Will Stratton Archive

Back To School – Summer 2017

Back To School, our new playlist and digital collage featuring new releases from this past Summer.

Back to School 2017 - digital collage and GIF by GoodMorninCaptn

Back to School 2017 - digital collage and GIF by GoodMorninCaptn

featuring:

  1. Will Stratton (NY, US) — “Some Ride” from ‘Rosewood Almanac‘ out on Bella Union.
  2. sóley (IS) — “Never Cry Moon” from Endless Summer’ out on Morr Music.
  3. Seabuckthorn (UK) — “Near Translucent” from ‘Turns’ out on Lost Tribe Sound.
  4. Raoul Vignal (Lyon, FR) — “Hazy Days” from ‘The Silver Veil’ out on Talitres.
  5. Juana Molina (AR) — “Cosoco” from ‘Halo’ out on Crammed Discs.
  6. Do Make Say Think (official) (Toronto, CA) — “Bound And Boundless” from ‘Stubborn Persistent Illusions’ out on Constellation Records.
  7. Noga Erez (ISR) — “Dance While You Shoot” from ‘Off the Radar’ out on City Slang.
  8. Orval Carlos Sibelius (FR) — “Cœur de verre” from ‘Ordre et progrès’ out on Born Bad Records.
  9. Jason Loewenstein (of Sebadoh, US) — “Superstitious” from ‘Spooky Action’ out on Joyful Noise Recordings.
  10. Palm (Philadelphia, PA, US) — “Walkie Talkie” from ‘Shadow Expert’ EP out on Carpark Records.
  11. Tom Adams (Berlin, DE) — “Sparks” from ‘Silence’ out on Kowloon Records.
  12. Arca (VZ/UK) — “Anoche” from ‘Arca’ out on XL Recordings.
  13. Jessica Moss (of A Silver Mt Zion, Montreal, CA) — “Glaciers I (Pt I)” from ‘Pools Of Light’ out on Constellation Records.
  14. Tiny Vipers (Seattle, WA, US) — “K.I.S.S.” from ‘Laughter’ out on Grapefruit Records / Ba Da Bing! Records.
  15. Orson Hentschel (Düsseldorf, DE) — “Paradise Future” from ‘Electric Slutter’ out on Denovali.
  16. Mutual Benefit (USA) — “Glow Worms” from ‘Just Another Diamond Day’ (Vashti Bunyan cover album) out on Turntable Kitchen’s Sounds Delicious vinyl subscription service.
  17. Yoke Lore (Brooklyn, NY, USA) — “Only You” from ‘Goodpain’ EP.
  18. H. Hawkline (Wales, UK) — “The Last Thing On Your Mind ” from I Romanticize’ out on Heavenly Recordings / [PIAS].

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Will Stratton cover album & NYC benefit show

Will StrattonAs you may know, American folk singer-songwriter Will Stratton is recovering from a battle against stage III cancer, which was diagnosed last September at just 25. As he willfully arranges the songs of his 5th album in the Seattle area, his friends of Beat Radio have put together a benefit album available since June 11 on Bandcamp. All proceeds go directly to Will to help him cover his medical bills, hoping he will soon be fit enough to hit American and European roads again.
If You Wait Long Enough: Songs Of Will Stratton” offers new interpretations of Will’s beautiful songs by various American artists (and one by French artist Thibault Rivrain), as well as a live version by Will himself of his own “For Franny Glass” (from his second album “No Wonder“).

