Country Westerns – s/t debut (album review)

July 9, 2020

Rock ‘n’ roll lifers Sabrina Rush, Joseph Plunket and Brian Kotzur have played with State Champion, Gentleman Jesse and Silver Jews to name a few great bands. Now like Voltron, they have taken their skills to make a big giant rock ‘n’ roll robot and I am here for it. Big guitars and a ripping […]

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Oceanator announces Things I Never Said for 8/28 release

June 25, 2020

Oceanator is here Oceantor is Elise Okusami and this track is something else. Things I Never Said will be out via 8/28. This lead track is indie rock perfection. Here’s some info from the PR team. Things I Never Said sees the NYC multi-instrumentalist hyperbolically equating early adulthood malaise with apocalyptic destruction. The type of […]

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Half Gringa announces Force To Reckon for 8/28 release

June 25, 2020

Photo by Rachel Winslow Half Gringa, aka Chicago singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Isabel “Izzy” Olive, has announced her sophomore LP, Force To Reckon, due out August 28, 2020. I came upon her 2017 debut, Grunona last year and couldn’t spin it enough. Based on the first track, it would appear that Force To Reckon will […]

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Plants and Animals announce The Jungle for 10/23 release

June 25, 2020

Credit: Dominic Berthiaume Iconic Montreal band and HearYa session alums, Plants and Animals are back with their first album since 2016. The Jungle will be out on October 23 via Secret City Records. Here’s some info from the PR team. Their shortest album yet and certainly their boldest, The Jungle is eight acts in a […]

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Delta Spirit announces What Is There for 9/11 release

June 25, 2020

Photo by Alex Kweskin Delta Spirit have signed to New West and are set to release their first album in six years. And whoa, this first track is absolutely stellar. They’ll be touring in 2021 and I can’t fucking wait. Here’s some info on the track. The powerful, cinematic video was directed by Michael Parks […]

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Naked Giants announce The Shadow for 8/21 release

June 11, 2020

Photo By Grayson Whitemire The Seattle trio of Grant Mullen (Vocals, Guitar), Gianni Aiello (Vocals, Bass) and Henry LaVallee (Drums) are back withe their follow up to Sluff. They don’t seem to be show signs of reining things in. The fine folks at New West will release this on 8/21. Here’s some info from the […]

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Bully announces SUGAREGG for 8/21 release

June 11, 2020

Photo credit: Angelina Castillo Sub Pop is set to release the third LP by Bully on 8/21. SUGAREGG saw Alicia Bognanno team up with John Congleton. Based on the first track, this album is going to be a ripper. Here’s some info on the album. A very old saying goes that no one saves us […]

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Hinds – The Prettiest Curse (album review)

June 10, 2020

Photo by Andrea Savall Hinds has everything to be mainstream success – great musicians, write great tunes and are four good-looking women living life to its fullest. Twenty years ago, this album would have been played non-stop on the radio and Riding Solo would have been the song of the summer. The ruination of American […]

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Jess Williamson – Sorceress (album review)

June 10, 2020

Photo Credit: Kathryn Vetter Miller Jess Williamson’s music hits me the hardest as the day sinks into night, the sun gently setting and easing into hiding for a few hours. Williamson’s blending of folk, twang and psych rock washes the day away as her breathy vocals float in the evening as the dusk sky turns […]

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Jaime Wyatt – Neon Cross (album review)

June 8, 2020

Photo By Magdalena Wosinska As I get older I have tried to get better about delineating music based on gender. Good music is good music and it doesn’t matter if it is him/her/them. But I’d be lying if the sound of a perfect female voice singing impeccable twang doesn’t make my hair stand up like […]

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