O’Death announce new album Out Of Hands We Go on 10/6

August 20, 2014

I have always had a soft spot in my heart for O’Death. I think with each album the goth-folk band continues to refine their sound for the better. Out Of Hands We Go sees the band turning the lovely state of Maine into their second home. Here is some info on the new album and [...]

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Roadkill Ghost Choir – In Tongues [album review]

August 19, 2014

In 2013, the HearYa crew saw Roadkill Ghost Choir a few times at SXSW, in Chicago and did a HearYa session with them. At every turn, we’d try to disect them. And I think it was during the session, Shirk turned to me and said, “These guys are going to be unreal when they get [...]

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Nude Beach to release 77 on 10/21

August 18, 2014

Nude Beach is set to release their 3rd LP via Don Giovanni records on 10/21. For those unfamiliar with them, Nude Beach play an infectious brand of good ol’ rock and roll that always reminds me Elvis Costello. Here’s a little nugget from their PR firm – Known for their 70s flecked bangers and epic [...]

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Benjamin Booker – s/t debut [album review]

August 13, 2014

There are acts you see/hear for the first time and you just know. Last time, I felt like this was with Alabama Shakes. Like the Shakes, Booker had booked a set at the excellent club Space in Evanston. And I was determined not to miss that show; solo or with others. In the end, only [...]

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Luke Winslow-King annouces Everlasting Arms to be released on 9/30

August 7, 2014

Luke Winslow-King and his wife Esther Rose put on one of my favorite sets of SXSW ’14 at The Continental Club. They played tracks off their fantastic 2013 debut, The Coming Tide and some from Everlasting Arms. Based on that, I am going to go out on a limb and say, “Everlasting Arms is going [...]

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The Spider Bags – Frozen Letter (album review)

August 5, 2014

Garagicana!!! (pat. pend) I just googled that word and it doesn’t exist. Even double-checked on Google’s whiny little brother, Bing, as well. Nope. Garagicana, the exquisite mix of Garage and Americana. Making up utterly useless words is what happens when the family is away and I sit around drinking cool ones listening to new music. [...]

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The Moondoggies – Stop Signs [music video]

August 4, 2014

The Moondoggies have released a music video for Stop Signs, a track off their excellent third album – Adios I’m A Ghost . The video was directed by Jason Neuerberg. And make sure to check out our full Moondoggies session right here. Follow me on Twitter at @WoodyHearYa The Moondoggies are here. Tweet

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Christopher Denny – If The Roses Don’t Kill Us [album review]

July 31, 2014

During SXSW ’13, Christopher Denny had the 8PM slot for the Partisan Showcase. A relative unknown, without a new album out, the club was half-full at best. Earlier that day, I got some of the lowdown on Denny’s troubles with addiction that led to many problems, one being the interminable delay in following up 2007′s [...]

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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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