Check Out Our April/May 2022 Digital Artist Sampler
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From the EP Ali Angel
LA-based musician Ali Angel energizes and inspires listeners with the honesty and optimism she evokes through her music. Her retro-soul production and classic songwriting style emanate a 1970’s influence, giving lovers of soul, country, indie, and classic rock all something they can enjoy.
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
From the album IV
Austin shoegaze/dreampop group Letting Up Despite Great Faults return a changed group. The band’s new full-length IV is their first in eight years. It investigates personal narratives around growth, loss, regret and renewal. The band has been featured in BrooklynVegan, Earmilk, KEXP, The A.V. Club and more.
The R Train
“We Gotta Get out of This Place”
Lightning Box Records
The R Train is a power trio featuring longtime friends and rock scene vets: fleet-fingered vocalist/guitarist Jeffrey Black, deep grooving bassist and multi-instrumentalist Rob Annati, and the band’s driving force powerhouse drummer and vocalist, Mike Annese.
Have Gun, Will Travel
Florida indie-rock outfit Have Gun, Will Travel got their name from the 1986 film Stand By Me. Like the protagonists of the classic film, the members of HGWT set out on a journey of their own. American Songwriter called their music “organic, infectious Americana pop.” Their new Silver Sounds EP is coming this summer.
Since 2016, Sensi Trails has been playfully blurring the lines between surf-rock, reggae-rock and psychedelic-rock. With catchy songs and infectious vibes, they travel the open road on a quest to play and spread their music to the world. Catch Sensi Trails on their Spring Fling 2022 tour this April and May.
Three Star Revival
“West Coast Mornings”
Three Star Revival is always sure to bring a good time when you come out and groove with them. Meaningful lyrics, catchy melodies, and extended improvisational sections take the listener across a plethora of genres including soul, R&B, jazz and funk.
From the album Wishing Well
Texas native and country/blues singer-songwriter David Touchton’s influences run from Hank Williams Sr. to Tom Waits to Howlin’ Wolf. His newest album, Wishing Well delivers stories about rough times, love, life, and heartbreak as witnessed through the bottom of a whiskey glass.
The Silas Frayser Band
“Come on Baby”
From the EP The Silas Frayser Band
The Silas Frayser Band (Charlottesville, Va.) is an acoustic rock/jam grass band. The band consists of an ensemble skilled on acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass, drums and electric guitar. Fans have described them as a fun dance along experience.
“Don’t Break My Heart”
Canadian-based singer/songwriter, performer, recording artist and producer, Roxanne is an incredibly versatile multi-genre music artist celebrating her latest pop/R&B release “Don’t Break My Heart.” This artist to watch continues to impress with her spectacular talent in the indie music scene.
Lord Friday the 13th
From the EP Irrational Anthem
Lord Friday the 13th is a dollar store trash-glam punk band based in Austin, Tx., fronted by siblings Felix and Sloane Lenz. By pushing boundaries and gender norms and echoing the roots pure punk was sprouted from, they aim to empower and inspire a new kind of sound for a new kind of world. Welcome to Lord Friday Land.
Hurrah! A Bolt Of Light!
From the EP An/Animal
Hurrah! A Bolt of Light! makes pop music for sad people. Their sound is sweaty and anthemic. Armed with catchy hooks and an electric live show they’ll have you singing along with songs you just heard for the first time. Hurrah! has just released their long-awaited visual album, An/Animal as of January
Bits in Pockets
“Halfway Through An Episode”
From the EP The Bits
Bits in Pockets’ name refers to those random yet soul-feeding scraps of nostalgia found in forgotten garments: ticket stubs from heady nights on the town, mementos of your first flat, detritus from cherished friendships recalling chapters of raw adolescent joy.
Connor Kelly & The Time Warp
“Pins and Needles”
From the album Distant Forest
Connor Kelly & The Time Warp is a Tennessee-native band committed to preserving the vital essence of rock-and-roll for a generation that has never been more in need of sonic-inspired insurgence. The group have played alongside acts such as The Backseat Lovers, Moon Taxi and Snarky Puppy’s Mark Lettieri.
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