Welcome to the special SXSW edition of Something Old and Something New from Some Velvet Blog, coming to you live from Austin, Texas.
For Something Old this week, I’ve dug through the crates for this classic from The Flatlanders the legendary trio of Butch Hancock, Joe Ely and long time Austin resident Jimmie Dale Gilmore. The song comes from their classic roots record More A Legend Than A Band that was originally recorded in 1971 and properly released in 1992.
Something New this weeks from the psychedelic young-uns from Nashville who call themselves The Paperhead. Their self-titled debut album comes out next week (March 22nd) on Trouble In Mind Records. I’ll cut to the chase here: they treat Sixties psychedelia with respect. They draw on Nuggets, garagedelia, early Floyd, some Spacemen 3 and Incredible String Band with some great jams. Where Australia’s modern-day psychers Tame Impala throw down the rock, The Paperhead – barely out of their teens, create a complimentary mixed bag of indie-psych that you should add to your collection.
Download: Can’t Keep My Eyes Open – The Paperhead