Blaze Foley was an Arkansas folksman who was shot to death in suspicious circumstances in 1989. Despite relatively little success in his lifetime, Foley is admired by the likes of Willie Nelson and Caleb Followill. Sittin’ By The Road collects a dozen of his earliest known recordings. The titles on this are bloody great. ‘Big Cheeseburgers And Good French Fries’. ‘Fat Boy’. ‘Let Me Ride In Your Big Cadillac’.
Joel Jerome, 'LA's Behind-the-Scenes Indie King' is back with Cosmic Bear Jamboree. Jerome evokes the slacker cool of the likes of Mac Demarco and Beck with ease, plus the vintage artiness of Ariel Pink. Featuring kaleidoscopic choirs, warm guitar licks and plenty-o' spacey reverb, his new album contains the hits 'Cosmic Dancer', 'Errbody Wants Somebody' and 'Complicated Man'. More psychedelic thriftstore folk-pop fun assured.
Deantoni Parks made his name as a percussion wizard for artists as varied as The Mars Volta, John Cale and Flying Lotus, but by 2011, the time had come for a solo venture. Tough But Don’t Look is just that, a set of busily grooving tracks that build all sorts of electronics and synths around Parks’ powerful drum patterns. This Elite reissue is the first release on vinyl and the first release in Europe for this album.