Album Stream

On June 28th, British singer-songwriter Luke De-Sciscio released his new album Good Bye Folk Boy. We’ve shared a handful of songs from it throughout the year, such as “R.O.B.Y.N” and “Spin On.” Today we take a step back and look at the stunning and powerful emotional folk rock that seems to flow out of De-Sciscio as natural as can be.

Along with the previously mentioned tracks, he immediately hooks you in with the lush and lavish opening offering “Winsome.” Each song takes you to a new vignette, a new plea to listen and absorb the words that feel as vital as the next. There are a genuine touch and little personal touches and flourishes that just flow out of the speakers and touch you completely. Such as another standout, “Plumb Loco.” He navigates the folk-rock water in such a raw manner that it adds a completely new dimension to the sound that feels totally authentic and human. The little imperfections come off as more real and essential than anything you’d hear on the most overproduced big-budget studio album.

But there’s no more powerful moment than the monumental close “New Skin.” What begins as a song that reminds a bit of the finger-picked folk glory of the likes of The Tallest Man On Earth (as do many of the offerings from the album – most certainly a compliment of the highest order), it blossoms into a world of his own that completely captivates you and hits you deep within your emotional core. In that sense, De-Sciscio is a true raconteur, a storyteller of the fullest order.

There is a lot of music out there these days. To a point, it’s impossible to really keep up with it all. But it would be a mistake for an album so vital and true to go overlooked. I can’t recommend Luke De-Sciscio’s Good Bye Folk Boy enough. Please find it available to stream in full below and find the whole thing available to purchase at his Bandcamp page.

Aaron Taos – “Birthday Boy”

By Will Oliver, March 7th 2019

Yesterday New York-based musician Aaron Taos released his new album Birthday Boy, which we’ve already shared a handful of tracks from with “Loneliness,” “Communication,” and “Control.”

The singer-songwriter has shown a chameleon-like ability to shift through various genres and tones and that’s one thing that has made him stand out to us and makes us excited to share with you this new album, which you can find streaming right now on Spotify and embedded for your listening pleasure below.

We’ve been following Rockland’s very own Kamron Bahani for some time now, as he’s releases various mixtapes and singles. But now he’s finally released his debut album By The River and it makes good on the promise and maturation that he’s put on display throughout the years.

At ten tracks, the album takes the sound that he’s been exploring with each and every new release, slowly honing in on his sound as an artist, growing with confidence along the way. These days rap music is so overstuffed with bland and uniform trap or stuff from artists like Drake which is more soft r&b than rap.

But with By The River, Bahani blends a variety of different rap styles with some memorable and stand-out beats and rhymes that are a breath of fresh air, actually bringing something new to the table, a refreshing palette cleanser that is actually a joy to listen to. It’s great to have an up-and-coming underground rapper right here in my neck of the woods, especially one that’s budding with talent such as Bahani.

By The River is out now, available to stream via Spotify, Apple Music and soundcloud, which you can find the full stream for posted below.
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Rogue Wave

Oakland, California rock group Rogue Wave will release their new album Delusions of Grand Fur this Friday via Easy Sound Recordings. It’s their sixth album and their first release in over three years.

Right now you can get an early listen of the new album which is streaming on various radio station sites across the country. Luckily for you, all you got to do is find the stream which is conveniently embedded after the jump, along with their upcoming tour dates, which includes a new York run on June 13-14 at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg respectively.
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Stream Lolawolf’s Debut Album: ‘Calm Down’

By Will Oliver, October 29th 2014 — with 1 comment

Lolawolf

You may know Zoë Kravitz as the daughter of Lenny Kravitz. Or as an actress whose most recently stared in films such as Divergent and X-Men:First Class. But she also makes music, in a band called Lolawolf. The group also features Jimmy Giannopoulos and James Levy from the band Reputante.

The group recently released their debut album Calm Down via Innit Recordings featured songs of late night passions that are shared through electronic music along with some unusual r&b influences. It takes the electronic/r&b hybrid that is starting to become the norm, and spins it on its head, creating something rather new and refreshing.

The album was premiered over at The Fader, and is available to stream in its entirety below.
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Stream Ty Segall’s New Album ‘Manipulator’

By Will Oliver, August 20th 2014

Ty Segall - Manipulator

Next week the world will be gifted with Manipulator, the new double album from current guitar hero Ty Segall. It’s not just one of the bes rock albums of the year, but its one of the best albums of the year, period. It’s a dense album of rock and roll, an album that spans many territories, while still being very much Ty.

The album is currently streaming over at NPR, where you can read some more about the album as you rock out to it.

More thoughts on the album are coming soon.

Stream Jack White’s New Album ‘Lazaretto’

By Will Oliver, June 4th 2014

Jack White - Lazaretto

Despite all the other Jack White drama that’s been unfolding recently, the only thing I’m concerned about is his new album Lazaretto. The album is due out officially next Tuesday via Third Man Records.

You can hear the album right now, as it’s streaming over at iTunes radio. If you’re planning to catch White’s set at Governors Ball like myself, this is a good way to familiarize yourself with the new songs a bit.

Sharpless - The One I Wanted To Be

Chicago outfit Sharpless have returned with their new album The One I Wanted To Be. The band, lead by Jack Greenleaf, also includes Montana Levy, Ian Cory, Dan Ott, and Jack Ferencz. The album which includes older track “Greater Than”, the song which I discovered the band back in 2012, shows how long the band has been at work on the record.

Sharpless greatest strength is their ability to pull out these great pop ideas out of experimental songs structures. Check out lead single “You’ve Got A Lot Of Feelings” to see how many varying ideas the band can fit into one song, yet they are able to harness the energy and create something memorable and unique each time.

It’s just one of the many fine delights that the album will throw at you. The album was just released and is posted over at bandcamp. It’s also embedded for your enjoyment below, but make sure you go support the guys and give it a purchase.
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