Friday, September 17, 2021

Omnivore Recordings Dig Deep Into The Vault For "The Original Demos" From The Bootheels

On September 24th, Omnivore Recordings will release the only known recordings of this fairly unknown band, The Bootheels. This California band came together for a brief period in 1988, without receiving much success outside of their little friendship circle, but each band member would go on to receive huge accolades on their own. The members of The Bootheels are Luther Russell (Those Pretty Wrongs), Jakob Dylan (The Wallflowers), Tobi Miller (The Wallflowers) and Aaron A. Brooks (Lana Del Rey, Moby) and for one moment in the late eighties, it was their first glimpse into the world of rock and roll.

Now for the first time, The Bootheels will release their "1988: The Original Demos" disc, which features a totally different sound than what you might have expected from this foursome. Kicking things off is "See It In Your Eyes," which sounds like it came straight from the blueprint of British punk music in the late-seventies, in which melody and singing were replaced by energy, speed and power. Their raw, unpolished, pre-grunge sound recalls the music of The Clash with "Thing Called Love," before slowing the tempo down for the underground alternative style of "The Deal." The Bootheels' California punk style was spread all over their songs, as displayed in the energetic romp of "Wasted Dime" and "Got Me On My Knees." They tried to show a bit more structure to their music with the addictive melody of "Halfway There," but instead find more pleasure in the punk furry of "Queen Of Hearts." This new release closes with a few of The Bootheels rough, unpolished recordings of their new wave sounding "Images Of You" and "Think Of The Time." To find out more about The Bootheels' "1988: The Original Demos" release, please visit omnivorerecordings.com.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The Red Spot Rhythm Section Pay Tribute To The Great Tom Petty & Julian Daniell Delivers "Only Words"

Back on August 6th, the Chicago-based ensemble Red Spot Rhythm Section released a tribute to the immortal Tom Petty with a new set of cover songs titled "A Roots Tribute To Tom Petty: Won't Back Down." The new twelve-track release begins with a sped-up version of the title track "I Won't Back Down," which features a spicy reggae backdrop led by the smooth vocals of Livingston. The Red Spot Rhythm Section stays in that reggae groove with Angela Peel delivering a full-on island vibe to "You Got Lucky." They stick pretty close to original on "You Don't Know How It Feels," while "Refugee" has an upbeat ska sound that is very addictive, along with the energetic, punky run through of "American Girl." The Red Spot Rhythm Section totally redoes "Runnin Down A Dream" into a psychedelic, funk/reggae piece to show how Tom Petty's words can work in many different genres. They wrap up their new album with Angela Peel returning to lead the band through the bluesy sway of "Two Gunslingers," along with a simplified rendition of the Petty classic "Wildflowers." To find out more about the Red Spot Rhythm Section and their latest release "A Roots Tribute To Tom Petty: Won't Back Down," please visit redspotrhythmsection.com.

Fellow Chicago-based singer/songwriter Julian Daniell also recently released a new set of song titled "Only Words." This new five song EP begins with "Memories," a blend of country and sixties soul music to create this unique, addictive melody. He switches gears for the quieter folk approach of "The Other Side," before bringing the tempo back up with the swinging melody of "Sweet Serene." Julian finishes his new short release with a return to the country/Americana roots of "Only Lonely" and the nostalgic soul stylings of "I Want It All." To find out more about Julian Daniell and his latest release "Only Words," please visit facebook.com/juliandaniellmusic.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Get Into The Blues With Al Basile & Discover The Folk-Stylings Of RanchWriters

Eight-time Blues Music Awards nominee Al Basile will return September 17th with a brand new album titled "B's Testimony." It will be released through Sweetspot Records and features thirteen tracks, beginning with the nostalgic tone of "Lucky Man," which finds Al bringing back his bigger band sound compared to the stripped-down trio of his last album. The album continues with the sweet, slow blues licks of "Don't Kid Yourself Baby," as Al's experienced vocals fit the song's motif perfectly. The energy picks up with the blazing guitar riffs of "If All It Took Was Wishing" and the stellar horn solo of "Up Close And Personal Best." Singer, Shy Perry lends her vocal talents to the meaningful, swaying rhythm of the R&B flavored "One Day At A Time," before bringing on the classic blues-style of "I Ought To Be Your Monkey." Al wraps up his new album with the funk-infused blues romp of "Through Thick And Thin" and the iconic sounds of "He Said, She Said," as the band fires on all cylinders. To find out more about Al Basile and his latest release "B's Testimony," please visit facebook.com/albasile66.

Switching gears, we head north for the latest release from Canadian multi-platinum selling artists Barney Bentall and Geoffrey Kelly, who are preparing the unveiling of their latest collaboration, RanchWriters on September 17th, through True North Records. This new twelve track release takes you back to a simpler sound when all you needed was a couple acoustic guitars and a magical melody that simply floats on by. The album begins with the wonderful picking of the strings on "Chilcoutin" and the beautiful, graceful touch of "Marble Canyon Rag." The album continues with the soft acoustics of "Danrow Flats," before adding a few more strings into the mix with the worldly sounds of "Big Turk" and the folk/blues melody of "Upstairs Downstairs (For Penny)." The wonderfully peaceful flow of "Black Tusk" will certainly wash away your worries, while "Earl's Taxi" closes out the album with a nostalgic stomp rhythm and purposeful strumming of the strings. To find out more about the RanchWriters self-titled debut album, please visit truenorth.labelstore.ca.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

John McCutcheon Fills Up His "Bucket List" With Eighteen New Songs

Singer, songwriter John McCutcheon has been non-stop for nearly fifty years, until the pandemic put an immediate halt on the music industry. With no venues to perform in, John dedicated his time to songwriting, creating nearly a hundred new tracks. Last year, he released "Cabin Fever, Songs From The Quarantine," which just featured just John and an acoustic guitar on the most intimate release of his career.

Now, John McCutcheon returns with a brand new album titled "Bucket List," which will be released on September 17th and includes some of his longtime partners, like Jon Carroll, JT Brown and Stuart Duncan. This new 18-track release begins with the title-track "Bucket List," which delivers that warming, comforting tone, as John sings about his many perfect adventures. The mellow tone of "Be Still" allows you to get lost in John's poetic lyrics, while "Farmer" tell about the struggles of the occupation, while not knowing anything better or more important. The mood lightens with the beautiful folk strumming of "Art," before hitting home with the pandemic themed "Ghost Town," which happened all over the world during the lockdown of the virus. The nostalgic tone of "Moonshiner" is story that must be heard, as John delivers the melody perfectly, letting his decades of experience led the way. The album finishes with the politically-charged words of "Medicine Game," the emotional ballad "Sins Of The Father" and the wonderfully descriptive tale of "Zilphia's Piano." To find out more about John McCutcheon and his latest release "Bucket List," please visit folkmusic.com.

