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Unreleased Mountain Goats

The folks at Daytrotter caught up with John Darnielle at this year’s SXSW and recorded four unreleased songs, including a cover of a Wailers song that they’re limiting to 1,000 downloads. When I last checked they were over halfway there, so you’d better get on it.

• “Pinklon” (“He was one of the best heavyweights of the 80s and his jab was described by many as the best since Sonny Liston’s.”)

• “Ethiopians” (a Tallahassee outtake)

• “Red River Valley” (“In the very early days of the Mountain Goats, I used to play this one live in the old holler-and-stamp-my-feet style.”)

• “Babylon Burning” (“…white dudes with acoustic guitars are probably better off not attempting to cover reggae songs, and if further evidence of that were needed, well, here you are.”)

Get it.

Previously: Interview with the Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle. More.

Dressy Bessy on Daytrotter

Dressy Bessy did a Daytrotter session and recorded four live songs which you can download. Interview, too.

I first heard about this band via Ken Tucker’s Fresh Air review wherein he begged his listeners to buy Electrified instead of Coldplay’s latest schlockfest. Which, of course, I did as would anyone with a pulse. According to their label, they’re currently working on a 2007 release.

MP3: Dressy Bessy – Side 2

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