Palehound announces Black Friday for June 7th

April 9, 2019

Photo Credit: Bao Ngo Palehound, the project of Ellen Kempner, is back with their third album, Black Friday. Palehound is one of my favorite bands that I’ve yet to see live. I hope to right that wrong this go-round. Here’s some more info from the PR squad on the song below. A song Kempner wrote […]

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Titus Andronicus announce An Obelisk for June 21 release

April 8, 2019

photo by Ray Concepcion Titus Andronicus have announced their forthcoming album for Merge. An Obelisk will see the light of day on June 21 and they brought in some heavy hitters. Here’s some info from Merge. An Obelisk is the sixth album from Titus Andronicus, which finds the noted rock band under the stewardship of […]

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TK & The Holy Know-Nothings announce Arguably OK for 5/24 release

April 5, 2019

Single Art Credit: Eric J. Loeffler TK & The Holy Know-Nothings play a brand of ramshackle of Americana that kicks off the feel of a bunch of friends coming together to kick out some tunes. Arguably OK will see the light of day on 5/24 via the fine folks at Mama Bird. Here’s some more […]

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Strand of Oaks – Eraserland (album review)

April 4, 2019

Photo by Alysse Gafkajen Tim Showalter albums are always an open book. House burning down, martial issues or existential midlife crisis; Tim is never shy about letting you in to be part of his therapeutic experience. For Eraserland, Tim was roused from a creative funk by the MMJ lads to put forth what is slowly […]

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Jake Xerxes Fussell announces Out of Sight for June 7th release

April 2, 2019

photo credit: Brad Bunyea Jake Xerxes Fussell is back with his first album since 2017’s excellent What In The Natural World. Out of Sight will be released on June 7th via the fine folks at Paradise of Bachelors. Get excited for this one. On his third and most finely wrought album yet, guitarist, singer, and […]

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Blushh release new single, All My Friends

April 1, 2019

Blushh is the project of LA’s Shab Ferdowsi. Friend of HearYa, The Blue LT took in part of their set at SXSW and came away impressed. Here’s some info on the track from Shab. “Last year I moved back into my parent’s house for about 10 months. I was 20 miles away from all my […]

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Twen sign to Frenchkiss Records, release first single

March 27, 2019

Twen are led by the duo of Jane Fitzsimmons and guitarist Ian Jones. Originally from Boston, now residing in Nashville, the duo just signed to Frenchkiss Records and are set to hit the road with White Reaper. Here’s a little more from the PR squad. Though unabashedly indie rock, Twen’s songs genre-bend from shoe-gaze-sized walls […]

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Quaker City Night Hawks QCNH (album review)

March 26, 2019

photo credit: Jacob Blickenstaff I’ve described these fellas as everything from Tex-Mex version of Blitzen Trapper to ZZ Top with a little Sabbath added for flavor. At this juncture, I’m going to give up and enjoy their music. QCNH, the follow up to 2016’s excellent El Astronauta, opens up with Better In The Morning, a […]

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NO WIN – downey (album review)

March 25, 2019

A lot of times at SXSW, I’ll go see a band or artist on the strength of one songs. Been some hits or misses along the way. Danny Nogueiras’ outfit certainly outkicked the coverage and had me looking forward to their full debut. I’ve described NO WIN as indie-punk, power-pop, pop-punk, etc. but in reality […]

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Ex Hex – Its Real (album review)

March 22, 2019

Photo – Michael Lavine Rock meets roll on a fantastic follow up to 2014’s Rips. This album stays true to the debut; a garage-punk album built on meaty riffs; but opens the palette a bit. It feels as if there’s more space and time throughout the album, almost as if they don’t feel as rushed […]

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