Playing tracks by
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, VERONICA FALLS, The Fresh & Onlys, Pull in Emergency, Fake blood and more.
Though I title this the 'first half' of this week's New Noise, it's more like the 'first seven twelfths' of this week's New Noise, because I couldn't bring myself to divide up the sequence of songs starting with Beach Fossils' 'Lazy Day' and ending with Blitzen Trapper's 'The Tree'. I've never been sure if it's better to group songs of a similar ilk together, or to play disparate sounding songs of no musical connection awkwardly next to each other. Both styles have their merits. Anyway, in this particular case I'm chuffed with how good these country-flecked gems ended up sounding together. Hopefully you'll agree.
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