Episode 44: Shakey Graves / Wes Tirey / Majestico

Episode 44 of the Mix Tape Radio show went up on the interwebs last week —listen to it here if you haven't already and/or grab it over on iTunes as well— and today I continue the task of briefly talking a little bit about each of the tracks that were featured on it (in the hopes that if you listened to the mix tape but didn't go investigate any of the tunes further, these posts will be a good reminder to do so)…

|| (00:00:25) Shakey Graves - Family And Genus ||

You should already know this yourself, but I will say it anyways: the new Shakey Graves album is brilliant. If you haven't already listened to it, but you have listened to past releases, then the one thing you should prepare yourself for is an album that is a little more produced. I've seen some people complain about this, but those people are crazy. So don't listen to them. Just go listen to the album, because as much as we all fell in love with the guitar and suitcase drum, Shakey's got a lot more up his sleeve than that.

|| (00:42:34) Wes Tirey - Blue Ridge Mountain Blues ||

Wes Tirey's an old soul. And his latest album is another example of that. The tunes sound like they were pulled straight out of the dirty thirties. Or at least that's what I like to think. Of course, I was not around in the dirty thirties, so I don't really know if that is an accurate description of his music. So maybe go find an old person and put some Wes Tirey on and see if that makes them start reminiscing about dust storms and lard sandwiches.

|| (00:46:37) majestico - I'm Gone (The Great Escape) ||

I was reminded of this great old Majestico album when I downloaded a NoiseTrade compilation that had a track off his latest album. I still need to give the new album a proper investigation, but since I already owned the old album and have somehow never included a track off it on one of these mix tapes, I figured Episode 44 would be could place to put an end to that.

If you haven't already, you should totally give these 3 tracks (and the albums they come from) your ears at some point today / this week. Maybe even a bit of your wallet. And while we're listing things you should do if you haven't already, you should probably also go listen to the episode that these tracks feature on. Alright? Alright.