Glide Magazine premieres the new debut album from Cryptids After Dark!
“With ‘Some Distant Light’ Cryptids After Dark mix elements of synth pop, new wave and ‘shoegaze’ with 60s influenced jangle pop.”
Some Distant Light is out this Friday on Hibernator Gigs, but you can stream the whole album now!
Moon Palace premiere their s/t debut album today! Stream the full release over at Vents Magazine and pick it up tomorrow from Plume Records! Release show in Seattle at Chop Suey on October 24th.
“Filled with sulky and haunting vocals, every song feels as its own. A perfect record for those who enjoy Warpaint or Bat For Lashes.”
Vents Magazine is premiering Starover Blue‘s Moneystealer in full — stream the EP and catch them on tour now!
8/25 San Francisco: Neck of the Woods
8/26 Fresno: Tioga Sequoia Brewing Co.
8/27 San Diego: Soda Bar
8/29 LA: Silverlake Lounge
8/30 Santa Barbara: Mercury Lounge
8/31 Las Vegas: Artiface
9/01 Sacramento: Fox & Goose
9/02 Davis: Sudwerk Dock store
9/03 Portland: Bunk Bar
The Slowdown‘s new album Summer. Snow. is streaming in full today at 90.9 The Bridge. Stream it today — available everywhere tomorrow!
Impose premieres the full stream of Shells‘ debut release New Bones:
In the six track EP, Shells communicates both the pensiveness and the peace – lyrics that have the edge, with calm tunes and a delicate voice that provide the hope. ‘Fragments’ is the tune that will draw you in with a lush orchestral movement at the beginning, segueing into an easy beat with words that are weary with hope.
Spill Magazine is premiering Tomten‘s full album today! Stream Cremation Songs, available from Plume Records on LP/CD/DL on Friday, July 7th.
HiFi Noise shares Foxholes’ S/T album.
Ghettoblaster Magazine premieres Foxholes’ S/T album full stream, out on CD, vinyl, and digital formats on May 26th!
Brooklyn Vegan is premiering the full album stream of The Shivers‘ Grey Romantic in advance of its release on February 14th!
Stream the album and celebrate the album release on February 18th at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.
Check out The Shivers in The Village Voice.
Check out The Shivers on Brightest Young Things.
Watch the music video for “Heaven’s Cryin'” at The Wild Honey Pie.
Watch the music video for “The Dirty Shed” at Pancakes and Whiskey.
Glide Magazine has the full stream of The Watters‘ new album Great Unknown, out this Friday:
The 10 songs on the album are thick and soulful, at times reminiscent of groups like the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Fleetwood Mac, and even a similar spunk to contemporaries like Lake Street Dive. Ultimately, the tunes on Great Unknown are as fun to dance along to as they are to jam in the background while sipping wine with friends on a summer night.
There are hints of lonesome, Western expanse to the album, which finds Parham wrestling with, as he says, the changing face of the American Dream…On ‘These American Blues,’ Parham travels through an America both mythic and all-too-real. It’s a cross-country journey of an album, so what are you waiting for? Hit the road.
Elmore Magazine premieres the full stream of the forthcoming album from Levi Parham — These American Blues is due out on Music Road Records on June 24th.
Druids‘ full album stream for Cycles of Mobeum, out June 3rd on Sump Pump Records, premieres today on Pure Grain Audio.
NorthWest Music Scene premieres the debut album from Seattle 5-piece John Dillon!
John Dillon is a new experimental pop band fronted by singing-songwriting mad genius Dillon Sturtevant…Everything from hypnagogic pop to new wave to dream pop to noise pop shows up…Though there’s obviously a very poppy, immediate sensibility to a lot of what happens on this LP, it’s all filtered through a diverse and kaleidoscopic lens.
Stream “The Lost Estate” and pick up a vinyl copy tomorrow from Plume Records.
