Category: Records

Video | James and the Shame – Believe Me

Best known for his work as a YouTube “internetainer”, Los Angeles artist Rhett McLaughlin is breaking from his trademark comedy to hone-in on another passion—country music—as James and the Shame. His debut single, ‘Believe Me’, takes a jab at political…

Album | Josh Rouse – Going Places

Josh Rouse has always been pretty prolific but it seems that lockdown proved a particularly fertile period for the Nebraskan songwriter. Following one of the most delightful Christmas albums of recent years (The Holiday Sounds Of Josh Rouse), it led to last year’s electronic…

Album | Laura Veirs – Found Light

It’s time to forget all that’s gone before. Whether you’re aware of Laura Veirs already or not, this album deserves approaching with open ears and a fresh outlook. An outlook which Veirs herself has begun working with in recent years. Her last album,…

Premiere | Nick Nace – Someday is Too Far Away

Nick Nace recalls, “‘Someday Is Too Far Away’ is about getting the runaround when it comes to love, having that moment of clarity, and deciding you’re not going to put up with it anymore.” Indeed; the Americana artist’s latest single…

Album | Chastity Brown – Sing to the Walls

When hope is in short supply the question becomes who can you turn to? Chastity Brown turns to hope, it permeates her latest release, Sing to the Walls. Even when everything appears bleak Brown has faith that there are still reasons to look to the future feeling…

Premiere | The Early Mays – On a Dying Day

The Early Mays offer an inward-looking, heartfelt approach to Appalachia. Restoratively vintage, their no-frills roots music brings a warmth that is often missed in raucous contemporary releases. Beginning as the brainchild of Emily Pinkerton and Ellen Gozion, the duo becomes…

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…

Album | Angel Olsen – Big Time

From Jonathan Wilson’s opening drum roll on ‘All the Good Times’ one feels glad that Angel Olsen never offered the song to Sturgill Simpson like she planned. Although the song has sat around for a while it’s a perfect place…

Album | Steve Earle and The Dukes – Jerry Jeff

Three men had a huge influence on Steve Earle; Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, and Jerry Jeff Walker. Having made tribute albums for the other two, it’s only natural that Earle and The Dukes should record Jerry Jeff. In some ways…

Album | Maz O’Connor – What I Wanted

“They bought up all the old streets / And they priced out all the old queens / Tore the party down / And put up a burger joint.” On the surface, the above lyrics are an obvious homage to ‘Big…