Steve Gunn – Vagabond

Our Best In Show this week comes out of New York City. A sort of Americana-style version of something by the Go-Betweens, “Vagabond” is a cut from the prolific Steve Gunn‘s latest album, The Unseen In Between, available now from Matador Records. For more information visit steve-gunn.com.

radio UNLEASHED #1544

(Pictured: Band of Skulls)

Upstate – Healing (Healing/Royal Potato Family)
Imelda May – inside out (Mayhem/Decca)
Sister Sparrow – Gold (Ghost/Thirty Tigers)
Shirley Bassey – Light My Fire (Something/United Artists)
Earl St. Clair – Ain’t Got It Like That (My Name is Earl/Def Jam)
Better Oblivion Community Center – Dylan Thomas (Better Oblivion…/Dead Oceans)
Shovels 7 Rope – The Wire (By Blood/Dualtone)
Lily & Madeline – Can’t Help The Way I Feel (Canterbury Girls/New West)
Jade Bird – I Get No Joy (Jade Bird/Glassnote)
Stella Donnelly – Old Man (Beware of The Dogs/Secretly Canadian)
Crane Like The Bird feat. James Mercer – Wishing Cap (Crane Like The Bird/Crane Like The Bird)
Tracyanne & Danny – Alabama (Tracyanne & Danny/Merge)
Oh Pep! – Your Nail and Your Hammer (I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You/ATO)
The Wild Reeds – Telepathic (Cheers/Dualtone)
Seth Walker & The Quaker City Nighthawks – All I Need To Know (Are You Open?/Royal Potato Family)
Go Fever – Olivia (Daydream Hawker/Nine Mile Records)
TOY – Sequence One (Happy In The Hollow/Tough Love)
Westerman – Roads (Call and Response/Blue Flowers Music)
Shana Cleveland – Face the Sun (Night of The Worm Moon/Hardly Art)
Mercury Rev feat. Lucinda Williams – Ode To Billy Joe (Bobby Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited/Partisan)
Steev Richter – Conquer Me (Beloved/STEEV J RICHTER)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Hey Mama (Tearing at The Seams/Bottleneck Music)
Steve Gunn – Vagabond (The Unseen In Between/Matador)
Feist – Inside and Out (Let It Die/Arts & Crafts)
Ben L’Oncle – Soul Hallelujah!!!! (J’Ai Tant Besoin De Toi) (single/Motown France)
The Raconteurs – Sunday Driver (Sunday Driver/Third Man)
Band of Skulls – Cool Your Battles (Love Is All You Love/SO Recordings)
Mike Edel – Houdini (Thresholds/PENNANT)

David Mead – Bedtime Story

Settle in for this week’s Best In Show, “Bedtime Story“, by Nashville-based David Mead. Its been a while since we’ve heard from David, and we’re extremely happy to hear some new music from him. “Bedtime Story” is the first single from his new album, Cobra Pumps, available now! For more information visit davidmead.com.

radio UNLEASHED #1543 – Valentine’s Day Love Show

(Pictured: The Velvet Underground)

