Posts Tagged ‘sassparilla’

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 108, 11 May 2011 Playlist

May 12, 2011

Thao and Mirah, Hallelujah
The Rondelles, Modern Chemical
The Rocking Horse Winner, Curable
The Thoughts, Winterkill
The Salteens, Bubba Da
Sahara Hotnights, Wake Up
Should, Turned Tables
Rubies, Too Bright
Run for Cover Lovers, Castro
Sister Sin, Heading for Hell
Ruby, Lamplight
Saint Etienne, How We Used to Live
Rachel Goodrich, Na Na Na
Sassparilla, Mexico
Scout Niblett, Kidnapped by Neptune
Does It Offend You, Yeah?, John Hurt
Save Ferris, Mistaken
Savath & Savalas, Concreto
Jessica Lea Mayfield, I’ll Be the One That You Want
Polly Scattergood, I Am Strong
Sea Sick, Black Cat
Themes, Epic World
7 Year Bitch, Crying Shame
Selby Tigers, Snoball
Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard, Aire
Sex Presleys, Heartbreak Hotel
Seksu Roba, La Freeway
Prints of China, False Fronts
Shelleyan Orphan, Dead Cat
Shonen Knife, Fruits & Vegetables
Bardo Pond, Sleeping
She Mob, I Took the $
Mages, Cold, Cold, Cold
Tracy Shedd, People Are Changing
Shellshag, Bridge
The Wilderness of Manitoba, Orono Park
Shannon Stephens, Song of the Breadwinner
Shannon and the Clams, Cat Party
Is/Is, So Long
Sick of Sarah, El Paso Blue
Silversun Pickups, Future Foe Scenarios
Imaginary Cities, Say You

Sassparilla “Ramshackle”

February 27, 2011

This is how Portland, Oregon, does country. (Admittedly, it would be fun to see how Portland, Maine, does country, as well.) The comparisons to Virginian-era Neko Case are too easy to make, so I’ll let you do that.
“Devil” is like a checklist for this sort of thing. Harmonica? Check. Sing about a dog? Check. Female backing vocals, especially on the chorus? Check. The beat reminds me of the Charlie Daniels Band’s “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”
“Mexico” has the vocals mixed high, but my expectations of a cohesive story were dashed early on. Still, it rooty-toots with the best of ’em. Square dancing is good for the core if you do it right. “Bruised by Tears” is a good time song for good time guys and gals.
“Sawdust” is a lot of fun as well. The songs don’t all sound the same, but they definitely all have the same vibe. You aren’t in store for any big surprises, and that just might be fine.