Monday, September 13, 2021

New Jazz Music From Trombonists Jared Dubin, Peter Tijerina and Altin Sencalar

Jazz trombonist/composer Jared Dubin is ready to release his new album "Excuses, Excuses" on September 24th, through NextLevel, an imprint of the Outside In Music record label. The album was recorded nearly a decade ago, as Jared and his band were still get comfortable with one another. The new nine-song release begins with the instant energy of "The Breaks," as you are introduced to Jared's leadership and musical skills. The music continues to swing with the odd time signatures of "Ain't No Thang," while "Time Apart" just floats on by as you relax and relish in the band's wonderful jazz sounds. Jared Dubin incorporates some smooth blues work into the flowing melody of "Worry Go Round," before finishing with energetic runs of the title track "Excuses, Excuses" and the bright, uptempo runs of "Martial Law." To find out more about Jared Dubin and his latest release "Excuses, Excuses," please visit outsideinmusic.com/artistsandreleases/jared-dubin.

Fellow trombonist Peter Tijerina is also preparing the release of his debut studio album "Just Yesterday" on Outside In Music. It features ten tracks, beginning with the cool, swinging, energetic sounds of "It Could Happen To You" and the fun, light-hearted melody of "Lovely." The mood shifts with the slow pace of "In 'N Out Blues," as Peter stands tall during his solo pieces. The tempo picks back up with the wonderful, full band involvement of "It One Or The Other," before wrapping up the album with the beautiful melody of "Stardust" and the high-powered closer "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big," which just carries that timeless charm. To find out more about Peter Tijerina and his latest release "Just Yesterday," please visit petertijerina.com.

One final release comes from jazz trombonist Altin Sencalar titled "Reconnected." It was released back in August and finds the Mexican- born musician weaving together different traditions to create a unique sound that represents his multifaceted background. Altin starts out his new eight-song album with the solo piece "Chance," as his performance sets the stage with his melodic trombone notes. The energy picks up with the loose, jam session feel of "Links," before the rest of the band have their spotlight to shine on "A Modern Memory." The tempo slows down for the emotional flow of "Tenderly," as Altin makes each note a step toward relaxation and calmness. The album finishes with the full band delivering the swinging jam session numbers "Reaching Out For More" and "Reconnected." To find out more about Altin Sencalar and his latest release "Reconnected," please visit altinsencalarmusic.com.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

New Heavy Metal Music From Lvcifyre, Tentation and the Witnesses

U.K. death metal band, Lvcifyre recently released their new studio album "The Broken Seal" on September 10th, through Dark Decent Records. It features nine electrifying songs, beginning with the growling, high-powered attack of "God Awaits Us," which starts the album off in a heavy metal frenzy. The onslaught continues with thunderous drumming of "Tribe Of Khem" and the lightning speed of "Headless Rite," which makes Lvcifyre one of the must hear bands in the death metal genre. They deviate from the sonic metal blast to deliver the dark, more melodic tone of "Wolves Of The Great Dark," before finishing off their new album with the aggressive nature of "The First Archon" and the seven-plus minute evilness of the "Black Mass." To find out more about Lvcifyre and their latest release "The Broken Seal," please visit facebook.com/Lvcifyre.

French heavy metal band, Tentation are preparing to release their Gates Of Hell Records debut "Le Berceau Des Dieux," on September 25th. The album features ten tracks, beginning with the guitar frenzy of "L'Exode," which carries a nostalgic, early NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) sound. Tentation delivers some thrash metal riffs with "Le Couvent," along with the solid pounding attack of "Lachute des titans, which highlights the band's early influences. The band's sound comes together on "Taureau D'Airin," sound like a French version of an early Metallica track. Tentation switch gears for the slower, more melodic touch of "Baldr," before closing with the hardcore, sonic blast of "Heavy Metal," featuring guest vocalist from the bands Titan, Iron Slaught and Hexecutor. To find out more about Tentation and their latest release "Le Berceau Des Dieux," please visit facebook.com/tentationfrance.

Doom-metal giants Witnesses are ready to return with their latest epic piece "The Collapse" on October 31st. Even though it only features six tracks, the music takes you on a journey, beginning with the eerie sounds of "Entrance," which led you down the path of the slow-burn of the title-track "The Collapse." The band's extends their sound with the eight-minute "Repose," which keeps the listener involved throughout the entire musical journey. After a short, melodic "Interlude," Witnesses wrap up their new album with the mellow, eleven-minute prog-metal piece "They Giveth And Taketh Away" and the doom metal buzz of "It Will Come For You, It Comes For Everyone." To find out more about Witnesses and their latest release "The Collapse," please visit witnesses-nyc.bandcamp.com.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Candlebox Is Ready To Release The "Wolves"

The Seattle-based hard rock band, Candlebox return with their first set of new music in nearly five years with the September 17th release of "Wolves." This new eleven-song album rocks right from the the first notes of the raw sounding "All Down Hill From Here Now," as lead singer, Kevin Martin's vocals sound as good now as they did on the band's multi-platinum self-titled debut album. Candlebox lock into a "grunge" style blues riff with "Let Me Down Easy," which was co-written by Peter Cornell (Chris Cornell's older brother). The band still feel that they have a chip on their shoulder to prove that they are one of the top bands to emerge from the Northwestern corner of the country. They display a gentler, more melodic side with "Riptide," while "Sunshine" has a spaghetti-western vibe that would fit in perfectly in a Robert Rodriguez film.

Candlebox deliver the sequel to their hit single "You" with the new track "We," which burns with passion as Martin sings his heart out, before the band erupts during the closing solo. They keep your adrenaline pumping with the intense, quick-paced rocker "Nothing Left To Lose" and try to recapture that mainstream audience with the addictive melody of "Trip." Candlebox wrap up their new album with the simmering rock anthem of "Don't Count Me Out" and the classic appeal of "Criminals," which will please long-time fans with its nostalgic sound. Candlebox are currently touring around the U.S., for a complete list of shows and to find out more about their new album "Wolves," please visit candleboxrocks.com.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Singer, Songwriter Wesley Stace Shows Off His "Late Style" With A New Album

English singer/songwriter Wesley Stace (formerly John Wesley Harding) has a new album titled "Late Style" arriving September 17th from Omnivore Recordings. Stace has released over twenty albums and received some minor chart success in the U.S. in the early nineties with the singles "The Devil In Me" and "The Person You Are."

