“Loomer” (My Bloody Valentine cover) by Kenny Feinstein

On September 17, Kenny Feinstein, frontman for Portland, Oregon-based roots-bluegrass-punk outfit, Water Tower, will release Loveless: Hurts To Love, a tribute to My Bloody Valentine, on Portland, Oregon-based Fluff & Gravy Records. As Feinstein’s debut solo album, it will contain all eleven tracks from the My Bloody Valentine classic, plus “Swallow” from their 1991 Tremolo EP.

Feinstein played the majority of the instruments on the record, but enlisted the help of Kaphan and Kazor and infamous singer-songwriter Richard Buckner, who lent his voice and ukelele.

How was Feinstein’s love of Loveless born? …

I forced myself to listen to Loveless over and over because I did not understand it. I was confused by the sounds coming from it. Finally, when listening to ‘Loomer’ while driving around a mall in Fort Lauderdale I had an epiphany during the chorus. I could not tell if the sound was being made by a human, a synth, a guitar, a bass or anything, but I did not care, all I could gather was that it was the most blissful sound I had ever heard.” ~ Kenny Feinstein

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“Loomer” by Kenny Feinstein

Blog-approved mp3 provided by Alex Steininger at In Music We Trust PR.

Kenny Feinstein

Image courtesy of Golden Mixtape

“Hello!” by Massy Ferguson

Seattle, Washington-based Massy Fergusons’ Victory & Ruins was released on Seattle’s indie label, Spark & Shine Records.

Often referred to as alt. country or roots-rock and Americana, Massy Ferguson, has been described by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer as “the people’s band” and a “roots Americana quartet” that “combines steady, blue-collar alt. country with Southern rock…” The quartet is comprised of Ethan Anderson (vocals/bass), Adam Monda (guitars, backing vocals), Tony Mann (piano), and Dave Goedde (drums).

The album opener sets the tone, quickly proclaiming, “Hello! It’s good to see you all again, but you’re really not my friends ’til you see me at the end” with a steady rhythm and hooky guitar leading the way.

You may preview the music video for “Hello!” here.

Our sound reminds me of landscapes and places I saw while looking out of an old jalopy car, sitting in the backseat with the windows down, in rural Snohomish County, sitting on ripped upholstery with no seat belts.” ~ Ethan Anderson

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“Hello!” by Massy Ferguson

Massy Ferguson

Image and mp3 courtesy of Alex Steininger of In Music We Trust.