Preview: Gardens & Villa - Dunes

Written by Friday, 20 December 2013 03:53
New York - Lush is best way to describe Gardens & Villa. True to their name, these guys make music that is naturally striking, full of life and blissful to revel in. Their sound is one toxic indie-band cocktail. Start with all the crooning of Caveman, mix in the boundless energy of Generationals and add a generous dose of Painted Palms’ West Coast spirited vibe. The result is glo-fi, psych folk, alternative magic and it is seriously good. Formed in…

EP Preview- Albatross - Out From Under

Written by Monday, 16 December 2013 08:20
Nashville - Just in time for Christmas, Albatross will be releasing Out From Under, an EP of five, heartfelt tunes. The uplifting lyrics are a welcome contrast to the winter cold. Albatross is the moniker of Adam Stockdale, a Brit turned Nashvillian who has a knack for artful but stripped down songwriting. The warmth of acoustic guitar, ukulele, pedal steel, and other stringed instruments (many of which are played by Stockdale) fill the album. Big, punchy drums are missing, but…

5 New Songs We Like: Number 6

Written by Friday, 13 December 2013 20:08
Chicago – It’s that pre-holiday time in December when you realize you’ve barely made a dent in your shopping list. Relax. You’re online. Check out these songs as your e-commerce soundtrack and start surfing the virtual aisles. You’ll be done in no time. And while you’re at it, why not treat that special someone (you) in your life with that special something? Lanterns On The Lake - “Buffalo Days” “Buffalo Days,” a highlight from Lanterns On The Lake’s sophomore album…

5 New Songs We Like: Number 5

Written by Sunday, 08 December 2013 14:20
Chicago - As we begin to face the throes of winter, this week’s collection focuses on 5 tracks that will help prepare you for the frozen tundra that lies ahead. These ethereal, spine-chilling tracks will evoke imagery of snow-shrouded landscapes so vividly that you will have to layer up to get through all of them. So grab a pair of headphones along with a sled, a hot beverage, a blowtorch, and whatever else helps get you through the cold, and…

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