Single Of The Month Club

The Single Of The Month Club is where I share with you the best song you will hear this month. If you like it, download it, it's yours. I'll explain why I like it and why you should. If you join the SINGLES mailing list, I will notify you when a new song is available. You do not have to join in order to download and enjoy these special tunes (SCROLL DOWN).

Single Of The Month

December 2015 - Asexual Creature - Fire Cone

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  1. 1 Tabasco 01:46 Your price

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  2. 2 Ghost 03:58 Your price

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  3. 3 Rock Stars 02:57 Your price

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  4. 4 Lawdy 02:10 Your price

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  5. 5 Raygun 02:32 Your price

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INTERESTING NOTE:
Fire Cone was sued for Cease and Desist by the makers of Tabasco, the Mc.Ilhenny Co.

Fire Cone responded that the song was actually about the "State" of Tabasco in Mexico, not about the sauce.

Mc.Ilhenny Co. retracted the lawsuit.

All true (even cool big Corps. can be dicks).
This months song is called Asexual Creature by a band called Fire Cone. Fire Cone hails from Fredericksburg, VA., a whacky little town between Richmond and D.C. It’s on I-95 so, while small, it has a lot of traffic; a lot of comers and goers, stayers and players. It’s a town that Nicholas Cage would call Wild At Heart and weird on top. And it’s home to many great artists and musicians including Fire Cone.........READ MORE



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November 2015 - Goddamn Horse - Pet Lover

The November Single (Song) of The Month is by Pet Lover and it’s called Goddamn Horse. Pet Lover is out of Chcago and they can be found here: http://digital.petlovermusic.com/. Fun, giddy energy. A great way to spend the next 2 mins of your life.............READ MORE
 

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October 2015 - Four Hour Gig - Jeremy Steding

October's Single (Song) of The Month is Four Hour Gig by Jeremy Steding (My humble apologies to you and him for being late).

If you like Nashville Corporate Country, read no further. Conversely, if you understand that American Country Music is valid, interesting, and compelling then stick with me. Fuck Nashville; I’m talking about Texas. Stick with me. I’m talking about Joe Ely, Robert Earl Keen, The Robison Brothers, Kelly Willis, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Doug Sahm, and whole bunch of other cats. And that’s right; I’m gonna throw my Song of The Month man, Jeremy Steding, right in that mix! ......READ MORE

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September 2015 - Keep It Inside - Lunker Buzz

The September 2015 Single (song) of The Month is called Keep It Inside. A two minute dash for glory by a little known group called Lunker Buzz. Little known is a shame, the group was every bit as good, if not more interesting than their closest sonic contemporaries, The Foo Fighters...........READ MORE
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August 2015 - Bank Account - Roxy Roca

This month’s song is all about fun, soul and love. It’s called Bank Account, the group is called Roxy Roca - out of Texas - their album is called Ain’t Nothing Fancy, and the vibe is gritty soul, horns, blues and grooves........READ MORE

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July 2015 - I Never Learn - by Karen Jonas

Karen Jonas is the single mother of two kids; a good mother. A working mother, a relentless touring artist, and she has found her calling. She was born to write songs. Karen Jonas is The Single (song) of The Month artist this month...........READ MORE
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June 2015 - Come To Hide - by Tommy Stinson

SINGLE (SONG) OF THE MONTH

The Song of The Month is always great, but this month is very special. We have permission to allow you to download “Come To Hide” off of Tommy Stinson’s solo album “One Man Mutiny.” Tommy Stinson, as you know, is a founding member of The Replacements. Here we will actually look at his whole solo album ‘cause it’s so damn good! But you only get to download the one song, “Come To Hide.” For Replacements fans however the whole album is a must. Rock music lovers will simply just want to get this album..........READ MORE
St. Louis music fans, check out Rich Fortus in Tommy Stinsons video for One Man Mutiny
Tommy Stinson is an advocate for TIMKATEC, an organization that helps the poorest of the poor children of Haiti. Please visit the link below to see how you can help:


 
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May 2015 - Chattanooga - by Judge Nothing

Judge Nothing is a great rock band! – and I think I know why. They straddle that line between humor and angst, between harshness and joy, between sweet, hooky melodies and straight up bashing. They got skills, yet they are the ultimate inspired amateurs............READ MORE
Suitcase and Aug Mouth courtesy of THICK RECORDS. 

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April 2015 - Too Old To Die Young - by Daniel Bull

Too Old To Die Young is romantic, tragic, uplifting and true. Songwriter, Daniel Bull was supposed to die young of blood cancer, but through a long, painful battle he survived. Here, in looking back, he recollects his physical decimation and thoughts of just “letting go”. He is intrigued by the romance of dying young, and says he almost went there, but was pulled back by obligations..............READ MORE
 
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March 2015 - American Heart - by The Nukes

March’s song by The Nukes is called ‘American Heart’ and it’s so good it’s been covered by 2 other groups (which I've included). The Nukes were a St. Louis / San Francisco band, and if you knew’em you know why they had to leave Missouri. The Nukes went off like a bomb; Packy Reynolds was a grenade with the pin pulled out; the band was an IED; their fans threw C4 at the stage and the music was as volatile as nitro-glycerin! .............READ MORE

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February 2015 - Abandoned Warehouse - Botonists

Great songs have repetition. It's called "Hooks". If you’ve ever delt with an A&R guy and you didn't get a hit record, he probably said, “I don’t hear the hook”.  Yes, there are a million hit songs that don’t have BIG hooks, but there are a SUPER billion that do!  Good, I say. I love repetition. I love hooks.

This hook could land a whale, and the repetitious build will shiver your timbers. It's a familiar, if not altered, adage, but as the warning crackles from a whisper to a scream it leaves you edgy, and wondering - and EDGY GODAMN IT!  Like your Grandpas frightened mumblings; then suddenly, as you lean in to hear, he leaps from his wheel chair screaming and shaking you by your lapels! Great songs mean something. You don't know what. But you just know they do. This one does.  And then there's the tiny bridge - "a fraction of a day for me". Jesus!  Hold on to your ripped out heart.
 
Notes: 1. Cool groove edrum intro draws you in easy, 2. raw band tones join the fray and maybe something is about to go wrong?, 3. guitars build perfectly beefy like a storm; a meat storm. 4. Singwriter, Eric Hensley, loses his mind right in front of your ears. 5. Hypnotic.

(There is more info about The Botonists on this site)
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January 2015 - Angel - by Bleary

This is indy rock at it's best; nice raw production value with jangle and crunch.  A strange, sad song with beautiful imagery and some quirky fun stuff. Get a load of the solo bass intro. Get a load of the super jangle guitar (Nashville tuning?). The lyrics begin at a big crunchy Em chord and the words are simply fantastic. There are so many beautiful, simple and sad images here, evoked fully by a fragile yet calm voice and oblique phrasing. Written by Marc Hausmann and Bleary. You can hear more bleary on this website.