VIDEO PREMIERE: Impose premieres Karen Meat’s “Pizza & Beer”

Impose premieres Karen Meat & the Players‘ new video for “Pizza & Beer” from their debut cassette Karen Meat & the Computer (Red Nude Tapes):

Karen Meat and her crew of Players and Computers provide the minimalist audio, and visuals for the “Pizza & Beer” video that involves a mess of PBRs, Miller Lites, Budweisers, and delivery pizza, and a predominately fixed camera on a tripod. The self-aware states of eating too much, and drinking too much are explained in a kind of honesty heard in the manner of west coast style indie girl rock that can be heard from the Southern California coasts, through the Bay Area circuits, and to the north left scenes of Seattle. The song on the surface has a catchy and funny mode while there is an autonomous statement that lies beneath the slacker-like minimalism. The law tables of attraction and affection are overturned with an autonomy mission that says ‘take me as I am’ in the lyrical, and conceptual subtext, heard loud and clear by the final tongue in cheek line,”I’ll get really thin, maybe you’ll like me then”.

ALBUM PREMIERE: Exclaim! premieres Annalibera’s debut album ‘Nevermind I Love You’

Exclaim! has the exclusive full stream of Annalibera‘s debut album Nevermind I Love You, out on vinyl and digital formats from Sump Pump Records on March 24th.

ALSO:
Watch the “Blooms” video at Culture Collide
Watch the “Black Cat White Cat” video at The Wild Honey Pie
Listen to “Black Cat White Cat” on BIRP.fm
Download “Black Cat White Cat” on Fingertips Music
Song of the Day on KDHX
Song of the Day on The VPME
Song of the Day on Aimless Skylarking
Track of the week on Audio Femme
Track of the Day on Even the Stars
“Black Cat White Cat” on Shell Zenner’s Amazing Tunes radio show
Interview in Juice Magazine
Album review in Pulse Magazine
Album review on Selective Memory Magazine
Feature in Eleven Music Magazine
Album review on Surviving the Golden Age
Album review on The Revue
Album review on Get It On Vinyl
Album review on DSMINB
Album review on Shout It Loud Reviews
Interview on Hear Nebraska
Track review on Indie Obsessive
Track review on Just Music I Like
Track review on Record Rewind Play
Track review on Click and Listen IT
Track review on Distant Records
Track review on Bucket Full of Nails
Check out more here

Pop Matters reviews Christian Lee Hutson’s album ‘Yeah Okay, I Know’

Pop Matters reviews Christian Lee Hutson‘s sophomore full-length Yeah Okay, I Know, out now on CD, vinyl and digital formats on Trailer Fire Records.

A quiet confidence exudes from Hutson’s grit-tinged vocal as he handles the miniature journey crafted by the rollicking folk-influenced opener…In the two years since his debut album, he has become more relaxed in his skin as an artist…The album has shown remarkable growth for Hutson, especially in the line of production and crafting his own muted instrumental atmosphere.

ALSO:
Read a 9/10 album review at Americana UK
Read Christian’s Nashville Five on Lockeland Springsteen
Watch “Monster” on Rust Magazine
Watch “Late November” on Heartbreaking Bravery
Watch “Ghost To Coast” on Diffuser.fm
Watch “They’re All Gonna Hate Me” on The Bluegrass Situation
Watch “Dirty Little Cheat” on Twang Nation
Watch “Castles in the Air” on Southern Manners
Watch “Mess” on The Vinyl District
Watch “I Do Mean Well” on Americana Daily
Interview in Albuquerque Journal-News
Interview in Columbia Free Times
Interview in River Cities Reader
Interview in University of Georgia’s Red & Black
Feature in Oklahoma Gazette
Feature in North Coast Journal
Feature on Mad Mackerel
Album Review on A Soulful Sound
Check out more here

Bitch Magazine loves Field Division’s single “Faultlines”

Bitch Magazine includes Field Division‘s lead single “Faultlines,” from their debut EP Reverie State, in its feature of “17 New Songs We Love”!

ALSO:
Stream the Reverie State EP on American Songwriter
Watch “Faultlines” on CMJ
Watch “Hollow Body Weather” on Folk Radio UK
Listen to “Hollow Body Weather” on Wondering Sound
Listen to “Modest Mountains” (featuring Andrew Heringer of Milo Greene) on The 405
Listen to “Of Lives We’ve Never Known” on Blahblahblah Science
Listen to “To Innisfree Land” on Gold Flake Paint
Listen to “Faultlines” on My Old Kentucky Blog
Check out more here

Tele Novella on the cover of Submerge Magazine

Submerge Magazine interviews Tele Novella and features the band on the cover of this bi-weekly issue!

ALSO:
Tele Novella on USA Today
Listen to “No Excalibur” (demo) on Impose
Download “No Excalibur” (demo) at Fingertips and Magnet Magazine
“Don’t Be A Stranger” (demo) as Song of the Day on KDHX
Show preview on Brooklyn Vegan
Show preview on LAist.com
Show of the week in North Coast Journal
Recommended show on Brightest Young Things
Recommended show in Seattle Stranger
Interview with Dayton Most Metro
Interview in Flagpole
Interview in Athens’ Sacramento Bee
Interview in Eugene Register-Guard
Interview in The Albuquerque Journal
Interview in The Amarillo Globe-News
Interview in Eugene Weekly
Interview in Sacramento News & Review
Interview in University of Georgia’s Red & Black
Check out more here

VIDEO PREMIERE: USA Today premieres The River Monks video “Beasts”

USA Today interviewed The River Monks about their new video “Beasts,” the first single from their forthcoming album Home Is The House, out on May 20th. Check out the premiere here!

