* Sinizine.net, a “ska, punk and indie” blog based in “Nashville & beyond” — which features a lot of coverage of Less Than Jake, Fishbone, Stuck Lucky and so forth — was at Natural Child’s in-store at Grimey’s last Saturday. (I was there, too, because I like their new record.) Sinizine also has an interview with Natty Child, in which bassist Wes Traylor notes that he started playing in bands around the time he was getting into Jackass and Korn. There’s also some talk about this song by Trace Adkins and metalcore and so on.
* Nashville's Dead just posted the latest installment of Dead Air, their podcast-y mixtape-type jam. This one — their sixth episode — is called "I Got Nightmares" and was compiled by Walker Mimms of The Paperhead. The Paperhead, as you may recall, are the band I called "mellow psychedelia" thanks to all their "nostalgic haze," "fuzzed-out tones" and "Farfisa fuel." Mimms' proclivity for that mellow psychedelia I was talking about definitely shows in "I Got Nightmares." Trippy, fuzzy, far-out and awesome stuff.
* Third Man Records recently announced the latest installment in their Blue Series. It's a single — "Man in the Middle" b/w "Blue Night" — from mandolinist Chris Thile and guitarist Michael Daves, and it'll be out May 24. Thile and Daves' Sleep With One Eye Open — which was recorded at TMR, but not produced by Jack White — will be out the same day via Nonesuch Records.