This time around, Wesley decided to collaborate with musical director David Nagler on this new set of songs, beginning with the upbeat, jazzy vibe of "Where The Bands Are," which swings with positivity. Wesley Stace gets his samba-style going with the Brazilian touch of "Everything All The Time," before slowing the tempo down for the steady flowing ballad "Your Bright Future." He quickly returns to his natural pop aspects with the addictive, light-hearted delivery of "Hey Director" and "The California Fix," while still striving for the timeless jazz appeal with "All The Yous." Wesley Stace wraps up his new album with the poetic words of "The Impossible She," the classic R&B backdrop of "Do Nothing If You Can" and a return to his iconic folk sound with "How You All Work Me." To find out more about Wesley Stace and his latest release "Late Style," please visit wesleystace.com.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Ana Egge Puts Her New Music "Between Us" On Her Latest Release

Arriving September 17th is the 12th studio album titled "Between Us" from acclaimed singer, songwriter Ana Egge. Writing for her new album began during the shutdown, when she began collaborating with Irish-based singer, songwriter Mick Flannery, which resulted in nine of the album's eleven tracks. Ana starts off with the steady flow of "Wait A Minute," as you are re-introduced to her smooth vocal touch, along with highlights of horns and keyboards to give the song that extra flair. The music quiets-down for the mellow delivery of "The Machine" and the fragile touch of "You Hurt Me," as Ana's vocals portray the perfect emotions to match the melodies. The mood picks back up with the sweet, vibrant rhythm of "Heartbroken Kind," before reaching the slow blues of "We Let The Devil."

The upbeat, pop sound of "Be Your Drug" allows Ana's vocals to be the star as her angelic range fills the words of the song with grace and emotion. The mood turns dark once again with the apologetic lyrics of "Sorry," as the music slowly moves along the song's poetic words. Ana finishes her new album with the addictive, R&B-style of "Want Your Attention," featuring a duet with singer J. Hoard, along with the quiet closing lullaby of "We Lay Roses." Ana Egge will be hitting the road in mid-September, beginning in Portland, Oregon. For a complete list of shows and to find out more about Ana Egge and her latest release "Between Us," please visit anaegge.com.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Omnivore Recordings Reissues Gleaming Spires Albums On CD With Loads Of Bonus Tracks

 The 1980's pop group, Gleaming Spires were swept up in the current of New Wave music hitting the airwaves and released three albums before disbanding in 1985. Those albums have been long out of print, but are finally getting reissued by Omnivore Recordings on September 17th, as three separate releases, with loads of bonus tracks. The band was envisioned by the Bates Motel duo of Ron and Russell Mael, who were also performing as the cult duo Sparks, they enlisted Leslie Bohem, David Kendrick (Devo) as the key performers, along with fellow Sparks members Jim Goodwin and Bob Haag to complete the line-up of Gleaming Spires. Right from the start, the band found popularity along the California coast with their hit single "Are You Ready For The Sex Girls?," but then quickly fizzled out. The band tried to recapture that magic by entering the studio with famed producers Stephen Hauge (Pet Shop Boys) and Greg Penny (Elton John) to record two more albums in four years, before going their separate ways in 1985.

Their three albums will be issued on CD for the first time since their initial release with loads of bonus tracks, including rare, unissued Bates Motel tracks, demos from the Eleven Blue Men sessions and songs from the Roger Corman film "School Spirit." The debut album from Gleaming Spires titled "Songs Of The Spires" includes the hit single "Are You Ready For Sex Girls?," along with the post-punk tracks from Bates Motel as bonus material, which hard to image that they have never been released. Songs like "The Way Marlena Moves" and "Only The Young Die Young" have a great punk vibe that will have you looking back and rediscovering more songs by Bates Motel. The other four bonus tracks on this reissue of their first album are from Gleaming Spires "Life On The Lawn" EP, which definitely sounds like an extension of the band's early New Wave sound.

Their second album "Walk On Well Lighted Streets" still keeps that New Wave sound flowing through tracks like "You're Right" and "Happy Boy." The bonus tracks featured along side the original ten album songs come from the well-received "Party EP," which features some of Gleaming Spires more experimental tracks like "Funk For Children" and "Brain Button." This new release also includes the song "Kinda Like The Movies" from the film "Bad Manners," along with a full band version of Gleaming Spires' "Are You Ready For The Sex Girls?" and "All Night Party" from the classic comedy film "Revenge Of The Nerds."

The third and final studio album from Gleaming Spires titled "Welcoming A New Ice Age" finds the band aiming toward a more pop-oriented sound with addictive ballads like "Tearaway" and "Your Secret Room," while also trying to recapture their early days with the sound of "What's Coming Next." The bonus tracks featured on this new CD reissue of the album come from the 1985 movie "School Spirit," which was the first film issued on Roger Corman's distribution company, Concorde Pictures. Plus, issued here for the first time, are a couple tracks from the Eleven Blue Men sessions, which was a failed attempt to keep the music flowing. A couple highlights from these bonus tracks include punk-style covers of Elvis Presley's "Suspicious Minds" and Bob Dylan's "It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding." To find out more about these three new Gleaming Spires reissues, please visit omnivorerecordings.com/gleaming-spires.

Monday, September 6, 2021

New Releases From Punk Icons Anti-Flag & Legendary Post-Punk Band Chrome

American punk icons, Anti-Flag are ready to revisit the past with their latest release "17 Song Demo," which was only previously available on cassette and scored the band a deal with the Bay Area punk label New Red Archives. This new release will be available for the first time on CD and vinyl and features early rough versions of some of the band's most well-known early tracks like "Red, White And Brainwashed" and "Drink Drank Punk." This demo was recorded back in 1992 (four years before their debut album "Die For The Government" and features 18 songs (10 of which have never appeared on any Anti-Flag album). The band early, raw energy is instantly present in songs like "They Don't Protect You" and "Davey Destroyed The Punk Scene," while the addictive nature of their songs will instantly get lodged into your brain. Shouts of "kill, kill, kill" have become a political anthem for "Kill The Rich," as Anti-Flag were against the government's choices even back in the early nineties. You can't help but get wrapped up in the sonic blast of "Daddy's Wearing Mommy's Clothing" and "You'd Do The Same," which also carries that classic British punk vibe. The new release closes with the rough chaos of "5 Minutes" and stellar cover of Mission To Burma's "That's When I Reach For My Revolver." Anti-Flag also have a new documentary out titled "Beyond Barricades: The Story Of Anti-Flag," along with a U.S. tour starting September 14th. For a complete list of shows and to find out more about their new "17 Song Demo" release, please visit anti-flag.com.

