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Founded in DC, Grimm Winter is a symphonic blend of 90s alt/indie rock, punk, and folk music. With a strong emphasis on storytelling & modern day mythologies, evocative metaphor & melodies, the band weaves together stories and songs that blur the line between literal and fantastical.
The Cookie Jar Complot is an instrumental post to math-rock band from Luxembourg. Composed of the songwriting duo Sven Schmeler and Gilles Glesener, the band has been active since 2020 and has released their first EP Caviar Capital in 2021.
This set attests to the supergroup trio’s power and truncated potential even better than its gold-selling studio 1973 album.
Ghost Prom describe themselves as two kids from a missing milk carton who never got found, died and became ghosts. While ghosts they got a couple guitars, lived off s’mores – coffee – cigarettes and started a band. Well, why not?
Hailing from the serene landscapes of West Wales, Desert Life – the brainchild of singer-songwriter Chris Swales – emerges as a captivating voice in the realm of Alt-folk music. Drawing inspiration from a childhood enriched by the cultural tapestries of Saudi Arabia and the melodic allure of Counting Crows, Desert Life’s sonic expedition began to unfurl its wings in 2018 and has since gone from strength to strength.
Though definitely jazz in nature, the band never specifies what kind of jazz.
Moon and Aries aren’t just another music collective with catchy tracks; they aim to provoke thoughts, evoke emotions, and elevate consciousness. Their intent is to uplift spirits, incite personal revolutions, and act as a beacon towards self-discovery. They bring to life an intriguing universe rich in a unique fusion of Electronic, Pop, Cinematic Synth Pop, Trip-Hop & more
Fusing the fuzz-fueled guitars and loose rhythms of acts like Dinosaur Jr. To the experimental soundscapes of artists such as Sonic Youth and The Cure, Koalra is an emerging indie rock band who recently moved to Portland from their native Chicago.
Seasonal Falls is the new recording project of Switzerland-based songwriter Roman Gabriel (The Kind Hills , The Dentals), whose indie folk/pop songs are refined by Andrew Pelletier’s emotive vocals (Fur Trader). The heart-warming tracks capture the band’s passion for indie music in general and of the 90s in particular.
Wrestled an alligator, fought a tornado, and been everywhere twice. Ran away with the circus when I was 16 and spent a few years as a rigger. Started writing songs when I was hiking the Appalachia trail. Thoroughly convinced I’ve been reincarnated and landed in the wrong decade. I write a lot about the mountain I grew up on. Spend a lot of time in corners talking to myself. That’s Charlie Diamond in his own words!
Based in the New Jersey town of Secaucus, Clay Joule is a singer-songwriter who makes buoyant and uplifting soft rock music, characterised by his delicate vocal leads and backed up by warm organic instrumentation. His music always carries an important message and his latest release, “Cup of Joe” is no exception – advocating a way out of the entrenched political statemate of modern times.
Rob Giles“attended *Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where a number of his songs are currently taught in songwriting classes. Rob has written songs for and shared the stage with Grammy/Tony winners and legends Joe Cocker, Sara Ramirez, Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, Neil Finn, Andy Summers of The Police, and more. He has produced over twenty albums for himself and others. Rob has also landed roles in numerous indie films and tv shows, including Glee. His new album, Meditation Drive-thru, is out in 2023.
“Small Town Vampire” is taken from Fighting On All Fronts the third album from Mark Vennis & Different Place which follows in the footsteps of the acclaimed Uncharted Water and A Beautiful Lie Or The Ugly Truth. This too features an eclectic mix of different types of music influenced by the DIY ethos of punk rock. The album’s influences, lyrically and musically, are broad and take in films, books and indeed the current state of the world. Bedded in the band’s sound is their unique take on rock n roll and reggae. These songs, all written by Vennis, are about the underdogs, the oppressed, the forgotten, the downtrodden and down at heel.
