After a long five year hiatus, I See Hawks In LA return with their brand new album titled "Live And Never Learn." The years between releases were not easy for the band as they had to deal with great loss and hardships, but their music has come through stronger and more balanced because of the experiences. They begin their new 14-song release with the country/folk strumming of "Ballad For The Trees" as their perfect harmonies have certainly been missed. They quicken the pace on the title song "Live And Never Learn" as they sound like a well-oiled machine that has never run better. I See Hawks In LA plug in for the steady, but mellow guitar shuffle of "White Cross" and the more energetic country rock of "Stoned With Melissa." They keep the energy flowing with the rockabilly swing of "The Last Man In Tujunga" and the bluesy feel of "King Of The Rosemead Boogie," before closing with the gentle acoustic ballad "Spinning," featuring Victoria Jacobs on vocals, along with the Americana remembrance of "Stop Me." To find out more about I See Hawks In LA and their latest release "Live And Never Learn," please visit iseehawks.com.
From Durham, NC comes the latest full-length album "Where The Wildest Spirits Fly" from the Americana band, The Pinkerton Raid. Their new 11-song release begins with the slow build-up of "Meteors," as each verse adds another element to the song's poetic lyrics. Their music gets a little more edgier with the jazz groove of "Stella Maris," before the addictive chorus or "Thin Places" will turn you into an instant fan of the band. The Pinkerton Raid pick up the pace with the swinging rhythm of "The House Of Green," which will get your feet moving, while "These Colors Don't Run" carry a thick blues vibe. They finish up their new album with the energetic acoustic strumming sing-along of "Sweet Pitchers Of Mercy" and the meaningful tale of "Home." To find out more about The Pinkerton Raid and their latest release "Where The Wildest Spirits Fly," please visit pinkertonraid.com.