The post-punk band, Chrome have returned with a brand new studio album titled "Scaropy," which was released back in August on Cleopatra Records. The new twelve song release begins with the grinding guitars of the title track "Scaropy," as you are locked-in for one hell of a sonic ride. The energy picks up with the frenzy of "H Of Spades," with muffled vocals and shrieking guitars," while "Terminate" has a more electronic feel, as you are taken further down the rabbit hole of Chrome's experimental mind. The rawness of "Hello Sunshine" will have you peeling back the layers of sound, along with the intense, hard rock attack of "Night Nurse." The band post-punk sound is extremely present in the power of "An Open Letter," before Chrome finish up their new album with the modernized New Wave vibe of "They're Coming To Get You" and the classic, straight-up punk attack of "The Opposition." To find out more about Chrome and their latest release "Scaropy," please visit facebook.com/chromechronicles.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Metal Blade Records Unleashes New Music From Portrait, Tuesday The Sky and Criminal

Swedish metal band, Portrait recently released their new studio album "At One With None" through Metal Blade Records. It the band's first release of new music in four years and features some epic tracks, like the eight-minute lead-off of "At One With None," which carries a modern day metal vibe that draws influence from some of the best aspects of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. Portrait keep the nostalgia flowing through the classic metal appeal of "Phantom Fathomer," which keeps a stead pace without biting off more than necessary. The band's solid musicianship his present on the nine-minute, chugging pace of "Ashen," before quickening up the tempo with the high-powered assault of "A Murder Of Crows." Portrait finish their new album with the bashing rhythm of "Shadowless" and the soft-build up of their most progressive metal anthem "The Gallow's Crossing." To find out more about Portrait and their latest release "At One With None," please visit facebook.com/portraitsweden.

Also recently released from Metal Blade Records is the latest offshoot from Fates Warning guitarist Jim Matheos titled "The Blue Horizon" from his band, Tuesday The Sky. The new 11-track release begins with the soft strumming of "Half Remembered" and the emotional fueled instrumental "Near Light." Matheos lightens up the mood with the floating melody of "Where The Enemy Sleeps," before picking up the tempo with the experimental time signatures of "Hypneurotic." Tuesday The Sky take you on a sonic journey with the subtle instrumental shifts of "Later, Then Now," as you sit back, relax and float down stream. The album finishes with the blossoming sound of "The Blurred Horizon" and the Pink Floydian-style closer "Everything Is Free." To find out more about Tuesday The Sky and their latest release "The Blue Horizon," please visit tuesdaythesky.com.

Chilean metal band, Criminal are ready to explode with their ninth studio effort titled "Sacrificio," which arrives on September 17 from Metal Blade Records. It features twelve head-bashing anthems, beginning with the speed and aggression of "Live On Your Knees" and "Caged." The chugging riffs of "The Whale" will certainly have you stand up and take notice of this band's large and loud sound. They continue to flex their metal muscle with the thunderous attack of "After Me, The Flood" and "Theocrazy," before wrapping up their new album with the screaming guitars of "Hunter And The Prey" and the hectic chaos of "Ego Killer," which delivers the final blast of adrenaline. To find out more about Criminal and their latest release "Sacrificio," please visit facebook.com/Criminal.Band.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Omnivore Recordings Release The Rare Audition Tape Of Laura Nyro

On September 10th, Omnivore Recordings will unveil the audition tape from legendary songstress Laura Nyro in a new release titled "Go Find The Moon: The Audition Tape." It features eight tracks, including one of Laura Nyro's most famous songs "And When I Die," which Blood, Sweat And Tears turned into a top 5 hit single in 1969. That song starts off this new release, as Laura' vocals will simply blow you away with strength and purity. The set continues with a false start to "Lazy Susan," which will be performed later on during this recording.

Supported by just a piano, Laura' voice will no doubt grab your attention on the lovely ballad "Enough Of You," before she jazzes up her audition up with the sultry delivery of "Go Find The Moon." Omnivore Recordings keep in some of the studio talk between Laura and A&R man Artie Mogull, who asks her to play some jazz standards. Mogull would eventually become her first manager of a career that would surpass three decades. The 18-minute tape finishes with Laura returning to complete her breath-taking performance of "Lazy Susan." To find out more about "Go Find The Moon: The Audition Tape" from Laura Nyro, please visit omnivorerecordings.com/laura-nyro.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

New Music Arriving From Tas Cru, Plus Al Ross & The Planets Release "Blue Crystal"

London-based band, Al Ross & The Planets are finally releasing their new album "Blue Crystal" on September 10th. The album was recorded back in January 2020 at Abbey Road Studios, but the pandemic put a holt on mixing, releasing and touring in support of the album. So finally, when they were able to finish the album this past May, the world had changed and the band had a difficult time getting into the studio with new safety protocols in place. Some session musicians were hired to help complete the music and is now presented in its complete form, beginning with nearly seven-minute epic opener "Crossroads," which includes a great, funky little jam to break-up the songs gospel-like chorus. Al Ross & The Planets bring the southern country sounds of the U.S. overseas to the U.K. with the swagger of "Something Changed My Mind," before the blues of "Blue Crystal" explodes with a powerful guitar and brass solo. The vocals and music perfectly blend on the addictive, inspirational tone of "In The Middle Of The Night," while "Checkin' Out The Vibe" is a positive jolt of nostalgic rock and roll. Al Ross & The Planets wrap up their new album with the bluesy ballad "Sweet Memories Of You." To find out more about Al Ross & The Planets and their latest release Blue Crystal," please visit alrossandtheplanets.com.

Singer, songwriter Tas Cru brings his Americana, blues style to his latest release titled "Broke Down And Busted Up." This new eleven-track release digs deep into the roots of nostalgic country music with the opener "Where Do We Go," highlighted by a smooth dance of guitar and fiddle during the solo. The rhythm of the title track "Broke Down And Busted Up" gets a little funky, before the band just jam with all the instruments meshing together perfectly. They keep the tempo flowing with the southern blues feel of "Be My Strength," before slowing down for the jazzed-up piano ballad "All Stays The Same," led by the smooth warming vocals of Mary Ann Casale. Tas Cru delivers a New Orleans-style blues with "So Damn Hard To Like," before finishing off the album with the quiet, emotion-fueled "Write Me My Own." To find out more about Tas Cru and his latest release "Broke Down And Busted Up," please visit tascru.com.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Jude Cole Returns With Two New Releases "Coup De Main" and "Coolerator"

Singer, songwriter, guitarist Jude Cole used his time away wisely by creating two new albums, which were recently released through Fresh Coffee Records. One is a set of all new original songs titled "Coup De Main." the other is a set of covers of some of Cole's favorite songs from the 1950s and 1960s titled "Coolerator." Not only has Cole come back to his first love of performing, but he has also been on the other side as a producer, music critic and interviewer to some of the biggest names in music like The Rolling Stones and Alice Cooper.

