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article by: Michael Canter

17 July 2012

New Music Tuesday - This Week's New Spins On Jivewired Radio

Every Tuesday we air "New Spins Tuesday", a show dedicated solely to the new music we add into rotation each week, usually between 40 and 60 tracks. The show airs from 7:00 PM to11:00 PM CST.

The songs we air on "New Spins" are also placed into permanent rotation so you can catch them by listening to Jivewired Radio anytime if you cannot catch us on Tuesdays. Enjoy!

Jivewired supports independent musicians by paying royalties for airplay on Jivewired Radio. Please help us support indie artists by listening to our station and by purchasing indie music. Thank you.

You can listen by clicking on the following link: Launch Jivewired Radio

This week we are changing up the format a bit - New Spins has now gone through four format changes but I decided I want to make it more about the performers and less about the industry, because man, talking about the industry just gets so freaking boring after awhile right?

We all know music needs a shot of steroids or something, as a business, not as an art.

So we are going to combine an old feature - Under The Radar - with New Spins, and give you the bios of four bands from each week's show that are seriously worth checking out.  I've done all the dirty work.

I am enclosing pertinent parts of their Facebook bios, along with links to their Facebook pages.The show set list can be found below, as well as upcoming new releases.

The first band is Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, pictured above.

Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics' roots are embedded in the rich sound and history of Georgia soul, beginning with the early 50's and 60's R&B that became so well known around the world. Having performed countless gigs since 2005, and with a slew of 45rpm singles already under their belts, the band has already contributed heavily to the steadily increasing awareness of genuine rhythm and blues music that exists today. They pack clubs and festivals with their original brand of soul, all of which is written and recorded in Atlanta. Named by Creative Loafing as Atlanta's best soul band in 2010 and 2011, Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics are taking it world wide in 2012, with a packed full-length finally being released to the world; "It's About Time".

The founding members, including Ruby Velle, Scott Clayton(guitar), and Spencer Garn(organ & bass) formed the band in Gainesville, FL, in 2005, and relocated to Atlanta in late 2007. The bands first recordings, now out of press, were recorded in 2006 and were well received by fans and radio stations, such as WRAS 88.5(Atlanta) and WMNF 88.5(Tampa). 

 (This Is She)

This is She’s history goes back to Warped Tour 2009, when Alana Grace’s earlier solo project was playing the same stages as After Midnight Project, which included members Ryan Folden (drums) and Christian Paul Meadows (guitar). Grace found herself in need of a full band in 2011 and enlisted Folden and Meadows following the dissolution of After Midnight Project.

This Is She relish in that universal “dark side,” both in the themes of Grace’s lyrics and in their musical style, which is a blend of blissful pop, heavily-distorted rock music, and the bombast of modern electronic dance music, all punctuated by Grace’s tortured, emotive, and always-soaring vocals. Befitting of her own namesake, her lyrics and melodies are delivered with an air of simple elegance; the very definition of grace. Fuzzy bass lines, distorted guitars, propulsive drumming and electronic textures swirl around and engulf her voice.


(The Balconies)

The Balconies are a band with a story. Siblings Jacquie and Stephen Neville lead from their perches at the front of the stage, with Jacquie’s wide-eyed guitar strums and Stephen’s lanky bass lines tumbling in a dryer filled with Liam Jaeger’s rhythmic peppering.

For those well-versed in indie-rock archetypes, the Balconies’ beginnings – boy meets girl in university while studying classical music; girl drags brother out of school and into the basement; boy, girl, and younger brother pound out rock jams to the outstretched arms of Ottawa bars. But beginnings are just that – the roots that sprouted.

Somewhere in the city, speakers still ring with the remnants of The Balconies feedback. And ring on they will, as The Balconies leave a trail of exploded speakers and broken drumsticks in their wake.

So if you’re not interested in sparring vocals, feedback, whipping hair, sweaty bodies, dancing drums, and bottom-heavy bass lines, steer clear of the Balconies.

If you fancy a riot of gargantuan rhythmic proportions, swing by.  Oh… and bring earplugs – this will get loud.

(Gold Motel)

GOLD MOTEL performed for the first time in December of 2009 with a sold out headlining show in their hometown of Chicago at The Beat Kitchen, coinciding with the release of the Gold Motel EP.

In June of 2010, they released their critically acclaimed debut album Summer House, which had SPIN Magazine dubbing them a “hot new band,” and NYLON Magazine describing their music as “[songs] begging to be blasted out of your car’s rolled-down windows.”

In contrast to Summer House, Gold Motel showcases a significant growth and evolution in the band’s songwriting and tonality as they continue to explore new musical territory centered on themes of youth, memories, and nostalgia. However, in comparison to their previous releases, Gold Motel still captures the band’s renowned pop sensibilities and illustrious West Coast sound.

