Category: New releases

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis: Superscope (Sunday Best)

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Superscope (Sunday Best) Kitty, Daisy & Lewis is a trio of siblings from London who have a love for 1960s beatnik pop (“The Game Is On”); 1970’s soul (“You’re So Fine”); and funk (“Slave”). You can…

The Yawpers: Boy in a Well (Bloodshot)

The Yawpers Boy in a Well (Bloodshot) Clearly not a band to shy away from a challenge, the Denver country punks in the Yawpers decided to make their third LP a concept record about a tragedy set in World War…

Hamell On Trial: Tackle Box (New West)

Hamell On Trial Tackle Box (New West) The first voice you hear on the tenth album from acoustic punk poet Hamell On Trial is from Donald Trump (“I’d like to punch him in the face,” declares the Whiner in Chief…

Brick + Mortar: Dropped Again (Self-Released)

Brick + Mortar Dropped Again (Self-Released) For a two-man band, Brick + Mortar have figured out a way to make an impressively big sound. On ‘Dropped Again,’ their latest album, Brandon Asraf plays guitar, bass and sings with Jon Tacon…

Austin Shaw: Felt (Self-Released)

Austin Shaw Felt (Self-Released) The latest batch of songs from singer-songwriter Austin Shaw could be your soundtrack of the summer – honest, real, breezy and feels so good. Shaw released a four-song EP, ‘Selections From Felt’ earlier this year and…

Korby Lenker: Thousand Springs (Soundly Music)

Korby Lenker Thousand Springs (Soundly Music) Nashville musician Korby Lenker decided to skip the traditional record studio for his latest album, ‘Thousand Springs,’ and take a field trip instead. Armed with his guitar, some recording equipment and a tent, he…

Partner: In Search of Lost Time (You’ve Changed)

Partner In Search of Lost Time (You’ve Changed) Partner is a Canadian duo made up of Josée Caron and Lucy Niles who are turning ears on with their garage rock and clever sense of humor. On the band’s debut album,…

Naomi Wachira: Song Of Lament (Doreli Music)

Naomi Wachira Song Of Lament (Doreli Music) The definition of the word “lament” is as follows: “a formal expression of sorrow or mourning, especially in verse or song; an elegy or dirge.” Kenyan-born, Seattle-based artist Naomi Wachira, chose to title…

Lou DiBello: Heat Wave (Self-Released)

Lou DiBello Heat Wave (Self-Released) Lou DiBello has been a fixture on the stages around Central Illinois since the late 80s. His brand of classic rock and blues-influenced guitar playing and soloing have been an attraction, bringing in scores of…

Sammy Brue: I Am Nice (New West)

Sammy Brue I Am Nice (New West) It would be easy to simply dismiss Sammy Brue’s debut LP ‘I Am Nice’ as little more than a novelty. It’s the work of a 15-year-old, so naturally a raised eyebrow or two…

Mise en Scene: Still Life On Fire (Light Organ)

Mise en Scene Still Life On Fire (Light Organ) What started out as a duo featuring Canadian art students Stefanie Blondal Johnson (vocals, guitar) and Jodi Dunlop (drums) has blossomed into a forceful quartet with the addition of Corey Hykawy…