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John Ondolo – The Hypnotic Guitar of [Mississippi]

From label: “This album brings together John Ondolo’s rare early 78rpm recordings in the first-ever overview of this innovative but overlooked artist. The music traces Ondolo’s creative output, from the resonant acoustic guitar masterpiece Tumshukuru Mungu to the relentless guitar and flute (!) interplay of Kenya Style to his later electric guitar, bass, and drum […]

S Raekwon – I Like It When You Smile [Father/Daughter]

From Promoter: “Coming off the heels of his gorgeous debut album, Where I’m at Now, a steady tour run with labelmate Tasha, and an exciting pair of performances at SXSW, the New York City-based producer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, S. Raekwon (aka Steven Raekwon Reynolds) springs forward with a new EP of loose and joyous indie-pop gems. With I Like […]

Modern Nun – Name [Self-Released]

From Promoter: “ is a lesbian rock band from Chicago, Illinois. Over the past two years, they’ve formed a loyal fanbase with their captivating lyrics and catchy instrumentals, launching onto the scene with their debut EP Name in January of 2022. They have since opened for Wet Leg and released three new singles “Cherries” “Courthouse” and their […]

Brother Swan – Loom Radio Sampler [Self-Released]

Indie trio from California. Has a sort of spacey haze to it, happy sounding music with darker lyrics. RIYL: Alex G, Elliott Smith, Snow Patrol

Kim Ware and the Good Graces – Ready [Potluck]

From Promoter: “stepping out of the country/folk trappings and towards a more electric feel reminiscent of celebrated 90s acts like Belly and Juliana Hatfield” RockandRollGlobeFCC Dirty #5

Hellcat Bloom – semi-sweet [Poprock]

Fun bedroom pop/indie that is an amalgam of different sounds. Bound to find something you’ll enjoy in this. RIYL: Claro, Beach Boys, Bjork FCC: 2 and 7

Little Mazarn – Texas River Song [Dear Life]

From Promoter: “Little Mazarn at its core is Lindsey Verrill on vocals and banjo and Jeff Johnston, whose primary instrument in the band is the singing saw. They are both Dallas natives that settled in Austin and became a part of a music scene that included Bill Callahan, Dana Falconberry, Patty Griffin, Okkervil River, Thor Harris, Weird […]

Coastwest Unrest – The Darkest Brilliance [Reclaim]

From Promoter: “If Coastwest Unrest’s new album, The Darkest Brilliance, sounds at once expansive & claustrophobic, jarring & soothing, apocalyptic, yet leaving a light shining at the end of the tunnel, that is because it reflects the world in which it was recorded. RIYL: Current Joys & The Hold Steady.”

Julia Jacklin – Pre Pleasure [Polyvinyl]

From Promoter: “The Australian singer/songwriter carved out a rep as a direct lyricist who excavates the parameters of intimacy & agency in songs both stark & raw, loose & playful. PRE PLEASURE is the sound of Julia Jacklin gently loosening her grip. RIYL: Big Thief, Courtney Barnett, & Phoebe Bridgers”

Cheekface – Too Much to Ask [Self-Released]

From Promoter: “When life hands you problems, make problem-ade. It’s tough times, and that’s just one piece of advice that Los Angeles trio Cheekface has to offer for getting through it. The mantra also moonlights as the hook on the opening track to their new album, Too Much To Ask, out everywhere now. Across 11 tracks, Cheekface‘s songwriters, […]

Nico Padden – Pirate Queen [S/R]

From Promoter: “Nico Padden is a one-woman folk-rock riot. Her new album Pirate Queen celebrates women who step outside the lines. Ben Folds said Nico has “a big voice, gorgeous voice,” and that the title track is “original and classic at the same time.” Pirate Queen is a mix of Americana, vintage pop/rock, and folk, recorded […]

The Webstirs – The Webstirs [Presmark]

