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Vikesh Kapoor - I Dreamt Blues

Vikesh Kapoor released The Ballad Of Willy Robbins this week, but I’m starting to work on a theory: Kapoor is a talented young musician in 2014, but he’s simultaneuosly hanging out with Richard and Mimi Farina in Carmel ca. 1964, creating a musico-temporal uncertainty that resulted this record. A fantastic new release and a tragically overlooked early ’60s gem. 

Songs:Ohia - Soul

Deep, soulful, gorgeous and, really, heartbreaking. One of Jason Molina’s finest, and maybe saddest, moments, from a new Record Store Day release. What a talent, what a loss.

tell all my friends  that I’m bound for heaven 
and if I ain’t so  you can’t blame me for living 
I know what it’s like and it’s worth this misfortune 

Fred W. McDarrah - “Jack Kerouac reading a passage from On The Road New York, February 15, 1959”
My fantasy consists of him reading these words when the photo was taken: “I even think of Old Dean Moriarty the father we never found, I think of Dean Moriarty”

Fred W. McDarrah - “Jack Kerouac reading a passage from On The Road New YorkFebruary 15, 1959”

My fantasy consists of him reading these words when the photo was taken: “I even think of Old Dean Moriarty the father we never found, I think of Dean Moriarty

Ryley Walker - Blessings

Ryley Walker’s debut record, All Kinds Of You, came out yesterday, and it is as good and expansive as I anticipated. This guy channels some deep spiritual music, obvious references are Bert Jansch and Nick Drake, but he also goes deeper and spacier at times. Just a wonderful record. 

His success has been completely due to the leveling of distribution with the Internet. Because those barriers have been broken down, online sales have been amazing. His first album was a free download and everything since then has been focused on the digital side of things. All of our media primarily focuses on the digital. It’s that social profile… releasing things digitally, through Facebook, Twitter, Myspace (though that has kind of dwindled). These barriers are broken down due to the Internet. It’s not fixated on retail; it’s not fixated on major labels. Because of that, an artist like Sonny can accelerate this rapidly. Multiple Grammy nominations in two years or less! No marketing, no push at all, just connections with fans in a true way.
Tim Smith, on Skrillex