With his new record Medium Cool shaping up to be one of the best albums of the year, Luther Russell is poised to make the big time even though he has been applying his craft well over a decade now. With a vibe that is mostly Big Star with a healthy nod to Alex Chilton.
This L.A. band delivers delivers guitar-centric sunshine Indie Pop with an energetic zeal an tight harmonies.
Doing what the do, and they do it really well, Nouvelle Vague reinterprets another 80’s gem. This time New Order’s Bizarre Love Triangle.
Tiny Ruins is a band out of Aukland, New Zealand that Hollie Fullbrook put together to release her solo material. Described as the sonic equivalent of dancing around the moon, Tiny Ruins is a beautifully understated gem.
With a voice that is warm and textured at the same time, one can close their eyes and open their ears to hear a bit of Joni Mitchell in Fullbrook’s gentle vocal delivery, particularly so on the song “Bounty.”
The title track, “Olympic Girls,” has a more pastoral feel to it and would not have been too far out of place on a back in the day Pentangle album.
The song “Holograms” (Fleetwood Mac on acid) evokes a tinge of Carole King in it’s DNA, seems to be the centerpiece of the record.
Every song on this record seems richer and more expansive than the last. This is an album that demands a sit down and let this one wash over you sort of listening experience with multiple sessions yielding layers upon layers of musical morsels to delicately digest.
All the way from Amsterdam in advance of her May record release Pip Blom is turning ears with her infectious brand of Indie Pop.
Sloucher is slowly making a name for themselves on the festival circuit. With a sound that is a bit like My Morning Jacket meets Big Star, the future is just around the corner. The latest record, Be True, is a winner.
Austin based Go fever is fast becoming one of our new favorite bands. With a Motels meets Cranberries vibe the future is bright for this band and their lead singer from Australia, Anna Roenigk.