Posts byScott Carlito

The Deathray Davies Return With New Album

Dallas, TX The Deathray Davies have graced us with their presence this rocky start to 2021 with their latest hopefully hit album Time Well Wasted! Beginning strong with the welcoming if not slightly disorienting “Tapping On the X-Ray” with sounds like you’re almost having your body, well at least your ears scanned before a Rockin guitar and punky
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Get The “Wholething” with HEwas & Afroman

The new single from HEwas & Afroman, “Wholething” is an killer, dissonant mixture of old-school 90s West Coast R&B (think Luniz’s ‘I Got 5 On It’) with the more uncanny, irreverent kind of rap artists are experimenting with today, ranging from anything such as LMFAO to Juice Wrld. The song’s musical and lyrical roots also
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&Friends “Let It Be”

Timeless songs are not a cliché. Somewhere tonight someone with an acoustic guitar is playing “Barbara Allen”, a centuries old folk song. Or, citing someone from the comparatively more recent hazy past, another guitar player strums the chords to Stephen Foster’s “Hard Times Come Again No More”. The Beatles’ piano and vocal driven classic “Let
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Take “The Pledge” With Elsewhere

The ringside witnesses to the ravages of Alzheimer’s Disease will appreciate the empathy, noble intentions, and sincerity rife throughout the new single from Elsewhere, “The Pledge.” The Boston-based band is an indie mainstay with a bevy of past releases and their long-standing chemistry has fueled their international notoriety. You can hear their experience from first
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Christopher Hill Wants To ‘Keep America All Better Again’

2020 has certainly provided enough subject matter to fill an entire album. Artists, much like the turbulent sixties, are creating songs that mirror the civil unrest, pandemic and unstable political climate. One such artist is Christopher Hill (pronouns they/them). Hill’s new album Keep America All Better Again (KAABA) boldly conveys an audacious pallet that unfolds, spilling
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Paul Jacks Releases The ‘Black Jackal’

Sometimes you have to go backwards to go forward with your life and career, and I think this is true of the aesthetical direction Paul Jacks has decided to take with his new album Black Jackal, currently out and available everywhere indie pop/rock is sold and streamed. Rather than trying to be daringly futuristic with untried
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Guitar Virtuoso Darren Michael Boyd Releases New LP

Pain, yes. But maybe…beautiful pain? Such are the ruminations that come to mind as a listener, hearing Darren Michael Boyd’s sophomore album Wonders Of The Invisible World – preferably at three o’clock exactly on a dark and stormy night. The album begs a setting fitting its chameleonic, three-act musical structure. In a way that’s significantly
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Listen to David Arn’s “Traveler Tales”

Virginia’s David Arn is a prolific songwriter – his Americana and soft rock songs in his newest collection, Traveler Tales, are 14 selections strong. You wouldn’t know it, for at first it sounds like you’re dipping your toes into a modest singer/songwriter selling his voice and song for a momentary reaction. Soon, the sonic experience
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‘Three’ Times the Charm with Nathaniel Bellows

Acclaimed writer and poet Nathaniel Bellows is easily one of the best writers of his generation; his work distinguished enough to have appeared in the Paris Review and The Best American Short Stories compilation. Therefore it should be no surprise that his songwriting abilities match to boot, his third effort as a musician – an
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Billy Jeter Shares “Sins Of Me”

Billy Jeter – “Sins Of Me” from the upcoming 2021 album Shineye Landing, is a spiritually enlightening rush of not only Country, Folk and Rock, but Jeter is also rooted in the blues, so it wouldn’t be right to avoid the genre to help describe the artist and this song has a slide guitar solo
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Newspoke Shares “Python Petroleum”

It’s hard to believe anyone can remain anonymous in the year 2020, but one band that can continue to do so is the folk/rock duo Newspoke. The band’s new single “Python Petroleum (or Must Be Tough to Carve up the Resolute Desk Into Firewood and Other Forms of Combustibles)” is an obvious dig towards the
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Darren Jessee Drops Remover LP

Darren Jessee is well known for being the drummer of Ben Folds Five, but his solo work is also of major significance, especially if you are already a fan. His latest album – Remover, sets him on course for his own purpose and goes a step beyond previous efforts without changing beyond recognition. This release
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Hēran Soun Releases Undeaf

Pure joy and pure honesty never elude Hēran Soun. The experimental rocker/singer/songwriter showers the listener with a multitude of emotions and projections in his debut effort Undeaf. Part odyssey and mostly unchartered territory, Hēran Soun (real name James Freeman-Turn), brings to light his own loss of hearing as a child to create a tangible, out-of-mind
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Canadian Duo Twin Flames Release Omen

There’s probably not a single musical underground as diverse as the melting pot of the Canadian indie scene right now, and to understand what I mean, you really need to take a peek at the new record Omen from Twin Flames. While hardly the only interesting Canadian LP I’ve come across this September, what caught my attention
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Lace Releases Their Debut EP