Buy the compilation now at http://willstrattonbenefit.bandcamp.com

1. Matthew Carefully & the Memorial Concern – “Who Will” (No Wonder)
2. Wilder Maker – “The War is Over” (New Vanguard Blues)
3. Beat Radio – “You Divers” (Post-Empire)
4. Kid in the Attic – “Do You Remember the Morning” (New Vanguard Blues)
5. NY Lights – “If You Wait Long Enough” (Post-Empire)
6. Sam Moss & The Ineligible Bachelors – “The Relatively Fair” (Post-Empire)
7. Zachary Cale – “Bluebells” (New Vanguard Blues)
8. David Garland – “Vile Bodies” (Vile Bodies EP)
9. Alexandra Drewchin and Aaron Roche – “Post Empire” (Post-Empire)
10. Trevor Wilson – “Colt New Marine” (Post-Empire)
11. Jesse Rifkin – “Katydid” (What The Night Said)
12. Thibault Rivrain – “Honey Diamond” (Post-Empire)
13. Will Stratton – “For Franny Glass” (live on WNYC’s Spinning on Air) (No Wonder)

A benefit show also takes place in SPIN New York on August 23, with a few bands who have contributed to the album: Beat Radio, Kid In The Attic, Aaron Roche, Jesse Rifkin, Trevor Wilson, and a very special guest: Will Stratton! Check the Facebook event, and buy advance tickets. 100% of ticket sales go to help fund Will’s treatment.

Read a great feature on The Bluegrass Situation: Will Stratton vs. Cancer: How the Guitarist Won His Battle With Death, and Turned Toward Positivity.

If You Wailt Long Enough – Songs Of Will Stratton has been featured around the web on:

A Lécoute (FR)

All Around Sound (US)

Bolachas (PT)

Choir Croak Out Them Goodies (US)

Cover Lay Down (US)

Dans le Mur du Son (FR)

Das Klienicum (DE)

Dying For Bad Music (DE)

Et ça critique! (FR)

Folk Radio (UK)

Fractale Blog (FR)

Hi-Five For Lo-Fi (UK)

Impose (US)

In Your Speakers (US)

Indie For Bunnies (IT)

Infectious (US)

Liability Webzine (FR)

Pinkushion (FR)

Pop News (FR)

Slowcoustic (CA)

The Monument (US)

Those Who Dig (US)

Wake The Deaf (UK)

Radio Airplay:

WEXT Exit 97.7 (NY, USA)

WNYC Spinning On Air (NY, USA) in the June 23 playlist.

WFMU’s Irene Trudel (NJ, USA) : “Who Will” covered by Matthew Carefully & the Memorial Concern in the June 10 playlist, and “Do You Remember The Morning?” covered by Kids In The Attic in the July 1st playlist.

WFMU’s Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison (NJ, USA) : “Bluebells” covered by Zachary Cale in the July 27 playlist, and “The Relatively Fair” covered by Sam Moss & The Ineligible Bachelors in the August 3rd playlist.

Aligre FM, Planet Claire (Paris, FR): “Vile Bodies” covered by David Garland and “Honey Diamond” covered by Thibault Rivrain in the June 26 playlist.

We strongly recommend you to dig into Will Stratton’s discography on Bandcamp. His 2012 album “Post-Empire” is available through Talitres for mainland Europe (CD/LP/digital), and digitally from Big Oil for Scandinavia and UK.

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Will Stratton & Paleo’s Paris home gig

Sorry we are not posting much here lately (we regularly post news, songs and videos on our Facebook page though). We have a worthy announcement today if you haven’t heard already. WILL STRATTON and PALEO are both visiting France for the first time this May for one week as part of their extensive European tour, and we are graced to welcome them for a home gig in Paris on Monday, May 7, 2012, at 7:30pm.

Will Stratton & Paleo passent au salon, 7 May 2012

WILL STRATTON (Brooklyn, Talitres)

Freshly signed on the great Bordeaux label Talitres, Will Stratton is a young and insired singer-songwriter and talented guitarist who skillfully masters fingerpicking and silky arrangements. We’d been following Will’s work since he released his first record in 2007, and his third one New Vanguard Blues counted among our favorite of 2010. We are thrilled that Will has finally flown over from Brooklyn to mesmerize new audiences in Old Europe with his first album to be physically distributed here, namely his 4th LP Post Empire, a distinctly delicate and enchanting record.

