Okay Kaya – Ascend and Try Again

September 18, 2019

Photo Credit : Coco Capitán Okay Kaya is the project of Norwegian-born, New York-based Kaya Wilkins. She has joined the fine folks at Jagjaguwar and will be releasing an LP next year. Her new single was either based on my family’s first scuba dive this past year or maybe about the following. The track was […]

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Lola Kirke – Friends and Foes and Friends Again

September 17, 2019

I’ll be the first to admit that I dismissed Lola Kirke’s debut LP as a side hustle for her acting gig. But once I got around to spending time with Heart Head West, I knew that I’d made a mistake in ignoring that LP. She’s back with her take on Country with a wonderful EP […]

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Jeremy Ivey – The Dream and The Dreamer (album review)

September 16, 2019

Photo Credit: Ramon Felix I often get asked how the hell did you get your wife to marry you? I clearly outkicked the coverage when marrying my wife. I’m not suggesting that’s the case with Jeremy Ivey and Margo Price. But I can empathize with him as steps out of the proverbial shadows to release […]

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Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – Take Heart, Take Care (album review)

September 13, 2019

Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster (henceforth known as JPKS) is one of the most criminally underrated songwriters and musicians of the last ten years. My only explanation for that is people are morons. JPKS’s music whether it be solo, with Water Liars or Marie/Lepanto has always had a propensity of buckling my knees. It just made me […]

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The Hecks announce My Star for 10/11 release

September 12, 2019

Photo: Ashleigh Dye Chicago’s The Hecks are back with their sophomore album, My Star. It will see the light of day via Trouble in Mind on 10/11. It is a varied wacky tune and while not my in my wheelhouse, I find it oddly captivating. Made me hit the replay button on the video. Anyway, […]

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Frankie Cosmos – Close It Quietly (album review)

September 12, 2019

Photo credit: Jackie Lee Young I now have three teenagers in my house, one of them a 13 year old spitfire of a daughter. As she has gotten older, I have introduced her to my “Indie Rocker Girls” as she likes to call them. A band that she digs is Frankie Cosmos. The indie pop […]

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Modern Nature – How To Live (album review)

September 7, 2019

Photo by James Sharp Enjoying How To Live makes me think that I am good at listening to music. The new project of Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting, Mazes) and Will Young(BEAK>, Moon Gangs) is a weird mix of genres that isn’t something I would label as immediately gripping. I mean; the album opens up with […]

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Beautiful Dudes announce sophomore LP, Radio for 11/8 release

September 4, 2019

Credit: Kaylja Rainn Beautiful Dudes are a quartet of fellas from Nevada City, CA. They’ve just release a pretty darn catchy track of the rock ‘n’ roll variety. Radio will be out on 11/8 via the fine folks at Mama Bird. I’ll leave it up to as to whether they are beautiful or nor. Here’s […]

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Good Morning announce Basketball Breakups for 10/4 release

August 29, 2019

Photo Credit: Xi Cao Good Morning is the Melbourne-based recording project of Stefan Blair and Liam Parsons. Their second album, Basketball Breakups will see the light of day on 10/4 and then they’ll be hitting the States later this year. Basketball Breakups was recorded over four humid, summer days in a studio in Japan, and […]

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Durand Jones & The Indications – Cruisin’ to the Park

August 28, 2019

photo credit: Rosie Cohe Durand Jones & The Indications have followed up on their excellent LP, American Love Call, with a great new single and video. Here is the info behind the inspiration. “We put together our first record in our basement, messing around with different styles of soul music. But it was our sweet-soul […]

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