Escondido, the duo of Jessica Maros and Tyler James, don’t sound like your typical band to come out of Nashville. Given their sound, they would seem more at home coming from Tucson, Austin or even Santa Fe, with a vibe described by the Chicago-Sun Times as “Southwest fantasia.” However, if we’ve learned anything about the pop era it is that music is the universal language, unimpeded by geography.That’s not to say that the rarified, country music-saturated essence of Nashville hasn’t gotten into the duo’s blood, as there is a distinctive echo of the glamorous, rhinestone-encrusted, 70s-era country queens present on their sophomore release, Walking with a Stranger. But there are also elements of dreamy psychedelia, driving rock hooks and, of course, the plaintive, high-lonesome atmosphere of dusty desert landscapes.
‘K 2.0’, the band’s fifth studio LP will be released on February 12, 2016.It was produced by produced by frontman Crispian Mills, bassist Alonza Bevan and Duck Blackwell, who has previously worked with Olly Murs and The Saturdays. It was recorded at State Of The Ark studio in London and Lompret Sound in Belgium.
Based in Los Angeles, Kivel has played previously in upbeat rock bands like Princeton and Gap Dream, but chose to focus on developing his solo work in 2013. Now, he conjures wonderfully layered and delicate folk that sews captivating storytelling to instrumental indulgence. For this album, he collaborated with Alasdair Roberts in his native Glasgow, sleeping in his living room and becoming fast friends.
Hidden City is the upcoming tenth studio album by the British rock band The Cult, which will be released on 5 February 2016. It will be the final part of a trilogy that began with Born into This (2007), and the band’s first album with bassist Grant Fitzpatrick, making it The Cult’s first album since […]
Toronto resident and sometime Broken Social Scene member Jason Collett is definitely a song man. With a couple of the songs on his seventh album, Song and Dance Man, he’s a dance man as well. These songs, the first two on the album, are steeped in mellow funk and bass groove, with “Provincial Blues” adding […]
320 kbps | 105 MB | UL | OB | TB Elton John will release his 33rd studio album, Wonderful Crazy Night, on February 5, 2016 on Island Records. Wonderful Crazy Night was co-produced by Elton and T-Bone Burnett and recorded at The Village in Los Angeles.
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320 kbps | 123 MB | UL | OB | TB Damien Jurado just announced Visions of Us on the Land, a new studio album and the third in a series (including 2012’s Maraqopa and 2014’s Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son) of albums featuring a string of recurring characters and produced by Richard […]
The majority of Floundering is just Minnie and her acoustic guitar or piano which creates a very sparse atmosphere on the record, which lends itself perfectly to Minnie’s story-telling – on opener Bones she implores her potential beau to “line up all your skeletons at the end of the bed, I’m not running scared.” Then […]
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