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Knox Road: SFM Mix for QRO Magazine
Magic Man, Lanterns On The Lake, Tallest Trees and a whole heap more.

Muzzle of Bees: Podcast #50
Avett Brothers, Tame Impala, Guided By Voices, Black Crowes and more.

Love Shack Baby: Last Night Billy Bragg Hugged Me
Loved Tart’s enthusiasm and giddiness – it’s rare we get to meet our idols, let alone give them a bearhug!

Hear Ya: Roky Erickson With Okkervil River – True Love Cast Out All Evil (Album Review)
Erickson’s story is quite amazing. (Check out this review in Spinner of a recent Okkervil show too – man, they do an awesome live gig – plus, the new album is halfway finished as well!)

Daytrotter: September 10 – Portugal The Man
I’m still all over ‘People Say’.

Obscure Sound: Best of August 2010
Arcade Fire, Cloud Nothings, Black Mountain, Miami Horror and more.

Thanks Captain Obvious: Futurebirds – Hampton’s Lullaby

Futurebirds hail from Athens, Georgia and have only been playing together for a couple of years, giving them a fresh and slightly rough-around-the-edges sound that always makes for top listening in my book. They describe themselves as ‘psychedelic country’ and for some reason I just love that term.

I haven’t heard the whole of Futurebirds Hampton’s Lullaby but I LOVE ‘Johnny Utah’ and the pedal steel and banjo in ‘Battle For Rome’ is magnificent. Love, love, love.

Johnny Utah – Futurebirds

Battle For Rome – Futurebirds

Hampton’s Lullaby is available for $9.99 as a digital download or in CD form for $12. You can also visit bandcamp to check out their gorgeous FREE 6 track EP, released in March last year – highlights for me include ‘Megachills’ and ‘MJB’.