NEW MUSIC: State Park Ranger – Mountain Kin / Anodyne
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NEW MUSIC: State Park Ranger – Mountain Kin / Anodyne

We love the nexus between alt-country, dark folk, post-rock and slowcore music. That rarefied air that people like Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Jason Molina, Bon Iver and others have all breathed and created in. When we heard ‘Mountain Kin / Anodyne‘, by group State Park Ranger, we knew they were kindred spirits of those musicians and … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Bryan Estepa – Weight In Gold
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NEW MUSIC: Bryan Estepa – Weight In Gold

Sydney songwriter Bryan Estepa follows up his 2019 album, Sometimes I Just Don’t Know,  with a brand new single ‘Weight In Gold’. It’s a warm and mellow embrace of a song. Heartfelt notions abound on this beautiful paean to a friend or a lover. It’s all wrapped up in shimmering guitar, handclaps and mellotron, with Estepa’s … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Fritz Hutchison – Fortunate Flaws
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NEW MUSIC: Fritz Hutchison – Fortunate Flaws

Kansas City native Fritz Hutchison has just released Wide Wild Acres, an album that bristles with heartfelt intent and cascading melodies that tumble across a landscape of Americana and indie rock. ‘Fortunate Flaws’ sounds like a lost Creedence Clearwater Revival meets Wilco gem, built on the back of Hutchison’s gloriously lazy and wide-ranging voice. The push and pull … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Naomi Keyte – Travelling Women
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NEW MUSIC: Naomi Keyte – Travelling Women

  Let yourself be carried away by this new song from Adelaide songwriter Naomi Keyte, the first single since her debut album release,Melaleuca (2017), that saw Keyte nominated for Best Folk, Best Female Artist and Best Release at the 2017 South Australian Music Awards. “The song tells the story of loving someone perpetually on the move. It speaks to the push/pull of a relationship … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: David James Allen – Tough Love
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NEW MUSIC: David James Allen – Tough Love

Ontario songwriter David James Allen has hit a wonderfully rich and immersive psychedelic folk-rock sound on this new song. There’s some Devendra Banhart weird wistfulness, backed by a burbling funk-lite rhythm section and some dovetailing vocals that deal in the theme of companionship and a deep romance between two people; one of them is dying … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Dan Sartain – The Return Of Ringo
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NEW MUSIC: Dan Sartain – The Return Of Ringo

Birmingham Alabama’s Dan Sartain has a new tale of western gothic noir for your listening pleasure. There’s drama aplenty in his sound that contains a tinge of Nick Cave in its moody salute to the cowboys of the silver screen and television. ‘The Return Of Ringo’ comes from Sartain’s album Western Hills (Out now with vinyl … Continue reading

NEWS: Charley Crockett Announces New LP ‘Welcome To Hard Times’
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NEWS: Charley Crockett Announces New LP ‘Welcome To Hard Times’

  Charley Crockett, today announced his latest studio album Welcome To Hard Times, released July 31st on Thirty Tigers. A bold new record from the definitive young voice in country and western’s modern reinvention. Produced by Mark Neill, with songwriting contributions from Pat McLaughlin and Dan Auerbach, Welcome To Hard Times’ is a genre-bending mix … 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

NEWS: New Jason Molina Album ‘Eight Gates’ Announced
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NEWS: New Jason Molina Album ‘Eight Gates’ Announced

Secretly Canadian have announced the release of a new Jason Molina LP ‘Eight Gates’, his last collection of solo recordings, made in London in January 2009. Pre-order HERE Sometime in 2006 or 2007, Jason Molina moved from the midwest to London. Separated from his bandmates and friends and never one for idleness, Molina explored his … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: John Moreland – LP5
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ALBUM REVIEW: John Moreland – LP5

John Moreland LP5 Old Omens/Thirty Tigers John Moreland is a master of melancholy, a chronicler of the downhearted and down on their luck, with his weathered and worn ache of a voice. He has a knack for delivering maximum emotional impact from minimal window dressing in his songs and he’s as much a soul singer … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Tami Neilson – Chickaboom!
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ALBUM REVIEW: Tami Neilson – Chickaboom!

Tami Neilson Chickaboom! Outside Music/Neilson Records On her latest album, Canadian-Kiwi Tami Neilson strips things right back to the core essence of song, rhythm and particularly a spotlight on her exceptional voice. Her focus was to record the songs as they would sound on stage, as performed by a three-piece band – her current preference … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes – Not Your Average Country Band
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ALBUM REVIEW: Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes – Not Your Average Country Band

Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes Not Your Average Country Band Stanley Records It’s been six years since Sydney songwriter Dave Favours released his solo album Wet Suburban Sunday, but he’s spent those years building up the roster on his label Stanley Records, releasing the Australian alt-country compilation Take Me To Town and honing the … Continue reading