Katie Melua – Just Like Heaven (Piece By Piece/Dramatico)
Landon Pigg – Falling In Love at a Coffee Shop (single/RCA)
Joshua Radin – Only You (single/Joshua Radin)
Ingrid Michelson – The Way I Am (Girls and Boys/Ingrid Michelson)
Sam Cooke – Nothing Can Change This Love (Mr. Soul/RCA)
Cat Power – Sea Of Love (The Covers Record/Matador)
The Avett Brothers – January Wedding (I and Love and You/American)
Barry Louis Polisar – All I Want Is You (My Brother Thinks…/Rainbow Morning)
First Aid Kit – Emmylou (The Lion’s Roar/Wichita)
Rachael Yamagata – Saturday Morning (Chesapeake/Frankenfish)
Paul McMahon – Only Love Is (Hymn To Her/Paul McMahon)
Iron & Wine – Such Great Heights (Give Up/Sub Pop)
She & Him – You Really Got A Hold On Me (Volume One/Merge)
The Magnetic Fields – The Book of Love (69 Love Songs Vol. 1/Merge)
The Velvet Underground – I’ll Be Your Mirror (Velvet Underground & Nico/Verve)
Jackie Wilson – (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher (Essential Blues & Soul/Brunswick)
Bright Eyes – First Day of My Life (I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning/Saddle Creek)
Bon Iver – Skinny Love (For Emma, Forever Ago/Jagjaguwar)
Neko Case – Buckets of Rain (Sweetheart 2005: Love Songs/Hear Music)
Van Morrison – Crazy Love (Moondance/Reprise)
Teitur – One and Only (Poetry & Aeroplanes/Universal)
Glen Hansard & Marketa – Falling Slowly (The Swell Season/Overcoat)
Amos Lee – Arms of A Woman (Amos Lee/Blue Note)
John Hiatt – Feels Like Rain (Slow Turning/A&M)
The Damnwells – I Will Keep The Bad Things From You (Bastards of The Beat/Epic)
Damien Rice – The Blower’s Daughter (O/Vector)
Band of Horses – No One’s Gonna Love You (Cease To Begin/Sub Pop)
Finley Quaye – Your Love Gets Sweeter (Maverick A Strike/Sony)
The Cure – Lovesong (Disintegrate/Elektra)
The Pixies – La La Love You (Doolittle/4AD)

Josh Ritter – Old Black Magic

Our pick for Best In Show this week is “Old Black Magic” from long time fave, Josh Ritter. Josh has a new album, Fever Breaks, coming out in April. It was produced by another favorite of ours, Jason Isbell, and Josh is backed on it by Jason’s band, The 400 Unit. Good rockin’ & great vibes all around! For more info visit joshritter.com.

radio UNLEASHED #1542

(Pictured: Arctic Monkeys)

Vampire Weekend – Harmony Hall (Father Of The Bride/Columbia)
Jenny Lewis – Red Bull & Hennessy (On The Line/Warner)
Josh Ritter – Old Black Magic (Fever Breaks/Thirty Tigers)
Sunflower Bean – Burn It (Twentytwo in Blue/Mom+Pop)
Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me (Dermot Kennedy/UMG Interscope)
Hozier – Almost (Sweet Music) (Wasteland, Baby!/Rubyworks)
Far Caspian – Between Days (Between Days EP/Dance To The Radio)
Manic Street Preachers – If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next (This Is My Truth/Epic)
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – How Long? (Hope Downs/Sub Pop)
Steve Gunn – Lightning Field (The Unseen In Between/Matador)
J.S. Ondara – Saying Goodbye (Tales of America/Verve)
Adrienne Lenker – cradle (abysskiss/Saddle Creek)
Mercury Rev feat. Hope Sandoval – Big Boss Man (Bobby Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited/PTKF)
David Gray – A Tight Ship (Gold In a Brass Age/IHT Records)
Sharon Van Etten – Seventeen (Remind Me Tomorrow/Jagjaguwar)
The Cranberries – All Over Now (The End/BMG Rights Mgmt)
The Marías – Over The Moon (Superclean, Vol II EP/Superclean Records)
Big Wild – City of Sound (Superdream/Counter Records)
Arctic Monkeys – The Ultracheese (Tranquility Bass Hotel & Casino/Domino)
Young The Giant – Superposition (Reprise) (single/Elektra)
Adia Victoria – Different Kind of Love (Silences/Atlantic)
Borns – Electric Love (Dopamine/Interscope)
Tender – Closer Still (Fear of Falling Asleep/Partisan Records)
Jonathan Something – Happy Day (single/Solitaire Recordings)
The Tracks – See Them Go (Treasured Memories/The Tracks)
The Beths – Future Me Hates Me (Future Me Hates Me/Carpark Records)
Ex Hex – Cosmic Cave (It’s Real/Merge Records)

J.S. Ondara – American Dream

This week’s Best In Show is a tune we’ve been meaning to get to for a couple of months now: “American Dream” is by Nairobi born & raised, Minneapolis-based, singer/songwriter J.S. Ondara. The song can be found on his debut album, Tales of America, available February 15 from Verve Records.

radio UNLEASHED #1541

(Pictured: Lee Fields)

