As much as we loved the songs we gave away this week from [mp3com-artist]Seeker Lover Keeper[/mp3com-artist] and [mp3com-artist]AVAN LAVA[/mp3com-artist], it's been the category called country that took our ears for a ride this week. From Hawks in L.A. to friends on the Front Porch, this week's been all about the twang. [caption id="attachment_83561" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="I See Hawks In L.A."][/caption] The band that [mp3com-artist]Dave Alvin [/mp3com-artist]calls "a California treasure" (and we simply call the best band to come out of LA since the [mp3com-artist]Flying Burrito Brothers[/mp3com-artist]), [mp3com-artist]I See Hawks In LA[/mp3com-artist] turned us on to their new album, A New Kind of Lonely, by way of a Free MP3 of the Day called "Spirit of Death." It's not a sad song, though. It's actually amazingly joyful, as you can hear. [mp3com-download url="http://files.radio.com/downloads/time-based/i-see-hawks-in-la-spirit-of-death.mp3" artist="I See Hawks In L.A." song="Spirit of Death" expiration="01/17/2013" email="none" year="2012" label="I See Hawks In LA"/] [caption id="attachment_83563" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Front Porch Country Band"][/caption] Great music often comes from great friendships and that's never been more true than with the songs that come from America's Ambassadors of Country Music: the [mp3com-artist]Front Porch Country Band.[/mp3com-artist] A five man one woman crew that have been singing, traveling and recording together for the better part of 20 years, they inspired us to dig out our [mp3com-artist]Hank Williams[/mp3com-artist] and [mp3com-artist]Dave Dudley[/mp3com-artist] records when we heard "Louisiana Line." [mp3com-download url="http://files.radio.com/downloads/time-based/front-porch-country-louisiana-line.mp3" artist="Front Porch Ctry Band" song="Louisiana Line" expiration="07/19/2012" email="none" year="2011" label="Front Porch CB"/] [caption id="attachment_83560" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Brandon Bush Band"][/caption] Last but certainly not least are a trio of young cats who infuse some down and dirty rock riffs into their particular kind of country, the Fannin County, Texas trio called the [mp3com-artist]Brandon Bush Band[/mp3com-artist]. We want to mix the song, "You Make it Look So Easy," into a set with the [mp3com-artist]Georgia Satellites[/mp3com-artist] and the [mp3com-artist]Drive By Truckers[/mp3com-artist]. Pretty much gives you an idea of where Brandon and his boys are coming from, doesn't it? [mp3com-download url="http://files.radio.com/downloads/time-based/brandon-bush-so-easy.mp3" artist="Brandon Bush Band" song="You Make It Look So Easy" expiration="01/16/2013" email="none" year="2011" label="Brandon Bush"/]

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