Archive for October, 2020

October 23, 2020

Friday 5×5

Friday 5×5 is our segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words.

Today we have new songs by Inhaler, Buzzy Lee, Reuben and the Dark, Wonderly Road and Ann Wilson.

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October 22, 2020

Talk Thursday to Me – Jeff Grant

Today we catch up with Jeff Grant to talk about the new release from Full Sun, his visual art and Spice World.

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October 20, 2020

Tuesday Tip-Off: Austin White

Austin White may jokingly refer to himself as a great value pop star, but there is nothing generic about his debut track “Waa Waa Woe Is Me.” Seamlessly blending retro and current synth pop with 80’s r&b and a sleepy hypnotic vocal delivery, White has created a stealth banger that will appeal to indie and r&b fans alike. It’s an impressive first track and has us excited to see what he does next.

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October 19, 2020

Mike’s ‘Mericana Mondays

Mike’s ‘Mericana Mondays is where friend of the blog, roots DJ, house show organizer, Bloomington Music Expo czar and all around nice guy Mike McAfee picks one song a week to share with the people.

“Take Your Time” is a new song by the Los Angeles artist Pearl Charles from her album Magic Mirror due out on Kanine Records in early 2021. She reminds me of modern day Linda Ronstadt and the LA Times compared her and her excellent band to Tom Petty. Yes please.

October 16, 2020

Friday 5×5

Friday 5×5 is our segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words.

Today we have new music from Matthew Caws, Lo Talker, William Elliott Whitmore, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and The Bergamot.

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October 15, 2020

Talk Thursday to Me – Adam Turla

Photo by Michael Ford

Today we catch up with old friend of the blog Adam Turla from Murder by Death about their new Patreon and upcoming Holiday album.

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October 14, 2020

This Day In Music History

Today is the birthday of Justin Hayward, songwriter, lead singer and guitarist of The Moody Blues. Best known for the hit “Knights In White Satin” they were one of the first prog rock bands, combining early psychedelic rock with classical influences and orchestral elements. They’re best known for the worldwide hit “Knights In White Satin” but we’ve always been partial to this track which opened their third album In Search of the Lost Chord, “Ride My See Saw.”

October 13, 2020

Tuesday Tip-Off: Cory Wong

Most musicians these days don’t offer audio stems and sheet music of their songs on their websites, nor do they release eight albums in the course of a single year, but then most musicians aren’t Cory Wong. Known for his jazz influenced guitar virtuosity in both Vulfpeck and the Fearless Flyers, Wong recently released two singles off his upcoming The Striped Album. If you’re looking for air tight disco funk precision, check out “Design” featuring Kimbra. If old school guitar shredding is more your thing, check out “Massive” featuring Joe Satriani. The Striped Album drops October 23rd

October 12, 2020

Mike’s ‘Mericana Mondays

Mike’s ‘Mericana Mondays is where friend of the blog, roots DJ, house show organizer, Bloomington Music Expo czar and all around nice guy Mike McAfee picks one song a week to share with the people.

Mississippi-based Water Liars made this record in 2015 at Matt Pence’s (Centro-Matic) Echo Lab studio in Argyle, Texas. Shit happened as it tends to, the songs were shelved and band moved on to other creations. Always looking for a bright side, one I find pandemic-related is that many good albums may never have been heard without artists finding time to finish them while sheltering. Roll On is one of my favorite new old releases of 2020 and “Sing, Barbarian” is the best song on the record. Previous Water Liars and all Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster and Andrew Bryant projects are worth diving into. Check it out here.

October 9, 2020

Friday 5×5

Friday 5×5 is our segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words.

Today we have new music from Heather Porcaro, Maxwell Stern, Heather Trost, Jon Snodgrass and Hyper Tensions.

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