...we've got the means to make amends. I am lost, I'm no guide, but I'm by your side. (Pearl Jam, Leash)

Sunday, 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

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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At January 14, 2007 11:08 PM, Blogger Ledbelly said...

ooo, i want

At January 15, 2007 7:24 AM, Blogger Onestar said...

Perhaps one of these might help with the vinyl ripping skills...


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.

At January 15, 2007 10:49 AM, Blogger Pinball said...

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.

At January 21, 2007 12:43 PM, Blogger cherbonsy said...

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.


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