Moonrise Nation announce debut LP, Glamour Child – 7/28/17

July 7, 2017

Photo Credit: Alexander Donnelly Moonrise Nation are guitarist Emma McCall, keyboardist Arden Baldinger, and cellist Eva Baldinger and they all split the vocal responsibilities on Glamour Child. They play a nice brand of indie pop-folk. It isn’t over-produced, just letting their voices do the heavy lifting. Their storytelling is crafted from a very personal place, [...]

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James Elkington – Wintres Woma (album review)

July 6, 2017

Photo by Tim Harris A few weeks back my buddies and I took in the Will Johnson and John Moreland show at Thalia. During the Will Johnson set, I asked my buddy Adam who plays guitar why he couldn’t play like Will. His response shut down my smart-ass questions quickly and efficiently, “It’s too hard.” [...]

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Leif Erikson announce debut s/t mini-LP for 8/25 release

July 5, 2017

Much like Jethro Tull, there is nobody in Leif Erikson by that name. Instead the London 5-piece is named after the Icelandic explorer. Seems fitting as they band plays an expansive brand of music that reminds me a little of War On Drugs. Their debut will be released on 8/25 via the fine folks at [...]

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The Deslondes – Hurry Home (album review)

June 30, 2017

The Deslondes don’t seem to do much of anything in a hurry so it is a bit ironic that their sophomore effort is titled Hurry Home. The opening track, Muddy Water, by the New Orleans quintet sees the lyrics pour out of Riley Downing’s mouth like molasses. That notwithstanding, the band cleared up the confusion,“It’s [...]

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The Texas Gentlemen sign to New West, TX Jelly out 9/15

June 29, 2017

Photo Credit: Joseph Llanes I caught these cats last year at Newport. They were laying down a sweet groove and then Kris Kristofferson hopped on stage. Then Margo Price hopped on stage. All in all, it was pretty fucking awesome and I remember them fondly. The video below is for the lead track, Habbie Doobie. [...]

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Banditos – Visionland (album review)

June 28, 2017

Photo by David McClister I loved the 2015 debut by Banditos. It was a whiskey-soaked, ramshackle blast of Americana that was so loose that it felt like they just made it up as the six-piece poured out of the van. I love those type of albums but a band can only run on that aesthetic [...]

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New Mystics announce debut Smile Your Teeth

June 23, 2017

New Mystics is the project of Josh Onstott, bassist for HearYa faves Other Lives. New Mystics is rooted in the folk arena, like Other Lives. Unlike Other Lives, it has a bit of a looser feel to it. Here’s a little something on the track below. This song was written about my great grandfather Daniel. [...]

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Jen Cloher announces s/t album 8/11/17

June 22, 2017

Photo Credit: Tajette O’Hallaran I hadn’t heard of Australia’s Jen Cloher until this track popped up in the HearYa inbox. She’s the co-founder of Milk! Records which includes Courtney Barnett and Fraser A. Gorman. I like those guys. Her last album was called In Blood Memory and that’s pretty damn good as well. I’d say [...]

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The Yawpers announce Boy In A Well – 8/18/17

June 21, 2017

During this past SXSW, I witnessed my first Yapwers set. It left me a bit shaken but with a smile on my face. Purveyors of the greatest music video of all time, I shouldn’t have expected any less. Boy In A Well will be their second Bloodshot release, after 2015′s American Man. Can't really describe [...]

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Palehound – A Place I’ll Always Go (album review)

June 20, 2017

CREDIT: Shervin Lainez A Place I’ll Always Go is the follow-up to 2015′s excellent Dry Food. Led by Ellen Kempner, Dry Food was an easy album to become enamored with. Chock full of 90s riffs and Kempner’s spot-on lyrics; it was and is on constant rotation. A Place I’ll Always Go is a little tougher [...]

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