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January 21, 2008

Daily Downloads (Alina Simone, Moviola, and more)

Generally, covers albums don't excite me. After the hype has faded and I hear the actual music, the albums are often tired retreads of too familiar tunes.

Alina Simone has produced a covers album that I truly love. Everyone Is Calling Out to Me, Beware is a collection of songs written by Soviet punk folk singer Yanka Dyagileva, and is out April 15th. Sung entirely in Russian, the album exposed me to a wonderful songwriter, and Simone's unique voice and arrangements are a perfect match for the lyrics.

Simone will be at SXSW with her band doing all-Russian sets.

Alina Simone: "Half of my Kingdom" [mp3] from Everyone Is Calling Out to Me, Beware (out April 15th)
other Alina Simone music blog posts: @lhb @hype

Spirit of Orr is releasing a collection of out-of-print singles, b-sides, comp tracks, a live track, and altogether unreleased Moviola songs, Broken Horses. A limited edition of 300 copies in hand-painted digipacks, this is a must-have retrospective for fans of the Columbus band.

Moviola: "The Ledge" [mp3] from Broken Horses
other Moviola music blog posts: @lhb @hype

Drive-By Truckers: 2008-01-11, Athens [mp3,ogg,flac]
"Home Field Advantage" [mp3]
other Drive-By Truckers music blog posts: @lhb @hype

Excepter: "Kill People" [mp3] from Debt Dept. (out March 11th)
other Excepter music blog posts: @lhb @hype

Hamell on Trial: 2008-01-16, Stroudsburg [mp3,ogg,flac]
"Sugar Free" [mp3]
other Hamell on Trial music blog posts: @lhb @hype

Kate Gaffney: 2008-01-18, Sacramento [mp3,ogg,flac]
"Ballad of Sleepy John" [mp3]
other Kate Gaffney music blog posts: @lhb @hype

Little Teeth: "Japanese Candy" [mp3]
other Little Teeth music blog posts: @lhb @hype

Mike Watt: 1998-02-06, Long Beach [mp3,ogg,flac]
"Big Train" [mp3]
other Mike Watt music blog posts: @lhb @hype

Mountain Goats: 2007-11-02, Grinnell [mp3,ogg,flac]
"Orange Ball of Love" [mp3]
other Mountain Goats music blog posts: @lhb @hype

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Daily Downloads
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and album streams from this week's CD releases)
this week's CD releases


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