It looks like 2021 is shaping up to be another stellar Power Pop year if “Hey Renee” by The Click Beetles is any indication.
Definitely, one of the bands to have on your what to look for list for 2021, CIEL delivers a brand of blissful Indie Pop that will soothe the soul and provide a calm, cool, and collected flowered for growing good things to come.
Once again Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studio is shaping up to have another great year. This time, their eclectically cool new find is Aaron Frazer, the drummer for Durand Jones & The Indications who will be stepping out from the riser for his first solo record to be released in January.
This Durham four-piece kicks it like some hybrid cross of Pearl Jam and the Foo fighters.
Elise Okusami, aka Oceanator, has been playing music in some form since she was 9 years old. Here, she brings to mind Vampire Weekend on this upbeat semi-romper.
If you have not given your ears the pleasure of hearing Zephaniah Ohar’s 2017 album This Highway, do so post-haste. Here, as he gets ready to lay out his new record later in the year he channels Glen Campbell ’70s Smooth-Country in epic fashion.
The latest single from the Texas treasure, Jack Ingram. This one will take you back to simpler times.
Part outlaw, part country, a whole lot of Rock and Roll, and all bad-ass. Tenessee Jet is priming the pump here for his proper release later in the year.
Sari Schorr stalks the stage like some sort of panther hybrid of Janis Joplin and Melissa Etheridge.
A lot of artists are laying down some tasty cover morsels during these pandemic times. Here, Lachy Doley and his band The Lachy Doley Group deliver one of the best extended-jam versions of The Spencer Davis Group’s “Gimme Some Lovin” your ears will ever have the pleasure of hearing. The sweet Hammond organ wrestling courtesy of Darren Percival is worth the price of admission alone on this one.