The Delines, The Redlands Palomino Company & Skip Zone
May 13, 2014 § Leave a comment
Maybe I start writing this blog again. Well actually I begun yesterday with that Nat Johnson song/video and I’ll continue tonight with these beautiful songs. All of these are current favourites of mine and I think these fit rather nicely under the same post.
Colfax Avenue by The Delines is probably my favourite album right now. Of course that changes fairly often, but damn this is good. Of course I pretty much knew that before even listening. The songwriter is Willy Vlautin after all and he can’t do much wrong in my books. Actually, if I think about it, I didn’t like the previous Richmond Fontaine album as much I had expected. But this is good, really good. Mr. Vlautin has written bunch of great songs and Amy Boone sings them perfectly. That Randy Newman cover Sandman’s Coming is kind of pointless if you ask me, but all the original The Delines material is gorgeous. This is I Won’t Slip Up.
The Redlands Palomino Company came to my attention back in 2007 when I bought their previous album Take Me Home. They took their time to make the follow-up, but it recently came out on Clubhouse Records. I’ve only listened to it two times so far, but I’m really enjoying it. So my kind of music. The Redlands Palomino is still one of UK’s finest americana bands. This is the first single In These Lines.
Moving on to Finland. One of Finland’s finest americana bands Skip Zone is working on their second full-length album. A few weeks ago they released the first single called The Road and the River from that forthcoming album. This great song is a perfect way to end this little blog post.