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Friday Mix 104

Off to Paso this weekend for a rainy weekend.  With any luck all of this rain will mean extra tall grass for RAT in just about 30 days from now.

Local Natives – Airplanes

Saw these guys at the OC Tavern in San Clemente back in December of 2008 and thought they were fun but never would have guessed they would have taken off this much, thank you Pitchfork I guess.  I told a friend in December that when the album officially came out in the US that my guess for Pitchfork was a 8.2.  They got an 8.4 so I was just a few tenths of a point off.  This is a pretty catchy track with a nice hook in the chorus.  They have since moved on to bigger and better venues which is a good thing since the OC Tavern is a horrible place to see a band.

Broken Social Scene – World Sick

The first new song of theirs that I can remember since their drug induced take on Puff the Magic Dragon from several years back.  Full length comes out in May.

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & the Cairo Gang – Play, Guitar, Play

On the opposite side of things you have Will Oldham who is the musical equivalent of Sarah Winchester who felt she would die if her residence was not under constant construction.  Will Oldham seems to have a need to create at least one new album every year.  This is no different and his new album “The Wonder Show of the World” comes out on March 23rd.  This being a cover of a Conway Twitty song from the mid-80’s it could be the ultimate fit for my country appreciation track of the week but I’ve got other songs in mind.

Waylon Jennings – Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way

From the soundtrack to Crazy Heart which everyone needs to see as atonement for having paid to see Avatar.  (Yes,  I know you have all seen that piece of garbage.)  Originally it was included on Jennings’ 1975 album “Dreaming My Dreams” and stayed on the country charts for thirteen weeks.  References to Hank Williams of course.

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