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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Midweek Treats

Some midweek Treats for you today courtesy of Seattle record label Barsuk.
Now as everyone knows barsuk is the Russian word for badger as in Tim Barsuk. However the label is not if fact named after our black and white furry friends but after the black Labrador belonging to the labels owners hence the cute cover. Glad we got that sorted.
Founded in 1998 they have a pretty impressive stable of artists

Here are three of the better known ones. Nada Surf (from the 2002 album Let  Go), Rilo Kiley (from 2001's Takeoffs and Landings ) and Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter (with the title track from 2002's Reckless Burning).

I've tried unsuccessfully to burn this sampler a few times before This time I struck lucky.

Nada Surf - Inside Of Love

Rilo Kiley - Pictures of Success

Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter - Reckless Burning


  1. That Nada Surf track is splendid

  2. Rilo Kiley also rather good, but Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter is the best of them all. Three top tunes

  3. I've got the first two Jesse Sykes albums. Hearing 'Reckless Burning' again has reminded me how good they are.

  4. That was a great album alright alright. I loved Blue Diamonds and Happy Kid by Nada Surf as well. Thanks.

  5. Three excellent midweek treats there CC, especially enjoyed the Rilo Kiley track.

  6. Not enough love on t'net for Nada Surf. Everything they release is excellent. And they put on a great live show.

  7. Big fan of Barsuk. You’ve inspired me to do something on another band from their roster.

  8. Rilo Kiley can do no wrong in my eyes. The other two ain't half bad either.