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Morning Dawning

by Various Artists



Weekly Independent Music Taster #39

MORNING DAWNING is this week's offering and features three contributions from the brilliant Al Bloch. Bloch, who was raised in 70s/80s Seattle, has a rich backcatalogue of great, undiscovered underground rock and roll. He has kindly granted us permission to use a solo track and songs from the My Favorite Martian and Wenis projects. These contributions bring a raw punk flavouring to this collection.

We also see the return of Tasmania's The Breed who once again give us some 60s-inclined garage pop music, and Jeni Hankins who delivers some Appalachian folk. James Reynold meanwhile provides an exclusive recording to this particular release with his reinterpretation of a Pete Seeger tune from the 1930s. He brings an ethereal, sometimes lo-fi approach to the classic folk track, 'The Waters Wide'.

We also have some great indie roots rock from Wombat Junction, some troubadouring lockdown Americana from Jerry Leger, and indie pop experimentations from The Lizardtones. Ben Bostick continues with some alternative folk country, Red Money bring some primal garage rock, and Horace Holloway brings soft storytelling alt country. There is some folk punk from Moonshine Wagon, hard and heavy classic rock from Tower, and some synthpop/electropop from Neosupervital. The collection concludes with some alt noise rock from Dog Particle, some hardcore thrash punk from Alann Versipellis, and some Texan alternative indie from The Naked Tungs.

Plenty to go around, as always! Download, play loud and discover your new favourite band.


released July 6, 2020

Compiled by and artwork by Tom Hilton. This album is dedicated to Louis Armstrong who died on this day in 1971. I see trees of green, red roses too, I see them bloom for me and you, and I think to myself what a wonderful world. 'Her Train Of Thought' written by and used by permission of Jerry Leger, taken from 'Songs From The Apartment' (2020). 'Sickman' written by and used by permission of Red Money, taken from 'Shake, Burn And Love' (2018). 'Sunday Morning, Feeling Fine' written by and used by permission of Al Bloch, taken from 'It Was All Once Bright Jewels' (2020). 'Franklin Square' written by W. Crisp and A. McDonell, used by permission of Wayne Crisp, taken from 'Play My Game' (2016). 'Be Who You Want' written by Tim O'Donovan and Neosupervital, used by permission of Neosupervital, taken from 'Battery Power' (2010). 'Van In Flames' written by The Lizardtones, used by permission of Jake Choate, taken from 'The Boons' (2020). 'Crossing' written by and used by permission of The Naked Tungs, taken from 'Distract Myself' (2018). 'Dance On The Stars' written by Graham Frear, used by permission of Jeni Hankins, taken from 'The Oxygen Girl' (2017). 'Absolutely Emily' written by and used by permission of Ben Bostick, taken from 'Among The Faceless Crowd' (2020). 'Paper Heroes' written by Jeffery Errol Morrison, used by permission of Horace Holloway, taken from 'Tin Foil Stars' (2019). 'Days Go By' written by and used by permission of Moonshine Wagon, taken from 'Straight From The Mud' (2019). 'The Waters Side' written by Pete Seeger, used by permission of James Reynold, PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED (2020). 'All My Life' written by and used by permission of Al Bloch, taken from 'Martian Chronicles, Los Angeles 1990's' (2019). 'I Still Believe' written by and used by permission of Wombat Junction, taken from 'The Long Game' (2020). 'Alone' written by and used by permission of Wenis, taken from 'The Donut House, Seattle 1980' (2018). 'Race With The Devil' written by and used by permission of Tower, taken from 'Tomorrow & Yesterday' (2019). 'Revival' written by and used by permission of Alann Versipellis, taken from 'Beware Of The Dog' (2018). 'Shadow Of Your Bones' written by and used by permission of Dog Particle, taken from 'You Should Smile More' (2018).


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