It is definitely a quiet week with regard to new releases and new videos but there are a couple of things to note:
Scotsman, Dean Owens releases a new EP today (Tuesday, 11th Nov.). No Man's Land is a four track record featuring three new tracks and a reworked version of a song from Dean's 2012 album, New York Hummingbird. The EP's opening track, Closer To Home, is dedicated to all those who sacrificed so much during both World Wars. The song will also be on Dean's new album, Into The Sea, which comes out next year. This is the moving video for Closer To Home:
A project started by T Bone Burnett and featuring English singers Elvis Costello and Marcus Mumford finally sees the light of day this week. The New Basement Tapes is the name given to Costello, Mumford, Jim James (from My Morning Jacket), Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), and Taylor Goldmsith (Dawes) by producer T Bone Burnett – who assembled the artists to bring to life newly discovered lyrics written by Bob Dylan in 1967 – the year he recorded the now legendary basement tapes. Dylan backed giving the lyrics to Burnett, who asked the five musicians named above to write the music for the lyrics. The resulting album, Lost On The River came out yesterday (Nov 10). You can read more about the project here. The album is available with various extras – the details of which you can find here. This is the video for one of the tracks – Kansas City – with Marcus Mumford singing lead:
Canadian band, Red Moon Road, have released a new video for a song which is going to be on their forthcoming new album. The video for the new song, Words Of The Walls, was shot in the storied Rosalyn apartment complex in Winnipeg – which was also the inspiration for the song. The band's new album, Sorrows And Glories will be out next year - and you can currently pre-order a copy via a Pledge Music campaign the band have running - details here. This is the video for Words Of The Walls:
New Zealand alt.country artist, Greg Fleming, has recently recorded several new songs for a new album planned for next year - and is currently giving one of them away for free via Soundcloud. "Look Where We Ended Up (Killer's Town) is a caustic song set in the near future,” according to Greg. He recorded it with his band, The Working Poor, last month. Ahead of his new album's release, you can find four of Greg's other songs also available to download for free via his Soundcloud page. You can download Greg's new song via the link below:
Tracks by many of the artists on this page can be heard on The International Americana Music Show.