Hard-working orchestral folk punk band East Cameron Folkcore is releasing a lot of material in September. There is an all-new LP Better Off coming out in September (in Germany on Grand Hotel van Cleef) as is Fossils, an all-acoustic, live EP of older, truly stunning material. The EP is streaming on soundcloud now, and available for streaming and pre-order on bandcamp. The songs are as politically raw and emotionally complex as usual. The EP is “dedicated to the work and to those who do it.” so it’s also great to listen too while reading Dave Zirin’s commentary on the Olympics or writing the 95th job application without diminishing hope for a response, or, you know, working.
This acoustic version of “The Opening Act of Spring” has everything that I like about Frank Turner. I’m so looking forward to his new album Positive Songs for Negative People, out sometime soon, I hope.
I really like this J Mascis Tiny Desk Concert. The great master of distortion, reverb, and general loud guitar is so vulnerable in this stripped-down acoustic set.