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.
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.”
Atwood Magazine premieres “Lock-Out Time,” the first single off debut album I Want To Be Your B from Because:
“Because (Randy Bemrose of Radiation City) pushes us to dig into our imaginative cores on debut single ‘Lock-Out Time,’ a technicolor tapestry of thought & sound. (via Plume Records)”
My Old Kentucky Blog premieres the new single from Magic Magic Roses — listen to “Dusk” below, the title track from their forthcoming album, out next month on Plume Records:
“Sonically, it would be hard not to bring up comparisons to Mazzy Star and Hope Sandoval’s static vocal delivery. The song resonates quickly and melds well with the autumnal winds and colors outside your window.”
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!