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How did I not know My Morning Jacket dropped A New Single? "Circuital." Link:

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I love you, Potholes In My Blog. When I’m slippin, you’re right there with a musical cushion to catch me.

For the first single off their newest album (which also made Potholes Most Anticipated Albums of 2011 list), MMJ kinda leave behind their trademark Pedaled-Up technique and  take you on a 7 minute melody changing, bluegrass and country influenced, uptempo little journey that somehow leaves you wanting more even, though you just spent a good chunk of your time with it. Hard to pull off nowadays… but easy for these kids who are on their 99th album already (no not really. But you know what I mean).

You can right click-save as right here to download, or just click it to enjoy. (OOOOOh. I’m learnding MacBook. LOL).

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April 19, 2011 at 11:35 am

Honky-Tonk Badonkadonk. ©Trace Adkins

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No. Really.

You knew I was getting a picture of this.

Upon seeing this on a Country Music Compilation Album commercial on CMT (I was watching World’s Strictest Parents), I had to investigate more and see if this song actually happened. Surprisingly enough, it did. Over a year ago.  And it’s not a horrible song. Heavily Hip Hop Influenced, but done country-style, It’s actually filled with decent Folk Rock grooves and musical LOLs for all.

Since YouTube continues to be Video Nazis, You can click here to watch the original video or check the lyric one by clicking here. After you’re done with that one, check the original version by clicking here.

LOL. I’m mad this song is at least a year old, and I’m just now finding it.
Country Music is Awesome.

Enjoy.

If I had a band, It would probably sound like The Dead Weather.

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Combine Like Voltron.

This post will be Short and Sweet, as I’m sure most of you already well aware of the awesome that is The Dead Weather. If you don’t know, here’s my attempt to get you on before they go back to their normal projects and never create this kinda amazing ever again. (Prove me wrong kids! Prove me wrong! ©Principal Skinner)

Made up of the Super Combination of Jack White (White Stripes), Allison Mosshart (The Kills), Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age), Jack Lawrence from The Greenhorns and The Raconteurs… there’s very little way that this band can fail musically. Low and behold… I am right. With powerful blues and country influenced rock songs like “Jawbreaker,” “Hustle and Cuss,” “Blue Blood Blues” and the Epic “Difference between us…” these kids have formed together to make some amazing sounding music you probably need to listen to.

Youtubeage below; Please enjoy.

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November 10, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Somebody went and Mashed up Johnny Cash with Eazy E. The world nearly imploded from the Power of the Awesome.

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Folsom Street Gangstas. They have more in common than you think.

Pointed out to me by the Legendary @MattMelvin (you continue to BLOW my MIND), and found on Tumblr, it looks like someone took the amazing that Johnny Cash, and mixed it with the Eternal Gangsta known as Eazy-E. Perfectly titled “Folsom Prison Gangstas,” the track mixes Cashes “Folsom Prison Blues” with Eazy’s “Luv 4 Dem Gangstas.” Blended much better than I initially thought it would be,  DJ Topcat sounds like he hit the Fruity Loops program to perfectly blend the right guitar chords and country lyrics with E’s well written gangsterisms.

You can listen and download by clicking here, then check the awesomeness that had to combine in order to create the win this new win before you.

Please, use that awesome tweet button I added to the page… and spread the joy.

If you trust me, You'll check Hugo's Cover/Interpretation of Jay-Z's "99 Problems." Link

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He's sounding kinda awesome.

I’m going to keep it short, because my brain hurts.

Hugo. Nice sound. Some kind of Alt-Rock meets blues and country sonic mix. Kinda like BRMC, Cage The Elephant, Kings of Leon’s 2nd Album with Beck sprinkled on top. Powerful, drum-laced and bassy, Hugo does a wonderful semi-cover/song interpretation of Jay-Z’s always fun “99 Problems.” Changing lyrics and keeping the chorus while adding a driving blues/country sound, it gives you  a good introduction to what sound he’s aiming for, and what he’s trying to do.

His label just dropped the Video Yesterday, hit me with the link. So you can watch this:



Or you can check out this soundcloud link. Whatever works for you.

If you’re intrigued, you can check out RCRD LBL for his other single, “Bread and Butter.” There should be tons of free links lying around.

Go have fun, tell me what you think later.

If you trust me, You’ll check Hugo’s Cover/Interpretation of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems.” Link

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He's sounding kinda awesome.

I’m going to keep it short, because my brain hurts.

Hugo. Nice sound. Some kind of Alt-Rock meets blues and country sonic mix. Kinda like BRMC, Cage The Elephant, Kings of Leon’s 2nd Album with Beck sprinkled on top. Powerful, drum-laced and bassy, Hugo does a wonderful semi-cover/song interpretation of Jay-Z’s always fun “99 Problems.” Changing lyrics and keeping the chorus while adding a driving blues/country sound, it gives you  a good introduction to what sound he’s aiming for, and what he’s trying to do.

His label just dropped the Video Yesterday, hit me with the link. So you can watch this:



Or you can check out this soundcloud link. Whatever works for you.

If you’re intrigued, you can check out RCRD LBL for his other single, “Bread and Butter.” There should be tons of free links lying around.

Go have fun, tell me what you think later.

Carolina Chocolate Drops. Their music is as Yummy as their Name. | Their Kickass Bluegrass Cover of "Hit 'em Up Style."

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Old Time Country.

These Kids are cool.
I found this band totally by accident (the best way to find music in my opinion) while continuing my nerd search for cool bands doing Cross-Genre Covers of random songs, I ran across the Epic Victory that is Carolina Chocolate Drops. A Bluegrass Country Band from Durham, North Carolina, Carolina Chocolate Drops are already 4 albums deep since forming in 2005. This Revival Band is unique in the sense that the musicians (Rhiannon Giddens, Dom Flemons, and Justin Robinson) frequently trade of instruments whenever they feel like it, basically. All are musically fluent in instruments like Guitar, Banjo, Violin, Harmonica, Snare Drum, Bones, Jug, and Kazoo (yeah buddy.)

Quickly releasing their first album after meeting at the Black Banjo Convention (omgwtfbbq?), someone recognized their talent and immediately put them on the soundtrack for the movie “The Great Debaters.” Since then, the trio has been on the go, making appearances wherever they can, like gigs at Mountain Stage and opening for Music Legends like Taj Mahal.

Just so you get an ideal of what you’re working with, just listen to their awesome cover of Blu Cantrell’s (where is she?) “Oops! Hit ’em up Style.”

Then work your way into these.

….and have a good time.