americansongwriter:

Writer of the Week: 
Slaid Cleaves
Historically, America has been known as the “Promised Land,” but Austin-based songwriter Slaid Cleaves has vowed to never again call it that. In his newest album, Still Fighting The War, Cleaves explores American life from a grittier perspective – through the eyes of disenchanted war veterans, blue-collar workers and people from small towns just trying to get by. The album doesn’t drop until June 18, but American Songwriter’s Mike Berick has already dubbed it “one of the year’s best singer-songwriter albums.” We talked with Cleaves about songwriting, the inspiration behind Still Fighting The War and more.
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americansongwriter:

Writer of the Week: 

Slaid Cleaves

Historically, America has been known as the “Promised Land,” but Austin-based songwriter Slaid Cleaves has vowed to never again call it that. In his newest album, Still Fighting The War, Cleaves explores American life from a grittier perspective – through the eyes of disenchanted war veterans, blue-collar workers and people from small towns just trying to get by. The album doesn’t drop until June 18, but American Songwriter’s Mike Berick has already dubbed it “one of the year’s best singer-songwriter albums.” We talked with Cleaves about songwriting, the inspiration behind Still Fighting The War and more.

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nprfreshair:

Ken Tucker on the new album, Still Fighting the War, from Texas singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves:

He writes and sings songs primarily about working-class people and romantics both hopeful and hopeless. That said, it’s also not difficult to hear another element of the fortysomething Cleaves’ past: He was an English and philosophy major at Tufts, and his lyrics are underpinned by both a fine sense of meter and moral perspicacity.

Image via Slaid Cleaves

nprfreshair:

Ken Tucker on the new album, Still Fighting the War, from Texas singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves:

He writes and sings songs primarily about working-class people and romantics both hopeful and hopeless. That said, it’s also not difficult to hear another element of the fortysomething Cleaves’ past: He was an English and philosophy major at Tufts, and his lyrics are underpinned by both a fine sense of meter and moral perspicacity.

Image via Slaid Cleaves

Slaid Cleaves - Rust Belt Fields

‘Cause they figured it out
And shipped the elbow grease
Down to Mexico
And off to the Chinese
And I learned a little something
‘Bout how things are
No one gets a bonus
For bloody knuckles and scars
No one remembers your name
Just for working hard

The morning that I get to hell
They’ll play me my life on a tv so I see it all
Everything I’d never tell

Friday night concert - Thee Oh Sees.  84 minutes of them.  

Fuck yeah

Get me a lawn chair, a beach, and a drink.  

ooftv:

AMERICAN MUSIC Ep 3: Natural Child (by OutOfFocus TV)

nerd-utopia:

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