All Our Exes Live In Texas set to release debut When We Fall on 3/3/17

February 8, 2017

All Our Exes Live In Texas are all-female folk quartet from Sydney that utilize lovely four-piece harmonies to lure you in. Their debut, When We Fall will be out on March 3rd and they’ll be playing some sets down at SXSW. This album is a collection of songs rich with sweet, potent harmonies and lamentations [...]

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Middle Children set to release Earth Angel on 3/3/17

February 7, 2017

Stereogum had this to say about Middle Children and I couldn’t have said it any better, “it mostly sounds like a DIY version of Wilco or the Replacements.” And with that, I can’t wait to hear all of Earth Angel, and take in a set at SXSW. Here’s a little more on the band. The [...]

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Sarah Shook & the Disarmers to release Sidelong on 4/28/17

February 6, 2017

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers are the latest artist to sign up with Chicago’s legendary Bloodshot Records. They play a bad-ass brand of twang and are a welcome addition to the label. They’ll be down at SXSW and look forward to seeing them at The Yard Dog. Here’s some more info from the BLoodshot site. [...]

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Balto announce Strangers – 2/24/17

February 3, 2017

Balto are set to release their latest effort on 2/24/17 via the fine folks at Total Reality Meltdown. The Portland 4-piece play a great brand of soulful Americana that is very infectious. Take a listen to a couple of tracks off the new album below. Here’s a little more on the band. Recently returned from [...]

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Alex Lahey signs to Dead Oceans, B-Grade University releases

February 2, 2017

(photo credit: Kane Gibbered) Alex Lahey is a 24 y/o Melburnian who just signed to Dead Oceans. Dead Oceans have just re-released her EP and it is an excellent listen. Lahey tackles your traditional 20-something issues including relationships and life choices. Like her fellow Aussie, Courtney Barnett, Lahey has some wonderful lyrics; often at her [...]

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Horse Thief – Trials & Truths (album review)

February 1, 2017

Horse Thief, the cosmic Americana 5-piece from Oklahoma, are back with their sophomore effort; Trials & Truths. The effort shows the band moving forward; something that lead singer Cameron Neal attributes to the band playing to their individual strengths. “We had more time to dwell on these songs, as the first record was written and [...]

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Tim Darcy announces solo debut Saturday Night 2/17/17

January 31, 2017

Ought is a not the band that you’d expect the lead singer to release a solo album sounding like a twangy troubadour. But here we are with Tim Darcy set to release something more consistent with Roy Orbison as opposed to Talking Heads. Saturday Night is set to see the light of day on 2/17/17 [...]

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Vagabon to release Infinite Worlds on 2/24/17

January 30, 2017

In lieu of this weekend’s events, I thought it would be prudent to start this week’s proceedings with an artist born outside the US. Vagabon is the moniker for Laetitia Tamko; Cameroon-born and raised in NY. Vagabon has knocking around for a few years, honing her craft and is set to release her debut via [...]

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Dead Man Winter – Furnace (album review)

January 27, 2017

This is the second LP by Dead Man Winter, the “side project” of Trampled By Turtles front-man, Dave Simonett. While the first, Bright Lights, was an enjoyable listen, it felt like a diversion from TBT to play some electric guitars with a backbeat. Furnace is much more than that. Fueled by the dissolution of his [...]

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Stef Chura – Messes (album review)

January 26, 2017

The thing that always draws me to Chrissie Hynde is that she has this swagger about her that made me feel that she is the coolest person in the room. It was some of her demeanor but mostly it was how she sung. I’m not going to anoint 22 y/o Stef Chura as the next [...]

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