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Where oh where to find the new stuff???

I read an article in last weekends’ Sunday Times entitled ‘When Music Was Strange’ http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/11/opinion/sunday/when-music-was-strange.html?src=rechp . If you’re not interested in reading it, in brief, it’s a good nostalgic tour of how the author was introduced to new/different music. It’s people!! So on the precipice of releasing the Philip Lynch album, At The Start/At Long Last, I wonder how it will be received and how it will travel? Who will pass it to whom? What service will link it to what other artist? (Pandora I’m lookin’ at you!) Which radio DJ will love it and try to spin a track often? Vin Scelsa, Russ Boris, WBAI,KEXP, KCRW, WXPN, WFUV, WDST,WMEB, WCOM, WMPG, WRSI, KNBA, KCPR, KBOO, KXCI, KHUM,KDNK, KRCC, KDUM, KXBC, WYSO, KUNI, KCMP, WNRN, WNCS, WDET, WPKN, WECI, WEFT a li’l help?? I still believe in radio as a great source for hearing new material. The internet is a useful tool for reading reviews and investigating new material but it’s not the same as going to hear a band you really like and the opening act is great too and spurs further investigation. Another place is in a record store like Other Music, 15 East 4th St NYC or Luna 5202 College Ave. Indianapolis…as you wander from Jazz to Pop to Classical from new to used sections you’ll have a good chance of hearing some interesting music. That’s how I first heard Bill Fay’s album, ‘From The Bottom of An Old Grandfather Clock’ at Kim’s old location. In short, when the time comes for the release of “At The Start…At Long Last…” I will call upon you dear readers to listen, enjoy, and most importantly share!!
Have a great week all! -p


I just got back from an excellent trip visiting family in Indianapolis. There are some great record stores in the world. I find that frequently they’re located near colleges, which in some ways makes me hopeful that upcoming generations are buying/listening to new music. Every time I’ve visited Indie I’ve gone to Luna on 5202 N. College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220. The staff are always helpful and well-informed. One year I spoke with the owner, Todd, about the resurgence of vinyl and treasure troves of forgotten artists being re-released by the likes of record labels like Light In The Attic and Sundazed. On this most recent trip I suggested to the clerk (who told me about the artists who created the concert posters for sale and who created their t-shirts) that Luna is like a sister store to Other Music (15 East 4th Street, NYC, NY 10003) for me, they’re that great! Luna’s vinyl offerings are equally if not more extensive than OM. They also host in-store shows and have a whole section dedicated to unsigned, local bands. The clerk even suggested I send my album when it’s finished (James and I are closing in on the beast by the way). So, Lynch, what goodies did you procure? Well Philip, I got Speedy Ortiz latest album Major Arcana, I’m hooked on this track (and the whole album’s great!) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2XHXX_jkKY
Nina Simones compilation, Black Is The Color of My True Loves Hair. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv9717YTmsQ
Queens of The Stone Age …Like Clockwork: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCy8pjhl97A
Michael Fennelly’s Love Can Change Everything: Demos 1967-1972 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHp8aGdWhqc
Belle and Sebastian’s Tigermilk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ftNbsofBi0
Cleaners From Venus, Vol. 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcoryX9O9PM

Have a great Labor Day Weekend and righteous listens!!
I’m playing at Bar Matchless 557 Manhattan Ave, Bklyn, NY Friday Sept 6th @ 8PM c’mon out!!