Favourite songs of 2010 !

décembre 13th, 2010

Here is a selection of eleven songs we have listen very often this last year, we hope you’ll enjoy. Feel free to leave your comments and to give us your favorites of 2010 !

#1 / Lemonade by Cocorosie

Cocorosie - Lemonade

#2 / Excuses by The Morning Benders

The Morning Benders - Excuses

#3 / Oh, the Divorces! by Tracey Thorn

Tracey Thorn - Oh, The Divorces!

#4 / Heart To Tell by The Love Language

The Love Language - Heart To Tell

#5 / I Wanna Go To Marz by John Grant

John Grant - I Wanna Go To Marz

#6 / Undercover Martyn by Two Door Cinema Club

Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Martyn

#7 / Zorbing by Stornoway

Stornoway - Zorbing

#8 / Baby Birch by Joanna Newsom

Joanna Newsom - Baby Birch

#9 / Walking Through That Door by Futur Islands

Futur Islands - Walking Through That Door

#10 / Buttons by Lambchop

Lambchop - Buttons

#11 / Great Breakfast With Lambchop by Red

The Nightcrawler aka RED - Great Breakfast With Lambchop

Favourite albums of 2010 !

décembre 10th, 2010

Here is a selection of seven records we have listen very often this last year, we hope you’ll enjoy. Feel free to leave your comments and to give us your favorites of 2010 !

#1 / Kurt Wagner And Cortney Tidwell – « Invariable Heartache »


Kurt Wagner & Cortney Tidwell - She Came Around Last Night

#2 / Pernice Brothers – « Goodbye, Killer »


Pernice Brothers - Not The Loving Kind

#3 / The Love Language – « Libraries »


The Love Language - Anthophobia

#4 / The Black Keys – « Brothers »


The Black Keys - Everlasting Light

#5 / The Leisure Society – « The Sleeper »


The Leisure Society - Save It For Someone Who Cares

#6 / Cocorosie – « Grey Oceans »


Cocorosie - Lemonade

#7 / Joanna Newsom – « Have One On Me »


Joanna Newsom - '81


Kurt Wagner and Cortney Tidwell have posted a music video « Picking Wild Mountain Berries » and a short documentary in anticipation of the recorded debut of Kurt Wagner & Cortney Tidwell present KORT and their debut collaborative album, Invariable Heartache.

The story behind Invariable Heartache is also told in an eloquent and moving mini documentary. ‘Bringing Chart Records Back To Life’, filmed in Nashville, again by Zack Spiger.



previous post about Kurt Wagner & Cortney Tidwell

Kurt Wagner and Cortney Tidwell - Incredibly Lonely
KORT kurt wagner and cortney tidwell

“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’. cityslang.com

‘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)






Lambchop’s Daytrotter session


bonus:Lambchop – Slipped Dissolved And Loosed

Videos of Lambchop are scarces, this one is a live session in VH1 studios. The song is « The Saturday Option »  from the album « What Another Man Spills »

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« On October 7, Merge Records will release « OH (ohio) », the new album by Lambchop. « OH (ohio) » was recorded in Lambchop’s hometown of Nashville and produced by Mark Nevers at his Beech House studio. It features 11 new songs all written by Kurt Wagner ».

Slipped Dissolved Loosed

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