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No Depression - M. Lockwood Porter - 27

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No Depression - M. Lockwood Porter - 27

M. Lockwood Porter – 27 October 14, 2014, saw the release of the second album by San Franciscoʼs M. Lockwood Porter, 27. There was a good amount of expectation for this album, following great reviews of last yearʼs Judahʼs Gone and a spring release of the stellar split-single “Chris Bell/Secrets.” Iʼm here to tell you that Porter delivered on those expectations with an album that displays strong songwriting that spans a broad-range of genres. In fact, one of the first things that struck me about 27 was the diversity he demonstrates from song to song while still maintaining his own sound. Porter,...

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Adobe and Teardrops - M. Lockwood Porter -- 27

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Adobe and Teardrops - M. Lockwood Porter -- 27

Adobe and Teardrops - M. Lockwood Porter -- 27 I've been playing the living fuck out of M. Lockwood Porter's 27. He shared a private Soundcloud playlist with "the media" last week and, based on the play counts, I can tell I'm not the only one.Let me explain to you how powerful this album is: the first song inspired me to break up with the person I was seeing. I could tell she wasn't going to stick around, so after listening to "I Know You're Gonna Leave Me" and crying hysterically, I worked up the courage (for like a week)...

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Various Small Flames - M. LOCKWOOD PORTER – 27

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M. LOCKWOOD PORTER – 27 A few months back we featured a double A-side single from San Francisco-based folk/country artist M. Lockwood Porter. Now he has just released his second full-length album, 27, and we feel compelled to tell you about it (it’s really good). The album opens with ‘I Know You’re Gonna Leave Me’, which starts as what appears to be a peppy little folk/country song. But some sudden electric guitars kick things up a notch and by the end the thing is a fully-fledged rock song, with crashing drums and Porter’s repeated cry of “I know you’re gonna...

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Insurgent Country - M. Lockwood Porter '27'

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Insurgent Country - M. Lockwood Porter '27' M. Lockwood Porter'27'(Black Mesa Records, 2014)www.mlockwoodporter.comwww.mlockwoodporter.bandcamp.com The Bay Area is such a wonderful place for music! Between 1998 and 2001 I spent longer periods of time there, mostly in San Francisco and I could just go out four nights in a row... Well-known and completely unknown names, often the concerts and showcases were even free of entrance! So I would buy a cranberry juice and a bus ticket or I just walked to the club. Great memories... Of course M. Lockwood Porter was still a pup in rural Oklahoma back then, but I'm...

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Here Comes The Flood - M. Lockwood Porter: 27

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Here Comes The Flood - M. Lockwood Porter: 27 Singer-songwriter M. Lockwood Porter is quick to release another full-length. His debut album Judah's Gone was a pleasant surprise filled with lo-fi songs. Preceded by Chris Bell b/w Secrets single On 27 he is making inroads into the world of rock besides his Americana material. Endless gigging with a kick-ass band has boosted his confidence as a vocalist - he had to work harder to be heard. Porter turned 27 this year, an age forever associated with the deaths of his musical heroes Chris Bell, Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix. He...

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