Brooke Waggoner, "Ink Slinger"
I'm not exactly sure how, but one way or another — amid jet-setting around the world as one of Jack White's sidewomen in his all-female outfit, The Peacocks — Brooke Waggoner has managed to work on a solo album of her own. (By the way, I hadn't thought of it until now, but shouldn't they be called The Peahens, since peacocks are male? I'm digressing.) Waggoner's Originator will be out next year, but she's already slipped Rolling Stone an MP3 of her tune "Ink Slinger." It's a busy, upbeat, defiant pop song about "how language can be as powerful as weapons," and it moves swiftly, dynamically and earwormingly through a tight three minutes. Go ahead and download that above or at RS.
Various Artists, Lowe Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe
As we told you way back in June, Fiesta Red Records has put together a Nick Lowe tribute to benefit the Nashville Rising Fund as well as the Central Texas Wildfire Fund. It's called Lowe Country, and it will be out Sept. 18 — more on that in next week's dead-tree edition of the Scene. But for now, the whole thing is streaming for free over at Paste. Local contributions to the record include Caitlin Rose doing "Lately I've Let Things Slide," JEFF the Brotherhood covering "Marie Provost" and Amanda Shires' take on "I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass."
Tim Chad and Sherry, "The Love I Make"
It's been a while since we heard from local blue-eyed funk/indie yacht-rock troupe Tim, Chad and Sherry. As it turns out, UK label TIRK Records will release a three-song EP of material from Tim, Chad and Sherry's debut album. Out next week, the EP is called The Love I Make, and you can download the titular tune above or stream excerpts of all three tracks right here. No, not totally "fresh" tracks. But according to our source, "Marc Riley on BBC6 has been hammering 'The Love I Make,' and it's looking like a handful of other DJs are picking it up too." It's fresh in the UK!
Sparkling Wide Pressure, "Looking To Remember"
Not long ago, we shared the trailer for local experimental artist Sparkling Wide Pressure's forthcoming cassette. Well, Sparkling dude Frank Baugh has just shared his track "Looking To Remember" via Pitchfork. According to P4k, "'Looking to Remember' demands attention as much as it pushes it away. It's soothing and haunting, and by the end it feels like Baugh's slipped something emotionally resonant and heavy directly into our brains." Download that above.
J.S. Yeary, Guitar: What It Do
A few months back, local guitarman J.S. Yeary put out an EP by the name of Country Just Feels Good — and indeed it does. But now, with a collection he's calling Guitar: What It Do, Wayne Sessions Volume 2, Yeary is making less trad. country, more experimental-noodly-rock numbers, wherein the man lets his axe do the talking. Or really, let's his axe do the psychedelic meandering. Stream the whole thing above, or buy it for $5 via Yeary's Bandcamp page.