NEW MUSIC: Tommy Alexander – Whatever You Say
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NEW MUSIC: Tommy Alexander – Whatever You Say

We posted excitedly about Tommy Alexander a few weeks ago, or maybe it was last month, life’s something of a blur at the moment. Regardless, we shouted from an isolated hilltop about the greatness of his first singles from his new album Waves which is out next Friday, June 5th. ‘Whatever You Say’ is the … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Jphono1 & The Chevrons – Gold
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NEW MUSIC: Jphono1 & The Chevrons – Gold

Cosmic Americana, that sweet and heady spot where psychedelic music meets country and folk. There’s also a commonality with indie rock and Jphono1 & The Chevrons fall somewhere between all of this, based on the sound of this new single ‘Gold‘. There are Beach Boys on downers harmonies, ragged stoner guitar sounds and sense of … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Eion Noonan – Yesterday
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NEW MUSIC: Eion Noonan – Yesterday

There’s not much information floating around the interweb about American Eion Noonan but we heard this song on our online travels and really dug the rhythmic nod and sway of ‘Yesterday’. It has that lazy afternoon vibe and country rock ramshackle atmosphere like Wilco jamming with Built To Spill. Nice sounds indeed. Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Brent Amaker DeathSquad – Hello
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NEW MUSIC: Brent Amaker DeathSquad – Hello

Johnny Cash meets Orville Peck Deadpan kitsch country noir is the order of the day from Brent Amaker DeathSquad. ‘Hello‘ a slice of self-proclaimed western performance art from Amaker who has previously released music as Brent Amaker and The Rodeo (five albums in six years). ‘Hello’ is the title track from the group’s new album, … Continue reading

PREMIERE: Blitzen Trapper Release New Single and Announce New Album
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PREMIERE: Blitzen Trapper Release New Single and Announce New Album

Cosmic folk explorers Blitzen Trapper have been fairly quiet since they released VII in 2013 but today they release their brand new single ‘Magical Thinking‘ and announce that they’ve signed with the excellent label Yep Roc Records and will release their new LP Holy Smokes Future Jokes on August 28th, 2020. Check out the single … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Nathan Kalish – Delta Woman
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NEW MUSIC: Nathan Kalish – Delta Woman

Nothing beats a well-written song, with strong playing and topped off by a voice brimming with soul and character. All the boxes are ticked on this new single (and the accompanying album) from Nathan Kalish. ‘Delta Woman’ comes from Kalish’s tenth album Songs For Nobody. It’s pure country but it also contains a strong streak of … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: The Roseline – GOOD/GRIEF
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ALBUM REVIEW: The Roseline – GOOD/GRIEF

The Roseline GOOD/GRIEF The Roseline hail from Lawrence, KS and are the band that singer/songwriter Colin Halliburton gathers around his songs in order to fully realise and bring them to life. He’s done just that on GOOD/GRIEF, an album written in response to the death of his best friend (and keyboardist/musical co-conspirator in The Roseline), as well … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Ride Til Dawn – (Ooh Baby) When I Can See Past The Shadows
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NEW MUSIC: Ride Til Dawn – (Ooh Baby) When I Can See Past The Shadows

Everything about this song we love. The way Ride Til Dawn‘s singer Mitch Grier sings the first line and leaves it hanging that bit longer until the next lines adds further details and context. There’s the chorus that swells skyward with a sweet ache and yearning. The song remind us a bit of the music … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Late Cambrian – It’s Just Me (Quarantine Edition)
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NEW MUSIC: Late Cambrian – It’s Just Me (Quarantine Edition)

Simple exquisite melodies are the winning hand on this song from Brooklyn’s Late Cambrian. There’s a touch of George Harrison, the tenets of power-pop in a stripped-back setting and a psychedelic country-tinged wander through psych pop. All in all it’s a wonderful track that buried itself in our short term memory when we first heard … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Nikki & The Phantom Callers – Blue Moonlight
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NEW MUSIC: Nikki & The Phantom Callers – Blue Moonlight

Atlanta, GA’s Nikki & the Phantom Callers have a new album coming out on April 3rd called Everybody’s Going to Hell (But You and Me) and ‘Blue Moonlight’ is one of the early singles from it. The song has a wonderful swing to it – a countrified indie, garage-rock sound with its melodic back-and-forth, distorted guitar … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Cave Flowers – Upper Hand
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NEW MUSIC: Cave Flowers – Upper Hand

Yeah I know we’ve posted a couple of Cave Flowers‘ songs from their new self-titled album already, but damn it’s a cracker of a record and this track, the most recent single, is maybe our favourite. ‘Upper Hand’ has that windswept, slacker country vibe, perfectly enhanced by singer Andy McAllister’s gravelly voice and the way … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Thomas Bryan Eaton – Keep Us Free
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NEW MUSIC: Thomas Bryan Eaton – Keep Us Free

Promises is the name of (Nashville, TN) Thomas Bryan Eaton‘s new EP and ‘Keep Us Free’ in particular highlights his strengths as a singer-songwriter. This track hustles along with vim and verve, bursting with guitars, pedal steel, fiddle and piano as he sings vividly of optimism and moving forward. It looks like Eaton has been treading the … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: The Felice Brothers
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INTERVIEW: The Felice Brothers

UNDRESSING THE NATION In 2019, The Felice Brothers returned with some changes to their line-up and Undress, a new album that manages to address both personal and political concerns, all with their trademark poetic imagery and organic musicality. A year ago, in the aftermath of touring their album Life In The Dark, it was announced … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Daniel Young – Pretty Soon Ain’t Enough (To Get You Off My Mind)
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NEW MUSIC: Daniel Young – Pretty Soon Ain’t Enough (To Get You Off My Mind)

Three minutes into this new song from Daniel Young you think things are winding down, after a wonderful traditional country song built around that great title and chorus. But that’s just where things really begin to take shape, or gloriously lose shape, depending how you view it. The music builds and expands into a beautiful … Continue reading