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Listen | Cowboy Junkies – My Only Guarantee

Cowboy Junkies have released a boxed set called Notes Falling Slow, and it contains three remastered studio albums, Open, One Soul Now, At The End Of Paths Taken, and “a fourth disc that contains newly recorded songs that were written during the making of the three albums.” You can find more information about it here. … Read more

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The 20 Best Sad Bastard Songs of 2012

That, my friends, must be the saddest album cover of 2012. And Glen Hansard: I love you, man, but you’re a sad bastard. And so am I. But let me clarify: sad music makes me happy. I have heard your calls to not listen to sad music when I am down. But I ask you … Read more

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Concert Photos | Cowboy Junkies at The Sheldon in Saint Louis

All photos by Chris Lay Last night at The Sheldon in Saint Louis, Toronto’s Cowboy Junkies played a full two sets (plus encore) that included selections off their recent Nomad Series, The Caution Horses’ “Witches,” Miles From Our Home’s “Those Final Feet,” and covers of Lou Reed’s “Sweet Jane” and Neil Young’s “Don’t Let It … Read more

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MP3 | Cowboy Junkies – Angels in the Wilderness

Will I make you confess it? Or will I leave it alone? And if it consoles you, will I take it away? Toronto’s Cowboy Junkies are finally nearing the end of their Nomad Series, the final offering being the fourth volume, The Wilderness, which drops on March 27. They’ll be performing in Saint Louis at … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Sugar & The Hi Lows – See It For Yourself

I’m not very good at comparing artists with other artists, or creating new genres like shoegaze-art-rock-hippie-angst-folk, so I won’t start now. But Nashville singer-songwriters Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup, the duo who perform as Sugar & The Hi Lows, do deserve to be called something, and it ain’t country. It’s not pop, either. But you … Read more

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The Best Songs of 2011 | 75 – 51

Check out songs 100-76. And keep up with the list on Spotify here. 75 The Kill Van Kulls – Lost and Found [buy the single] [more Kill Van Kulls on Speakers] 74 WILD FLAG – Boom [buy the album] [more WILD FLAG on Speakers] 73 Noah and the Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. [buy the album] 72 Gauntlet Hair … Read more

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MP3 | Cowboy Junkies – Sing In My Meadow

I’m big on the idea of doubt Yeah, I’m big on the idea of doubt Now this is what I really love from Cowboy Junkies. When they turn it up and give us dirty rock and blues, sort of like a mix between Open and Whites Off Earth Now!!. I like it when Margo Timmins … Read more

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Margo Timmins of Cowboy Junkies (The Extended Interview)

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Margo Timmins a few times, but there was one conversation that really stood out. It was a few years ago, at The Sheldon in Saint Louis. She and the Cowboy Junkies had just finished their sold-out show. They had played most of Trinity Session, and even covered Neil Young’s … Read more

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Our Most Anticipated Albums of 2011 (Quarter 1)

Welp, it’s 2011. And today, we’re proud to say, we’re celebrating our first birthday. It’s been a very fun year for us at Speakers in Code, but we’re extremely excited about what’s in store – musically, especially – for 2011. Here are the 25 upcoming albums we’re, like, totally psyched about, coming your way in … Read more

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The Best Albums of 2010 | Part Two

Artwork credit: Alyssa Shapkoff Today, we continue on with paragraphical odes to our favorite albums of 2010. To see the entire list so far, go here! Best Coast | Crazy For You (Mexican Summer) [buy] Surf. Garage. Indie. Motown. ’50s pop. Grunge. Lo-fi. Fuzz. Doo-wop. Roll up all of these genres together in equal portions, … Read more

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10 to Spin | Cowboy Junkies

Cowboy Junkies’ music has been a big part of my life now for almost 10 years. While some of my friends shrug them off as being a band who play simply some sad songs, I hear a lot more. Sure, there’s darkness. But there is a lot of light, too. The truth is, the words … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Cowboy Junkies – My Fall

I could list thousands of reasons why I love Cowboy Junkies: their wonderful live show, Michael Timmins’ lyrics, Margo Timmins’ voice, their ability to challenge me with every album, etc. If you don’t consider Neil Young a band, then they are, unequivocally, my favorite Canadian band. And sometimes, you get a great little pop song … Read more

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Mary Gauthier Returns With ‘The Foundling’

Singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier isn’t afraid to write about any subject, even when it means writing bout her adopted and wandering past. Her new album, The Foundling, was released on May 18th, and it’s an autobiographical journey that talks about Gauthier’s search for her birth mother. Gauthier explains that “when I was 45 years old, I … Read more

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Pajammy Jam of the Day | Cowboy Junkies – Renmin Park

Margo Timmins may be the voice of Cowboy Junkies, but it’s her brother, Mike, who writes the words she sings. I’m sure you know that if you follow the band. But, I feel this increasing need to always point it out, only because of how important of a songwriter I believe Mike Timmins is. He’s … Read more

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Catching Up With Cowboy Junkies

There are some days when I’m pretty sure the Cowboy Junkies are my favorite band. Whether or not that’s true — it depends on my mood, or if it’s raining outside (they ARE my favorite Canadian band) — I do know that I would gladly drive hundreds of miles to see one of their shows. … Read more

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Cowboy Junkies to Release Four Albums in 2010

It’s been three years since the Cowboy Junkies gave us a new studio album (their last was the fabulous At the End of Paths Taken). And it appears they are going to make up for lost time in 2010 with the upcoming release of four albums worth of music, according to the band’s post on … Read more