New Music From Megan Palmer

Posted on Jun 9, 2021
New Music From Megan Palmer

At six years old, Megan Palmer sat down at a piano with her grandfather to learn “Heart and Soul”. Now, she has built a rich body of work, weaving heartstrings together with her multi-instrumentalist skills. Take Good Care is a soul-stirring, genre-busting document of hope by an artist, a survivor, and a healer, that brings […]

Lanterna Streams Via Brooklyn Vegan

Posted on Jun 9, 2021
Lanterna Streams Via Brooklyn Vegan

Hidden Drives, the new LP from Lanterna, is now streaming on Brooklyn Vegan. The site notes that it’s “the seventh Lanterna album and first since 2015’s Backyards, which finds Henry Frayne exploring some new sonic territory, while Frayne says, “Hidden Drives features more electric guitar and synthesizer than previous efforts. Most of the songs were written on […]

VENTS Premieres “Working Man’s Dread” By The Contraptionists

Posted on Jun 9, 2021
VENTS Premieres “Working Man’s Dread” By The Contraptionists

VENTS Magazine writes,  “With technical skill and creative bravado The Contraptionists combine a working man’s grit with a rambling man’s fervor to create a big, layered sound with just two bodies. The duo make music out of American reflections, the dreams and nightmares seen in a far off motel room’s broken television screen. Stylistically and lyrically […]

Making Waves Talks To Fruit Bats And Annie Beedy About Art and More

Posted on Jun 9, 2021
Making Waves Talks To Fruit Bats And Annie Beedy About Art and More

Making Waves, a podcast about “the art of music,” recently spoke to Fruit Bats’ Eric D. Johnson and his wife and creative collaborator, photographer Annie Beedy, who “talk all about their work together that pairs his music with her vivid documentary-style photography.” They’re also joined by Daniel Murphy, who serves as the art director for Merge Records. […]

Elmore Gives The Contraptionists A Glowing Review

Posted on Jun 7, 2021
Elmore Gives The Contraptionists A Glowing Review

Elmore Magazine’s Peter Lindblad praises The Contraptionists’ “gnarly, rough-and-tumble folk-rock machinery” in a recent review of the duo’s new Working Man’s Dread, which he awards a rating of 90 (out of 100). “Without much of a break, both busily beat out percussion via their feet, as singer-songwriter Paul Givant plays banjo and guitar, with Stephen […]

Casablanca Sunset Praises Schwey’s “Who Says”

Posted on Jun 7, 2021
Casablanca Sunset Praises Schwey’s “Who Says”

Casablanca Sunset writes, "Blending the mellow movement of elevator jazz and the chatter of a group of homies, Schwey’s freshest single 'Who Says' is delectably dope.[It] grooves its way through simple soundscapes and downtempo ragtime melodies. Cool, calm, and collected, the track is a carefree joint with syncopated tempos that flutter to the flow of freeform […]

Audiofemme Highlights Sunny War

Posted on Jun 7, 2021
Audiofemme Highlights Sunny War

Audiofemme writes that Sunny War‘s “Simple Syrup captivates from the beginning,” as “War’s voice, lyrics and delivery are packed with wisdom and astute observations. The site delves into the new LP, released recently by Hen House Studios with ORG Music. The site also gets some quotes from War herself, who says about the last year’s […]

New Music From Lanterna

Posted on Jun 2, 2021
New Music From Lanterna

Hidden Drives is Henry Frayne‘s latest offering as Lanterna, a mostly instrumental side project begun some thirty years ago by the guitarist and member of multiple Champaign, Illinois groups including Lodestone Destiny, The Syndicate, ¡Ack-Ack!, Area, and The Moon Seven Times. In May of 1991 in an Urbana, Illinois living room studio Frayne met with […]

Schwey’s “Very Groovy” Track “Who Says” Makes Its Way To Death Or Desire

Posted on Jun 2, 2021
Schwey’s “Very Groovy” Track “Who Says” Makes Its Way To Death Or Desire

Schwey's new album, Schwey 2: Cyber Soul, is at radio now, and the album's "Who Says" is getting a positive reaction online. One site that digs the song is Death Or Desire, which calls it "a very groovy track that will certainly grasp your ears. Starting the track with an upbeat sound leading onto their […]

Grateful Web Enjoys The Contraptionists

Posted on Jun 2, 2021
Grateful Web Enjoys The Contraptionists

Grateful Web has a review of Working Man's Dread, the new LP from The Contraptionists. The site writes that "these songs tell a story and paint a picture even if there’s a little bit of coloring outside of the lines. You know, that two-man, one-man band, thing… The songwriting on Working Man’s Dread is personal and […]

