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

Vents Magazine premieres Laura Oden single

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Thanks to Vents Magazine for premiering the opening track off Anchorage, AK singer-songwriter Laura Oden’s forthcoming album Peel Back Another Layer, out January 6th on CD/DL:

The first single and opening track, ‘The Best Things In Life,’ was written as the closing song for a Creative Placemaking event in Anchorage called The Urban Conflux, conceived of and produced by Laura Oden. This was a large-scale experience in which 30 events were planned all over town and the public was invited to join, only to be interrupted mid-event by musicians who lead participants of all 30 events to town square park for a two-hour retelling of the history of Anchorage through original music, spoken word and movement. ‘The Best Things In Life’ was the finale, performed on a cloudless 70 degree day to hundreds of residents and visitors.

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For those sad that Radiation City played their last show in December, be happy that former drummer Randy Bemrose has released a solo album, I Want To Be Your B, under the alias Because. This album has allowed the talented, local artist to fully explore an experimental sound on his own. And that new path is working, because the nine songs on this album are golden.

Eleven PDX Magazine reviews the debut album from Because (Randy Bemrose of Radiation City), out now on CD/LP/DL from Plume Records.

RVA Magazine previews Illiterate Light show

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RVA Magazine recommends tonight’s Illiterate Light show at The Camel!

RVA shows you must see this week:

The Harrisonburg-based duo has been grabbing attention lately with their high-energy live performances, and recent EP Earthworm certainly showcases some powerful songwriting, excellent instrumental technique, and memorably strong vocal harmonies. This band is sure to bring a smile to your face, and you should definitely give them the opportunity to do so!

Portland Mercury reviews Because LP

Portland Mercury on the debut album from Because (Randy Bemrose of Radiation City), out now on Plume Records:

These nine painstakingly crafted pop songs are enjoyably all over the place; the first four alone draw from Kinks-esque ’60s pop, ’70s breakbeat funk, bossa nova, and the textural minimalism of a Sparklehorse ballad—in fact, Because’s unifying aesthetic is this same knack for the warm, tastefully experimental production of Sparklehorse pop polyglot Mark Linkous. Most of I Want to Be Your B grooves a lot harder than Sparklehorse ever did, though, and a grab bag of psychedelia colors the record’s funnest moments…. — NATHAN TUCKER

The Boot premieres Matt Jordan’s new single “Chicago”

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The Boot is premiering “Chicago,” the new single from fast-rising Nashville/Eureka country singer-songwriter Matt Jordan:

A mid-tempo country-rock song, “Chicago” is wistful and brooding, with lyrics that paint a vivid picture: “Fall growing in with the winter breeze / Hands in my pocket on a crowded street / Thinking about when your fingers locked in mine / I wander by the bay where the waves hit the wall / Remember that summer just before the fall / When everything was going great ’til you said goodbye.” The chorus of “Chicago” adds to the tune’s melancholy feel, as Jordan confesses, “I hear the skyline lights are awful pretty / But I can’t find the good in nothing since I let you go / I’m just a wishful-thinking boy stuck in the city / Talking to your ghost / Dying in Chicago.”