His new nine-song release "Coup De Main" begins with the laid-back, mid-tempo vibe of "Taking Away My Home," as you are re-introduced to Cole's warm, soft-toned vocals. The album continues with the contemporary pop nature of "I'll Miss You," which has a nostalgic vibe surrounding it. He pours his emotions into the ballad "I'm Only Far Away," before picking the energy back up with the swinging pop melody of "Starry Eyes." The highlight of the album is the six-minute song "The Dark," which certainly draw inspiration from some classic rock themes from Pink Floyd and Genesis. Jude Cole finishes his new studio album with the funky backdrop of "Wax Wings" and the quiet, soft touch of "Partners In Time."

Jude Cole's other release "Coolerator" is a new set of cover songs from the fifties and sixties that feel perfectly right at home in Cole's musical hands. The new ten-song release kicks off with the blues romp "It Hurts To Love Someone (When They Don't Love You)" from Guitar Slim, as Cole is able to showcase his chops on the guitar with a short little solo. Next, he delivers a stellar copy of The Flamingos "I Only Have Eyes For You," before taking on Chuck Berry's "Dear Dad" with focus and admiration for the rock and roll legend. Cole also dabbles in doo-wop with a memorable cover of The Charts' "Desiree," which Cole considers "one of the most beautiful doo-wop songs ever." He strips down The Beatles' "I Wanna Be Your Man" to a more rockabilly sound and adds a little jazz to his resume with his version of Ray Charles' "Just For A Thrill." Jude Cole closes out his new covers album with the classic blues of Memphis Slim's "Mother Earth." To find out more about Jude Cole and his latest releases "Coup De Main" and "Coolerator," please visit judecole.com.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

New Music From Independent Artists Laura Mihalka and Air Cool Jenny

Arriving September 17th is the sophomore effort from singer, songwriter and cellist Laura Mihalka titled "Feels Electric." Laura is also a member of Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra and was a former member of the 90's rock band Liquid Sunshine. Her new eleven-song release combines these two musical worlds, beginning with the dreamy, floating melody of "Feels Electric," which continues to rise and deliver on the high expectations from this artist. Laura's vocals have a calm, soothing tone during the ballad "Falling Apart," before shifting gears to the darker, alternative-pop of "The Pineapple Man," which showcases a different side to her music. She shines on the gentle touch of "Forgiven," which closes with a stellar solo piece. Laura returns to the dreamy-pop tones of "Out For The Night" and the soaring sounds of "Sacred Sky," before finishing off her new album with the quiet musical layers of the album closer "Looking Back." To find out more about Laura Mihalka and her latest release "Feels Electric," please visit lauramihalka.com.

Another new arrival comes from the singing duo Air Cool Jenny. Their new four-song EP titled "First Flight" arrives September 10th. It is the first EP released by Air Cool Jenny (Helen Rose and Kramer Sanguinetti), who met only two years earlier at a live event and haven't looked back. The album kicks off with the wonderful folk harmonies of "Pelican," before the song builds with volume and intensity, which allows Helen's rock-style vocals to take flight. They return with the softer, bluesy Americana-feel of "When I Rise," before picking up the tempo with the fun, quick, bluegrass-romp of "Pissin' On The Moon." Their sound is perfectly captured on the poetic touch of the album closer "When The River's Gone." To find out more about Air Cool Jenny and their latest release "First Flight," please visit aircooljenny.com.

Monday, August 30, 2021

Iron Maiden Are Ready To Deliver The "Tactics & Strategy" Of Their New Album "Senjutsu"

The era of "Senjutsu" is about to begin this Friday, September 3rd for heavy metal icons, Iron Maiden. The release of their 17th studio album signals a new chapter in the band's illustrious history. The new ten-song set was produced once again by Kevin Shirley, with co-producing credits from bassist Steve Harris. It has been six years since their last studio album "Book Of Souls" and the stoppage of touring due to the global pandemic allowed the band to finish their new album, which they began writing and recording in 2019. Similar to "Book Of Souls," this album clocks in at nearly 82-minutes, making this the second longest Iron Maiden album and it will be released as a double-CD set and a triple vinyl set.

The album begins with the eight-plus minute title track "Senjutsu," led by the tribal drumming of Nicko McBrain. Singer Bruce Dickinson sounds amazing, hitting the high notes, as he delivers the storied lyrics of the opener. Iron Maiden quicken up the pace with "Stratego," which was one of two songs that were released as a prelude to the album. The other previously released track was "Writing On The Wall," which fits the Iron Maiden mold perfectly with undeniable guitar riffs and an unforgettable chorus sung by one of the strongest voices in heavy metal. The band take their time with the slower opening of "Lost In A Lost World," before the classic sound of chugging guitars gives that song an energy boost, before Iron Maiden showcase their progressive side by switching tempos once again.

The final three songs on the album average over 11-minutes in length, as each one takes you on a musical journey. Iron Maiden were never ones to shy away from a history lesson, in which they give with "Death Of The Celts." The musicianship during the song's ten-plus minutes is stunning, as you just have to sit back and admire how cohesive a unit Iron Maiden are in the recording studio. The longest song on the album is the nearly 13-minute length of "The Parchment," which explodes with every guitar solo, while the steady drums and bass keep a steady pace throughout the song. The album closes with "Hell On Earth," which builds into another iconic Iron Maiden classic with its gallop-style rhythm and chugging guitar riffs, as Bruce's vocals lead the way along with a more noticeable keyboard section. The song's 11-plus minute length seems to go by in a blur of classic heavy metal. To find out more about Iron Maiden and their latest release "Senjutsu," please visit ironmaiden.com.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Bob Marley And The Wailers "Capitol Session" From 1973 Finally Gets Released

Arriving September 3rd from Tuff Gong and Mercury Studios is new rare glimpse at Bob Marley and The Wailers during their rare 1973 studio session in Hollywood, CA. The new release titled "Bob Marley And The Wailers: The Capitol Session '73" will arrive in a number of different formats, including a CD/DVD set, standalone CD, multi-colored vinyl and digitally. The backstory of this unique release dates back over 20 years, when all of the original footage from these sessions with Marley and the band had been lost or destroyed. Then, a freelance researcher discovered a few frames of the filmed footage and throughout the past two decades enough footage from these sessions were discovered to create this unique film.