GOLD MOTEL’s new self-titled album is due out July 3rd, 2012 on Good as Gold Records/Thirty Tigers.

This Week's New Spins:

01. Creeping by 2:54
02. Lay Down by Alberta Cross
03. Magnolia by Alberta Cross
04. Do It With A Rockstar by Amanda Palmer
05. Want It Back by Amanda Palmer
06. Book Club by Arkells
07. Michigan Left by Arkells
08. Jebediah's Moonshine Friday Night Shack Party by Audra Mae & The Almighty Sound
09. Little Red Wagon by Audra Mae & The Almighty Sound
10. Food For Thought by Backyard Tire Fire
11. Forget The Song by Beachwood Sparks
12. Raise Hell by Brandi Carlile
13. You're A Fool [feat. G. Love] by Cisco Adler
14. Afria Talks To You by Delicate Steve
15. The Way It Is by Denver
16. Dance For You by Dirty Projector
17. T.A.S.E.R. [Comedy] by Doug Benson
18. Vaporizer Pen Thingy [Comedy] by Doug Benson 
19. (Into The) Atmosphere by Dusted
20. Independence by Easter Island
21. Magic Summertime by Eleni Mendell
22. Be Ready When I Say Go by Emperors
23. Our Hearts by Firehorse
24. White Coats by Foxes
25. Brand New Kind Of Blue by Gold Motel
26. These Sore Eyes by Gold Motel
27. Singularity by Hollow & Akimbo
28. Red Neck Blue Collar by James Luther Dickinson & North Mississippi
29. Six Pack by JEFF The Brotherhood
30. Born To by Jesca Hoop
31. Hospital (Win Your Love) by Jesca Hoop
32. It Don't Mean A Thing (If You Ain't Got That Swing) by Joe Jackson feat. Iggy Pop
33. I Don't Know by Kat Edmonson
34. Coming Down by Lera Lynn
35. The Big Picture by Lightouts
36. Sunshine by Matisyahu
37. Pretending The Stars by Mindy Smith
38. Second Television by Mission Of Burma 
39. Katie by Mornin' Old Sport
40. Some Place by Nick Waterhouse
41. Bootlegger's Boy by Old Crow Medicine Show
42. Jump Ship by Railbirds
43. The Water by Ranch Ghost
44. Came Out A Lady by Rubblebucket
45. My Dear by Ruby Belle & The Soulphonics
46. Medicine Spoon by Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics
47. Here Now by Sean Bones
48. Alright by Skyline Pigeons
49. Give It Back by Skyline Pigeons
50. 300 Pages by The Balconies
51. Serious Bedtime by The Balconies
52. All Over Me by The Bodeans
53. That Time Is Gone by The dB's
54. Feathers, Beaks & Gills by The Fatty Acids
55. Keep It Low by The Hundred In The Hand
56. Body Of Work by The Mynabirds
57. Crossroads Of Desire by The Outer Vibe
58. Whatever You Like by The Outer Vibe
59. Carry Me by The Rocketboys
60. Walking On Fire by The Rocketboys
61. Trembling Hands by The Temper Tramp
62. Heaven by The Walkmen
63. Disobey by This Is She
64. Ghost by This Is She
65. Grow Up by This Is She
66. Teenage Blood by Tom Williams & The Boat
67. I Bought My Eyes by The Ty Seagall Band
68. Drunk In The Day by Wally Dogger
69. All Night Long by White Wires
70. Nothing Is Anything (Without You) by Wintersleep

Notable Upcoming New Releases:

July 17, 2012
  • Songs Of Patience by Alberta Cross
  • One Lovely Day by Citizen Cope
  • Hellyeah by Band Of Brothers
  • Hypnotic Nights by JEFF The Brotherhood
  • Lunch, Recess & Detention by Marcy Playground
  • Spark Seeker by Matisyahu
  • All Of The Unknown by The Drowning Men

July 24, 2012
  • In Time To Voices by Blood Red Shoes
  • Tapes by Foals
  • Gossamer by Passion Pit
  • Shrines by Purity Ring
  • Undersea by The Antlers
  • Handwritten by The Gaslight Anthem
  • Maps EP by Three Mile Pilot

July 31, 2012
  • The Quiet Life by Anchor & Braille
  • Chicken Boxer by Gaelic Storm
  • The Soul Sessions Vol 2. by Joss Stone
  • Coast To Coast by River City Tanlines
  • Play.Rock. Music. by Toadies

August 7, 2012
  • Minus The Machine by 10 Years
  • Instinct by Nikki & The Dove
  • Between The Ditches by Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
  • Mondo Sex Head by Rob Zombie
  • Lost In Transition by Sixpence None The Richer
  • Safe For Now by The American Scene
  • We've Got A Map by Tidelands

1 comment:

Scott said...

REally appreciate the blog man, keep up the good work. Some good choices this week.