Sure, we are just biding our time for the new Rodney Crowell and Delbert McLinton records to come out, but after a week off there are still some gems to cull from the herd.
The Steel Wheels – Over The Trees
This Virginia based Americana band has just enough bluegrass to keep things cool. The song writing is first rate, the harmonies are really spot on and their life on the road song “Road Never Ends” is a highlight almost making you feel like you are in the back of a van at 3:00 in the morning heading to your next venue.
The Dollyrots – Daydream Explosion
Little Steven’s favorite all girl band is back at it with another more than solid set of girl group Surf Noir. There are not about saving the world. Living La Vida Loca is just fine with them.
Kyle Craft – Showboat Honey
This dude is a bit genre defying, this dude is. A bit Kinks, slightly Brit Pop, some Power Pop Badfinger, but it’s all pretty cool. This one is a nifty follow up to the equally excellent Full Circle Nightmare from all the way back in 2018.
Khruangbin – Hasta El Cielo
This Houston, Tx based group is the chilliest band on the scene today. Their blend of Mediterranean Psychedelic Surf-Noir will put you in a haze you may never want to shake off.
Imperial Teen – Now We are Timeless
There is a definite 80’s Brit-Pop feel to this band. Based primarily out of San Francisco led by Faith No More’s Roddy Bottum these former punk bad boys deliver a surprisingly coherent set of ear inspiring mini marvels.