Julia Jacklin – Don’t Let The Kids Win (album review)

October 5, 2016

Julia Jacklin is a 25 y/o artist from Australia. Her path to releasing one of my favorite debuts of 2916 is a funny one. Inspired by Britney Spears as a 10 y/o, she began taking singing lesson – classical singing. From there she transitioned to banging out Avril and Evanescence tunes in high school. It [...]

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Shovels & Rope – Little Seeds (album review)

October 4, 2016

On albums past Shovels & Rope. Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent, shared a similar trait with DBT; in using third party narratives to drive their stories forward. Little Seeds sees the married duo turn the light on themselves in what is their most personal album to date. The birth of their first child coinciding [...]

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Nick Waterhouse – Never Twice (album review)

October 1, 2016

Never Twice is Nick Waterhouse’s third album. Waterhouse is not one to chase trends. He strikes me as a man deeply committed to his vision and his craft. I envision him hearing every note in his head and then surrounding himself with the best possible people that will help his vision come to life. For [...]

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Loamlands announces debut LP, Sweet High Rise on 10/25/16

September 29, 2016

Kym Register has been a mainstay of the Raleigh-Durham music scene for 10 years. Now she’s set to release her debut LP under the moniker of Loamlands. In the PR email, Kym’s labeled as a wonderful LGBT advocate and queen of the Raleigh music scene along with Amelia from Sylvan Esso! The lead single, Little [...]

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Very Fresh announce EP – Hey, It’s Me! on 11/4/16

September 28, 2016

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez Do you dig yourself some Speedy Ortiz? Yeah, me too. Did you know that lead singer Sadie Dupuis was in a all-female Pavement cover band called Babement? Sounds pretty cool, huh? Well, one of Sadie’s old bandmates, Cindy Lou Gooden, has a new EP coming out under the moniker of Very [...]

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Honeyblood announce Babes Never Die 10/28/16

September 27, 2016

Photo by Amira Fritz Honeyblood are a duo from Glasgow consisting of frontwoman Stina Tweeddale and drummer Cat Myers. Together they play a rocking brand of 90s fuzzed out rock and roll that will get your feeties a tapping. Their sophomore album, Babes Never Die will be out on 10/28 via the fine folks at [...]

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Drive-By Truckers – American Band (album review)

September 23, 2016

DBT has never shied away from how they felt. Their music has always had a hint of their political leanings but never hit you over the head. But as the band turns 20 and our country stands on the precipice of voting in a racist Oompa Loompa, DBT has thrown down the gauntlet on an [...]

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Split Single announce new album, Metal Frames 11/18/16

September 22, 2016

Split Single, aka Jason Narducy, is set to release his sophomore album on 11/18/16. Assisted by Jon Wurster & John Stirratt in the studio, you know you’re in a quality slab of rock n roll goodness. For those of you who ask, “who’s Jason Narducy and how did he get those two Johns to play [...]

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Natural Child – Okey Dokey (album review)

September 21, 2016

If there is a better band to listen to on your back porch after a long day of work, then I don’t know of them. I don’t care if you’re shuffling papers all day or doing back-breaking work, sitting outside with a glass of bourbon as the sun sets with this Nashville trio easing out [...]

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Goon – Dusk of Punk EP (album review)

September 20, 2016

Goon is the project of LA-based musician and visual artist Kenny Becker. Becker suffers from severe polyps in his nose that affects his smell and his hearing. That sounds about as shitty as it comes but Becker has managed to cope with this and crank out a really enjoyable debut EP. What does it sound [...]

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