Songs from Beth Jeans Houghton

  Atmospheric yet strong, Beth Jeans Houghton’s song “Dodecahedron” is really lovely. She’s from Newcastle in the UK so she’s a little different from our Australian or Swedish loves but fits in quite well. The album has been out since February but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t listen to it. Check out “Sweet Tooth Bird” as well. Buy the album on Amazon.   Continue reading Songs from Beth Jeans Houghton

RER Recommends: Calm and Collected

A few weeks ago I wrote a post on Bonnaroo and included a few songs from artists that I was impressed by at the festival. Since then, I feel as if my life has been the complete opposite of a relaxing, meditative vacation in what is essentially a hippie state. Instead, I’ve been running around busy with everything under the sun.  As a result, the music I’ve been listening to is a reflection of the calm pace I’d prefer. Here are a few that have stuck out in my mind. I first heard Keenan O’Meara on the YouTube channel of a roadie for the Avett Brothers. … Continue reading RER Recommends: Calm and Collected

ReR Recommends: A different kind of Fourth of July playlist

Life in America is as sweet as apple pie. But then you get a traffic ticket in the mail. Or a government policy steps on your toes. The bellowy “Proud to Be An American” anthem is fine and dandy, but that’s not always reality. When you want to express discontent, this is the playlist for you. Discontent transcends sub-genres of punk. These 11 tracks span 25 minutes: ‘Merican – Descendents American – T.S.O.L (True Sounds Of Liberty) 4th of July – U.S. Bombs Baby, I’m An Anarchist! – Against Me! Stars And Stripes – Circle Jerks America – Sick Of It … Continue reading ReR Recommends: A different kind of Fourth of July playlist