New music including Fantastic Negrito, Neko Case, Ry Cooder, Marcus Miller with Trombone Shorty, Wussy, Matthew Sweet, Amos Lee, Leeds, Ryley Walker, Kamasi Washington, Ray Lamontagne and fab new duo Peter Buck and Joseph Arthur can be found at the center of this episode. Even adding in the return of Parlament, Weezer paying tribute to Toto, the Springsteen archive release I've been hoping for, a musical dissertation on "Groovin'" and alternate takes from The Clash and Morphine still only cover about half the nuggets lovingly hand mixed just for you this time around.
Dread is the first word that pops in the old brain when Labor Day comes around for a variety of reasons. There's the obvious impending end of Summer which means the return of the Fall allergies and even worse, the start of the end of my beloved Baseball Season. Even when The Yankees are running away with it, which they certainly are not this year, that same feeling of impending doom approaches my psyche. One thing that always makes life worth living when Summer and Baseball start to fade for me is music. I'm going to try to put off the blues by getting back into sharing some of it with you on a much more regular basis. Going forward there will be music that's new, old, known, unknown, loud, soft and even sometimes sticky, but I'll get back to a more regular schedule of letting you know what I've been listening to in The Basement.
Let's begin with a few new ones.
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