Arriving this summer are some stellar new releases from many rising independent music artists. We begin with the debut release from composer T.C Crosser titled "The Book Of Arius." This new 4-song EP showcases T.C.'s classical/piano side as the four movements within this new release bring on a number of emotions. You will simply enjoy the subtly of "River City" and "Goose Creek."
Next we get the latest release from singer/songwriter Mark Rogers. His new EP titled "Qualifiers" features six-tracks that carry a classic roots/country sound that is hard to find in today's musical landscape. The truthful appeal of the title song "Qualifers" and the smooth delivery of "The Blues Are Passing By" showcase Mark's exceptional songwriting skills. He also pays homage to John Lennon with the wonderful acoustic tale of "The World Changed Forever."
Your speakers will shake with the latest EP from indie-rocker D. L. Byron as he delivers his new album "Satori." The energy will immediately lift you up with the punk-like fury of "No. 1 God" and the big guitar, classic rock appeal of "Everywhere I Go." Be sure to keep fun going with the latest release from country/southern rockers Spayed Koolie titled "Ashtray Change." They kick off their new 10-song album with the country shuffle of "100 Years (Need)" and the big, thick rock riffs of "We Ain't Blind." They also showcase their bluesy sound with the acoustics of "You Know" and their cover of Bobbie Gentry's "Ode To Billy Joe."
Returning to the Northeast, is the latest release from folk/rock artist Gordon Thomas Ward. His new album "Providence" will be released in August and begins with the six-minute progressive tale of "Acadia Lament/Names Into Stones." His new five-song album highlights Gordon's beautiful songwriting with the acoustic folk strumming of "Destiny" and the story of "One Kiss."
Sticking with the New England theme, comes the latest album from New York country/folk band C.K. & The Rising Tide. Their new 10-song release titled "American Romance" is another perfect display why this band deserves to be discovered and played on mainstream country radio. The swinging rhythm of "Friends" and "Desire" displays the band's fun side, while the acoustic country ballad "Hey Hey Helen" and the stories of "American Romance" showcase the emotions that the band pour into their music.
Next, from Oklahoma comes the latest full-length album from country/roots band, Captain Ledge Band titled "Rumors Of The Great White Skunk." It features 10-tracks, beginning with the pleas of peace and love during the steady strumming of "I Wish." The band deliver the emotional tale of "Bucket Mouth" and also play some bluegrass, as in "Skeleton Key," before the acoustic blues of "Waiting On Angels" grabs your full attention. The band pick up the energy once more with "I Love You," then warp up their new release with the beautiful harmonies of "Mimosa Tree."
Then we finish up with the debut album from California soul/rock band, The Innocent Bystanders. Their new 4-song EP titled "Attractive Nuisance" is 17-minutes of fun, energetic music that will get you moving your hips to the horns of "Emerald Eyes" and the ska-like swing of "Gotta Get Outta Here." Look for these new releases arriving this summer and enjoy the sounds of independent music.