Allison Crowe: New Video & Album Announcement!

I’m used to keeping secrets for Allison Crowe, but this one was especially difficult not to shout from the hills. I drove everyone (online & off) crazy with my enthusiastic love for Allison’s traditional folk album, Newfoundland Vinyl. So you can imagine how excited I was to learn she will release Newfoundland Vinyl II on December 2nd!!!! Ahhhh!!! And here’s the first taste of the album, a lyric video for the traditional folk song about the 1875 shipwreck of a vessel called “The Water Witch.”


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Throwback Thursday: “Weak” by Skunk Anansie

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Screaming Headless Torsos: Code Red

The new album by Screaming Headless Torsos (a.k.a. the Torsos or SHT), Code Red, is a very unique blend of funk, soul, pop and rock.


The standout tracks are the catchy “Brooce Swayne” and “Wizard of Woo,” which sounds like Black Sabbath and Living Colour jamming on a cover of the Shaft theme.

There’s a surprising hint of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” in the melody of “Field of Light,” but plenty of blues-funk guitar to shake it up.

I’m not sure this is an album I’d listen to repeatedly as a whole, but the aforementioned tracks are certainly noteworthy.

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Lorde: “Yellow Flicker Beat” Live on AMAs & Official Video

In case you missed Lorde‘s mesmeric performance of “Yellow Flicker Beat” live on last night’s American Music Awards, here ’tis. It’s a shame camera hog Taylor Swift is getting more publicity for her brief appearance in the clip, our girl Lorde threw her entire body into what was already a magnificent song. I liked the unusual setting and choreography even more than the official video, which you can also watch below…

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Throwback Thursday: “Karma Police” by Radiohead

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