Spaghetti western guitar riffs. Train beat percussion. Deep, rumbling vocals. Songs about death and tequila. No, it isn’t the soundtrack to an unreleased Quentin Tarantino movie; it’s Year Of The Dragon, the newest release from Brent Amaker and the Rodeo. Clocking in at 13 tracks, Year Of The Dragon walks a fine line between straight-faced country and tongue-in-cheek pastiche… and it takes the best parts from both sides.
Grey Reverend is set to release his new studio album ‘A Hero’s Lie’.With more music being made than ever before, it’s often the simple things which stand out. No one will ever craft an entirely new chord sequence, but sometimes the familiar can still be striking.
Brooklyn’s own LD Brown seems to have taken this to heart, with his songwriting focussing on simple, unfussy and yet oddly moving elements. Bumping into Jason Swinscoe at a local coffee shop, the then-unknown songsmith was invited on the road with The Cinematic Orchestra.
Becoming a close collaborator, LD Brown began using the name Grey Reverend. A debut album followed, released on Swinscoe’s Motion Audio imprint, before LD Brown opted to take a back seat.
Well, now he’s back. New album ‘A Hero’s Lie’ will be released later this year, with Motion Audio once again providing the songwriter with safe harbour. Newly announced single ‘Everlasting’ is a powerful return, part of a four track document which demonstrates the breadth of Grey Reverend’s songwriting.
Mat Riviere creates inspirational music on ‘Not Even Doom Music’. Consisting of two sides the music blends into a kaleidoscope of various styles, ranging from post-rock to something akin to pop. What comes out is a rather ramshackle sort of music. Yes it has heart. Acoustic instruments litter the whole thing. Vocals are honest, not pretty. Things sound incredibly direct. Everything comes through with little in the way of effects. In some ways the approach is almost a positive take on ‘A Silver Mount Zion’. Where A Silver Mount Zion has despair and sadness, Mat Riviere offers hope in an unconventional way.
The son of longtime Lees-McRae College theater department head Dr. Janet Barton Speer, Carroll is now based on the West Coast, but has just released his fourth album, titled “Avery County, I’m Bound to You.” In his distinctive, literary style, Carroll relives his days in the North Carolina mountains, with an emphasis on mixing fact […]
Mike Zito’s life has taken him from St. Louis to Key West to southeast Texas. A deeply personal and sincere bluesman, Gone To Texas is Zito speaking — or singing, really both figuratively and literally about his long road to not only redemption, but also outright triumph. The ace singer, songwriter and pretty-damned-good guitar player […]
Josh Nuni: Vocals, Ukulele, Sitar, Guitar, Jaw Harp, Throat Singing, Harmonium, Washboard, Shruti Box, Shakers, Conch Deepak Ramapriyan: Bass, Violin, Didgeridoo, Pinocchio Flute, Wooden Bongos, Cymbals, Shakers, Tambourine, Maracas, Togo Seeds, Vibraslap, Bucket Cooper Madison: Tabla, Harmonium Clayton Campbell: Cajon, Djembe Christo Pellani: Djembe, Pandero, Tambourine, Shakers Denise Kaufman: Harmonica Roger Lipson: Shehnai Arjuna O’Neil: […]
Twisting their way through blues, funk and rock ‘Dukesy and The Hazzards’ combine a firm respect for the traditional side of blues with their love of groove and the freedom and improvisation of jazz and funk resulting in a tasty, modern blend for all to enjoy! mp3 320 kbps | 100 MB | UL | […]
Blues singer, musician, and songwriter Ray Bonneville is a Juno Award winner originally from Canada. Before he reached his teens, his large family moved to the United States; a few years later, when they returned to Canada, Bonneville stayed in the States on his own. He found work as a member in different bands and […]
L.C. Ulmer plays a South Mississppi backwoods boogie style akin to its Northern relative, the hill country blues of North Mississippi. His music reveals the raw roots of rock n’ roll, the meeting between country blues and electricity, white and black rural songbooks. Ulmer comes from the part of the world where the “raw roots […]
A dazzling combination of sloe-eyed country ballads, heavy psychedelic staring contest, and shamanistic chants forms the basis of Headdress’ debut album, Turquoise. Reissued from a limited CD-R, Turquoise captures the sound of this young Austin duo in the midst of the desert evening, threading lonesome guitar leads across the cosmos. Far from the freak-folk banner […]