Loud and Quiet Says The Wide, Wide River Is A Testament To Music’s Connective Power

Posted on Jun 2, 2021
Loud and Quiet Says The Wide, Wide River Is A Testament To Music’s Connective Power

Loud and Quiet writes that The Wide, Wide River, from James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra, is “a testament to the connective power of music – people who otherwise would be nations away bonding over a love of creation… It works on songs that are ominous (like album highlight ‘A Very Old-Fashioned Blues’ with its […]

Dive Index Shares New Video Via Spill

Posted on May 31, 2021
Dive Index Shares New Video Via Spill

Will Thomas of Dive Index recently told Spill Magazine about the making of his video for the newly-remixed “Wish I Had a Pulse” with Natalie Walker. It “features a collection of spring blooms that sprung up over the past couple months around the studio in Ojai – pin cushion protea, grevillea, iris, eucalyptus, aloe and […]

QRO Says The Fratellis Are “So Enjoyable”

Posted on May 31, 2021
QRO Says The Fratellis Are “So Enjoyable”

QRO Mag writes that Half Drunk Under A Full Moon, from The Fratellis, is “so enjoyable.” According to the site, “Years removed from their British buzz breakthrough, The Fratellis are still putting out records, and haven’t lost their smile… Like America’s acclaim for the Midwestern nice Ted Lasso, we’re all looking for the big love these […]

Sunny War Plots New England Tour

Posted on May 31, 2021
Sunny War Plots New England Tour

Sunny War has kept busy during the pandemic. In addition to playing plenty of shows that were live streamed over the Internet, she recorded and released lots of music including her newest LP Simple Syrup. Now, she’ll finally be able to perform her new songs for live audiences on tour. Here are the dates, starting in […]

The Late Late Show Archives Leif Vollebekk’s Performance

Posted on May 31, 2021
The Late Late Show Archives Leif Vollebekk’s Performance

Last week, Montréal’s Leif Vollebekk made his first appearance on television in the United States, on CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden. Vollebekk performed “Long Blue Light,” his most recent single, which he originally recorded during the sessions of his 2019 album New Ways. Enjoy his performance from the Late Late Show here […]

New Music From Schwey

Posted on May 26, 2021
New Music From Schwey

With roots in the youth DIY scene of East Vancouver, British Columbia, Schwey is known for playing engaging, energetic live shows that couple tight pop arrangements with serendipitous dance jams. In its formative years, underground DIY venues were the only option for underage people to have a good time; thus, the band crafted its soulful […]

Melpo Mene’s “It’s Electrical” Is An Indie Pop Sensation, Writes Last Day Deaf

Posted on May 26, 2021
Melpo Mene’s “It’s Electrical” Is An Indie Pop Sensation, Writes Last Day Deaf

“It’s Electrical,” according to Last Day Deaf, is “an indie pop sensation with lush vocals and transcendent strings, which explores the artist’s thoughts on therapy and suicide prevention.” The song comes from Melpo Mene‘s new LP Vernalagnia, which is currently available from Hyperextension and at radio now. Check out the track, along with others on […]

Samantha Sidley Sings For CISLA

Posted on May 26, 2021
Samantha Sidley Sings For CISLA

Samantha Sidley recently appeared at a virtual gala for Communities in Schools Los Angeles. The organization is a branch of the national Communities in Schools and aims to ensure that every public school student in Los Angeles has the resources needed to reach their full potential. For her part, Sidley performed a stripped-down rendition of […]

Americana UK Likes The View From Fruit Bats’ “Balcony”

Posted on May 26, 2021
Americana UK Likes The View From Fruit Bats’ “Balcony”

Americana UK says Fruit Bats’ “The Balcony,” from new LP The Pet Parade, “is a song about patience in isolation, waiting for the world to change while staring out at an empty street.” The site has the video for the song, which was made by the band’s Eric D. Johnson and his wife Annie, who […]

Leif Vollebekk Is Set To Play CBS’ The Late Late Show

Posted on May 26, 2021
Leif Vollebekk Is Set To Play CBS’ The Late Late Show

Montréal’s Leif Vollebekk is set to perform tonight (Wednesday, May 26) on CBS’ The Late Late Show. As News-in-24 notes, “This is the first television performance in the United States for Vollebekk, who will perform his most recent single, ‘Long Blue Light,’ released last November. Host James Corden himself invited Leif on his mission. The […]

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