Archives for May 2015

New album from Mary Epworth

British singer-songwriter Mary Epworth's debut album, Dream Life, is out now in the U.S. on Highline Records. From the bold album openers "Long Gone", with its brass, synth-droned chords and stately chorus, the all-out fuzz and drum assault of stand-out track "Black Doe", through to the magical and psychedelically epic closer "Ray Of Sunlight", … [Read more...]

T. Hardy Morris Premieres New Song ‘My Me’

 T. Hardy Morris is excited to share "My Me", the new single from his upcoming album Hardy & The Hardknocks: Drownin On A Mountain Top, out June 23rd via Dangerbird Records and available for pre-order now. Available for download as a digital single, "My Me" premiered on Noisey who were taken by the "punky alt-country twang," found on the … [Read more...]

Matthew Santos – “Seven Years” and “It All Works Out”

Chicago-based folk-rock artist Matthew Santos, who has been nominated twice for a Grammy award for his collaboration on 2007’s “Superstar” with Lupe Fiasco, is back as musical front page news with his upcoming album Into The Further.  Set for release on June 2nd on Candy Rat Records, it showcases Matthew’s magnetic, heartfelt, and soulful vocal … [Read more...]

Second solo LP from Saint Etienne’s Sarah Cracknell

Sarah Cracknell's Red Kite
 album release on Cherry Red, June 15th 2015 Recorded across a fortnight in a makeshift studio in the heart of the British countryside, Sarah Cracknell’s second solo album Red Kite is a love letter to nature and the formative music of youth. 
Recorded and produced by Carwyn Ellis (Colorama) and Seb Lewsley (Edwyn … [Read more...]

David John Sheppard – Vertical Land

Since adopting a polymathic approach to music making twenty or so years ago David Sheppard has had no shortage of close collaborators to share outlets for his flights of instrumental imagination.  Working with the likes of school pal Keiron Phelan (within State River Widening and Phelan Sheppard), ex-Loft/Weather Prophet leader Peter Astor (in … [Read more...]

Brontosaurus – Our Animal Ways

Our Animal Ways is the second album from the Chicago-based duo of Nicholas Kelley and Nicholas Papaleo, augmented by the appearance of Josh Miller to assist in their highly developed and intricate music. Brontosaurus actually means 'thunder lizard' and the duo/trio bring a veritable storm of performances over the album's eight tracks, which while … [Read more...]

Sincerely, Dead – Cloven EP

Sincerely, Dead is a band consisting of one man — and his shadows. I’m not joking. Daniel Irvine is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist (although he performs live with a hands-free backing track set-up) and consummate showman. I saw him as Sincerely, Dead last week at what he claims was his first show ever. This was a little hard to … [Read more...]

New EP release from Amber Edgar

Canadian alt-folk singer-songwriter Amber Edgar is set to release her new EP, Good Will Rise, on May 12th.  It was a difficult collection of songs for her to record, but she feels that they are worth sharing with others because  they speak of common, relatable experiences — depression, unrequited lust, and grief.  During the process of recording … [Read more...]

Short Takes (Crystal Bright & The Silver Hands, Nic Nassuet, The Furious Seasons and Grumsling)

Crystal Bright & The Silver Hands – “Fall of the Seraph” Singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and ethnomusicologist Crystal Bright is the main light of Crystal Bright & The Silver Hands and her latest album, The Absolute Elsewhere, is available in the U.S. on May 19th.  It’s an eclectically diverse album that incorporates … [Read more...]

Stream EP from Philippines-based instrumental rock band The Insektlife Cycle

With members hailing from the local underground METAL scene. It’s a bit hard to comprehend that this gem of a band came from the same people who brought us some of the most hurtful & heaviest music on this side of the world. The Vivo brothers are the main masterminds behind HATEURE (progressive/math metal), while Jay & Joy are from … [Read more...]