftermath of the flooding and storms.

The album was produced by Wagner, and recorded by Cortney’s husband Todd Tidwell and Roger Moutenot, who’s worked for Yo la Tengo and Lambchop in the past. It features a cast of Nashville musicians, and will be released on October 18 2010.

Incredibly Lonely (recorded for Chart Records by Gene & Rod, 1968)
Eyes Look Away (recorded for Chart Records by Tom Tall, 1964)
A Special Day (recorded for Chart Records by Karen Wheeler, 1972)
Picking Wild Mountain Berries (recorded for Chart Records by LaWanda Lindsey & Kenny Vernon, 1970)
Yours Forever (recorded for Chart Records by Neil McBride, 1963)
He’s Only A Memory Away (recorded for Chart Records by Dawn Glass, 1974)
She Came Around Last Night (recorded for Chart Records by Wes Helm, 1967)
Penetration (recorded for Chart Records by Three Heads, 1968)
April’s Fool (recorded for Chart Records by Tony Martin, )
I Can’t Sleep With You (recorded for Chart Records by Charlene Davidson, 1973)
Let’s Think About Where We’re Going (recorded for Chart Records by LaWanda Lindsey & Kenny Vernon, 1970)
Who’s Gonna Love Me Now (recorded for ABC Dunhill by Connie Eaton, 1975)

Two Wounded Birds - My Lonesome
Download the song « My Lonesome » + a demo (free legal mp3)

Casiokids – Finn Bikkjen!

Download The Velvet Underground cover of « Pale Blue Eyes » by The Kills

Small Sur – Bare Black (E.P)

juillet 16th, 2010

Small Sur – Weeds

see also: an exclusive interview with Small Sur (Bob Keal)

Small Sur @ Aural Slate Recordings

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Hibernation SongsPacific Ocean Fire
« Coal Black Hearts » (mp3)
from « Hibernation Songs »
(Azra Records)
Hibernation SongsPacific Ocean Fire
« You Were a Boxer » (mp3)
from « Hibernation Songs »
(Azra Records)
Hibernation SongsPacific Ocean Fire
« Ghosts Stay Dead » (mp3)
from « Hibernation Songs »
(Azra Records)

The Wilderness Of Manitoba - Hermit

« Hermit » is taken from « When You Left the Fire » LP, release June 22, 2010the_wilderness_of_manitoba

Video for « Arkansas » by Damien Jurado from his Secretly Canadian release Saint Bartlett.

Damien Jurado - Arkansas
Damien Jurado - Cloudy Shoes