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The 8 Best Moments of Forecastle Festival 2015

PHOTO BY JASON GONULSEN We’re all in this together. I mentioned this last year, but it’s so, so true. We’re in it together to endure the heat index, which reached a stifling and relentless peak on Sunday. To escape the 60 mph winds and approaching rain, which cut Sam Smith’s stellar set short and made … Read more

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Forecastle Festival Day Two in Photos Featuring My Morning Jacket, Shovels and Rope, Sturgill Simpson, The War on Drugs, Chris Stapleton, and More

ALL PHOTOS BY JASON GONULSEN Louisville’s own My Morning Jacket headlined Day Two of Forecastle, and they didn’t disappointed during their two and a half hour set. They opened with “Believe” and closed with “One Big Holiday.” Please enjoy these photos by Jason Gonulsen. TWIN PEAKS EARL BURROWS CHRIS STAPLETON ROBERT RANDOLPH  SHOVELS AND ROPE … Read more

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Album Review | My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall

Among the living Among the living again I didn’t think I’d make it In 2011, I stood in the back of the pit at Bonnaroo, excited to experience My Morning Jacket for the first time. It was more than I ever could have imagined. The details of the set meant everything to me — the … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Jim James – A New Life

Let’s get one thing clear …. there’s so much more stardust when Jim James is near. I’m jamming to Jim today and his new solo record that was just released this week. What a treat that I get to share my favorite song on the album with you. “A New Life” has sucked me in … Read more

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Jam of the Day | A City On A Lake – Always Something Better

There are several very good moments on A City On A Lake’s self-titled debut, but its longest song, “Always Something Better,” is important, because it shows Alex Wong’s ability to arrange and create something that warrants to be over five minutes. And for the music I listen to and enjoy, the five minute mark is … Read more

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Delta Spirit (The Interview)

Photo by Matt Wignall All of the feelings that I know you never felt, and all of the simple words you never said, I want you to keep them like a secret to yourself, they’re not for me.  It was just last August, on one of the hottest nights of the summer (seriously, my car … Read more

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The Best Songs of 2011 | 50 – 26

Check out songs 100-76 and 75-51. Keep up with our ever growing list on Spotify! 50 The Black Keys – Lonely Boy [buy the album] [more Black Keys on Speakers] 49 Steve Earle – Waitin’ on the Sky [buy the album] [more Earle on Speakers] 48 Frightened Rabbit – Fuck This Place [buy the album] … Read more

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10 to Spin | Courtney Jaye (ACL Edition)

Today is the beginning of the 10th Austin City Limits Music Festival, and we’re excited for two big reasons: A) We’re covering the festival and B) we get to unveil our latest and greatest 10 to Spin, handpicked by one of our favorite artists, the one and only Courtney Jaye (who we were also fortunate … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Colorfeels – Pretty Walk

“Where did I fail you, my love?” That’s the central question in our Jam of the Day, brought to you by Nashville’s Colorfeels. Basically, it’s a pretty way of asking, “Just how did I eff this up?” “Pretty Walk” leisurely tries to sort out the confusion (Was it me? Was it you?) with a cadence that … Read more

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10 to Spin | Abigail Washburn

Earlier this year, Abigail Washburn hit us hard with her second solo album called City of Refuge; it’s been called a “a sublime marriage of old-time and indie-pop,” and rightfully so – it was recorded with a new cast of characters, including My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel  and The Decemberists’ Chris Funk. It certainly takes … Read more

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Our Most Anticipated Albums of 2011 (Quarter 2)

TV on the Radio’s album art for Nine Kinds of Light   Back on our first birthday, we published a list of 25 albums over which we were salivating. We’ve barely had time to mop up our drool from January, February, and March’s all-star releases, and now we’re back, in similar fashion, with another … Read more

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Carl Broemel Shares a Trio of Live Videos

We at Speakers in Code were ecstatic to hear that Carl Broemel, guitarist for My Morning Jacket, was doin’ his solo thang. “Heaven Knows,” a recent Pajammy Jam of the Day, charmingly hints at summer love and island whispers. To the MMJ fans who known him for his raging guitar solos: get ready to see … Read more

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Pajammy Jam of the Day | Carl Broemel – Heaven Knows

Carl Broemel, guitarist for My Morning Jacket, is set to release his debut solo album, All Birds Say, on ATO Records on August 31st. The album is an intimate and honest collection of musings on life, a distinct departure from what MMJ does, at least sound-wise. Some would even describe it as “zen-like.” “Heaven Knows,” … Read more

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Delta Spirit Releases “Bushwick Blues” on iTunes

Delta Spirit is set to release LP2, History From Below, June 8th on Rounder Records. To celebrate, the band has just put up the first single, “Bushwick Blues,” for sale on iTunes and confirmed an in-store performance on June 7th at Amoeba Records in Los Angeles. History From Below was recorded at Prairie Sun Studio … Read more