Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Saint Johns- "Your Head and Your Heart"

I've had this Nashville duo on my radar since back in January when I discovered their song, "Your Head and Your Heart." The pair, Louis Johnson and Jordan Meredith now officially released the track via iTunes and it came with the added announcement of a new forthcoming EP titled, Open Water, which gets a release date of this Oct. 15th. Give a listen below.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

RY X- “Berlin” live for Cardinal Sessions

While out on tour in Germany RY X sat down for the folks at Cardinal Sessions and played this lovely version of his song “Berlin.” The track comes off his debut EP of the same name, which is in stores now.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Washed Out- “All I Know”

This new album from Washed Out has been the perfect end of Summer soundtrack. Take a listen to the track “All I Know below, and pick up his sophomore LP Paracosm which is out now via Sub Pop.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Augustines-"Cruel City"

It really doesn't matter whether the name is Pela, We Are Augustines, or just Augustines, Billy McCarthy and Eric Sanderson have been longtime favorites here on the blog. After the split up of Pela around 2009 the band re-formed as We Are Augustines and released their triumphant debut disc, Rise Ye Sunken Ships, which just so happened to have nabbed my 2011 'best album of the year' honors. Drummer Rob Allen joined the guys soon after and they took to the road for most of 2011 and 2012 touring and gaining support for the new project. Almost two years later the band has another slight change, renaming themselves simply, Augustines, and a new LP on the way. They just unveiled a brand new track off it yesterday titled, "Cruel City." 
The as yet untitled LP has a due date of January 21st, 2014.

New Video: Gambles- "So I Cry Out"

Sometimes a song will come along that just hits you like a punch in the gut. The lyrics, the emotion, the story, that perfect combination that can create goosebumps. That's how I got when I first heard the tunes of Matthew Daniel Siskin aka Gambles, and how I still feel today with each new track I discover from this talented new artist. His debut full length Trust comes out this Oct. 1st and it features this stunner of a track, "So I Cry Out" which he just premiered a new video for.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Volcano Choir- "Byegone" (Live on Fallon) 9/10/13

Volcano Choir's new album 'Repave' hit stores recently, and to celebrate the band made their network television debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night. Watch the band perform the track "Byegone" below.

Monday, September 9, 2013

New Video: Hayden- "Blurry Nights"

One of the true 'sleeper' albums of 2013 is Us Alone from Toronto Canada's, Hayden. It features the fantastic track, "Blurry Nights" which has standout guest vocals by Lou Canon. Watch the new video below. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Get to Know: Valley Maker

One of my favorite new finds lately is the Austin Crane led project, Valley Maker. Crane began releasing music under his own name while in college in Columbia, South Carolina a few years ago. Now he's relocated to Seattle, WA. and Crane just debuted his second full length, Yes I know I’ve Loved This World. Two songs that have stayed on heavy repeat include, "By My Side (Everlasting Life)" and "Only Time."
Listen below and stream the whole album over on Valley Maker's Bandcamp page now.