Emily Magner Hurly is a composer, performer, coloratura soprano, and songwriter from Cork. She released her debut solo piano album Airs and Graces making its debut on Culture Night 2020. It has gone on to become album of the week twice on Raidió na Gaeltachta, and it has been heard many times on Lyric FM, US Radio and on C103. Her latest album Orainn is now available.
Taken from two separate dates in August 1964 (plus a bonus track recorded in 1969), these tracks capture the early sixties Bill Evans Trio at its most synchronous.
Iona Sky is an Anglo-American indie electro rock band based in Cambridgeshire, England. Formed in 2023, the group consists of lead vocalist/keys Anna-Sophia Henry, vocalist/guitarist/keys James Malone, and lead guitarist Simon Jupp.
A Danish jazz summit, the concert captured on Strands brings together three different generations of Denmark-born or based improvisers.
Elital Rychter is a captivating musician fusing folk, world music, pop, and soft rock into her enchanting compositions. With a deep desire to share her inner world and experiences, she crafts songs inspired by personal journeys and introspection
Dylan in Tokyo, reimagining the canon.
In 2008, trombonist Steve Davis and bass player Peter Washington met up with legendary pianist Hank Jones for a relaxed trio session.
Joe Lington is a soul artist from Ireland. He sings in French, English and Cameroonian. Joe has released 4 Albums TRUST, Nouveau Depart , Focus and Black Desire.
The American Hotel System is a rock band from Grand Rapids, Michigan that aims to provoke the mind through heartfelt lyrics and intentional musicality. The band has opened for Bon Jovi on their 2022 tour and their music has been featured in Relix Magazine, BuzzMusic, CLOUT, and LEVELUP. They are two time Music Prize finalists and Grand Champions of Music Prize 2022.
From the outset Warm Weather Starter Pack sounds like a real labor of love and an emotionally convincing display of passion from a group who clearly love making music together.
aTYPICAL is a perfectly fitting title, because SuperWAV are true standouts in this genre, creating an intensity between two people that couldn’t be replicated with an entire orchestra.
Robert grew up on a farm in the Midwest listening to country legends George Jones, Loretta Lynn, The Oak Ridge Boys, and The Statler Brothers. But it was the musical talents of Alan Jackson and George Strait that developed a love and passion in Robert to pursue country music.
Bug Day is a noise-rock/art-punk phenomenon based in Western New York. Formed from music conservatory burnouts, they combine sounds from the midwest rock scene all the way to free jazz – and behind it a wall of guitars. A space where you can find beauty in the chaos and notes in the music (sometimes).
Featuring tunes written before and during the pandemic, Liberated Gesture presents vibraphonist Yuhan Su with an exceptional band of fellow travelers.
If the music of Empire of the Sun and Def Leppard were to intertwine with Robyn and Marina and the Diamonds, it might be getting close to the sonic worlds Aradia builds from scratch every day — but, even so, Aradia is something all her own.
Salt Lake City-based singer-songwriter Richard Tyler Epperson embraces the ups and downs of the creative process as he continues to climb his artistic mountain. His third project, the six-song Another Day EP, was released on October 15.
The Fab Four, reconfigured once again.
Saxophonist Ivo Perelman tends to stick to small ensembles – duos, trios, even solos. So it’s a nice surprise to hear him with a sextet.
Diego Molina cut his teeth playing in Romantic Relevance, a high-power pop act, and S.A.D., which played with form and function using everything from electronica to hip-hop. Now, his ability to absorb and learn from so many musical styles has turned him into a completely unique songwriter, armed with clear influences from classic rock, pop, and folk, contemporaries from Dashboard Confessional to The Wonder Years.
Warpark is a three-piece alternative rock band from NYC
Neo & Neo is actually Dominik Robin, a storyteller, observer and songwriter, who has previously toured in Germany, Switzerland, Lebanon and Russia. His music captures fleeting moments and insights that have changed his life forever. Fans of indie folk music will enjoy it.
Love Ghost’s music conjures a style equally informed by Seattle tradition and Souncloud-era fearlessness. Love Ghost is for the misfits and their music mostly deals with personal battles of mental health.
