(Abolish Confusion) has posted a Best of the Decade list which includes Tilly and the Wall’s debut Wild Like Children. (LA Buzz Bands) have a recap of Jason Boesel’s extended career and news of his upcoming Team Love release. A Weather receive from love this week from (Honey From The Bees). (Fencepost) and (My ipod Thumb is Sore) have also both posted some sweet thoughts on A Weather and their debut “Cove.” (Spinner) have posted an interview with Jason Boesel. (Pop Headwound‘s) November mixtape includes the rocking “Sitting on the Sidewalk” by Capgun Coup while (Breakthru Radio) discuss Capgun’s current tour with (Cursive). Taylor Hollingworth’s new album “Life With The Slow Ear” is reviewed by (American Songwriter). And (The 100 Best Albums of the Decade) blog has listed “Rabbit Fur Coat” at #58. Way to go Jenny!
For the last 15 years, LA-based drummer Jason Boesel has been planted firmly behind the kit, keeping time for the likes of Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes, The Elected, and more recently, Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band. Boesel was inspired to pick up the guitar and write his own record after his friends raved about the first song he ever wrote: ‘Hustler’s Son.’ Now, a few studio sessions later, Jason Boesel announces his solo debut for Team Love Records: ‘Hustler’s Son,’ out January 12, 2010.
Boesel headed into the studio in March of 2009 with a core group of collaborators: Mystic Valley Band member Nik Freitas, Blake Mills (Band of Horses), and producer Jonathan Wilson (Elvis Costello ‘Momofuku’ and Jenny Lewis ‘Acid Tongue’). He eventually sought out the additional talents of Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), Orenda Fink (O + S, Azure Ray), David Rawlings (Gillian Welch, Old Crow Medicine Show), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), and fellow Rilo Kiley member Blake Sennett
“Hand of God” from “Hustler’s Son” MP3
After falling in love with the hazy neo-soul and 60s revivalism of Rapture Ready, I Gazed At The Body, New York’s own Team Love has partnered with Collect Records to release Midnight Masses’ 4-track debut to the world this winter. The original release date of November 10th will now shift to December, with the digital version of the album slated for 12/8 and the vinyl set for 12/15. The news comes on the heels of The Fader’s premiere of “Walk on Water,” the EP-opening slow-burn featuring TV on the Radio’s Jaleel Bunton. Bunton’s bandmate Gerard Smith produced the entirety of Rapture Ready, which also features contributions from Katie Eastburn, Here We Go Magic’s Peter Hale, and Kevin Allen and Conrad Keeley of Trail of Dead. In late 2008, Trail’s Jason Reece founded Midnight Masses alongside Autry Fulbright, who enlisted the help of full-time bandmates Eric Rogers (guitar, vocals), Miyuki Furtado (drums, bass, guitar, vocals) and Destiny Montague (guitar, vocals, percussion).
Check out Walk on Water (MP3)
RCRDLBL gets the jump on the new Capgun by posting a free download of “Sitting on the Sidewalk,” and Sourceburst is there to cover it. Dwars are out in force covering the new Simon Joyner LP, and “Out Into the Snow” reviews keep coming in, including thoughts from Dusted, FencePost, Popheadwound and Fixed Sterre. Check out these incredible live clips of Shudder To Think over at Used Wigs, and read Craig Wedren’s interview with the Onion, as he discusses the new “Live From Home” LP. Eat Sleep Drink Music and Relix chime in with some thoughts on the new Taylor Hollingsworth LP, out Nov 3. Even the Salt Lake Tribune has a few things to say about about Taylor’s new album. Punchdrunklovesicksingalong are feeling the debut by Joker’s Daughter while the greatest music website on the planet, The Quietus get Joker’s in the Halloween mix. And nothing is more tedious than the onslaught of Best of the Decade lists, unless of course, they include Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins.