Thursday Music News

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  • The new Justin Vernon-curated label, Chigliak, has just released its first record. Vernon himself wrote the introduction to the first release, a 12″ vinyl re-issue of Amateur Love’s 2003 (and only) album, It’s All Aquatic:

    What Amateur Love means to the history of Eau Claire music is representative of everything we set out to illuminate with this record label. Our goal is to release records that hold weight in people’s hearts. For us, it’s notable to point out that one person’s favorite record of all time may have only existed in bedrooms that were within 100 miles of each other.

    Read the rest here and listen to a track here:

    Amateur Love - Con/A Sewer/Cat (MP3)
  • UK band Soulsavers have been known to attract powerful voices on their albums (most notably Mark Lanegan on their 2007 album), and now as they prepare for the release of their forthcoming album, The Light The Dead See (out May 22), they’re now offering the first single, “Longest Day,” featuring Depeche Mode vocalist Dave Gahan:

  • “Sorry, but...” Apparently, The Black Keys still don’t like Nickelback:

  • Something to look forward to this summer: Neil Young will rejoin Crazy Horse for rootsy retakes of classic folk songs on Americana (out 6/5 on Reprise Records). Here’s the tracklist:

    01. Oh Susannah
    02. Clementine

    03. Tom Dooley
    04. Gallows Pole

    05. Get A Job

    06. Travel On

    07. High Flyin’ Bird

    08. She’ll Be Comin ’Round The Mountain
    09. This Land Is Your Land

    10. Wayfarin’ Stranger

    11. God Save The Queen

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