* Local stoner-metal/hard-rock/desert-rock outfit Across Tundras stay prolific and frequently defy classification. They recently uploaded a whole flock of releases to their Bandcamp page, and while they aren't all brand-new, many of them are new to me. Hear tunes from their Tumbleweeds below.
* Did you guys read Edd Hurt's feature on Connie Smith in this week's dead-tree edition? Good stuff. You may also know that she's playing an in-store at Grimey's this very afternoon. Hear the titular track from Smith's brand-new Long Line of Heartaches below, and hear two other preview numbers at her Bandcamp page.
* Apparently, The Joiners' Knee Deep has been out since way back in '01. But if you haven't heard it, it's on Bandcamp now. Hear "Drunk" below. It's a nice, urgent, alt-country tune about ... well, I think you can guess what it's about.
Hear also: Trad-country joker Jonny Corndawg's "Chevy Beretta" and a whole bunch of tunes from piano-popsters Parachute Musical.