The Top Ten Songs of the Week for Saturday, November 12, 2016 makes a New Year’s resolution to listen to the upcoming full length album from SUSTO, available on January 13, 2017. The Charleston, South Carolina-based band offers an advance debut of a track from & I’m Fine Today with “Jah Werx” in the top spot on the list this week. Balsam Range return with some Mountain Voodoo, and offer a cut from the album with “Blue Collar Dreams” as The Devil Makes Three sing to the salvation portion of their new album, Redemption and Ruin, with the tune “Come on Up to the House”. Ashleigh Flynn is gearing up for a full-length album with her new band, The Riveters, and offer a free download of the track “Big Hat, No Cattle”, on the Top Ten. Common Jack tunes up with “Postmodern Blues”, Blackberry Smoke shoot off the title track from their recent release with “Like an Arrow”, Chicago Farmer tells the tale of “Rocco N’ Susie”, and The Belle Hollows pick up the speed for “Rebel on the Run”. Spitzer Space Telescope has four versions of his new tune, “Corn Holler”, with accompanying video debuting on the Top Ten Songs of the Week for Saturday, November 12, 2016.
01 – Jah Werx - SUSTO (from the album & I’m Fine Today available on 1-13-17)
The wait is over and SUSTO will be releasing their highly anticipated album, & I’m Fine Today, on January 13, 2017. The Charleston, South Carolina-based band will be on tour opening for The Lumineers this winter as well as being the top name on the marquee for 23 headlining shows.
Balsam Range are having “Blue Collar Dreams” that have the band in constant debt and thinking of leaving town. They stoke the visions with fast playing as they offer a track conjured up for their recent release Mountain Voodoo.
The most recent album from The Devil Makes Three splits into two distinct sides of Redemption and Ruin. For the Top Ten the Santa Cruz, California band seeks salvation on the Tom Waits tune “Come on Up to the House”.
04 Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time - Becky Warren (from the album War Surplus)
Becky Warren is having East Nashville-style audio yard sale as she brings out War Surplus for her recent album release. The story wonders how it wound up ‘3,000 miles from a decent beer’ knowing all the while that the answer is likely “Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time”.
05 Big Hat, No Cattle – Ashleigh Flynn and the Riveters (free download)
Ashleigh Flynn and the Riveters do not have the address right though everything else lines up perfectly to get their Country on with “Big Hat, No Cattle”. The tune is a sneak hear into their upcoming 2017 album release, and available as a free download from SoundCloud.
06 Postmodern Blues – Common Jack (from the album Strange New State)
Common Jack is having trouble making sense of the daily news. The state of the world has given him “Postmodern Blues” on a cut from his recent release, Strange New State.
07 Like an Arrow – Blackberry Smoke (from the album Like An Arrow)
Blackberry Smoke are big achievers and the Atlanta, Georgia-based band are shooting judgments at those who shy away from challenge. The hit the mark with “Like an Arrow”, the title track from their recent release.
08 Rebel on the Run - The Belle Hollows (from the album Miller’s Creek)
The shine coming from Mason Hill is told as a history lesson with “Rebel on the Run”. The track can be found on the recent release, Miller’s Creek, from The Belle Hollows.
09 Rocco ‘N Susie - Chicago Farmer (from the album Midwest Side Stories)
Chicago Farmer tells the tale of “Rocco ‘N Susie” and their life in a local neighborhood as the times darken. The story is part of the collection on the recent release Midwest Side Stories
10 Corn Holler – Spitzer Space Telescope (single)
Folk singer Dan McDonald is using his Spitzer Space Telescope persona to offer Colonies in the Wild Frontier, the very first IMA (Interactive Music Album). A video-based app for fans to download comes with every song of the album is presented with two or more videos, each set in a different period, along with a box set’s worth of lyrics, sheet music, art and related videos. On the Top Ten Songs of the Week, Spitzer Space Telescope offers “Corn Holler” as a video and on the chart.
Listen and watch “Corn Holler” by Spitzer Space Telescope on YouTube