Author Archives: soulmamae

Ali Dineen – Light Comes In

Second release from Brooklyn based artist Ali Dineen. Beautiful folk with well crafted harmonies and delicate vocals. Influences range from traditional american and celtic folk music to the singer-songwriters of the 60s and 70s to the Beatles. Listen on a sunny Sunday morning. RIYL: Vashti Bunyan, Emmy Lou Harris, Mountain Man, The Beatles. Play: 3,4,6 […]

HIGHER AUTHORITIES // Neptune (Domino)

Debut album from Liverpool Psych-rock duo Higher Authorities. Funk tinged psych-rock heavily influenced by the 60s psychadelic sound. Hints of reggae and soul. Heavy synth lines. Try: 1,3,10

LOLA MARSH // You’re Mine EP (Anova Music)

Debut EP from a Tel-Aviv duo. Synth-pop with heavy drum beats holding down the groove. Well-crafted songwriting. Great harmonies and vocal layers. You like hand claps? Try track 2. Check it out. RIYL:: Cathedrals, Beachhouse, Vashti Bunyan Try: 1,2,4

NICK HAKIM // WHERE WILL WE GO (EARSEED RECORDS)

Sultry and relaxing R&B. Super soulful, with a little tinge of electronic, jazz, and rock. Beautiful voice, that he layers alot throughout many of the tracks. Each track feels slow and careful, not rushed. This is a 2-part EP. Tracks 1-5 are “Where Will We go Pt. 1”. Tracks 6-9 are “Where Will We Go Pt. […]

MADI DIAZ – PHANTOM (NETTWERK)

Energetic, giddy dance pop with catchy bass lines compliment Diaz’ ethereal vocals. Playful melodies and girlish, but powerful vocals carry a strong 80s influence. Rock out in the car or blast it at home, you can’t help but bop to this one. FCC Clean, Try Tracks: 1,2,5,7,8,11 RIYL: Robyn

THE VINES – WICKED NATURE (SELF-RELEASED)

No disappointing here, The Vines once again deliver gritty, pure rock tunes with angst-y lyrics to back them up. A two-disc album, packed with 22 tracks total. This album could have been plucked right outta 1995, with a sound reminiscent of the grunge era. Harmonious vocals, stoner rock with a prominent 60’s psych element. It’s […]

LISA LEBLANC – HIGHWAYS, HEARTACHES, AND TIME WELL WASTED (BONSOUND)

Fast paced banjo playing and country vocals are only the tip of this woman’s iceberg. Self described as “trash-folk”, She’ll swoon you with her voice and a soft melody on the banjo, then, with the powerful force of a kick-drum and electric guitars, erupt into a gritty folk-rock song. Very talented musician and vocalist. Try […]

RICHARD DAWSON – NOTHING IMPORTANT (WEIRD WORLD)

Most recent album release from British folk musician Richard Dawson and some touting as his best. Somewhere between noise rock and the elaborate narratives of folk ballads, Dawson’s old nylon stringed guitar and howling vocals are the primary sounds coming through the speakers. Dark topics such as death and suffering are often the topics of Dawson’s […]

KAT EDMONSON – THE BIG PICTURE (SONY MASTERWORKS)

The Big Picture is the third album from singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson.   Mellow, pop sound with a strong jazz influence. Whimsical song-writing and lyrics, perfect for a relaxing afternoon. Edmonson has the swooning voice of a lounge singer from the 1940s. Beautiful instrumentation backing up her vocals and melodies. The more you listen, the more […]