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Jacob Wright – “Lay Me Down”

By Will Oliver, September 30th 2019

Jacob Wright is a singer-songwriter hailing from Boise who is preparing the release of his debut album via Rock Hand Records. The release date isn’t set yet but Wright was kind enough to share with us the stunning expansive first single “Lay Me Down.”

Instantly the track catches your attention with its warm and friendly melody, welcoming you into this world that he has created. There are aspects that are familiar but he lays out the groundwork in his own way at the very same time, with a convincing and soulful vocal delivery that you can’t help but become swept up with. The texture and tone of his guitar work pull you in further, with some sun-soaked tones that radiate with some cool summer feels that are more than welcome as falls start to really hit.

Stay tuned for more on Wirght’ debut album and find the song posted avialable to stream below.
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Foals Release New Song “Into The Surf”

By Will Oliver, September 25th 2019

Although we just got a new Foals album a few months ago with Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1, we’re still waiting with anticipation for Part 2. The album is out on October 18 via Warner Records and today the band has given us another look at the album with the release of single “Into The Surf.”

While the band described the album as more of a heavier banger than Part 1, “Into The Surf” is a more atmospheric slow burn that ramps up as it goes along in typical Foals fashion. It has that perfect late-night feel, one that hits all the right emotions in a suitable heartfelt manner that the band pull off oh so well.

Find a stream of “Into The Surf” below and stay tuned for more from Foals and Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2 coming soon.

Video Premiere: SWOLL – “Unwound”

By Will Oliver, September 25th 2019

Photo by Kevin Chambers

Baltimore natives SWOLL began as a collaboration between Matt Dowling and Ben Schurr and last year they released their first bit of music before they even began playing shows.

Their self-titled debut album came not long after and the band toured in support of the album, becoming more of a band and less of a bedroom recording project, recruiting synth player Erik Sleight and lighting artist Zak Forrest to give their live shows a new direction.
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Kristina Stykos – “State Line Diner”

By Will Oliver, September 24th 2019 — with 1 comment

Kristina Stykos is a singer-songwriter who hails from Vermont. Despite being diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia, a disorder that makes speaking and singing difficult or even impossible, Stykos has been confronting it head-on and still managed to return with her new album River of Light much earlier this year.

“State Line Diner” is a song that opens the LP and has a 90s feeling to it that is warm and passionate and full of smart songwriting that feels familiar but in a way that is like an old friend or comfortable blanket that you know you can always rely on.

Find “State Line Diner” streaming below and find the entire album available to buy or stream at her Bandcamp.
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The Rightly So – “Black and Blue”

By Will Oliver, September 23rd 2019

The Rightly So is a Buffalo-based folk outfit that recently released their brand new album Vandura. The band have spent countless time out of the road, practically living out there, a lifestyle and perspective which became an inspiration for their album.

Today we share with you the heartfelt lead-off track from the album that opens it in style. It has a warm and receptive Americana influence that combines elements of folk and country in a winning fashion that feels authentic, honest, and true. With the duel tag-team vocals of Greg Zeis & Jess Chizuk both getting a chance to shine here, it gives the track some dynamic punch and emotion that hits hard.

Enjoy a listen to “Black and Blue” below and find the whole album available to stream and purchase over at their Bandcamp.
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That Gum U Like – “Ballad Of A Boy”

By Will Oliver, September 23rd 2019

That Gum U Like is a husband-and-wife duo based out of Brazil, whose name is a clever Twin Peaks reference.

They consider themselves a dream-pop/shoegaze band, with references from groups like Cocteau Twins, Slowdive and others. You can hear a bit from their effervescent and dreamy single “Ballad of a Boy,” that takes the listener to a far and away place of lush sincerity. It’s got a well-built support system of swirling synths and electronics that are built around the clean cut vocals that are perfectly suited for the track.

Enjoy a stream of “Ballad Of A Boy” posted below.
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Gold Dime – “My House”

By Will Oliver, September 21st 2019

Photo by Jen Dessinger

New York’sGold Dime will release their new album My House on October 11 via Fire Talk Records. Today we have the brand new video of the title track and single, which was directed by the band’s very own Andrya Ambro to share with you.

“My House” has a distinct and unique art-rock flavor to it that is captured to perfection in the music video, which was shot at the legendary performance art space The Kitchen in New York City, where Ambro, Wakeman and bandmate Ian Douglas-Moore all sometimes work.

You can find the video available to watch below (along with their upcoming tour dates) and find the album available to preorder here.

Gold Dime Tour Dates:

10.09 – New York, NY @ Alphaville (Records Release Show)
10.10 – Northampton, MA – Red Cross
10.11- Philadelphia, PA – Jerrys on Front
10.12 – Baltimore, MD – True Vine Record Store
10.14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Collision
10.15 – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s, The Locker Room
10.16 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout
10.17 – Detroit, MI – Trumbullplex
10.18 – Cincinnati, OH – The Comet
10.19 – Columbus, OH – Skylab
10.22 – Boston, MA – Dorchester Art Project
10.23 – Washington DC – Rhizome

Saeyers – You

By Will Oliver, September 21st 2019

Saeyers, the Bloomington, Indiana-based dream-pop project of multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Marshall Lewis, is ready to release his self-titled debut EP. We previously shared his tracks “Someday” and “Cruise” and today return with the super chill EP cut “You.”

The days of summer are fading but the warmth of those days are kept perfectly intact on the vibrant and feel-good “You,” a track that feels like a nice middle-ground between the work of Toro y Moi and Washed Out.

Enjoy a stream of “You” below.
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Wintersleep – “Free Fall”

By Will Oliver, September 16th 2019

Canadian folk-rockers Wintersleep returned earlier this year with their new album In the Land Of, which was released via Dine Alone Records.

They’ve since returned with a brand new 7″ single featuring two new songs. Today we are sharing the a-side “Free Fall,” a lush and confident effort that demonstrates the many qualities you’ve come to expect from the band, who make their brand of folk sound so huge and massive, yet personal and intimate at the very same time.

Find “Free Fall” streaming below along with b-side “Fading Out.” You can also find the 7″ available to purchase here.




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