My Golden Calf announce Perfume Brute 2/26/16

January 19, 2016

My Golden Calf is a four-piece out of Austin that arose when guitarist/vocalist Dabney Dwelle was searching for a new way to approach songwriting after his previous band had broken up. Dwelle decided to start writing tunes on his broken down Wurlie as opposed to electric guitar. Dwelle enlisted three friends and they spent 2014 [...]

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Rayland Baxter, Live Session #127

January 13, 2016

I was pretty excited to have Rayland Baxter and his band in for a HearYa Live session as it was the first full-band session we’ve cut since recording the Strand of Oaks session back in August of 2014. 2015 was our busiest year yet at SHIRK studios and we just haven’t had time to do [...]

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The Pines announce Above The Prairie 2/5/16

January 12, 2016

The Pines are a band best enjoyed in a log cabin drinking a cup of something warm while sitting around a toasty fire. Above The Prairie will be the fifth album for the Minneapolis folk trio. As true to their earlier work, the lead track, Aerial Ocean, is blessed with wonderful playing while never really [...]

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David Bowie

January 11, 2016

David Bowie once signed off an email to Ricky Gervais, “David Bowie, 57, Rock God.” And man that is apt a label as you’ll ever see. I won’t profess myself to being the biggest Bowie fan; I actually started listening to him because Rick Wakeman of Yes, played on Hunky Dory. I was a massive [...]

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Doug Tuttle announces It Calls On Me 2/19/16

January 9, 2016

photo by Samuel Quinn Doug Tuttle announces sophomore effort, It Calls On Me, out Feb 19th on Trouble In Mind. The track below is a hazy mid-tempo number that is fleshed out with a nice texture. I’ve never heard of Tuttle before today but I’m looking forward to the rest of the album. It Calls [...]

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White Denim annouces Stiff, out on 3/25/16

January 7, 2016

HearYa faves, White Denim are coming out with their follow up to 2013′s Corsicana Lemonade. I’ve loved White Denim for years now for their musicianship, their creativity and their willingness to push their talent to the limits. For the first time, the Austin-based quartet utilized an outside producer, Ethan Johns, for the entirety of an [...]

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Hinds – Leave Me Alone [album review]

January 6, 2016

There’s nothing better than falling in love with a band during a live performance; better yet when that performance is in a small, sweaty SXSW venue. That’s what happened to me with Hinds, a female quartet based out of Madrid. Truth be told, I wasn’t expecting much when I saddled up for the show. Hinds [...]

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Mothers announce When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired – 2/26/16

January 5, 2016

I listened to more female-centric rock in 2015 than ever before so I figured starting 2016 with a female fronted act seemed rather apt. The act in question is Mothers out of Athens, GA, fronted by Kristine Leschper. Leschper started the band while in art school back in 2013. Her music was born out of [...]

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HearYa’s Favorite 50 albums of 2015 – 1 to 25

December 17, 2015

1. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color 2. Houndmouth – Little Neon Limelight 3. Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free 4. The Districts – A Flourish And A Spoil 5. Father John Misty – I Love You Honeybeear 6. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit 7. Sleater-Kinney [...]

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HearYa’s Favorite 50 albums of 2015 – 26 to 50

December 16, 2015

26. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love 27. Built To Spill – Untethered Moon 28. Waxahtachee – Ivy Tripp 29. TORRES – Sprinter 29. Natalie Prass – s/t 30. Titus Andronicus – The Most Lamentable Tragedy 31. Buxton – Half A Native 32. rayLand Baxter – Ordinary Man 33. Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Style [...]

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