After a few shows with Bruce Springsteen and Sly And The Family Stone, Bob Marley and The Wailers made their way to Hollywood to record a closed door session with producer Danny Cordell. The film was mixed "on the fly" for a possible future release, but the band was gaining so much success so quickly that there was a big demand for new music and live shows. Now, nearly fifty years later with get to see them in top form, in the studio, performing live and loose during this hour-long session.

The film footage has been painstakingly restored and looks great, considering its history. Bob Marley and The Wailers look and sound very professional, sticking to a certain set list, wasting no time in-between songs. Peter Tosh takes the lead on some of the tracks like "You Can't Blame The Youth" and "Stop That Train," with his stoic demeanor. Without an audience present, its a great insight to see the band play off each others energy, keeping the music loose, but I wish the band would jam out to some of the songs, but they seemed like all business when in the studio. It's also nice watching a video that doesn't cut to a different camera angle every two seconds, instead letting the feeling of the music control the filming, instead of the other way around. Hearing alternate version of some of Bob Marley and The Wailers' biggest hits like "Stir It Up" and "Get Up Stand Up" is a blessing, as they all pour all their emotions into this performance. To find out more about the newly released "Bob Marley And The Wailers: The Capitol Session '73," please visit shop.bobmarley.com.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Check Out New Music From The Supergroup PAKT and Drummer/Composer Asaf Sirkis

The progressive rock supergroup PAKT (featuring Percy Jones, Alex Skolnick, Kenny Grohowski and Tim Motzer) recently released a new self-titled studio album through MoonJune Records. Throughout this twelve track set, you can instantly feel the chemistry between these four musicians, especially in the twelve-minute opener "Emergence." As the song's structure builds and reseeds, you will notice the band's loose, freeform paying style, which seems to work wonders together. On the follow-up track "Over Strange Lands," one band member will take a turn on directing the song's course with everyone else following suit. The extended jams within each song keep the listener guessing on which direction the song is headed. The guitar really sear-through the experimental rhythm of "The Mystery," while "Brothers Of Energy" feels like a spacey, psychedelic trip. PAKT get a little funkier with the rhythmic breaks of "The Sacred Ladder," as each band member is on-point to execute the song's energetic and intense melody. They wrap up their new studio album with subtle notes of "Nigh Crossings" and the final energetic, sonic blast of "Cosmic Fire." MoonJune Records is also releasing each of PAKT's live shows digitally on the band's Bandcamp website. To find out more about PAKT and their latest releases, please visit pakt-moonjune.bandcamp.com.

Also just released through MoonJune Records is the latest album from Israeli-born drummer/composer Asaf Sirkis titled "Solar Flash." It features support from drummer/keyboardist Gary Husband, bassist Kevin Glasgow and guitarist Mark Wingfield. Sirkis' new eight-track album begins with the energetic run of "Kinship," which only slows down for a moment during Glasgow' bass solo. The music gets a little more bluesy with the stellar guitar work of Mark Wingfield, while "Polish Suite" parts 1 and 2 just glide along softly to put you in a relaxed state. The intensity picks back up during the rise of the title track "Solar Flash," before closing out the album with part 3 of the "Polish Suite," which adds more of Wingfield's guitar to the song's ambient backdrop. To find out more about Asaf Sirkis and his latest release "Solar Flash," please visit asafsirkis-moonjune.bandcamp.com.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Discover The Progressive Sounds Of Trifecta and Giancarlo Erra

Progressive rock trio, Trifecta recently released their new album titled "Fragments," back on August 20th, through Kscope Music. The group consists of Nick Beggs on bass, Adam Holzman on keyboards and Craig Blundell on drums. They performed together as part of Steve Wilson's backing band and they would jam together at soundchecks, in which these recordings were born. Trifecta's new fifteen-song album begins with the grand, high-energy opener "Clean Up On Aisle Five," as you instantly notice the chemistry between these musicians. The sound shifts slightly to a more jazz fusion based melody on "Check Engine Light," while "Photo Molecule" gets down and funky with its rhythm section. Trifecta return to the rock side of the their music with the swift drum rolls and spaced-out keyboards of "Venn Diagram," before settling down into the more laid-back, smooth, jazzy groove of "Sally Doo-Dally." I feel that they could have extended the jam of "Have You Seen What My Neighbors Are Doing?," as the rhythm and overall feel of the song just vibes on all cylinders. Nick Beggs adds some vocals to "Pavlov's Dog Killed Schrodinger's Cat," which feels very calming and mellow, a great tune to just sit back and relax to. Trifecta finish their new album with more calming sounds in the form of "Dry Martini" and the all-out jazz fusion of "Hold It Like That." To find out more about Trifecta and their latest release "Fragments," please visit facebook.com/trifectahq.

Italian composer and multi-instrumentalist Giancarlo Erra recently released his latest project titled "Departure Tapes." The album consists of only six tracks, which as Giancarlo puts it are more "experimental," as he wrote these songs on a trip between the UK and Italy and then improvised the music in the studio, in order to make each track unique. These songs revolve around the subject of loss, as Giancarlo was dealing with the death of his father from cancer while writing and performing these songs. The album begins with "Dawn Tape," as the music is the perfect soundtrack to the morning sunrise at the beginning of a new day of adventures. The music get slightly darker in tone during the short 3-minute "169 Tape," before takin you on the mellow, ambient soundscapes of "Unwound Tape." The album closes with a nearly seventeen-minute adventure in the form of "Departure Tape," which continues to grow and expand with each new layer of sound, along with the subtle shifts of "A Blues For My Father." This set of new music from Giancarlo Erra is available on vinyl and as a CD/DVD, which includes a 5.1 surround sound mix of the album. To find out more about the "Departure Tapes," please visit facebook.com/giancarloerramusic.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

New Jazz Music From Guitarist Gaetano Letizia and Trumpeter Kerry Moffit

Jazz guitarist/composer Gaetano Letizia recently released his new studio jazz quintet album "Chartreuse." This is Gaetano's 11th album as a band leader and this new set of songs (which were recorded in March 2021), allows you to full appreciate his talents, both as a leader and as a performer. The album begins with the title track "Chartreause" which is a perfect nine-minute introduction to the quintet, as Gaetano takes the first solo piece, before the rest of the band follows suit. The mood of the music shifts slightly to a samba, as the rhythmic pace allows for the elegant strumming of Gaetano's acoustic guitar. The energy picks right back up with the swinging tempo of "Black & Blue," before the graceful ballad "Paradise Found" comes swooping in to take all your troubles away. Gaetano's finger-picking skills are on point with the positive island vibes of "Blue Ionosphere." He and his quintet finish off the album with the funk-infused sounds of "Punch Drunk" and the smoky jazz club feel of the album closer "Orange Sunset," which is filled to the brim with great solos. To find out more about Gaetano Letizia and his new quintet led album "Chartreuse," please visit gaetanoletizia.com.