Despite what some people might tell you, it’s rather easy to develop virtuosity through repetition – just look at the metal guitarists who came in the wake of the late Eddie Van Halen’s success some forty years ago. When it comes to creating an atmosphere through a combination of poetry, tonality and rhythm, the workload
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Become “One” With Warbler BC

The Denver music scene is seeing a lot of action lately in the underground press, and if you’re curious as to why, you really needn’t look much further than the incredibly original sounds of a new record titled One by singer/songwriter project Warbler BC.  One isn’t the gypsy folk of DeVotchKa, and it doesn’t follow a poppy Christian
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Go In “Circles” With Jake Winstrom

Tennessee-born and Brooklyn, New York based singer/songwriter Jake Winstrom‘s second solo collection Circles dovetails well with the Year of the Pandemic. I believe even the more boisterous moments you’ll hear on this release are shaped by a level of intimacy Jake Winstrom has never realized until now. Much of the reason for this is because of the
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Jeff Coffey Shares His “Origins” With Us

Jeff Coffey is one of those exceptional bass guitarists that is also just as comfortable behind the microphone as he is playing the downbeat. Mentioning him in the ranks of Geddy Lee, Paul McCartney, Sting, Benjamin Orr and Aimee Mann, among others, is more than fair considering his pipes. Coffey’s album Origins – Singers And
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Rick Dorn Shows You “Great Things” With New Single

Sly yet more than inviting and warm beside the melodic components in the track, the beat in Rick Dorn’s new single “Great Things” is undisputedly a cornerstone of the track’s most cathartic lines and eruptive moments of emotionality. Framing a lush vocal harmony and a jazz-inspired bass element in the background, the percussion in this
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“Touch The Burning Sky” With David Drake

In his second official single, “Touch the Burning Sky,” David Drake makes his artistic priorities more than clear with a firm melodicism and signature music video that are almost certain to raise an eyebrow among alternative audiences this year. Establishing himself as a vocal-focused singer/songwriter, Drake doesn’t neglect to afford the backdrop in “Touch the
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Terry Ohms Is Sailing Smooth Forever

What Terry Ohms does is by way of singer/songwriter Wes McDonald as his alter image for the album Sailing Smooth Forever, as he goes by other names and also plays in other bands. Sailing Smooth Forever is not his first time on the block either, as the work of McDonald dates back many EP and
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“There Are Heroes (Stay Put Blues) By Paul Helou

Cabin fever can have a devastating effect on the spirit if not treated swiftly and properly, and in his new single “There Are Heroes (Stay Put Blues)”, Paul Helou offers up some sonic medicine of the most melodic variety alongside some very worthy collaborators. “There Are Heroes (Stay Put Blues)” is a simple pop track
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Get To Know Now Endeavor With Latest Single

Swaggering and laden with a groove as intoxicating as it is reminiscent of the summer sun at its warmest and most inspirational, there’s no stopping the chills that come pouring out of our speaker upon pressing play on the new single and music video “You Know Me” from Now Endeavor. In “You Know Me,” this
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Sonarpilot Release Unique New Single, “Fossil”

Unfolding from the silence like a distant soundwave from the depths of space, Sonarpilot’s “Fossil” takes a little bit to find its nucleus, but while its introduction is long and theatrical in both the video and the single itself, it leads us into what could be one of the most stimulating electronica efforts I’ve heard
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Ethan Gold Stuns With “Our Love Is Beautiful”

Set to a pulsating rhythm that neither pushes us nor drags behind the melodies divvied out by our leading man, the latest single from Ethan Gold, “Our Love is Beautiful,” just might be the greatest testament to his multidimensional songwriting skill so far. Where past efforts from Gold have dabbled in everything from post-punk to
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Psycho Village Drop “Unstoppable” New Single

Featuring a structured sway that starts to feel more like a hurricane than a simple rock harmony set to a solid beat, “Unstoppable” isn’t your average sonic bruiser. The latest release from Psycho Village doesn’t ride a purely-synthetic rhythm into the sunset; if anything, it scoffs in the face of such childish nonsense with its
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Nuke the Soup Release Bohemian Single/Video

Nuke the Soup’s mildly bohemian “Oceans and Mountains” doesn’t waste our time with a lot of fanciful frills; instead, this track gets right down to the business of plying us with one decadent melody after another. The harmonies that form here are relatively smoky compared to some of the similarly-stylized content I’ve seen attempting to
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Tris McCall is “The Unmapped Man”

“If you leave behind the splendor of the quarter clientele / For the flats where all the houses look alike / I could wander here for hours / ‘til the levees start to swell / But I won’t put any fingers in the dike” we’re told by a superbly poetic Tris McCall in the opening
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Toronto Tabla Ensemble Brings You “Unexpected Guests”

If you’re looking for a diverse underground, you needn’t search any further than Canada’s vast collection of indie scenes, the best of which are producing incredible new content like the latest album from Toronto Tabla Ensemble, Unexpected Guests. As its title would imply – and the video for its namesake cut will outright show you – Unexpected
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