Category: New releases

Solar Twin: Pink Noise (Self-Released)

Solar Twin Pink Noise (Self-Released) It’s hard to compare Solar Twin to any other artist, but if Evanescence and Blur spawned a baby band its name would be Solar Twin. ‘Pink Noise’ is the name of the debut album from…

The Outdoor Type: Perspectives EP (Nettwerk)

The Outdoor Type Perspectives EP (Nettwerk) Zack Buchanan, playing under the moniker the Outdoor Type, may just have one official EP to be judged on at the moment, but in those four tracks he shows immense promise. Sounding like a…

The Accidentals: Odyssey (Sony Masterworks)

The Accidentals Odyssey (Sony Masterworks) Many (most?) bands are quick to point out just how hard their music is to classify, but to be honest you can usually ascribe a tag to just about any group just a few songs…

The Texas Gentlemen: Tx Jelly (New West)

The Texas Gentlemen Tx Jelly (New West) With the recent passing of Leon Russell and Merle Haggard, it seems like we’re in danger of losing a precious sub-genre of music. Both, along with a handful of others like Willie Nelson…

Gene Loves Jezebel: Dance Underwater (Restricted Release/Westworld)

Gene Loves Jezebel Dance Underwater (Restricted Release/Westworld) It’s been 14 years (2003’s ‘The Thornfield Sessions’) since Gene Loves Jezebel last put out a record, but by the third track on ‘Dance Underwater,’ the fantastically maudlin “How Do You Say Goodbye…

Roadcase Royale: First Things First (Loud & Proud)

Roadcase Royale First Things First (Loud & Proud) With the future of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Heart in doubt, guitarist and singer/songwriter Nancy Wilson isn’t letting any grass grow under her feet. Wilson teamed up with former…

doubleVee: The Moonlit Fables of Jack the Rider (CEN)

doubleVee The Moonlit Fables of Jack the Rider (CEN) Founded by former Starlight Mints front man Allan Vest and his wife Barb, doubleVee is just as quirky as you’d hoped they would be, based on his track record. Just as…

Deer Tick: Vol.1 & Vol. 2 (Partisan)

Deer Tick Vol.1 & Vol. 2 (Partisan) Rhode Island’s Deer Tick decided to go big on their latest release and man did it pay off. After a four years absence, the indie band is back with two phenomenal albums, boasting…

Richard X. Heyman: Incognito (Tune Up)

Richard X. Heyman Incognito (Tune Up) Richard X. Heyman started out as a drummer in the 1960s garage rock band the Doughboys, and since he went solo with his 1988 debut ‘Living Room,’ Heyman has proven album after album that…

Bryan Stephens: Village of Dreams (Blue Elan)

Bryan Stephens Village of Dreams (Blue Elan) For the last 15 years Bryan Stephens has led the house band at the iconic club Cafe Wha? and now he has released his debut CD on Elan Records. The singer/songwriter opens ‘Village…

Chelsea Wolfe: Hiss Spun (Sargent House)

Chelsea Wolfe Hiss Spun (Sargent House) I will be the first to admit I am late to the game when it comes to recognizing the talents of Chelsea Wolfe. I didn’t even hear of her until her third album, ‘Pain…

Flogging Molly: Life Is Good (Vanguard)

Flogging Molly Life Is Good (Vanguard) Twenty years into their career, Flogging Molly have managed to survive musical fads and a slew of weak imitators to emerge as one of the finest bands to ever blend traditional Celtic and American…

A Drug Called Tradition: Medicine Music (Psych Army Intergalactic)

A Drug Called Tradition Medicine Music (Psych Army Intergalactic) There’s something amazing about the cyclical nature of influences. A solid two decades after many thought they had head the end of shoegaze, with the mid-to-late ‘90s break ups of some…

Lara Hope and the Ark Tones: Love You to Life (Self-Released)

Lara Hope and the Ark Tones Love You to Life (Self-Released) Lara Hope and the Ark Tones are a New York-based rockabilly band that is the amalgamation of Hope’s previous rockabilly band the Champtones and upright bassist Matt “The Knife”…