PALEO (Chicago, Partisan Records)

Paleo is David Strackany’s alter ego, a folk troubadour from Illinois, who released 2 albums on Partisan Records and wrote hundreds of deeply personal and unvarnished songs, whom he tirelessly lugs around on the edge and on the road, all over America, and beyond.

Holly Would“, by PALEO, from his 2011 LP “Fruit of The Spirit“.

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The whole European tour:

06.04.2012 – Åalborg, DK @ 1000fryd
07.04.2012 – Copenhagen, DK @ Børneteatret
11.04.2012 – Hamburg, D @ Honigfabrik
12.04.2012 – Groningen, NL @ Antillenstraat 9a
13.04.2012 – Rotterdam, NL @ Raaf
17.04.2012 – Amsterdam, NL @ Die Nieuwe Anita
19.04.2012 – Antwerp, BE @ Kavka
21.04.2012 – Gent, BE @ B-Tuned3
23.04.2012 – London, UK @ The Slaughtered Lamb
26.04.2012 – Coventry, UK @ Taylor John’s House
29.04.2012 – Wakefield, UK @ The Hop
30.04.2012 – Glasgow, UK @ Pivo Pivo
01.05.2012 – Dublin, IRL @ The Grand Social
02.05.2012 – Limerick, IRL @ Bourkes Bar
03.05.2012 – Galway, IRL @ Roisin Dubh
05.05.2012 – Amiens, FR @ Bar Du Midi (Folk You Sessions #1)
06.05.2012 – Lille, FR @ Atome Session
07.05.2012 – Paris, FR @ salon
08.05.2012 – Paris, FR – showcase (13h) @ La Fabrique des Balades Sonores
08.05.2012 – Paris, FR @ Le Motel
09.05.2012 – Niort, FR @ Librairie des Halles
10.05.2012 – Barcelona, ESP @ Miscelanea
11.05.2012 – Toulouse, FR @ L’Arrêt Ô Port
12.05.2012 – Bordeaux, FR @ El Chicho
13.05.2012 – Lyon, FR @ Kraspek Myzik
15.05.2012 – Zürich, CH @ Bar Rossi
17.05.2012 – Vienna, AUT @ Fluc
21.05.2012 – Prague, CZ @ K4
22.05.2012 – Prague, CZ @ Belushi’s
23.05.2012 – Dresden, D @ Kunsthof Grohlis
24.05.2012 – Leipzig, D @ Café Schwarz
25.05.2012 – Erfurt, D @ Franz Mehlhose
26.05.2012 – Frankfurt/M., D @ IVI w/ Electric Electric, VUK, Extra Life
27.05.2012 – Giessen, D @ Hausshow
29.05.2012 – Darmstadt, D @ Schlosskeller
30.05.2012 – Stuttgart, D @ Galao
31.05.2012 – Augsburg, D @ Hempels
01.06.2012 – Berlin, D @ Zur Glühlampe

Thanks to Carsten from Choucroute Vanille, Laurent from Planet Claire, Toma from Balades Sonores, and Sean from Talitres.

2010 – Top 30

GoodMorninCaptn's Top 2010 - Part 1

2011 HAS BARELY STARTED, AND… OH, SURPRISE! GOODMORNINCAPTN ISN’T QUITE DEAD YET. LET’S CELEBRATE AND HAVE A QUICK LOOK BACK AT WHAT EXCITED OUR EARS IN THE LAST YEAR, COMPLETE WITH LINKS, MP3s AND VIDEOS. SET YOUR EARPHONES AND FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS, AS THE FIRST PART OF OUR TOP 30 RECORDS OF 2010 HAS US TRAVELLING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN NORTH AMERICA AND NORTHERN EUROPE.

Silje Nes - OpticksThe Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring NightFaun Fables Light Of A Vaster Dark

30) SILJE NES – “Opticks” (FatCat Records)

Gentle lullabies from Norway -ideal to loosen up on your couch at night while petting your kitten (and writing your end-of-year top list)

Crystals by Silje Nes

> Listen to Opticks on Spotify or Deezer.

