Friday, July 25, 2008

Local Girl Makes Good...Again

For those of you who have been around for a while in Jacksonville, you'll know doubt know who Tracy Shedd is. Tracy has been playing stuff in Jacksonville for as long as I've been here and that's been nearly a decade, so she's kind of a familiar name.

After a while of being here and doing just about everything there was to do here in Jacksonville she got picked up by the rather brilliant Teenbeat label. After two albums on Teenbeat, one for Devil in the Woods, and more tours than you can shake a stick at, she kind of slowed down to the point where I'm not sure what happened.

As fate would have it, she's back and as it happens, with a new record. Cigarettes & Smoke Machines brings Shedd back home and is now her third album for Teenbeat. Shedd’s place on the Teenbeat roster has obviously grown stronger throughout the years and it’s an immense pleasure to see that at a time when the record industry is in a state of “huh?” a record as worthwhile as Cigarettes & Smoke Machines can appear on a label as true to itself as Teenbeat.

Download: Whatever It Takes

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