After more than 40 years in the music industry, jazz trumpeter/composer Kerry Moffit thought it was about time to release his own solo album titled "What Goes Around Comes Around." Kerry has been featured on over 70 albums as a sideman and was also a member of the US Air Force Band for nearly 25 years. Now with his own band, Turning Circles behind him, Kerry lets his talents fly on this new eight-track release. The album introduces you to Kerry's stellar work on the trumpet with the upbeat, opening number "This I Dig Of You." He keeps the energy flowing with "Free For All," which allows his bandmates to showcase their stuff, including drummer Ian LeVine. The music extends past the nine-minute mark on the steady waltz of "Katrina Ballerina," before slowing everything down for the fragile, vulnerable sounds of the ballad "Life, Love, Loss." Kerry Moffit and Turning Circles wrap up the album with the loose performance of "10-4 Jam" and the graceful touch of "But Beautiful." To find out more about Kerry Moffit and his band, Turning Circles, and their new album "What Goes Around Comes Around," please visit facebook.com/kerrymoffit.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

I See Hawks In LA Are On Their Way To Your Musical Hearts With New Music

Arriving August 27th is the tenth studio album from the country/Americana band, I See Hawks In LA. Their new release titled "On Our Way" was recorded during the pandemic in the safest way possible, by sending drum tracks, vocals, guitar tracks and everything else through phones and using ProTools to bring all the music together. This recording was also a "life raft" for everyone in the band, who needed an outlet from the craziness of the lockdown and to be able to record new music was a saving grace for I See Hawks In LA.

The album begins with the swift acoustic strumming and violins of "Might've Been Me," which starts things off on a positive note. The warming harmonies of "On My Way" feels like a warm blanket of comfort to help soothe you during these trouble times. There are a couple of songs ("Know Just What To Do" & "How You Gonna Know") that showcase the depths of their performance, as I See Hawks In LA felt no restraints during this recording process to just let the music lead the direction of the album. The classic country feel of "Kentucky Jesus" will have you thinking that this band has been around much longer than two decades. I See Hawks In LA pick the tempo back up with the storied lyric of "Geronimo," before finishing their new album with the country blues of "Radio Keeps Me On The Ground (Slight Return)" and the experimental, epic, eight-minute closer "How You Gonna Know?." To find out more about I See Hawks In LA and their latest release "On Our Way," please visit iseehawks.com.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Gary Meek Finds His "Monterey Groove" & Lyle Mays Releases His "Eberhard" Opus

Saxophonist Gary Meek is very well-known throughout the jazz community, having performed on over 200 albums, including six of his own. The pandemic allowed Meek to put together a new quartet for his latest project "Monterey Groove," which will be released August 27th, through Autumn Hill Records. It features eleven tracks, beginning with the up-tempo, positive energy of "For A Long Time," which is how Gary and his group must have felt like, getting back to playing music together. The keyboards and rhythm get a little funkier with the dance floor vibes of "Power Station," while "Midnight Sky" simply glides along with a relaxed, calming tone. The energy quickly picks back up with the swift scales of "Bosphorus Blues," which allows the entire band to shine. Vocalist Flora Purim is featured on the mellow ballad "The Hope," before Gary quickens your pulse once more with the quick-moving notes of "Move Out." He finishes his new album with a return to the funky beats of "Cannery Row" and the beautifully elegant notes of "Jenna's Song." To find out more about Gary Meek and his latest release "Monterey Groove," please visit garymeek.net.

Also arriving August 27th, is one of the final recordings from jazz pianist Lyle Mays, who was a member of the multi-Grammy award-winning outfit, The Pat Metheny Group. This new release features Mays' 13-minute opus titled "Eberhard," which was recorded in the months before his passing in February 2020. The song is a dedication to the German bass player Eberhard Weber, who was a huge influence on Lyle Mays, as well as his collaborator Pat Metheny. The song begins with the subtle hints of a melody played out on the keys, before more musical layers are added, which also increases the volume of the music. During the middle of the composition, Mays' piano work gets more intense with the support of bass, synthesizers, shakers and the angelic vocals of Aubrey Johnson, Rosana Eckert and Gary Eckert. The musical journey comes to a climax with the entire band in support and reaching its crest at the 11-minute mark, before a hint of piano closes out the composition in the same way it started. To find out more about Lyle Mays' "Eberhard" release, please visit lylemays.com.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Doug "Cosmo" Clifford & Steve Wright Team-up For The First Release From Cosmo's Vault

Drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford was a founding member of one of the biggest bands in rock history, Creedence Clearwater Revival. From 1968 to 1972, the band produced seven hit albums and performed at Woodstock and the Atlanta Pop Festival in 1969. As CCR's reign was coming to a close in the early seventies, Doug Clifford would still perform with fellow band mate Stu Cook and produce albums for other bands. Also during this time Clifford would write whole albums worth of new music to be recorded by an all-star line-up of performers, but the albums would be tucked-away in the vault, to be released another day.

Fast-forward to 2021 and the first release from Cosmo's Vault will be released on August 28th. This new album titled "For All The Money In The World," finds Doug teaming up with his long-time friend Steve Wright (Greg Kihn Band) for a solid rhythm section that would support a line-up that included guitarists Joe Satriani, Greg Douglass (Steve Miller Band), Jimmy Lyon (Eddie Money) just to name a few. The lead vocals of the album would be handled by new comer Keith England, along with keyboardists Tim Gorman (The Who) and Pat Mosca (Greg Kihn Band) to round-out the group.