Guster – Overexcited (Look Alive/Nettwerk)
Violent Femmes – Gone Daddy Gone (Violent Femmes/Slash)
Beirut – Landslide (Gallipoli/4AD)
Deerhunter – Element (single/4AD)
The Beatles – Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite (Sgt. Pepper’s…/Apple)
The Stranglers – Golden Brown (La Folie/Liberty)
J.S. Ondara – Lebanon (Tales of America/Verve)
Young The Giant – Call Me Back (Mirror Master/Elektra)
Massive Attack – Teardrop (alt version) (Mezzanine/Virgin)
Mercury Rev feat. Norah Jones – Okolona River Bottom Band (Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited/PTKF)
Morcheeba – Trigger Hippie (Who Can You Trust?/Indochina)
Lee Fields & The Expressions – It Rains Love (It Rains Love/Big Crown)
Aretha Franklin – Bridge Over Troubled Water (single/Atlantic)
Ray Charles – Moanin’ (Genius + Soul = Jazz/Impulse)
Kacey Musgraves – Lonely Weekend (Golden Hour/MCA Nashville)
Spud Cannon – Runaway Strays (Squeeze/Spud Cannon)
Hop Along – Not Abel (Bark Your Head Off, Dog/Saddle Creek)
Soccer Mommy – Cool (Clean/Fat Possum)
Phosphorescent – Ride On/Right On (Muchacho/Dead Oceans)
Steev Richter – Don’t Be Afraid (Beloved/Steev Richter)
Tim Easton – All The Pretty Girls Leave Town (Mixx On the Fly Vol. 8/Heathen)
Tom Waits – Long Way Home (Big Bad Love OST/Nonesuch)
The king heat ensemble – Give Or Take (songs/the king heat ensemble)
E – The Only Thing I Care About (Broken Toy Shop/Polydor)
Adam’s House Cat – Runaway Train (Town Burned Down/ATO)
The BoDeans – Fadeaway (Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams/Slash)
John Hiatt – Slow Turning (Slow Turning/A&M)
Alejandro Escovedo – Sonica USA (The Crossing/Grand Jury Music)
Twanguero (feat. Orkesta Mendoza) – Me Voy Pa’ la Tusa Me Voy Pa’ la Tusa (Twanguero/Cosmica)

Foxwarren – Everything Apart

Our Best In Show this week goes to Foxwarren for the post-rock-ish “Everything Apart,” from their self-titled debut album, available now from Anti Records. For more information visit foxwarren.bandcamp.com.

radio UNLEASHED #1540

(Pictured: Anna Calvi)

Boy Azooga – Face Behind Her Cigarette (1,2 Kung Fu!/Heavenly)
boy pablo – Losing You (Soy Pablo/777 Records)
Young The Giant – Superposition (Mirror Master/Elektra)
Paul McCartney – Who Cares (Egypt Station/Capitol)
Caroline Rose – Bikini (Loner/New West)
Jessica Pratt – Poly Blue (Quiet Signs/Mexican Summer)
The Restless Age – Murky Water (single/The Restless Age)
Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour (Golden Hour/MCA Nashville)
Amen Dunes – Believe (Freedom/Sacred Bones)
Pistol Annies – Best Years of My Life (Interstate Gospel/RCA Nashville)
I’m With Her – Hundred Miles (See You Around/Rounder)
Steve Earle & The Dukes – Dublin Blues (Dublin Blues/New West)
Cass McCoombs – Estrella (Tip of The Sphere/Anti)
Ryan Culwell – Can You Hear Me (The Last American/Missing Piece)
Foxwarren – Everything Apart (Foxwarren/Anti)
Bayonne – Drastic Measures (Drastic Measures/Mom+Pop)
Tash Sultana – Free Mind (Flow State/Lonely Lands Records)
Blood Orange – Saint Negro (Swan/Domino)
The Raconteurs – Now That You’re Gone (single/Third Man)
Snail Mail – Heat Wave (Lush/Matador)
Camp Cope – The Opener (How To Socialize…/Run For Cover)
The Tracks – Go Out Tonight (Treasured Memories/The Tracks)
DYAN – Faking (single/Rare Releases)
Anna Calvi – Hunter (Hunter/Domino)
Lo Moon – For Me, It’s You (single/Columbia)
Geotic – Terraformer (Traversa/Ghostly International)
Elohim – Connect (single/OWSLA)