Fran announce debut album, A Private Picture for 11/15/19

September 25, 2019

Credit: Reilly Drew Chicago’s music scene continues to produce. The latest act to come across my desk is Fran, led by Maria Jacobson. Their debut album is out on 11/15 via the fine folks at Fire Talk Records. The lead single, Company, has some nice crunchy guitars that has me looking forward to the album. […]

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Twen – Awestruck (album review)

September 23, 2019

Twen, the Nashville based band led by vocalist Jane Fitzsimmons and guitarist Ian Jones, got their band off the ground the old fashioned way. Born out of their hometown, Boston’s DIY scene, the band toured at a relentless piece. A live EP from 2017 and an Audiotree session was all there was to satiate people […]

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Alexa Rose announces debut LP, Medicine For Living, for 10/4 release

September 19, 2019

Memphis bases Alexa Rose is set to release her debut LP, Medicine For Living, on 10/4 via the fine folks at Big Legal Mess. In a nutshell, this is gorgeous twang. Alexa Rose has a lovely voice. Here’s some more info from the PR team. The track, which informs the title of her debut album, […]

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Corridor announce Junior for 10/18 release

September 18, 2019

Corridor is the latest addition to Sub Pop’s international wing. Hailing from Montreal, the four piece outfit is ready to release their Sub Pop debut LP on 10/18. If you enjoy fellow Sub Pop artist, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and speak French, this is the band for you. I don’t speak French but I’m still […]

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Okay Kaya – Ascend and Try Again

September 18, 2019

Photo Credit : Coco Capitán Okay Kaya is the project of Norwegian-born, New York-based Kaya Wilkins. She has joined the fine folks at Jagjaguwar and will be releasing an LP next year. Her new single was either based on my family’s first scuba dive this past year or maybe about the following. The track was […]

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Lola Kirke – Friends and Foes and Friends Again

September 17, 2019

I’ll be the first to admit that I dismissed Lola Kirke’s debut LP as a side hustle for her acting gig. But once I got around to spending time with Heart Head West, I knew that I’d made a mistake in ignoring that LP. She’s back with her take on Country with a wonderful EP […]

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Jeremy Ivey – The Dream and The Dreamer (album review)

September 16, 2019

Photo Credit: Ramon Felix I often get asked how the hell did you get your wife to marry you? I clearly outkicked the coverage when marrying my wife. I’m not suggesting that’s the case with Jeremy Ivey and Margo Price. But I can empathize with him as steps out of the proverbial shadows to release […]

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Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – Take Heart, Take Care (album review)

September 13, 2019

Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster (henceforth known as JPKS) is one of the most criminally underrated songwriters and musicians of the last ten years. My only explanation for that is people are morons. JPKS’s music whether it be solo, with Water Liars or Marie/Lepanto has always had a propensity of buckling my knees. It just made me […]

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The Hecks announce My Star for 10/11 release

September 12, 2019

Photo: Ashleigh Dye Chicago’s The Hecks are back with their sophomore album, My Star. It will see the light of day via Trouble in Mind on 10/11. It is a varied wacky tune and while not my in my wheelhouse, I find it oddly captivating. Made me hit the replay button on the video. Anyway, […]

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Frankie Cosmos – Close It Quietly (album review)

September 12, 2019

Photo credit: Jackie Lee Young I now have three teenagers in my house, one of them a 13 year old spitfire of a daughter. As she has gotten older, I have introduced her to my “Indie Rocker Girls” as she likes to call them. A band that she digs is Frankie Cosmos. The indie pop […]

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