It’s no secret that country music has evolved since establishing its roots in Nashville. Countless artists continue to lean into the genre for its down-to-earth lyrics and timeless sound. Singer-songwriter Josh Gray is no exception, as he lends a hand in capturing that signature classic feeling while offering an unapologetic view on society today, which transfers directly into his delivery.Read More
Singer-songwriter Grant Duncan recently released a new full-length album, Radiant Sublime, on March 21st. The ten-track record is a follow up to 2018’s Early Morning Rise and offers a throwback sound in the present time. With most of the songs being dominated by classic guitar, listeners are taken back to the original rock & roll feel. The title track, “Radiant Sublime,” is a perfect lead with just enough hype to get listeners to the next song.Read More
American/Canadian folk music serves as the base for Fawkes & Hownd’s debut EP, Balancing Act, that recently came out earlier this month. The duo is based in Nashville, although each member comes from a different home. Phöenix Lazare hails from Salt Springs Island, BC, while Justin Kelley grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts. With both places being small towns, this definitely shows through in each of their songs and in their overall sound.
Los Angeles based band Divided Heaven recently released their third album, Cold War. The album is the most down to earth, raw, real release the band has come up with so far. Vocalist and songwriter Jeff Berman poured his heart and soul into the lyrics, truly bearing all and leaving nothing out. Berman’s songs resonate with listeners because of the heartfelt stories they tell in true punk rock fashion.Read More
The second album from Salt Lake City’s six piece band Cinders, Looking Forward To Looking Back, is the perfect soundtrack for those nights that you find yourself staring up at the stars, reveling in the magic of it all. Looking Forward To Looking Back provides a rush of poppy melodies fueled by the kind of synth that you want to sing along to. Yeah, you know the kind.Read More
Tea Leaf is the solo project of Manchester based punk band Hora Douse’s front-man, Tom Lee. With lyrics detailing the internal experience that ensues as depression takes the wheel, Disappear is a far cry from the normally boisterous and aggressive punk rock music that Lee creates with a full band. Instead, Lee takes the scenic route with Disappear, complete with slow melodies and gentle, vulnerable lyrics that fall into soft guitar chords as Lee’s truth spills onto the pages.Read More
South For Winter's down home blend of folk and acoustic indie shows the band in a new light on their latest EP, How The Mountain. Following their self titled EP that was released in the beginning of the year, How The Mountain digs deeper, reaches further, and proves that South For Winter are here for the long haul.
Alternative pop punk band Mayday Parade are back with their newest album, Sunnyland, which was released on June 15th and includes thirteen unique and diverse songs. While a good portion of Sunnyland is the loud and fast paced Mayday Parade we all know and love, quite a few of the songs are slower acoustic ballads. Mayday Parade uses Sunnyland to talk about how not everyone is alone and to also help those with broken hearts mend, while themes of lost or unrequited love is also threaded through the lyrics.Read More
By The Way, I Forgive You, folk rock singer Brandi Carlile's sixth studio album, is an effortless offering from a master of her craft.Read More
Acoustic folk punk artist Tim Barry’s newest album, High on 95, feels like watching the sun set over a creek from the back of a pickup truck. The highlight of the album comes from the storytelling lean of Tim Barry's lyrics, which is evident throughout all of his previous releases.Read More
Nashville-based solo act Ponder's sophomore EP 1st Degree is a stripped down, confessional journey that is simultaneously cathartic and melancholy, like standing in the cool sea air at the end of a perfect day at the beach, knowing you have to go back to real life and leave behind this idyllic moment in time.Read More