Ray Davies plays Kinks with others; Two Cow Garage “roots punk” delivers new album

Two Cow Garage

Columbus, Ohio’s Two Cow Garage’s fifth album, Sweet Saint Me is a follow up to Speaking In Cursive. I’d call them roots-rock punk. First saw them open for the Bottle Rockets at a small dive roadhouse in Ohio about five years ago, and they’ve been through Indy a few times since. Sweet Saint Me was recorded at Hi/Lo Studios in Eden, New York. The boys are on the road through November, but no dates closer than Chicago, so far.
Hear “Lydia” from the new record

The Kinks frontman Ray Davies has a new record due, called See My Friends, an album of classic Kinks songs turned into collaboration. It comes out November 1st. He collaborates with Lucinda Williams, Bruce Springsteen and Metallica, among other artists.

Ray Davies

“This project came about almost by accident,” says Davies wrote on his website. The project was started when he recorded a version of “Till The End Of The Day” in summer of 2009, with the late Big Star singer Alex Chilton. He went to Oslo to record with Metallica, New York to record with Jon Bon Jovi, New Jersey for Bruce Springsteen, and KONK studios in England for much of the rest.

Track List
1. Bruce Springsteen – “Better Things”
2. Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora – “Celluloid Heroes”
3. Mumford & Sons – “Days/This Time Tomorrow”
4. Lucinda Williams & The 88 – “Long Way From Home”
5. Metallica – “You Really Got Me”
6. Paloma Faith – “Lola”
7. Jackson Browne – “Waterloo Sunset”
8. Alex Chilton & The 88 – “‘Til the End of the Day”
9. Amy Macdonald – “Dead End Street”
10. Spoon – “See My Friends”
11. Black Francis – “This Is Where I Belong”
12. The 88 – “David Watts”
13. Gary Lightbody – “Tired of Waiting”
14. Billy Corgan – “All Day and All of the Night/Destroyer”

Ray Davies and Jon Bon Jovi

Old 97’s new album came out October 12, and is called The Grand Theatre Volume One. The band recorded it in spring 2010 in Austin and Dallas with the same production team from Blame It On Gravity. Hear “Every Night is Friday Night” and “State of Texas on their myspace page.

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