As its first single “Face in the Mirror” gives a preview of Chris Jacobson’s forthcoming album, Heart of Darkness, which is due to be released early 2024. To promote the album Chris has gathered old and new musician friends into an exciting live band. Chris and his band are now eager to storm the stages and conquer the hearts of fans far and near.
While Man With A Corduroy Heart is a new artist, the man behind it, Ryan Davies, isn’t new to the scene. He’s performed with other artists for around 15 years, playing across the country at festivals, played on BBC Radio, graduated with a music degree and for the last 5 years has been a mixing engineer for other artists. Now however he’s releasing his own music with elements of folk, jazz and occasional humour all within the singer songwriter realm and pulling on a wide range of influences such as Roy Orbison, Jarvis Cocker and Django Reinhardt.
Nothing like a good old-fashioned free improv party.
The 25th anniversary of indie folk-rocker Ani DiFranco’s top-charting album Little Plastic Castle is celebrated with its first-ever vinyl release.
Toronto’s shoegazey dream poppers SWiiMS are back with their first album, ”Into The Blue Night”. Long story short, it was well worth the wait since their stellar 2020 EP.
Hailing from the idyllic city of Jönköping in Sweden, Live In Color is a pop/rock group that has deftly harnessed an adventurous spirit within their musical endeavors. Established in 2018, the band comprises of three gifted brothers – Jesper, Anton, and Linus – alongside the talents of Tim and Melker
Golem Dance Cult is an Industrial Heavy Rock Dance/Electro Goth Rock music project started by two (old) friends Charles Why (Lost A Noise/Nexus/L-DOPA) and Laur (Sparkling Bombs/Kevin K Band/Vague Scare)
Joe Lington is a soul artist from Ireland. He sings in French, English and Cameroonian. Joe has released 4 Albums (TRUST) 2018 and (Nouveau depart ) 2013 (Focus )2021 and (Black Desire) 2022
Jimi, knocking on the door of superstardom.
Malena Cadiz is a lady of the canyon waylaid at a suburban strip mall, acutely aware of how romance shines through even in moments of grit and desolation. There’s something Didion-esque about Cadiz’s storytelling as she crafts deeply personal vignettes that reveal greater narratives about the world we live in. The 10 songs on her 3rd full-length album, Hellbent & Moonbound are full of wit and vulnerability, capturing the strange beauty and humor of day- to-day life.
Three albums in, Cologne-based drummer/composer Mareike Wiening has made herself one of those artists – one whose latest record immediately vaults to the top of the buy/pre-order/save list upon announcement.
Modern indie-rock with melancholic melodies, waterfall-delay guitars and fast drums fuse and produce this Swedish yet international band founded in 2019. Composed of a Colombian guitarist and vocalist (Julian), Italian drummer (Nich) and Swedish bassist (Affe), Kingfisher is a pinch of everywhere. They have released multiple singles and a rip-roaring debut album, Two Magic Symphonies.
Todd & Karen is a Norwegian-Irish indie pop duo consisting of Øyvind Berge and Ina Verdi-Ruckstuhl. Their musical style is a unique blend of quirkiness, sardonic wit, and lyrical indie, deeply influenced by the late ’60s Beatlesque psychedelia and the breezy sounds of American West Coast pop.
Formed in Los Angeles in 2019, Hair set out to bring powerful, riff-laden rock to the masses. Composed of Alec Alvarez (guitar), Dylan Nelson (bass), Arthur Siegel (drums), and Parker Biehn (keys), Hair dives headlong into the challenges of the 21st century while celebrating the powerful musical heritage of yesteryear. Their blistering live performances energize audiences and remind them that rock n’ roll is still very much alive.
The culmination of All Day Sucker’s nearly two decades of playing, writing, and record-making, Feel Better spins what is very much an L.A. story, and at the album’s heart is the longtime creative partnership of vocalist Coyle and keyboardist-producer Summers, which stretches back to the late 1980s.