ALBUM REVIEW: The Delines – The Imperial
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ALBUM REVIEW: The Delines – The Imperial

THE DELINES THE IMPERIAL El Cortez Records Willy Vlautin has proven to be quite the Americana renaissance man with his time in the highly respected alt-country group Richmond Fontaine, a second career as an acclaimed novelist (Lean On Pete, Don’t Skip Out On Me) and most recently as main songwriter for The Delines.  This, their … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Ryan Bingham – American Love Song
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ALBUM REVIEW: Ryan Bingham – American Love Song

RYAN BINGHAM AMERICAN LOVE SONG Thirty Tigers/Cooking Vinyl Australia Ryan Bingham cut his teeth as a rodeo rider, he’s an actor, but most importantly he’s an accomplished singer-songwriter. On his sixth album he’s corralled his most wide reaching and rewarding collection of songs to date.  Across 15 songs, Bingham paints portraits of the American dream, … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Agata Karczewska – Envy Is My Sin
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NEW MUSIC: Agata Karczewska – Envy Is My Sin

Here’s a voice that will grab you right from the outset. Agata Karczewska is a Warsaw-based singer-songwriter with a deep American sound. Bluesy gothic Americana folk is the order of the day on ‘Envy Is My Sin’, a song that showcases her bold and rich voice and makes for a strident and soulful sound. Recommended. … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: D.H. Scott – The Ballad Of Casey Todd
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NEW MUSIC: D.H. Scott – The Ballad Of Casey Todd

Lots to love about this laidback, forlorn track from D.H. Scott, a singer/songwriter who was born in Bakersfield, CA but now resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Scott has a wonderful ache and grain to his voice, at times reminiscent of Townes Van Zandt. This great track is the story of a man (Casey Todd) who he would … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Steve Gunn – The Unseen In Between
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ALBUM REVIEW: Steve Gunn – The Unseen In Between

Steve Gunn The Unseen In Between Matador Steadily, across a career now spanning a dozen years, Steve Gunn has progressively moved from the abstract, experimental and collaborative to a singular artistic with his own distinct sound. From American Primitive guitar beginnings where he was enthralled by the likes of John Fahey and Sandy Bull to … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Gold Light & Snakemusk – The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
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NEW MUSIC: Gold Light & Snakemusk – The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

There’s a dreamy late-night roadhouse vibe on this track from two Asheville, NC musicians – Gold Light (Joe Chang) & Snakemusk (Beau Campolong). Mazzy Star is an obvious reference point given it’s soaked in a similar noir heartache and organic shuffling sway but this also has more of a 60s folk vibe built into its … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Sean McMahon – Outsider Blues
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NEW MUSIC: Sean McMahon – Outsider Blues

Sean McMahon‘s new album You Will Know When You’re There is out now and it’s a superb record. We’ve had it on high rotation of late – soundtracking road trips, lazy Sunday mornings and dimly-lit late nights. One of the highlights is ‘Outsider Blues’, a track that is built on a beautiful blend of acoustic instruments … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Brad Armstrong – Brother Ford
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NEW MUSIC: Brad Armstrong – Brother Ford

Brad Armstrong comes at you from an otherworldly place – a ramshackle outpost town at the end of the railroad line, a rattlesnake hander on a desert bender. It’s all old-world aesthetic with wailing fiddle, primitive percussion and a great line in storytelling on ‘Brother Ford’. It reminds me of the fire and brimstone style … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Tommy Alexander – Rejection
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NEW MUSIC: Tommy Alexander – Rejection

We love a track where the instant the singer sings their first note they’ve got your full attention. Tommy Alexander does that for us with this new track ‘Rejection’. He keeps things super simple with a measured vocal delivery that hangs meaning on every line. “Rejection is the hardest thing” he sings before a forlorn … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Wyndham – Spark
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NEW MUSIC: Wyndham – Spark

Wyndham Garnett is a multi-instrumentalist, singer songwriter, producer currently living in Los Angeles. He is a founding member of the group Elvis Perkins in Dearland and a former touring member of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and ‘Spark’ is the quite wonderful first taste of his new seven track album/EP Fistful Of Stars which is set … Continue reading