Author: Jonathan Frahm

Premiere | Ari Lindo – Sheepskin Lady

Known for his contributions to top-shelf pop-punk (Late Nite Laundry), vintage soul (The Devonns), Latin R&B (Lester Rey), chameleonesque artist Ari Lindo is breaking out on his own with the vibey indie folk of ‘Sheepskin Lady’. The tune rides with…

Single | RISO – Closer

Matt and Rebekah Rolland are RISO, and ‘Closer’ is their new, forward-driving single. The Tucson-based artists are a power duo both in roots music and in love—they met as children in the Arizona Fiddle Contest and eventually became wed, with…

Interview | FFS 5 with Unfortunately Steven

Unfortunately Steven’s new LP is about as interesting as its name—and its name is Groovy Avocado Disco. It’s eclectic, fully-baked indie rock that, as the tendrils of modern society coalesce, will only become more relatable. The album is an acronym…

Premiere | Arielle Eden – U-Turns

Westchester singer-songwriter Arielle Eden is finding her stride in the pop-country scape. ‘U-Turns’ is a slickly produced tune that confidently meshes organic and synthetic instrumentation. Neither one element hogs the spotlight from the other; rather, they’re evenly tended to by…

Premiere | Suzie Brown – Bulletproof

Suzie Brown’s ‘Bulletproof’ is instantly relatable for many of us, relaying an empath’s feeling as they navigate the turbulence of the last few years. Musically, it’s an infectious cut of Americana that the artist, cardiologist, and mother tackles with a…

Premiere | AJ Haynes of Seratones – Freight Train

In 1904, Elizabeth Cotten wrote her popular folk song, ‘Freight Train’, at just 11-years-old. Throughout her 90 years on Earth, she helped to mould contemporary American roots music and, thusly, is a pioneering face of modern folk and blues. With…

Video Premiere | Ana Silvera feat. Alan Hampton – ‘Early Frost’

Celebrated for her ride between the line of alt-folk and bluegrass, Ana Silvera’s ‘Early Frost’ is another feather in the cap for this progressive songwriter. The tune sets a stunning vocal performance from Silvera front-and-centre, dueting with Alan Hampton, whose…

Premiere | Christine Sweeney – Anywhere, Anyway

Christine Sweeney’s Heart in a Hurry is a culmination of parts. Musical that would normally be perceived to clash despite their shared roots—R&B and folk—feel right at home on the album. It’s the New York singer-songwriter’s first LP since 2014.…

Premiere | Drew Cooper – Angel From Montgomery

Drew Cooper is instantly identified for numerous qualities—his gritty voice, driven roots-rock, and a bighearted persona that has won him audiences through the southwest. “Coop” finds his home somewhere between southern Arizona and Texas; a Tucson boy laid his hat…

Premiere | Valorie Miller – Not For Nothin

Valorie Miller’s first album in five years is prepped to grace our ears on 6 May. Only the Killer Would Know (Blackbird / Indie AM Gold) is rooted in as harrowing a story as its name might imply, though it’s…