This new eleven song release begins with the swinging, contemporary pop of "For All The Money In The World," which carries a nostalgic feel to the music. England's vocals lead the way on the up-tempo rocker "I Need Your Love" and the follow-up track "She Told Me So," as your pulse will surely quicken. The power of "Real Love" feels like it would have climbed up the charts a few decades ago with its addictive chorus and stellar all-star line-up of musicians. The album wraps up with the fun, up-beats sounds of "Weekends," along with the searing guitar riffs of "Lonesome Boy" and the full-throttle energy of "You're Gonna Love Again." To find out more about the new Clifford/Wright release "For All The Money In The World," please visit dougcosmoclifford.com/for-all-the-money-in-the-world.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

New Music From Bernardo Lanzetti, The Livesays and TectonicBeats

Italian musician/vocalist Bernardo Lanzetti returns after ten years with his new solo album titled "Horizontal Rain." This album has been a few years in the making, with Lanzetti inviting some special guests to help with the recordings of his new set of songs. He begins his new album with the progressive rock assault of "Walk Away," which features legendary rock violinist David Cross (King Crimson) and bassist Tony Franklin (Blue Murder). The album continues with the distinct bass work of Tony Levin (King Crimson) on "Heck Jack," as the song explodes with a stellar guitar solo. The rhythm of "Genial" makes the album more funky, along with some great guitar work provided by Marco Colombo and Andrea Cervetto. The album finishes with the emotional ballad "Conventional," as well as the only Italian sung track "Ero un num Ero," along with the operatic choir highlight of "Different." To find out more about Bernardo Lanzetti and his latest release "Horizontal Rain," please visit facebook.com/BernardoLanzetti.

Guitarist and vocalist Billy Livesay, formally of the Clarence Clemons Band, is ready to release a new album titled "Not What I Bargained For" with his band, The Livesays. This new album was part of the writing sessions that also produced their 2020 album "The Rhythm Of Love And Disfunction." This new set of twelve tracks, begins with the up-tempo, straight-up rocker "Two Sides," which draws upon the news of the day. The return of pianist Timothy Murphy is highlighted with a solo in the song "What I Bargained For," while new drummer Howard Goldberg keeps the music on pace during "Hold Me" and "Better Angels." Billy's songwriting shines on the storytelling acoustic ballad "In A Small Town" and the burning slow blues of "In Troubled Times." The Livesays wrap up their new album with the stellar harmonies of "Can't Stop The Talkin'" and the reflection of "Crazy Isn't It." To find out more about The Livesays and their latest release "Not What I Bargained For," please visit thelivesaysmusic.com.

Let's shift gears for the latest release from American composer Will Carney, who recently released a series of singles as the artist, TectonicBeats. These singles will be collected and released as a new six track EP titled "Nightingale." Just prior to the pandemic, TectonicBeats relocated from Los Angeles to Arizona and begin working with Australian singer BrookInn. These sessions created three songs, "Nightingale," "Rosemary" and "Exemplar," which have their finger on the pulse of today's pop music. The other three tracks featured on this release are the instrumental versions of those songs, which highlights the talents of composer/producer TectonicBeates. To find out more about this latest set of music from TectonicBeats, please visit tectonicbeats.com.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Discover A New "Sound Of Music" With The New Double-Album From Zero Times Everything

The progressive/experimental band, Zero Times Everything is preparing to release their new double album "Sound Of Music" on August 28th. The band will also be performing a private concert to co-inside with the release of the album. The trio of Zero Times Everything did not put any limitations on any of the new music for this release. They decided to invite some of New York's elite avant garde musicians to help with the recordings, by giving another dimension to the music.

This new double album begins with "You Are Here," which is seven-minutes of a repetitive melody and rhythm with searing musical notes that change the landscape ever so slightly. Zero Times Everything take on a more progressive rock form with "Razorblade Keychain," while "Ice Report" feels like a modern soundtrack to a psychedelic rock trip to the furthest reaches of earth and space. One of the more concise tracks on this new album is the hard rock assault of "Blisterine," with the flipside being a nearly twenty-minute chaotic "blitzkrieg" of instruments and sound, as you try to expand your musical palette with what is happening. The first disc closes with the gentle, ambient tone of "Coda," which is a good remedy to the previous sound experiment.

Disc two starts out with the cool rhythm sounds of "You Are Hearer," as you feel like you've made it to the next level of this musical adventure. Zero Times Everything return to their hard rock roots with "Third Uncle," before reaching the Pink Floydian utopia of "Oculus." The album finishes with the twenty-six minute "Lux Aeterna," which the band describes as their "Supper's Ready," as the song shifts emotions and moods about the lifespan of planet Earth, along with the closing thunderous backdrop and spoken word of "The Sound." To find out more about Zero Times Everything and their latest release "Sound Of Music," please visit zerotimeseverything.com.

Friday, August 20, 2021

Grab A Hold Of New Music From Artists Ben Bostick and Brinsley Schwarz

Singer, songwriter Ben Bostick returns with a brand new studio album titled "Grown Up Love." It features ten tracks dealing with the challenges of love and family, beginning with the jazzy acoustic shuffle of "Different Woman." Things turn emotional right away with the gentle touch of "Shades Of Night" and the seriousness of "The Diagnosis," as Ben wears his heart on on sleeve during these intimate songs. You can't help but get lost in the beautiful lyrics and melody of "Under The Palmetto Moon," while the stripped-down acoustics of "If We Only Had Tonight" is a fragile message hope and love. Ben finishes his new album with the quiet whisper of the poetic lyrics of "Like Old People Do" and the perfect ballad of how quickly time flies with the loving words of "It Seems Like Only Yesterday." To find out more about Ben Bostick and his latest release "Grown Up Love," please visit benbostick.com.

Also on the horizon is the new album from Brinsley Schwarz titled "Tangled." It will be released on September 3rd through Fretsore Records and comes four years after his debut solo album "Unexpected." Schwarz has been in the music industry since the late sixties, as a member of the British pop group, Kippington Lodge and also working with fellow school mate Nick Lowe, along with Graham Parker and his band, The Rumour. This new set of songs has been in the works for years, and begins with the steady pace of "He Takes Your Breath Away" and the rising contemporary pop melody of "You Drive Me To Drink." Brinsley includes a version of his favorite Graham Parker song "Love Gets You Twisted," which fits perfectly along side these other songs about relationships. The album's lead single is a sweet, bluesy rocker titled "Storm In The Hills," which echoes the chaos of what is happening in today's climate, along with the pandemic tale of "Crazy World." Brinsley Schwarz finishes his new album with the samba-style rhythm of "You Can't Take It Back" and the sweet loving, feel good lyrics of "All Day." To find out more about Brinsley Schwarz and his latest release "Tangled," please visit facebook.com/BrinsleySchwarzMusic.