Friday, September 29, 2023

Slowdive: Everything Is Alive

Reading's own Slowdive is back with a stunner of a record called Everything Is Alive. It's bloody mags to see them back in fine form and making music again. Shoegazers and dream poppers rejoice!

Opening track...

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Ryan Adams: Alive Volume 1

It's quite nice to see Ryan Adams back with his old band The Cardinals. The noughties so some truly amazing music from this outfit and now those ol' chestnuts are being showcased on a new live album. 

The songs sound fresh and electric on this record. Ryan and the lads are truly having a good time playing and it shows.

Monday, September 25, 2023

Willie J. Healey: Bunny (Album of the Week)

My love for Caterton's own Willie J. Healy continues to grow with his third release, Bunny. He continues to capture that early to mid-70s vibe with aplomb. 

He's added some more funk this time around which is most welcome. 

And we should be thanking him for tracks like this!

This record should be played constantly at home and at work!

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Becca Mancari: Left Hand

Indie folk darling Becca Mancari has a fab new record out called Left Hand. The State Island native has crafted twelve tracks of pure ethereal delight. She has managed to find that perfect balance between folk music and spacey alternative pop.

Here is one of my faves...

Friday, September 22, 2023

Turnpike Troubadours: A Cat In The Rain

Sometimes you just need some solid country. Thankfully, Tahlequah, Oklahoma's own Turnpike Troubadours have just released their sixth record and it's amazing. A Cat In The Rain has all the red dirt any person could need.

Here is one of my faves...

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Filter: The Algorithm

The power and thunder that is Cleveland, Ohio's hardest rocking band is back with The Algorithm. Filter just brings the heavy and the awesome with each new release. This latest record sees them being even more introspective and self-actualized. 

Opening track...

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Holy Wave: Five Of Cups

Psychedelic pop fans will be quite happy with the latest release from Holy Wave, proud sons of El Paso, Texas. Five of Cups is truly an amazing record filled with colours you can hear and sounds you can see. 

Here is a taste of the awesomeness...

Monday, September 18, 2023

The View: Exorcism of Youth (Album of the Week)

The pride of Dundee, Scotland is back with their sixth offering, Exorcism of Youth. The View has always been one of those great British bands that sort of has flown under the radar stateside but does quite well in the Holy Land. It's multi-layered pop at its finest.

Here is the title track...

This one just kills me...

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Laura Groves: Radio Red

Shipley's own Laura Groves has a fab album out called Radio Red. It's pure mellow gold with all the bells and whistles of 70s soft rock. It puts me in a very introspective and spacy mood.

Here's what I mean...

Friday, September 15, 2023

Gregory Alan Isakov: Appaloosa Bones

It's rainy and cold today in the North Woods and that means autumn is just around the corner. The latest offering from Boulder's own Gregory Alan Isakov is a perfect soundtrack. Appaloosa Bones weaves some amazing tales the human condition on this planet, all with the requisite echo-y piano and guitar. 

The opening track is aptly titled!

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Mapeche: Swinging Stars

LA's own Mapeche has a delightful new record out called Swinging Stars. It's a pitch perfect blend of California breeze and folk rock. You can feel the sun and the ocean was over you as you listen. 

Here is the opening track...

Monday, September 11, 2023

Girl Ray: Prestige (Album of the Week)

North Londoners Girl Ray has their third record out now and it is fab! Prestige makes 1977 come alive all over again

All we need is a mirrorball...

And yet it also sounds 21st-century current...

Put this one on regular rotation in your home, office and ears!

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Margaret Glaspy: Echo The Diamond

Ah, the joy of indie drone. It's a warm feeling rooted in emo and memories of the 1990's. Margaret Glaspy captures this energy perfectly on her latest record, Echo The Diamond. The NYC native has captured the various essence of this style.

Saturday, September 9, 2023

RVG: Brain Worms

The leaves are sadly starting to fall here in the North Woods so I figured we could start my Autumn Music series a little early with RVG's latest offering, Brain Worms. This is the Melbourne outfit's third offering of most excellent ethereal pop. Love those echo-y guitars!

Opening track..

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Alaska Reid: Disenchanter

After a series of amazing singles and EPs, Alaska Reid has finally released her first long player. Disenchanter weaves amazing tales of friendship, fads, and, of course, love...all done with the typical indie aplomb we hear in this genre. The Montana native's star is clearly on the rise!

Opening track...

Monday, September 4, 2023

Art School Girlfriend: Soft Landing (Album of the Week)

London's own Art School Girlfriend has taken the world by storm with Soft Landing, a shoegaze masterpiece guaranteed to send your mind to the cosmos. It sucks you in right away...

And then sends you to the cosmos...

I am so looking forward to seeing this outfit progress. The future is bright indeed!