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

Little Village Magazine reviews SIRES album

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“If SIRES did sell their soul for this rock and roll, they got their money’s worth. They’ve crafted an album packed with smart, bright classic hooks as well as dark, lusty bombastic rhythms: an impressive juxtaposition”

Thanks to Little Village Mag for the great review of SIRES’ new album Soul For Sale, out this Friday on Station 1 Records!

Magic Magic Roses premiere first single “In Time” with Vents Magazine

Hear the beautiful new track “In Time,” the first single off Dusk, the forthcoming album from San Francisco dreamy folk band Magic Magic Roses due out at the end of the year on Seattle’s Plume Records:

I started writing ‘In Time’ on a plane to Hawaii, and much of the song takes its cue from being there and searching for shells on the beach. It’s a funny activity, because you are searching and searching and sometimes you don’t find anything, and sometimes you think you’ve found something spectacular, and then you take it home and you realize it’s just a normal rock or something. You have to trust that the ocean will bring you some wonderful treasure someday. I was thinking about this process as a metaphor for relationships…the song again relates to the idea of reckoning – recognizing when something isn’t right and moving on…throwing it back in the ocean!

Check it out over at Vents Magazine!

SIRES premiere “My Everything” music video with The Vinyl District

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Head over to The Vinyl District to watch the new music video from SIRES for “My Everything,” a track about destructive obsession—obsession with image, people, and perfection to the point where anything less than perfect violates your looking glass self. “My Everything” is off the forthcoming album Soul For Sale, out October 21st on Station 1 Records:

With a booming drum beat that goes back to early rock, covered by overlaid choruses and harp strings, the new track from the Iowa band SIRES carries legacy in its sound, even as its big production video looks at something more modern—cyber bullying and its effects…the band isn’t long for merely the cornfields of central Iowa.

Impose premieres PLEASURES’ music video for “Gemini Twin”

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Head over to Impose for the premiere of the new music video from PLEASURES!

“With their new video for ‘Gemini Twin,’ PLEASURES hold nothing back. Directed by Robert Jensen, a stop motion video takes the viewer into desolation and desire, a constant amalgam of confusion– exactly what the song’s subject matter entails.”