From promoter: “Focuses on the emotional roller-coaster of heartbreak with moments built-in for introspection and stillness. The sound is a mix of southern rock and R&B filtered through a 90’s state of mind.” Label: Self-Released Start w/ 1, 2, 6, 7 FCC: Clean RIYL: Maggie Rogers, Brittany Howard, Basia Bulat
From promoter: “BREE is a Nashville based alt/rock songwriter. Influenced by the 70s British sound, mixed with 90s angst she creates a sound very unique to her life.” Label: Werewolf Tunes Start w/ 1, 2, 3 FCC: Clean RIYL: Joan Jett, Stevie Nicks, The Cranberries
From promoter: “Jangly modern rock that rings with the contagious indie of Nada Surf and Jimmy Eat World.” Label: Self-Released Start w/ 1, 4, 8 FCC: 2, 3, 6, 12, 13 RIYL: Jimmy Eat World, The National, Nada Surf
From promoter: “Songwriter and composer Devonte Hynes’s motion picture score for Queen and Slim is a mixture of heartfelt and nerve wracking pieces that communicate the themes of togetherness and paranoia portrayed in the film. Hynes has an extensive back catalogue performing under the name Blood Orange as well as a number of collaborations with […]
From promoter: “dj poolboi is the moniker of Austin Texas’ resident Adam Ansley. In 2017 Ansley started quietly releasing lo-fi house music as an artistic outlet on Youtube. Channelling his own and family struggles with alcoholism and depression he created his own unique outlet of emotional melodic dance music mixing elation and nostalgia with melancholy.” […]
From promoter: “Paralanguage was inspired by Will Samson’s first – and only – experiments with psilocybin. For some time, following the death of his father in 2012, the British musician had suffered from mild PTSD, unable to process the grief provoked by the sudden nature of his passing.” Label: Wichita Recordings Start w/ 1, 3, 4, 7 FCC: Clean […]
From promoter: “A deconstruction of pop music delivered with auto-tuned vocals and distorted electronic beats. The album is equally influenced by 808s & Heartbreak, Travis Scott, and Stravinsky, blurring and blending lo-fi punk and trap with the tenderness of Aaron Copland.” Label: Veriditas Start w/ 1, 2, 6 FCC: Clean RIYL: FKA Twigs, The 1975,
From promoter: “Blue Vervain is an indie/mood rock band from Bergen County, New Jersey. In September of 2019 they released their first album Wounds. On November 29th, 2019 they will release a supplement to that album with their release of Demos & Alternate Takes.” Label: Mint 400 Start w/ 1, 2, 10, 11 FCC: Clean RIYL: Phoebe Bridgers, Snail […]
From promoter: “Grammy Award-nominated American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer Maggie Rogers’ new single “Love You For A Long Time” is a sweet and catchy tune with a tinge of southern influence.” Label: Capitol Start w/ 1 FCC: Clean RIYL: Haim, Julian Baker, Sylvan Esso
Label: Fantasy Records FCC: none 23-year-old Marcus King is currently finishing up a tour with Chris Stapleton and working on a solo album titled El Dorado, which will be released January 17th. The Well is a single off of the album and is a great first taste of what is to come. The Well is a mix of blues and rock […]
Label: Fantasy Records FCC: none Play: all The Marcus King Band’s album Carolina Confessions is a beautiful blues rock blend. Marcus King’s vocals are raw and soulful which complement the deep and passionate lyrics. The entire album is fantastic, and each song is different in so many ways. Homesick has a sick guitar solo at the end […]
Burlington singer-songwriter Danny LeFrancois’ latest EP is a collection of twangy alt-Americana full of warm fuzzy guitars and power-pop harmonies. Track Picks: 1, 5, 6 FCC: Clean RIYL: Wilco, Kurt Vile, J Bengoy
Label: Daptone Records Play: 1, 2, 5 FCC: Clean This album is a wonderful combination of blues, soul, and R&B. Get with the Program is a funky start to this album. Play any song for a great set.
Label: Little Paradise Records Play: all FCC: clean From promoter: “Bristol Soul Rebels The King Dukes newest album has a track for every mood, whether you want to move your feet or turn back the sands of time and reminisce about times that once were. The quality of the record and the prestige of the […]
Label: Red House Records FCC: Clean Play: 5, 7, 10, 11 RIYL: Pokey LaFarge, Townes Van Zandt, Trampled By Turtles, Shovels & Rope, Old Crow Medicine Show This Charlie Parr album evokes a sense of nostalgia that makes the perfect addition to a softer playlist. Parr’s vocals evoke a blues country sound and the twangy […]
Bossacucanova & Roberto Menescal – Bossa Got the Blues Label: Six Degrees Play: 1, 6, 9 FCC: Clean Bossacucanova is back with their seventh studio album. Really great sound. Full instrumentals and a great addition to any playlist. Track seven is a personal favorite. Very cool jam band/blues influences.
Cliff Beach – Live at Namm Label: California Soul Music FCC: clean Play: 1, 2, 5 Rising Nu- Funk artist Cliff Beach dropped his live session at NAMM. The album is full of blues, soul, and funk. Add to any rock/blues playlist for a great sound and rocking set.
Hannah Williams & The Affirmations Label: Record Kicks Play: 1, 2 FCC: 4 Hannah Williams & The Affirmations put out an album that features a blues/soul/R&B sound that is addictive to say the least. The upbeat, passionate sound of Hannah Williams voice gives a certain depth that is a necessary for any playlist. Play play […]
Label: Royal Potato Family FCC: clean Play: all RIYL: Dr. Dog This album is one that you do not want to turn off. Let It Slide has blues, rock, soul, and funkadelic features. It reminds me a lot of a Dr. Dog album combined with some more blues and electric roots. Play any song to fit into […]
Abstract, somewhat intense (but varying) works for string quartet mostly, but also with dan bau and winds. Play!
A self-taught composer, with songs based on Shakespeare’s sonnets, with piano accompaniment.
Modern concertos for clarinet with orchestra, graceful to forceful. Play!
Really interesting contemporary pieces for various instruments (harp, winds, marimba,piano)–trks 5 & 6 more avant. Trk 6 voice repetitions. Play!
Los Angeles based producer Mtendere Mandowa (Teebs) comes with the holy water on Anicca after a five year hiatus. At 47 minutes, the LP blends his signature production style with some colorful collaborations from Sudan Archives, Panda Bear, MNDSGN and others. This album is for whatever is happening right now, a perfect soundtrack to nearly […]
From promoter: “Born and based in Los Angeles, the 22-year-old performer is a modern-day multidisciplinary artist: singer, songwriter, producer, director, multi-instrumentalist, and boundary-pushing creative. A skilled vocalist and gifted lyricist, August Eve has crafted a distinctively bold sound built on dark, melancholic pop melodies, soulful vocals and heartbreakingly cognizant lyrics, which together paint a vivid […]