Another solicited* song. Yay!
This time it’s from a chap called Lincoln (Hi, Lincoln!) who emailed me a few days ago with the intriguing words:
“I really appreciated your post about our “Listen Up” single a while back.”
I found those words intriguing because I didn’t remember anyone called Lincoln (sorry about that, Lincoln), the band he’s in (Red Jacket Mine), or even any song called “Listen Up”. At all.
I had to go back through the blog to see what this young man was talking about. I discovered that I’d posted the mysterious “Listen Up” in March this year. That’s only a couple of months ago. Why didn’t I remember it?
I know why. I have a dreadful memory.
(I must admit that, for people like me who like hearing new music, one advantage of having a dreadful memory is that you can re-discover songs you thought you hadn’t heard before, over and over again. Ah, the joy of discovery.)
Anyway, Lincoln (Note to self: he’s the chap from Red Jacket Mine) let me know about his band’s latest effort. It’s called “Bellar & Bawl”, and it’s slightly rootsy rock. I’m usually allergic to slightly rootsy rock but I liked it. (And I really like the guitar sounds.)
Red Jacket Mine – “Bellar & Bawl” (2012)
If you’re terribly, terribly old-fashioned you might be interested to know that the band have released that as a 7″ single. Yes, one of these:
I’ve just read the email again, and Lincoln says that the single will be on orange vinyl – so it’ll look more like this:
The flip-side of the single is “Grown Your Own”, which is more soul-y affair (and with a way-too-overdriven guitar sound in the solo):
Red Jacket Mine – “Grow Your Own” (2012)
The band have handily put both those songs on Soundcloud:
Yep. I like both of those songs. (But not the sound of the guitar solo in “Grow Your Own”.)
Thanks, Lincoln, for reminding me of your band.
(*See yesterday’s Song of the day for clarification.)