SONG: Punch Brothers

“I Blew It Off”

This might be my new favorite song! Love it love it love it…Chris Thile really never disappoints. Cannot wait to have the new Punch Brothers album in my hands – due out January 27th!

Punch Brothers

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LYRICS: Lucius


I traveled to Albany, NY on Friday to see Bahamas open up for Lucius at The Hollow. I knew seeing those two acts on the same bill in such a small venue would be special and worth the trip. I’ve got to say, I was completely blown away by this show. It was one of the most amazing musical experiences I’ve had. I’ll probably post a few more times about it… but today I’m still thinking about this particular Lucius song and its incredible lyrics.

The song talks about the “monsters” inside us. We all live with them…whether we’ve been able to identify that or not. Over the past few years I’ve really learned to notice these “monsters” and have tried to be curious about them from a place of self. It’s amazing what you can discover within yourself when you’re open to it…and how that can change how you deal with situations and interactions with others.

“I know I’m older, but there are still monsters in all of my closets
Sometimes I feed them and some, they get bigger than others
Depends on the day
Sometimes I’ll sit on the edge of my bed
And I’ll wait just to see them rear their ugly heads
Sometimes I just cannot face them

I know I’m taller, but there are still things that are out of my reach
One of my monsters, you ask him, they’ll tell you
He’s always reminding me
I’ll never get loved just as much as I give it
My life will be hard for as long as I live it
You ask and they’ll tell you it all

Maybe if I sit and reason with them
Tell them they’ve got it all wrong
Maybe if I sit and reason with them
And tell them they’ve got it all wrong

I should be wiser, but all of these monsters
I let them get under my skin
One of them has the most hideous face
And he says that I look just like him
One of them, she’s so intelligent
She won’t acknowledge what I have to say
And she’ll tell you she knows it all”


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COVER: JD McPherson

“I Wish You Would”

What a fun rendition of this old blues tune by Billy Boy Arnold! I’ve been loving it in the mix at mvyradio lately. A lot of contemporary musicians go for the throwback sound but JD McPherson really NAILS IT.

JD McPherson

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SONG: Shakey Graves

“Dearly Departed”

Alejandro Rose-Garcia is an Austin, Texas based musician who calls himself Shakey Graves. We were impressed with him at Newport Folk this past summer and now we’re loving this single from his latest album And The War Came:

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SONG: Counting Crows

“Earthquake Driver”

I never in a million years thought I’d be such a fan of the Counting Crows, but this new album sounds so good! We just started playing this track…

Counting Crows

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NEW: The Decemberists

“Make You Better”

We’ll have to wait until early next year to hear the entire new album from The Decemberists, but this single sounds great…

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SONG: The Barr Brothers

“Even the Darkness Has Arms”

Andrew and Brad Barr of The Slip joined with Sarah Page and Andres Vial to form The Barr Brothers and they’ve just released Sleeping Operator. This is the single from the album and it was one of the first songs I played this morning, very early, before the sun came up. I sat in the dark studio listening to this track, almost in tears. It’s just so beautiful!

The Barr Brothers

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