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Scott Stanton from the Vancouver Island band Current Swell stopped by CFOX in Vancouver to talk their new album, When To Talk and When To Listen. The album is out on May 12th on Nettwerk Records. Their 6th album comes off the heels of 2014’s most excellent Ulysses.

The band mostly in Nashville with Jacquire King. Scott talked about the vibes of Nashville and how that filtered into the record. He talked about writing collaboratively with Dave Lang. Scott also explained the genesis of the first single “It Ain’t Right.” I asked him about some other songs on the record we can look forward to. One song is the title track which he said has line like, “the woman is in the garden again.” That woman is their neighbour, who likes to garden. And he said we can get excited for side one, track one, “Marsha.”

Current Swell will have some shows and festivals going down this summer. Including a trip over to Europe and some US dates in May.

05/03 San Diego, CA – Casbah
05/04 Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Café
05/05 San Francisco, Ca – Hotel Utah
05/07 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium
05/11 Spokane, WA – The Big Dipper
05/12 Portland, OR – Star
05/13 Seattle, WA – Tractor

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1. Marsha
2. You Got It Easy
3. It Ain’t Right
4. When to Talk and When to Listen
5. Woman in White
6. Staying Up All Night
7. Use Me Like You Do
8. Thief of Joy
9. Like I Fight for You
10. The Time and the Weight
11. Marsha Reprise

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Fleet Foxes are back! On June 16th, the band will release Crack-Up on Nonesuch Records. Man, it’s been 6 years since Helplessness Blues. Nuts.

They shared a song today. Jesus, it’s almost 9 minutes! “Third of May / Ōdaigahara” is the name of the cut. If you’re familiar with Fleet Foxes sound, you’ll be able easily slide into this one.

The band also announced a tour, their first since 2011! (I still have the t-shirt from when I saw them in Vancouver). No Pacific Northwest dates…yet. Lame. For tour dates check out their website.

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TRACKLIST
1. I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar
2. Cassius, –
3. – Naiads, Cassadies
4. Kept Woman
5. Third of May / Ōdaigahara
6. If You Need To, Keep Time on Me
7. Mearcstapa
8. On Another Ocean (January / June)
9. Fool’s Errand

10. I Should See Memphis

11. Crack-Up

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LA producer Gryffin teamed up with Daya for a song called “Feel Good.” The song has only been out four days and it’s already flirting with 200,000 spins on Soundcloud. Not bad.

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My daughter wanted shoes like her Mom for her birthday…. but they don’t make three-stripers in a kids rose gold…so she gets gold gold.

Happy Monday!

Go with yourself.

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Dallas Green is sharing two unreleased songs from his 2015 album If I should Go Before You.  The songs are “Peaceful Road” and “Rain.” The press release says, “both tracks were cut in Nashville during recording sessions for his #1 album.”

The songs will be released a single that you can order as a vinyl record, or digitally from iTunes.

Have a listen to the chill “Rain.”

It’s like Dallas Green wrote a chill lullaby for Vancouver.

Here’s that time in 2015 when I interviewed Dallas Green when the album If I Should Go Before You came out.

Go with yourself.

Press photo: Alysse Gafkjen

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I have been loving Bonobo’s Migration record. One of the standouts his his joint with vocalist Rhye.

The two showed up on the Song Exploder podcast this week. A very cool episode that deep dives in to Simon Green’s creative process.

I love how the podcast pulls apart the layers of the songs and has Simon explain where the samples come from, or what inspired them. How he then manipulates them and then throws the whole project over to Rhye to get his spin on vocal performance. Rhye also shares the personal story behind the lyrics..Adds a lot of weight and context to the enjoyment to the song.

Go with yourself.

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I know Latitudes Margaritaville, Florida is for seniors, but I kinda want to live there! I’d be eating so many cheeseburgers in this “master-planned” paradise.

The Margaritaville blog describes the community: “no worries,” tropical vibe, offering an immersive brand experience. Current plans call for walkable neighborhoods and a Town Center featuring a fitness center with an aerobics studio, indoor lap pool, spa, and group fitness classes; indoor and outdoor dining with signature Margaritaville food and beverage concepts, as well as others; arts and learning programs for residents and guests; and a resort pool area with beach entry. In true Margaritaville fashion, music will also play an important part in the community, with a band shell for live entertainment in the Town Center. A private beachfront club with breathtaking views and beachfront amenities will be set on the Atlantic Ocean, which residents can access via a continuous loop shuttle service.

An “immersive brand experience.” All Jimmy Buffett, all the time. Hmmm… I wonder if there is a Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park/Westworld novel story in here somewhere?

Go with yourself.

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Daijo sent over this future pop beauty…featuring the vocals of Vancouver’s Aloma Steele! Real good.

The music video is ace!

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One time I was in a music video!

Go with yourself.