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New Flat Five: Drip a Drop

Video: The Flat Five – “Drip a Drop”

The Flat Five - Drip a Drop (official lyric video)

Lyric video by Max Crawford and the Flat Five. From Another World, due November 13 on Pravda/Augiedisc.

Oh this is good. “Drip a Drop” is exactly what we need right now!

America, we’re giving you a warning:
We’re making love, not no stinking civil war!

If you’re not familiar, the Flat Five is basically all your favorite bartenders from the Hideout together in a band that emphasizes dreamy harmonies and effortless pop hooks. Actually, I don’t know if the three dudes in the group (Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, Alex Hall) ever served drinks, but Kelly Hogan and Nora O’Connor sure did. Hogan and O’Connor, of course, appear in the liner notes of half your record collection, contributing vocals alongside powerhouse singers Neko Case and Mavis Staples as well as clever songwriterly folks like Andrew Bird, Robbie Fulks and the Decemberists.

The Five released their debut album on Bloodshot in 2016 and now Pravda is putting out their new one. Keeping it all very Chicago!

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New Young Antiques: Goin’ Home ft. Kelly Hogan

Video: Young Antiques: “Goin’ Home” (ft. Kelly Hogan)


From Another Risk Of The Heart, out now on Southern Lovers Recording Co.

I’ll listen to anything featuring Kelly Hogan’s harmonies. She’s the special sauce secret ingredient in some of my favorite recordings by Neko Case, the Decemberists, Mavis Staples, and tons more. Her solo stuff is great too. Plus, she tended bar at the Hideout for most of the time I lived in Chicago.

Back in 2001 she told Jim Derogatis that she’d record with just about anybody who asks (“I’m pretty slutty that way, pretty easy, but I always enjoy a challenge.”), but she’s been more selective lately. The drummer for Young Antiques used to be in Hogan’s old band the Jody Grind.

“Goin’ Home” is a wistful ballad that ponders the eternal question of whether or not it’s possible to go back home again.

Tell me we made it through
Tell me all of us and me and you
I guess I feel older
I look right on time

Hogan tweeted, “Proud to be part of the song/video ‘Goin’ Home’ from the new album by Atlanta’s Young Antiques – all done remotely, pre-quarantine. I had to learn how to film myself (w/my laptop sitting on my washing machine, nekkid lightbulbs shining in my face, lyrics taped to the walls.)”

Antiques singer-guitarist Blake Rainey says, “We’re all broadcasting in from different places. And now the whole thing suddenly feels very of-the-moment, like we tapped into this new reality in advance. And in the wake of the pandemic, who knows what’s going to happen? It makes getting back together with the Young Antiques even more special. If we hadn’t done it when we did, who knows if it ever would have happened again?”

So maybe you can go home again.

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