Members Of The Oblivians, The Ettes Team Up For New Album

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Greg Cartwright(the Oblivians, Compulsive Gamblers) and Coco Hames (the Ettes, Coco Motion) had an idea. They would each record a song and release it as a split-45.

That idea has blossomed into a whole album, featuring guest spots by members of the Black Keys and the Raconteurs.

“”I thought, I’d write a song, Greg would write a song, we’d record them together, and that would be that,” says Hames.  “Luckily Greg’s prolific awesome switch was on, and we got this whole record instead.”

Recorded under the name the Parting Gifts, the album (The Strychnine Dandelion) features contributions by Dan Auerbach (the Black Keys) and Patrick Keeler (the Raconteurs, the Greenhornes).

You can find it on store shelves and online (of course) November 9th. Luckily for you, we also have one of the tracks available right now! You can hear “Keep Walkin” right here.

Parting Gifts-Keep Walkin by John Grimley

The track listing for the full album looks like this:

1            Keep Walkin’
2            Bound To Let Me Down
3            Strange Disposition
4            My Mind’s Made Up
5            Shine
6            Born To Be Blue
7            Staring
8            Don’t Stop
9            My Baby Tonight
10            (Walking Through The) Sleepy City
11            Don’t Hurt Me Now
12            Hanna
13            I Don’t Want To Be Like This
14            Strychnine Dandelion
15            This House Ain’t A Hom

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Cage the Elephant ‘Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked’

Sometimes late night music videos capture my attention. Case in point, Cage the Elephant, a band that has been surrounded by a ‘great big buzz’ lately. The Kentucky five piece who started gaining attention in the UK before they even broke out here, have been making waves with their first single ‘Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked’. The tune sounds like the love child between The White Stripes and The Black Keys, both flattering comparisions. Blending a bit of soul and blues into their rock and roll vibe, Cage the Elephant is already on their way to being the next ‘big thing’.

Check out Cage the Elephant’s video for ‘Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked’

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