REVIEW: Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits: Trainwreck To Narnia

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BobbyJoeTrainwreckOn January Dirt Cult records released Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits fourth full length album ‘Trainwreck To Narnia’ and it’s one of their best. The band keeps up with their unique blend of comedy, folk, punk, country and rock. It’s just the start of the year, in fact this is the first 2013 album that I’ve heard but I can guarantee that this will be the only album that sounds anything even close to this. The songs are perfectly written and played so that you’re entertained by just listening to how great they sound and then again by just how ridiculous some of this stuff is. Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits is truly a treasure to music in just about every genre and Trainwreck To Narnia is just further proof of that. If you’re looking for something really different but still great to listen to then you’ve got to check out ‘Trainwreck To Narnia’. And if you’re already a fan of Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits then rest assured that this is another incredible album by the group.

1.  After the Armadillo
2.  Vanilla American
3.  Blues Turn Brown
4.  Biological Imperative
5.  My Darling Boo
7.  Baked Beans & Whiskey
8.  Walk in the Crosswalk
9.  Bone Dagger
10. Censor The Word
11. Hey Everybody
12. The Last Child Soldier

Get it from Dirt Cult Records HERE

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REVIEW: Go White Bronco: Life as a Monument 7″

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Go White Bronco’s 7″ record is here to us by way of 86′d Records and Fanzine, it’s a single 7″, one song each and both are pretty good folky songs. The A side, ‘Life as a Monument’ is a fantastic song; it’s worth picking this thing up just for this song. The B side, ‘Danger is my Middle Name’ is pretty good but it doesn’t come close to the first song. People who are into folk tunes should check this one out.

A. Life as a Monument
B. Danger is my Middle Name (Lullaby for a bastard child)

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REVIEW: Pebaluna: Carny Life

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This is one of the most unique albums I’ve heard this year and I mean that in a very good way. Pebaluna is a two person band featuring Lauren Coleman and Matt Embree, it takes elements of indie, folk, soul, country, Americana, and a bit of R&B and throws it together for an incredible ten song album. This is the band’s first album but it sounds like they’ve been at it for a long time. Every song on here is just fucking perfect. With some you get more of above mentioned elements than others so it adds a great mix between the songs. They all flow together and have the same type of sound while having each song be different on its own. This album is the perfect album to just sit back and relax to, if work or some other life bullshit is stressing you out just sit back and hang out with Pebaluna. If you like music from any of the stuff that is comprised for this band I strongly urge you to check this album out, I’m pretty sure this is going on a best of list at the end of the year.

1. All Falling Down
2. No, I Can’t
3. Sister Sara
4. Carny Life
5. Baby, What’s Wrong?
6. Siren Song
7. Honey
8. Hopeless
9. Please Me
10. Sunshine Lullaby

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REVIEW: The Wild: A Collection

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A lot of people are tired of the folk punk thing, and a lot of people are still really into it, personally I listen selectively, and The Wild is one of those bands I like to listen to. Here is their collection, aptly named, A Collection. This compiles all of the band’s out-of-print singles, EPs, live songs and split releases, it’s a pretty great one stop shop collection. You get fourteen quality songs from the band, two of them being acoustic and a live track at the end. I think one reason The Wild works so well is because they’re not just a straight up folk punk band, they’ve also got a bit of bands like The Measure [sa] in them, and so you don’t feel like you’ve just heard all of this before. If you’re a fan of The Wild, this is a pretty great collection to have a lot of great releases in one location, or if you’re missing some. If you haven’t gotten into The Wild I’d say check ‘em out if you’re into those folk bands or bands like the Measure [sa].

1. Mudlines
2. Let Me Sing you A Song
3. Stillness Sickness
4. Our Cities
5. Street Names
6. To Be Content
7. They Too Will Know
8. The City That Never Sleeps
9. We Will Drive These Warlords Out
10. We Shall Overcome Someday
11. Oh Alex
12. Set Ourselves Free (Acoustic – Grooveshark Session)
13. Everything We Need (Acoustic – Pink Couch Session)
14. Together Underground (Live At Wonderroot 9/17/2010)

REVIEW: Matt Pless: Ballerina

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Head to toe, front to back this is a great album. It’s got an awesome cover with an attractive lady on the cover and the content on the inside is just as attractive. Matt Pless does a great job of spreading many different sounds around while still keeping everything under the same type of umbrella. A lot of these songs are about girls or drugs but they’ll go from pop punk to rock to folk without thinking twice about it. A few of these songs sound like they could even be kids lullaby or something you might hear in a dream while others would be something you’d be listening to while having a one man party. If you like pop punk or folk or anything in between I highly recommend checking this album out, it’s one of Matt Pless’ best.

  1. Glassy Eyes
  2. Roman Candle
  3. The Crayon Song
  4. The Devil in Her Makeup
  5. Mr. Cotton
  6. The Best of Me
  7. If I Was a Fountain
  8. Tomorrow Is a Word We’ll Never Know
  9. Love’s a Funny Feeling
  10. Amber Lee
  11. Dirty Needles
  12. Pharmaceutic Lullaby

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