January 14, 2007

A splash of Southern Comfort with M. Ward

The freezing walk to the mailbox was all made worth it yesterday afternoon by the discovery of a very cool flat package containing a 7″ limited-run vinyl from FADER Magazine/blog in a partnership with Southern Comfort. Part of a new series this whole year to release “up-and-coming” artists on limited edition vinyl, the first in the lineup contains:

Side A: Magic Trick (Kansas City Remix) (Thanks Kevin!!)
M. Ward with Jim James

Side B: Soap
Ladyhawk

Post-War (from whence comes the lovely harmonies of “Magic Trick”) is an album that sounds all rich and scratchy and warm –an effect which is doubled on a record player– and I derived great joy from sitting in front of my stereo listening to this small gem. The remix takes out the drums and remixes the vocals a bit more distinctly so the harmonies don’t mesh as seamlessly. It also brings forward the bittersweet harmonica line, giving the overall effect of a Kansas City backporch BBQ. You can win your own copy here. Oh, and check the solo M. Ward shows added. San Francisco gets all the fun. Come to Denver, “M.”!

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4 Comments »

  • ooo, i want

    Ledbelly — January 14, 2007 @ 11:08 pm

  • Perhaps one of these might help with the vinyl ripping skills…

    http://www.amazon.com/Ion-iTTUSB-Turntable-USB-Record/dp/B000BUEMOO

    I know I’ve wanted one for a long time, but since it doesn’t have native 78RPM hardware support (I’ve got a lot of old Decca sides from the 40′s at home), I’ve been reluctant to get one.

    Onestar — January 15, 2007 @ 7:24 am

  • thanks for the mp3′s, particularly the King sppech. I actually took a class last semester that looked at speeches. Obviously we covered this one. Really makes you wistful especially when you see modern political speeches today and how most of them lack a true artful nature.

    Pinball — January 15, 2007 @ 10:49 am

  • Thanks for this!

    In the event there’s any interest in hearing what Ladyhawk sounds like, I posted a review and download links to a show in 2006 for which they opened for Magnolia Electric Co. Would love to hear their side of 7″ someday.

    cherbonsy — January 21, 2007 @ 12:43 pm

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"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
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Mp3s are for sampling purposes, kinda like when they give you the cheese cube at Costco, knowing that you'll often go home with having bought the whole 7 lb. spiced Brie log. They are left up for a limited time. If you LIKE the music, go and support these artists, buy their schwag, go to their concerts, purchase their CDs/records and tell all your friends. Rock on.

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