Category: New releases

Aaron Lee Tasjan: Silver Tears (New West)

Aaron Lee Tasjan Silver Tears (New West) Aaron Lee Tasjan may be prolific, but he is anything but easy to categorize. He’s played guitar with the New York Dolls and Drivin N’ Cryin, started his own Glam Indie rock band…

Waldemar: Visions (Self-Released)

Waldemar Visions (Self-Released) Eau Claire, Wisconsin native Gabe Larson is the brainchild behind Waldemar, named after Larson’s late paternal grandfather. Waldemar, the band began originally as the title of a song with the theme of moving counterparts between Larson’s individuality…

Wyldlife: Out On Your Block (Wicked Cool)

Wyldlife Out On Your Block (Wicked Cool) Born out of the success of his iconic radio show, “Little Steven’s Underground Garage,” Steven Van Zandt launched his respected record label Wick Cool Records. The Boston native has an ear for music…

Alejandro Escovedo: Burn Something Beautiful (Fantasy/Concord)

Alejandro Escovedo Burn Something Beautiful (Fantasy/Concord) It’s been four years since iconic singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo has released a studio album and after one listen to his new long player, ‘Burn Something Beautiful,’ boy oh boy, was it worth the wait….

Letters to Cleo: Back To Nebraska (Self-Released)

Letters to Cleo Back To Nebraska (Self-Released) Like many bands from the glorious 1990s music scene, Letters to Cleo are back with their original lineup—Kay Hanley (vocals), Michael Eisenstein (guitar), Stacy Jones (drums), and Greg McKenna (guitar). It’s been 17…

Maria Taylor: In the Next Life (Flower Moon)

Maria Taylor In the Next Life (Flower Moon) On her seventh studio album, ‘In the Next Life,’ singer/songwriter Maria Taylor once again bares her soul in her songs. The album opener “Home” chronicles her journey from Alabama moving back to…

Auburn Road: Fancy (Self-Released)

Auburn Road Fancy (Self-Released) On ‘Fancy,’ the colorful, dynamic debut EP from American pop trio Auburn Road, the three best friends are at their best when it feels like they are about to stir up some trouble. New fans will…

Bell X1: Arms (Belly Up)

Bell X1 Arms (Belly Up) Over 16 years and across more than half a dozen albums, the Dublin-based Bell X1 has seen their numbers rise and fall – they are now a tight trio; they’ve dabbled in folk pop and…

The Deltahorse: Transatlantic (Slower Faster)

The Deltahorse Transatlantic (Slower Faster) You’d be hard pressed not to think of the brilliant Boston alt rock band Morphine when listening to The Deltahorse. The deep booming sax that is slathered across all 10 tracks of their ‘Transatlantic’ record…

Hickoids: The Out of Towners (Saustex)

Hickoids The Out of Towners (Saustex) It was only a matter of time before The Hickoids, the definition of Texas Cow Punk, put out a covers album featuring tunes exclusively penned by Lone Star Staters. The mini-album ‘The Out of…

The Little Ships: Alone Together (Karve Music)

The Little Ships Alone Together (Karve Music) In the 1990s there was a plethora of bands coming out of the Pacific Northwest, more specifically, Seattle. One of those bands was the underrated and short-lived Green Apple Quick Step, which was…

Maradeen: Above the Horizon (Self-Released)

Maradeen Above the Horizon (Self-Released) On ‘Above the Horizon,’ Nashville’s Maradeen manages to deftly blend pop with classic Southern Rock and a little bit of the 1970s Laurel Canyon sound for a nostalgic album crammed with sweet harmonies. Pulling together…