Tag Archives: Folk

Track of the Day: 21.01.11

21 Jan

Iron & Wine – ‘Your Fake Name Is Good Enough For Me’

For years, we here at The Quilted Generation thought Iron & Wine were a two person band i.e Simon & Garfunkel, Sonny & Cher, Matt & Kim etc etc. Ermmmm we were wrong. Iron & Wine are infact ONE man, Mr. Samuel Beam. Not only does his name sound like a fine cognac but his voice does too.

Latest offering to the musical Gods, Kiss Each Other Clean, has just been released on 4AD and is your typical Iron & Wine experience. Well, that is until the closing track ‘Your Fake Name Is Good Enough For Me’. A 7 minute stroll into Mr. Beam’s fantastical folk world. The fact that it is so long and still yet not long enough say’s it all. We particularly like the change about 2 minutes and 35 seconds in. Yes, we timed it. Great track and another great way to start the weekend. So, get it on and get it on loud.


Track of the Day: 13.01.11

13 Jan

PJ Harvey: Good Fortune

With a new album on the horizon, we here at The Quilted Generation are falling over ourselves for a chance to listen to Ms Harvey. A quick Google Image search will reveal why. Actually, the fact Ms Harvey is a knockout is a mere bonus to the fact that she has made some landmark albums in her time. Not least of which was the millennium years ‘Stories From The City, Stories From the Sea’. A beautifully frank tirade that garnered much success for the Dorset darling.

We’re hoping that 2011’s ‘Let England Shake’ will help both us fall in love with Ms Harvey all over again but also that it helps gather a new fluster of fans to breathe new life into the passionate songstress. Judging by past endeavours we can’t see any reason why it’s too much to ask for a return to form.

Fingers, legs, toes, and everything else crossed.