Levi Parham signs with Music Road Records!

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Congrats to Levi Parham on signing with Austin’s Music Road Records!

Look for a new release in 2016, and in the meantime, check out his self-released EP Avalon Drive, which elicited some goods words:

The melody is enticing, there’s a melancholy feel” – CMT Edge

[One] of my best new discoveries this past week:…Levi Parham” – Sean Moeller, Paste Magazine

Parham [has a] soulful, gritty and tender voice” – The Boot

Whatever it is, Levi Parham has it.” – The Bluegrass Situation

Souther roots course through his music.” – Folk Radio UK

An Okie version of Ray LaMontagne…” – Kansas City Star

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

VIDEO PREMIERE: CMJ premieres Field Division video “Faultlines”

CMJ premieres the video for Field Division’s first single “Faultlines,” praising the duo’s “organic, soft-stomp folk.”

ALSO:
Stream the Reverie State EP on American Songwriter
Check out Field Division on Bitch Magazine
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

Selective Memory Mag reviews There Is No Mountain’s album LUNA

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Selective Memory Mag reviews Luna, the new album from Portland’s There Is No Mountain:

It’s not that this album is folk rock than it is ethereal alternative forcing genres from the early ‘90s that bands like House of Love or Lush fused together…The eccentricity of [drummer/vocalist Kali Giaritta and guitarist/vocalist Matt Harmon] allow them to explore avenues of rock and pop in ways others have not…Levels are pushed and the power from these two explode. What is this monster I have ran into? How can an album that has started out as gentle as a blown leaf turn into a vivacious rock odyssey?

Exclaim! premieres Field Division’s music video for “Modest Mountains”

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Exclaim! premieres the new music video from Field Division — watch “Modest Mountains” from their Reverie State EP:

Shot during a tour to the West Coast this past November, performance footage is nicely spliced with shots of babbling brooks, sweeping vistas and waves crashing on sandy shores. The wild beauty of the band’s scenic tour route pairs excellently with the track’s flighty vocals and reverberating guitars, mandolins and drums.

Surviving the Golden Age reviews There Is No Mountain’s album LUNA

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Surviving the Golden Age digs in to There Is No Mountain‘s new album LUNA, out now from ORG Music:

There’s a ton going on with the guitars, whether they’re big and fuzzy or faint and picked, but it’s like life going on below the surface of a body of water. When the guitar is at its most intricate, it’s also at its softest volume. There are big, fuzzy chords on ‘Listening to Sadness’ and ‘Waterbound,’ but there are also soft, plucked parts hiding in there. ‘Hiking’ is one of the few songs where the guitar gets all the solos it needs to really stand out. Because inspiration was taken from so many sources, at times the guitars sound like ‘90s alternative, or Latin (think of a world music CD being played at a Ten Thousand Villages store,) or a little Renaissance Faire-esque when it gets classical, or kind of folky Americana. I’m pretty sure I even caught a touch of zydeco in ‘Black Hole (Part 2).’

Portland State Vanguard reviews There Is No Mountain’s album release show

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The Portland State Vanguard reviews There Is No Mountain‘s album release show for Luna, out now on Org Music:

Giaritta and Harmon navigated an eclectic emotional landscape of music which was at times wistful and melancholy, while at others spirited and uplifting…it captures the highs and lows of life. In a word, it feels very raw…an incredibly unique sound, but rather than coming off as pretentious, Giaritta and Harmon’s work feels eminently relatable.

That Music Magazine reviews There Is No Mountain’s album LUNA

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That Music Magazine reviews There Is No Mountain‘s new album Luna, out today from Org Music.

Luna takes us on an hour-long trip trough their souls. With complex song structures and orchestrations, the songs flow naturally and build up a crystal-clear picture of the duet’s minds and visions. Providing unique and singular expressions, the record combines sadness, with darker themes of anxiety and depression, to bubbly optimism. Relatable and honest, There Is No Mountain’s Luna is modern and unexpected.

Sacramento News & Review previews There Is No Mountain show

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Sacramento News & Review previews There Is No Mountain‘s show in Sacramento:

…dark, eerie and unsettling. The couple evokes a certain sense of minimalism, but between the nuanced, dynamic songwriting, the spooky harmonies and worldbeat influence, they really fill the songs out and create something truly unique.

Those Manic Seas tour dates

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The first thing people tend to notice when Richmond, VA post-punk/dance-rock band Those Manic Seas takes the stage is their lead singer Kilroy — at 9 feet tall, plastic, with a closed-circuit television for a head, he makes for an arresting figure. But once the “four” piece starts playing, the front-mannequin quickly fades as the focal point of Those Manic Seas. Beyond Kilroy’s cold smooth vocals — which Windy City Times praised for “the glacial beauty of his baritone [that] telegraphed bewilderment, vulnerability and fear” — lies a talented trio of humans delivering wire-tight post-punk grooves.

Those Manic Seas, who have drawn comparisons to bands such as MuteMath, The Killers, Interpol, and Broken Social Scene, put a lot of effort into honing a tight and compelling live show. Kilroy, who took a year to create, isn’t the only aspect of their live show that the band built. “We built and run our own light show (which the drummer controls live during the show),” drummer Daniel Medley told RVA Mag. “I want to create an emotion. [I] want people to…go home with a story. We want our set to be a manic ride, and we want to force the audience to challenge their relationship with the band during live shows.”

The band — comprised of Daniel Medley (drums, sampling), Drew Rollo (guitar, synths), and Justin Jones (keys), in addition to the aforementioned Kilroy on vocals — are on tour to celebrate the recent release of their new single “Outlier,” which Sound of Confusion called “a big song designed for big stages,” while they prepare for the release of their debut full length album, co-produced by Darren King, drummer of New Orleans-based alt-rock band MUTEMATH. In addition to King, the band is working with John Moran at Richmond’s Sound of Music Recording Studios for the new album.

See them on tour this Winter:

TOUR DATES
1/28: Richmond, VA – Balliceaux
1/29: Raleigh, NC – Slim’s
1/30: Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
1/31: Greensboro, NC – New York Pizza
2/1: Charlotte, NC – The Milestone
2/3: Asheville, NC – The Odditorium
2/5: Atlanta, GA – Under The Couch
2/6: Athens, GA – Flicker Bar
2/7: Knoxville, TN – Preservation Pub
2/8: Charleston, WV – The Empty Glass
2/9: Cincinnati, OH – Da Vida House
2/10: Louisville, KY – Third Street Dive
2/11: Huntsville, AL – Coppertop
2/12: Nashville, TN – The Basement
2/13: St. Louis, MO – The Demo
2/14: Champaign, IL – Undercut Collective
2/15: Chicago, IL – Township
2/17: Indianapolis, IN – Melody Inn
2/18: Pittsburgh, PA – Howler’s
2/19: Manhattan, NY – Arlene’s Grocery
2/20: New Brunswick, NJ – House show
2/22: Brooklyn, NY – Black Bear
2/23: Allentown, PA – Alternative Gallery
2/24: Philadelphia, PA – Bourbon and Branch
2/25: Harrisburg, PA – The Makespace
2/26: Baltimore, MD – Hippo Hut
2/28: Washington, DC – TBA