Greylag announces s/t debut 10/14

July 30, 2014

I stumbled across this Portland trio prior to SXSW ’14. Put them in my little notebook and all. But sadly I never crossed paths with them. But now it looks I will be able to right that wrong soon enough. Greylag have just been signed to Dead Oceans and their debut will be out on [...]

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Rose Windows – There Is A Light (music video)

July 29, 2014

Rose Windows wowed us last year with their debut, The Sun Dogs. Last month they release a single titled There Is A Light before heading out to Europe. Below is the video for that track. It continues to Seattle outfit’s blend of folk and psych-rock. For those unfamiliar with them, Black Mountain is a very [...]

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The Barr Brothers announce Sleeping Operator [10/7/14]

July 28, 2014

The Barr Brothers are following up on their excellent 2011 s/t debut with Sleeping Operator. The first track is delta blues mixed in a hint of Tinariwen. It has a similar vibe to the excellent, Lord, I Just Can’t Keep From Crying, off their first album. Sleeping Operator will be out on 10/7 on Secret [...]

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Emily & The Complexes announce Dirty Southern Love EP August 19

July 22, 2014

Emily & The Complexes began on the road. While his peers moved into dorm rooms and attended lectures, singer/songwriter Tyler Verhagen took to the off-ramps, truck stops, and 24-hour diners that are the unseen epicenters of a hitch-hiking sub-culture. For the better part of two years, Verhagen criss-crossed the country with nothing but a backpack [...]

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John Moose – Vilan

July 21, 2014

I recently caught a First Aid Kit show and it was fantastic. I suppose that makes me an expert in Swedish music. Coincidentally, I received an email from Swedish folk act, John Moose, and enjoyed the tracks. Here’s what they had to say. Enjoy. John Moose is a band with its roots in the woods [...]

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Trampled By Turtles – Wild Animals [album review]

July 18, 2014

For the first time, Trampled By Turtles, stepped outside their comfort zone and spent more than a couple of days recording an album. They brought in Alan Sparhawk of Low to handle the knobs and hit the record button. And while I am not a Low fanatic like some, their ability to meticulously craft beauty [...]

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Field Report annouces Marigolden – out 10/7

July 16, 2014

I hadn’t listened to Field Report’s s/t debut in a while until one night I couldn’t sleep. I slipped it on in the darkness and immersed myself back into its beauty. They have announced their sophomore album, Marigolden, to be released on 10/7 via the fine folks at Partisan Records. The first track is called [...]

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King Tuff announces Black Howl Moon (9/23)

July 15, 2014

King Tuff is announcing his follow up to 2012′s s/t album . It was a crowd-pleaser at HearYa, as Oz put it – a refreshing summertime rock n roll album. This one is coming out in the fall but based on the first track, it is going to work in the fall as well. His [...]

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Steve Gunn announces new album – Way Out Weather (10/7)

July 14, 2014

I came late to the Steve Gunn party. It was a year after Time Off came out that I really starting digging his 2013 effort. Since then, I have played it religiously. Lucky for me, he has a new album coming out on October 7 via the always excellent Paradise of Bachelors. Here’s some scoop [...]

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The Rural Alberta Advantage – Mended With Gold (out 9/300

July 10, 2014

HearYa alums, Rural Alberta Advantage announced their third effort, Mended With Gold, out on 9/30. The fine folks at Saddle Creek will be putting it out on 9/30/14. Here’s some thoughts from lead singer, Nils Edenholf. Nils recalls, “Last spring, I rented a remote cottage up in the Bruce Peninsula on the recommendation of some [...]

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