HOLY FUCKING SHIT, Y’ALL. There’s a couple things we need to address here.

A. Clearly this shit was produced by Pat Carney, he of The Black Keys fame, and even if you weren’t aware of that fact prior to this jam infecting your eustachians, it’d be evident now and your brain would be all, “Sonuvabitch, man. Are bands knocking off The Keys now?!” Those comparisons are going to be made no doubt but if you, dear reader, are a hardcore Sheepdogs fan as we are — we’ll follow a band working hard to bring rock back to the ends of the fucking Earth, don’t ‘ya know — you’ll hear that “Feeling Good” still has the same bones it did when it was but a demo on lead Sheepdog Ewan Currie’s bandcamp. When listening to the two versions of the song it’s obvious that the heart of the jam remains the same. It ain’t a rip off and it’s not a Black Keys copy. IT’S A GODDAMN STELLAR JAM. There will be debate about this, of course, but we implore you to ignore it. Please just shut the fuck up and rock, k?

B. There is no B. Unless we want to count the fact that rock is not dead as B. ROCK IS ALIVE.

Download the track below and compare both the new jam and the demo-ish version. You’ll catch our drift. We highly suggest you pre-order the ‘Dogs self-titled major label debut, if only for that sweet ass beard comb included…

The Sheepdogs :: Feeling Good [download by clicking below, yo.]

via The Sheepdogs – Feeling Good.


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{h/t to RCRD LBL for throwing up the track.}

Folk Hive’s history with The Giving Tree Band reads like an ongoing series of craigslist Missed Connection ads.

I sent my best friend to your show in her town…but she got sidetracked at a Rayland Baxter gig and didn’t get to go. Next time?

My pal from high school happened upon your show in my old town, his current town, and y’all stayed at his house. His name was Paul. You remember that? Hit me up, bros!

I went to a show (it was a country one, apologies) and got a call from a friend that you happened to be in town that night. I enjoyed the spirits at that wretched country bar a little too much while my friend’s band played and had to imbibe consistently to drown out that song about a truck. Unfortunately, that was not conducive to leaving the joint and I couldn’t make it to your show (again!). Dammit! Regret. Next time?


Bands rarely make it through this part of the Midwest so it’s a travesty that I missed not one but three of these bastard gigs. Here at Folk Hive, we’ve obviously got to get our shit together.

Here are some awesome facts you should know: Giving Tree just got done with a tour alongside Joe Purdy. RAD. Giving Tree is releasing their next album, Vacilador, through Pledge Music. BADASS. The song you’ll hear below comes from it and you can head on over to their website and snag yourself a free download. RIGHTEOUS. I trust this album will impress as much as their last, The Joke, The Threat, And The Obvious.

Next time, Giving Tree Band. NEXT TIME.


The Giving Tree Band :: Cold Cold Rain

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Dudes, if you got on downloadin’ that wonderfully righteous mix we pointed you towards via American Songwriter a couple weeks back, we here at the blog can probably safely assume that you ┬áhave a hard-on just as large as ours for the band that is Trapper Schoepp and The Shades.

The first word of this song is a name. It is a name that happens to be mine. Obviously, this is my most favorite song ever now. It’s finally happened: I don’t have to change my name to ‘Melissa’ so I can have an awesome song about my moniker.

That aside, sweet Jesus, we are digging this jam. Trapper Schoepp and The Shades will release Run, Engine, Run 25 September and we are incredibly excited about this release. We’re always excited about any alt-country, Americana-jam laced album THAT IS ACTUALLY GOING TO NOT SUCK that comes us so put us in line to snag this one the day it arrives. Calendars marked…


Trapper Schoepp and The Shades :: Tracks [mp3]

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