I'll be checking out Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks at Wolftraps barn this Wednesday. NPR reviewed a track from his new record which contains some helping hands from the likes of Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, Thomas Dolby, and Gibby Haynes from the Butthole Surfers.

Hickey, his buddy Jeff and a few others have formed Echo Boomers and are currently working on a new album, 17 tracks in all. Here are a couple sound bites.

The Zoom quilt is a fantastic dizzying array of all sorts of shit. Very neat.

Some more enjoyable Chin Up Chin Up sounds.

Morning Spy. Here's a video and a few more tracks if you're interested in delving further.

Anamude is Ana Hortillosa and an acoustic guitar. Something about her voice, the raw sound, and the fact that she composed all of this on a four track snagged my ear. Not that the production is overwhelming, but maybe I have hope because my four track doesn't produce a sound like this. Maybe it's me? Yeah. Interview

Chin Up Chin Up - Virginia Don't Drown
Morning Spy - Slow Flood
Anamude - Comfort