In this installment of ChunkyGlasses we boldly go where no podcaster has gone before...or at least no intelligent podcaster...and take Harris along for the ride for good measure. Listen in as we discuss new releases from Damien Jurado, The Wooden Sky and more (See the complete list, with ratings and links below). So grab a seat, grab a beer and strap in because, well, what else have you got to do?
In today’s world of blink and you miss it hits and pop up bands that spring forth from the darkest corners of the internet, only to just as quickly disappear back into the laptop from whence they came, it’s far to easy to forget this simple fact: If you’re a musician your main, and ultimate goal should be to make good music.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s not only a place, but there is a necessity for the boundary pushers out there to do what they do. It fuels creativity and shines the light on the hidden potential of a moment or sound. But just because you’re the first person who thought of recording your hyperactive Chihuahua’s yelps through fourteen delay pedals* (half analog/half digital) while someone plays a digeri-bong in the background, as interesting as that may be, doesn’t mean your job is finished. You’ve got to give it melody. You’ve got to give it soul. You’ve got to ground it in something.
Sounds Like: A post-Ryan Adams Whiskeytown, so in other words, unrealized awesome
Why you should care: Canada is gonna take over soon enough, so you might as well get used to their music...and it's f@#@ing great.
You wouldn't be going out on a limb if you pegged me as having someone that has a highly exploitable weakness to twang. In fact, forget waterboarding, if you want me to talk all you've got to do is get a shot of whiskey and a Gram Parsons album and i'll tell you everything you want.
With that out in mind , what we've got for you today is a real treat in "Child Of The Valley", the opening track off of Toronto based The Wooden Sky's third (and excellent) album Every Child A Daughter, Every Moon A Sun.