Check out our March 2021 CD Sampler

March 4, 2021
Check out our March 2021 CD Sampler

The Hold Steady

“Lanyards”

From the album Open Door Policy

Positive Jams/Thirty Tigers

“Lanyards” is from The Hold Steady’s eighth studio album Open Door Policy, released in February 2019. The album was recorded at The Clubhouse in Rhinebeck, N.Y. with producer Josh Kaufman and engineer D. James Goodwin.

theholdsteady.net

Sam Pointer

“Shoes Away”

From the album What Good Is Money

Red Mountain LLC

Sam Pointer’s What Good Is Money is an Americana tapestry, woven from jam-rock, bluegrass, rockabilly, island and blues. This Alabama native and former New Potato Caboose lead guitarist has recorded with The Temptations, won the MerleFest songwriting contest and plays most of the instruments on the album.

sampointer.com

Aris Paul Band

“Southside Serb”

From the album Ghosts

Self-released

You’d be hard-pressed to find another band that embodies Pittsburgh rock and Southside blues like Aris Paul Band. Ghosts, their new album is a place where blues and soul meet power-pop and twang, and where the power trio meets the jamband.

arispaulband.com

Katie Knipp

“The Gospel of Good Intentions”

From the album The Well

Self-released

The Well, Katie’s sixth album, takes you from New Orleans punkabilly, to gospel, to blues rock, to the Mississippi Delta—all with the common denominator of Katie’s original songwriting and undeniable voice. This “gumbo pot” of crossover blues is about to shake up the roots-music world.

katieknipp.com

indifferentmonkey

“God or Machine?”

Single

Dazyrecords.com

Recently played on BBC introducing, indifferentmonkey are a U.K. band and can best be described as “heavy trip-hop” as they pull from various moods and genres. There are elements of ‘90s trip-hop, heavy rock and funk with social comment, creating a current sound in the vein of Adele and Billie Eilish.

dazyrecords.com

Onism E

“Be Strong”

From the album Survivors

Self-released

Recently named the Indie Rock Act of 2020 by Radio Wigwam and the JLSC winner of the “Power to the People” contest, Onism E is NYC indie-rock with a hint of Texas soul.

onisme.com

Mariya May

“On Your Heels”

From the album Kiki & Mel’s Drive-Time Circus

Ten Dollar Recording Co.

Soulful, Portland, Ore.-based songstress Mariya May helms intimate, sprawling and dramatic indie-folk. Third solo album Kiki & Mel’s Drive-Time Circus pays homage to earthy ‘60s/‘70s pop and soul, ‘80s/‘90s shoegaze and new wave, late-‘90s trip-hop, and all manner of psych and world music.

tdrco.org/mariya_may

Lemon Grass

“Forever and a Day”

From the album Cymbopogon: Songs of Our Own

Self-released

Based out of Lexington, Ky., Lemon Grass centers around Sarah Showalter’s powerhouse vocals and acoustic energy that incorporates her Southern roots in Savannah, Ga., to the harmonic bluegrass region of Kentucky that she now calls home.

www.facebook.com/lemongrassky

Brent Forman and Friends

“Buccaneer”

From the album Nitwits and Wanderers

Self-released

Mostly a solo-artist album release, Nitwits and Wanderers contains performances from a veritable who’s who of Brent Forman’s friends. And while the title was intended to be a bit tongue-in-cheek (think Spinal Tap), it evolved to encompass imagery from several tracks, starting with “Buccaneer.”

brentformanmusic.com

ReverbNation Contest Winner: Little Triggers

“Loaded Gun”

Single

Self-released

Little Triggers are a young rock duo from Liverpool. They produce a BIG sound full of guitar riffs, drum rolls and powerful vocals. They have to be seen live, where their energy fires up an audience. They are Tom Hamilton on guitar and vocals, and Jay Radcliffe on drums and backing vocals.

littletriggersband.com

Editor’s Pick: Moon Taxi

“Above the Water”

From the album Silver Dream

BMG

Moon Taxi have recently released their fifth full-length album, Silver Dream. The band hails from Nashville and has played festivals such as Bonnaroo and sold out shows across the U.S. and Europe, including the iconic Ryman Auditorium.

ridethemoontaxi.com


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