ALSO:
Stream the album on American Songwriter
Watch “I Am A Lake” on CMT Edge
Listen to “Beasts” on Gold Flake Paint
Song of the Week on The Bluegrass Situation
Download “Beasts” on Magnet Magazine
Song of the Day on KDHX
Listen to “I Am A Lake” on The Vinyl District
Catch The River Monks on Folk Radio UK
Read an interview with Ghettoblaster Magazine
Read a review of the album in Performer Magazine
Read a review of the album on Americana UK
Album review in Little Village Magazine
Album of the Week on Iowa Public Radio
Interview in River Cities Reader
Interview in Vox Magazine
Interview in Oklahoma Gazette
Interview in Colorado Springs Independent
Interview in Des Moines Cityview
Interview on Hear Nebraska
Interview on Larryville Chronicles
Feature in Amarillo Globe-News
Feature in Columbia Daily Tribune
Check out more here

The Daily Listening premieres Annalibera’s ‘L.I.A.R.’ EP

The Daily Listening premieres L.I.A.R., Annalibera‘s 3-song follow-up EP to the debut full-length Nevermind I Love You, taken from the same recording session and coming out on 6/16:

Des Moines has some budding indie-rock royalty on their hands. After discovering the spellbindingly-beautiful sounds of Annalibera this past winter, we’ve been sharing their debut, Nevermind I Love You, with anyone willing to listen…Emerging with its own cohesive style and theme, L.I.A.R. employs a semi-country-tinged twang-pop playfulness sure to win over any listener.

Annalibera’s “Love In A Recession” on Recory Rewind Play

Record, Rewind, Play shares Annalibera‘s new single “Love In A Recession”:

“Love in a Recession” is the first track from Annalibera since the release of their rightfully acclaimed and stunning debut album Nevermind I love You. The 3-track EP, L.I.A.R., was recorded during the album sessions, and while it shares a sound and vision with the album material, through Anna Gebhardt’s wonderful vocals and lyrical themes, it swaps some of the album’s lush dream-pop sonics for country-twinged acoustic folk. Slide guitars over swirling guitars, in other words. It is, however, every bit as wonderful as its predecessor.

GroundSounds premieres “Handle Myself” by Ship of Fools

GroundSounds premieres the debut single “Handle Myself” by the genre-melding Baton Rouge quartet Ship of Fools, featuring cello by Cuban-born, Venezuela-raised and Switzerland-trained Raudol Palacios; Baton Rouge native Michael Blount on guitar; and LSU students Ashley Monaghan on vocals and Eric Brown on percussion. GroundSounds calls the track “pure sonic goodness.”

The Boot premieres Trevor Brooks’ debut single “Talk Me Out Of Her”

The Boot premieres the debut single from Nashville country singer/songwriter Trevor Brooks. Check out “Talk Me Out Of Her” from his debut EP, set for release this summer:

Brooks is someone we could get used to hearing: His vocals are warm and inviting as, in this particular song, he earnestly sings about a girl that he wants — but he knows she’s not what he needs. Instead, he begs listeners to, as the title suggests, “talk me out of her.”

Annalibera’s “Love In A Recession” song of the day on Aimless Skylarking

Aimless Skylarking picks Annalibera‘s new single “Love In A Recession” as song of the day!

My grandmother came from a big family during The Great Depression. She had 10 siblings, each seemingly born about 9 months apart…Never have I met a thriftier bunch of folks, nothing was ever tossed away. ..She also had a wicked sense of humor about it all, she’d make jokes about how her brothers had only one thing to play with as kids. And being poor was the reason why she had so many siblings, it’s what people did back then. That’s why Annalibera’s new song, ‘Love In A Recession’ struck a chord, if not my funny bone. Don’t make me spell it out for you, listen for yourself.

The Peculiar Pretzelmen’s new single “Big Mary” on New Music Michael

New Music Michael has the new single from The Peculiar Pretzelmen, “Big Mary,” about the true story of Mary the elephant, who was publicly executed by hanging in 1916 after trampling one of her handlers. The song explores the mishandling of circus animals and the evolving morals and cruel standards of entertainment.

Catch them on tour now:

Jun 03 – Taos NM at Burger Stand
Jun 04 – Colorado Springs CO at Flux Capacitor
Jun 05 – Denver CO at Lions Lair
Jun 06 – Lake Hedke NE at Pondstock
Jun 07 – Wichita KS at Elbow Room
Jun 08 – Kearney NE at Gillies
Jun 10 – Spearfish SD at Killians
Jun 11 – Buffalo WY at Up In Smoke
Jun 12 – Casper WY at Wonder Bar
Jun 13 – Salt Lake City UT at Granary Row Concert Series
Jun 14 – Las Vegas NV at Huntridge