From Promoter: “Veterans of Chicago’s thriving music scene, The Webstirs’ newest album continues their streak of writing catchy, clever indie-pop earworms that blend together the best of classic and modern rock. Formed in 1994 by childhood friends Mark Winkler and Preston Pisellini, the band has always been anchored in the strong melodies and rich harmonies of […]

Shred Kelly – Like a Rising Sun [DevilDuck]

From Promoter: “ Shred Kelly is a five piece, alternative folk rock band that emerged from the heart of the Canadian Rockies in 2009. Over the past decade the band have taken their highly energetic live show from humble beginnings on the Canadian ski-town circuit to the International stage. Sounds like: Pete Seeger met up […]

Alice Glass – PREY//IV [Eating Glass]

From Promoter: “ Alice Glass is one of the most recognizable and singular voices in the last decade of electronic pop, leaving an unmistakable mark on the genre with her versatile ability to go from an eerie lilt to an absolute roar. As one-half of Crystal Castles, she received critical acclaim internationally including NME’s John Peel Award For Innovation […]

Sunset Honor Unit – Sunset Honor Unit [Marching Bananas]

From promoter: “ Sunset Honor Unit is an underground pop supergroup fronted by primary songwriters Drew Kirby (Mothers, Twen, New Wives) and Jake Chisenhall (Delorean Gray, Fake Flowers), backed by Noah Estrella (Floral Print), Dariush Mirsajedin (Ladrones) and Jason Bronson. The group focuses on classic forms of pop escapism filtered through a modernized, hyper-saturated DIY […]

Future Kult – Future Kult [Action Wolf]

From Promoter:” The initial spark of Future Kult caught on in a remote river valley in Hidalgo, deep in the Mexican countryside. For three months in late 2020, film composer Sion Trefor and musician/art producer Benjamin Zombori left their respective lives in Cardiff and Berlin behind and set out to channel the music of the […]

Deserta – Every Moment, Everything You Need [Felt]

From Promoter: “ Through a patchwork of reverb-tinged textures – drone guitars, lingering synths and driving percussion – the Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Matthew Doty weaves together stories of care, frustration and catharsis that ultimately stretch to a gentle resolve. The new album continues the sonic and thematic explorations of 2020’s Black Aura My […]

A Place to Bury Strangers – See Through You

Really nice modern shoegaze! FCC: Clean RIYL: Film School, Telescopes, Clinic

Dan Andriano & The Bygones – Dear Darkness [Epitaph]

The self-produced project finds Andriano venturing into deeply personal lyrical territory while also pushing the limits of just what his unclassifiable sound can be. Andriano first began work on what would become Dear Darkness during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, writing demos and raiding his archives of unfinished ideas, doing so more out of a deep-seated need to […]

Birthday Massacre – Dreams of You (Single)[Metropolis]

Very cool, “dreamy” but dark electronic tune. FCC: Clean RIYL: Collide, Ayria, Angelspit

Johnny Payne – King of Cups [Light Organ]

Music with some really fun energy! A modern dad rock classic that features a lot hipper elements than something like Air Supply (is that a dad rock band?) FCC: Clean RIYL: The Grateful Dead, John Andrews

Pinegrove – 11:11 [Rough Trade]

Pinegrove’s second record for Rough Trade is filled with the great tunes fans love with the lyrics focusing on the environment and current political climate. Highly enjoyable. FCC: Clean RIYL: Foxing, The Hotelier, Field Medic

Macie Stewart – Mouth Full of Glass [Ordinal]

Guitar playing that resembles the Brazilian tradition in some respects and a lot of gorgeous harmonies, horns, and strings. Really dig this one a lot! FCC: #2 RIYL: Bnny, Boy Scouts

Eric Scott Stevens – The Indelible Afterimage [S/R]

Another nice indie record, soft double tracked voice (on some tracks) with some cool arrangements and instrumentation. FCC: Clean RIYL: Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile

Grace Cummings – Storm Queen [ATO]

Really unique voice with some strongly emotive song that feel more theatrical than folk really. Sing-y talk-y in a sense. FCC: Clean RIYL: Ashley Shadow, Lily Konigsberg, Silverbacks