29) THE BESNARD LAKES – “The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night” (Jagjaguwar)

Roaring shoegazing from Montreal to slowly awaken.


The Besnard Lakes – “Albatross” directed by Kara Blake

> Listen to The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night on Spotify.

28) FAUN FABLES – “Light of a Vaster Dark” (Drag City)

Let’s now head down to sunny California and witness Dawn McCarthy’s possessed folk invocations.
Listen to a clip from “Housekeeper from “Light of a Vaster Dark“:

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Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra - Kollaps TradixionalesYeasayer - Odd BloodWill Stratton - New Vanguard Blues27) THEE SILVER MT. ZION MEMORIAL ORCHESTRA – “Kollaps Tradixionales” (Constellation)

With a slightly reduced line-up (now only one guitar, 2 violins, contrabass and drums), Silver Mt. Zion seem more focused and inspired on this racy imprint, their 6th full-length in 10 years.

I Built Myself A Metal Bird by Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra

26) YEASAYER – “Odd Blood” (Secretly Canadian)

A pick whose presence in this selection has been highly debated. All tasteful considerations apart, the psychedelic back-to-the-eighties aesthetics of the album may be quite enjoyable and somehow much representative of 2010.


Yeasayer – “Madder Red” directed by Andreas Nilsson

> Listen to Odd Blood on Deezer or Spotify.

25) WILL STRATTON – “New Vanguard Blues” (self-released)

The young American singer-songwriter recorded and mixed his 3rd album over 48 hours before making it available through the Internet 2 weeks later, with a simple yet charming result.

> Listen to (and/or buy) New Vanguard Blues on Bandcamp or Spotify.

Nils Frahm & Anne Muller - 7fingersBenoit Pioulard - LastedOval - O24) NILS FRAHM & ANNE MÜLLER – “7fingers” (Hush Records)

After 2 much praised solo records, Berlin piano-wunderkind Nils Frahm joined forces with cellist Anne Müller for a post-classical record which in its best moments has us dream of Rachel’s classy compositions discretely but insidiously deconstructed by Oval’s digital experiments.
Listen to “Let My Key Be C (Thriller Edit)” from “7fingers“:

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> Listen to 7fingers on Deezer or Spotify.

23) BENOIT PIOULARD – “Lasted” (Kranky)

Thomas Meluch, better known as Benoit Pioulard, released his 3rd album for Kranky, filled as usual with ethereal, cloud-like layers of evanescent guitar, DIY rythms and lost voices.

Sault by Benoît Pioulard

> Listen to Lasted on Deezer.

22) OVAL – “O” (Thrill Jockey)

9 years after Ovalcommers, Markus Popp undoubtedly proves us that his heart clicks again.


Oval – “Ah!” directed by Darko Dragicevic

Deerhunter - Halcyon DigestUnder Byen - Alt Er TabtThe Morning Benders - Big Echo21) DEERHUNTER – “Halcyon Digest” (4AD)

Bradford Cox delighted us in the Fall of 2009 with his second solo record released under his Atlas Sound moniker, and once again did not disappoint us with the latest Deerhunter album.

Download Revival (MP3) from Halcyon Digest, or listen to the album on Deezer or Spotify.

20) UNDER BYEN – “Alt Er Tabt” (A:larm Music)

While their fellow Danes Efterklang got poppier and brighter on Magic Chairs, Under Byen persist in exploring dark and twistedly beautiful territories.
Listen to title track “Alt Er Tabt“:

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19) THE MORNING BENDERS – “Big Echo” (Rough Trade)

Co-produced by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor, Big Echo, which has turned out a deserved break-through for its creators, is an uplifted and nicely orchestrated pop record, graced with the spontaneity of youth and a pleasantly retro sound.


The Morning Benders – “All Day Day Light ” directed by Jack Ferry

Listen to Big Echo on Deezer or Spotify.

Keep reading and listening to our top #18 to #10, and finally discover our favorite 9 records of 2010