Copperfox‘s new EP Haunts is out Friday! Songwriting Magazine premieres the full stream today:
“We think that the end result is something very special…Our personal favourite is the D’ark remix of ‘Feel In The Void,’ with the fresh take giving it a Princess Chelsea meets My Bloody Valentine vibe.”
Pageant‘s Endless Sun EP, available on November 13th on CD and digital formats, is streaming in full in advance of the release over at East of 8th. Click over to listen!
Justin Fallen and the Angels’ new EP The Rock and Roll Kids is out this Friday! Stream the full release at Bucket Full of Nails and pick up a copy in Austin at Hole in the Wall on Thursday:
Imagine Lou Reed thumbing a ride from the E Street Band, traveling from Lexington and 125th in Harlem to Texas, to catch Townes Van Zandt. Kissed by all three, Austin singer/songwriter Justin Fallen and his Angels affect the affability of Van Zandt, the largesse of Springsteen and grit of Reed on their new EP, The Rock & Roll Kids.
Scott Wesley’s EP is out next Friday! Stream the release and read the fantastic review at For The Country Record:
The lead single from the project (and its opening track) is ‘Heavy Rotation’, a swampy country-blues song with pop inflections and a hook that’s wonderfully catchy…The second single from the project is ‘My Love’, a darker, more subdued offering featuring aching pedal steel and fluttering mandolin, and a feel that’s more akin to Americana…‘Front Porch Light’, meanwhile, is a sweet little pop country ballad…Scott seems to be something of a romantic, and ‘Fell For It Again’ is a perfect example of that…‘That Girl’, meanwhile, is an upbeat, southern rock-esque foot-tapper about Scott’s soulmate – who he hasn’t met yet.
GroundSounds streams the debut album by Tulsa’s Jacob Tovar and the Saddle Tramps, coming out on Horton Records on CD and digital, with vinyl coming soon. Says Tovar:
I started performing when I got laid off from a job that I loathed. I spent some time taking care of my newborn son and started playing out and submersing myself in the Tulsa music scene. I had before just basically been a self-taught bedside guitarist interested in playing classical and fingerstyle genres. My older lead guitarist brother was constantly on me to get out and play and play with him whenever we got together. I went back to college and did a few semesters – through my music instructors, I was encouraged to sing more, so I began singing and playing.
The experience of recording the debut album was wonderful. I hand-picked the musicians I wanted in the studio – I had worked with them many times in a live setting, so we ended up cutting the album live just because we were so comfortable and have such great chemistry playing together. I had been to Fellowship Hall Studio last summer with a group of Tulsa musicians to record a compilation and really enjoyed Jason’s style of recording and the way that he uses the original tape reel to record and create that classic sound.
Bucket Full of Nails premieres the debut album from Nashville’s Miss Lauren Pratt, out on August 21st.
An astute storyteller, Pratt’s debut album, Days Like Tonight, is steeped in Southern comforts (“Days Like Tonight,” Delta Family” and “Josephine”), myth (“Sword in the Stone”) and memory (“One By One”). Influenced by the likes of James Taylor, Jennifer Knapp and Alison Krauss, Pratt forges her own distinct path, demonstrating her dynamic vocal range on “Tattoo Lady” and emotive power on buzzing closer “Difficult Year.” Equally at ease with a warbling coo as she is with stern condescension, Days Like Tonight announces Pratt as a voice that can capture any mood and a writer of close-knit tales.
For the Country Record premieres Trevor Brooks‘ debut release Lonely At Its Finest:
This record represents a whole host of heavy emotions and difficult lessons learned…His voice breaks on ‘Steal My Car’ and submits to the dominant electric guitar, while the dobro gives ‘Finished That Bottle Too’ a reflective, melancholic feel, and ‘Talk Me Out of Her’ builds to a passionate crescendo. ‘Bottle up the lonely, let it pour all over me. I’ll sip it slow til I go drowning in your memory,’ Trevor sings on closing track ‘When The Lonely Feels Normal’, an emotive piece of classic Americana to be proud of.