The Perlich Post

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Nicole Atkins vs. Lee Hazlewood

Hopefully Nicole Atkins will reprise her lovely version of My Autumn's Done Come at the Horseshoe tonight.


Happy Birthday Todd Cochran!

 Check out "Free Angela" from Todd's amazing debut album Worlds Around The Sun from 1972.


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Anti- issues vinyl box set of Neko Case albums you really should already own

The 8-LP "Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule" set is due November 18. You can pre-order it right here.

A letter from Neko:

Have you ever wanted to be in a band? It doesn’t end up looking like you think it will; it’s WAY more strange and interesting than you can imagine. If you are looking for glamour, however, you’ve come to the wrong job. Glamour is for dicks anyway.

As far back as I can remember I wanted to be an artist. I thought I would end up a painter; I even went to art school. I never did a single, solitary painting. I did a lot of printmaking, photography and played in bands. I had played drums in bands since I was 17, and I toured with bands on the road from the time I was 23. Strangely enough I had no idea that this was a “job.” Music was, and is, my obsession, but I guess I couldn’t see the forest through the trees. I also didn’t feel worthy of calling myself a “musician.” It was just too sacred.

Ten years later I had to quit both of my jobs in Chicago because I was always on the road. It finally dawned on me; maybe I WAS a musician? But where were the trappings of success? You know: money? Fringey scarves and car services? My own recording studio? Regular meals? Heat?

The “rewards" were not to come in any length of time I could speculate, or at all in some cases, but it didn’t matter, because I had the people I loved. People of all stripes who have contributed in invaluable ways over the years, with skills too numerous to mention here, for I fear it would fall short of the tribute they deserve.  Luckily, I still have these good people and I am so very grateful they can still stand me. But most of all, I am grateful that they were willing to be a part.

Being in a band isn't a race to an awards platform; it is a life, a great and complicated, messy, anxious, hilarious and home-made life. I wouldn’t trade it for anything, ever. I gave up a lot of what makes people “normal", but it was always my choice. That is a victory in itself.  This is a LONG story, which I will continue later, but for now, here are some images and music to take in and wonder about. I made all this for you and me. Without you, however, the circuit does not complete. Thank you for being here with me and making music.

Neko Case

New Years. 2015. From a crooked farmhouse on a snowy day.





"Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule" vinyl box set:

Neko’s entire album discography on wax.  All 8 titles are re-mastered from the original analog tapes and pressed on 180 gram black vinyl. No rarites. No outtakes.

o   The Virginian – On vinyl for the first time
o   Furnace Room Lullaby – Vinyl out of print since 2007
o   Canadian Amp – Vinyl out of print since 2001
o   Blacklisted – Vinyl out of print since 2008
o   The Tigers Have Spoken – Vinyl out of print since 2004
o   Fox Confessor Brings The Flood – Vinyl out of print since      2009
o   Middle Cyclone
o   The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

Limited edition 80-page full color photography book designed and curated by Neko Case.
Vinyl slip-mat with illustration by Neko Case.
A custom, handy-dandy storage box.

NEKO CASE 2015 TOUR DATES
Performing as a quartet for first time in 14 years.
Playing songs from throughout her catalog:    

09/04 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
09/06 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
09/08 – Anchorage, AK – The Bear Tooth Theatre
09/20 – Toronto, ON  – Toronto Urban Roots Festival
09/26 – Franklin, TN – Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival
09/27 – Oxford, TN – The Lyric
11/28 – Brighton, UK – Mutations Festival
12/01 – London, UK – Union Chapel
12/04 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Masonic Temple

JD McPherson w/ Nicole Atkins @ The Horseshoe, Wednesday & Thursday

Find out which albums JD McPherson picks up at Amoeba and Nicole Atkins grabs at Tropicalia In Furs (below).


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Whaddya mean you don't know Roger Damawuzan

Hot Casa's Wait For Me album collects nine rare tracks cut by the James Brown of Lomé the 70s.


Happy Birthday Webster Lewis

Remembering Webster Lewis with an alternate take of Do You Believe from the fab Live In Norway release. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Public Animal & Napalmpom launch split 12" @ Silver Dollar, Sunday

Public Animal cover "Don't Let Me" off Living Proof's unjustly overlooked 1985 album This Is For Real.