Big Harp announce Its A Shame – out 3/10/15

March 4, 2015

Big Harp are set to release their follow-up to Chain Letters with Its A Shame, a 7″ out on March 10th via Fat Possum. It was produced by John Congleton who did HearYa’s favorite album of 2014 – HEAL by Strand Of Oaks. Here’s some info on the new album. Now, with drummer Daniel Ocanto, [...]

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Buxton – Half A Native [album review]

March 3, 2015

Band get a following in the local area. Band gets signed to a label. Band puts out solid album. Band leaves local area, works with new challenging producer and expands sound without abandoning what got them there. Its a story as familiar as tying your shoes. And yet, it is one I’ve yet to tire [...]

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Lady Lamb – After [album review]

March 2, 2015

Lady Lamb, aka Aly Spaltro, might not be keeping bees any more but that hasn’t stopped her from putting out an absolutely stunning sophomore effort. Two years ago I became infatuated with her music from her debut, Ripely Pine. That infatuation was reinforced by a ripping show at Schubas. On my review of Ripley Pine, [...]

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Alabama Shakes tore SNL apart

March 1, 2015

HearYa session alums tore SNL apart with two new tracks, “Don’t Wanna Fight” and “Gimme All Your Love,” off their upcoming album Sound & Color. It will be out on April 21st via ATO. To think it was just a mere three years since they graced the HearYa studios for a session. In case you [...]

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Mandolin Orange will release Such Jubilee on 5/5/15

February 27, 2015

This Side of Jordan was the album that really flipped this switch for me with regards to Mandolin Orange. In my review, I compared them favorably to The Everybodyfields. The first track, Old Ties and Companions is simply a gorgeous tune. NPR seems to agree with me as well calling it A Song We Love. [...]

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Rose Windows announce s/t sophomore album

February 25, 2015

The Sun Dogs by Rose Windows was a favorite of mine back in 2013. I got hooked on that album by the track, Native Dreams. Glory Glory is the lead track on their follow-up and I am now all in for this one as well. The album comes out on 5/5/15 via the fine folks [...]

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Diamond Rugs – Cosmetics [album review]

February 24, 2015

With the release of their s/t debut in 2012, I figured Diamond Rugs was just a pleasant one-time project. With Deer Tick kicking into full gear and T. Hardy Morris embarking on a solo career in addition to his work with Dead Confederate, I didn’t see how they would make it happen again. And that’s [...]

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Leon Bridges is damn cool and he’s coming to SXSW

February 23, 2015

Here’s what I know about Leon Bridges. He’s from Fort Worth. He plays a wicked brand of soul music. He recorded a couple of tunes with Austin Jenkins and Josh Block of White Denim. NPR compared him to Sam Cooke. I’m by no means a diligent fan of R&B or soul music but I’ve had [...]

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The Deslondes sign to New West and stop SXSW

February 20, 2015

I had only heard of The Deslondes from the constant praise given from Hurray For The Riff Raff’s Alynda Lee Segarra. I had checked out a couple of tunes and sat patiently waiting for a label to snap them up. Well that turned out to be New West Records. Named after Deslonde Street in New [...]

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The Amazing – Picture You (album review)

February 18, 2015

Christoffer Gunrup, the band’s singer, songwriter and guitarist, had this to say about his new band The Amazing – “I have no idea how to describe the songs [on any of my records]. I like and hate them all equally. If you theorize about the songs, it ruins the tension and passion. Just shut the [...]

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