Check Out Our March 2023 CD Artist Sampler
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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
From the album Changes
The stats on King Gizzard’s colorful career are stacking up fast: 23 albums, 13 of them charting in the Top 20 in Australia, where they are now arguably the country’s most innovative, important and productive rock band.
Moonunitt rolls into 2023 with sirens ablaze on their new single “Cops!”—available exclusively via Relix ahead of its 4/20 release. The group best known for its energetic and engaging live performances returns to the stage on 3/31 at Our Wicked Lady in NYC. Tickets available now!
Lantz Lazwell & the Vibe Tribe
“Killin It (ft. George Clinton)”
From the album Counter Clockwise
Lantz Lazwell is a larger-than-life figure—part guitar hero, part soul brother/comic book character—who embodies a rebirth of funky, bluesy rock-and-soul music. Counter Clockwise, their new release, features some Legendary artists—George Clinton, Norwood Fisher, Stephen Perkins and Eric McFadden.
“All of the Love”
Based in St. Louis, Cosmic Americana songwriter Cree Rider blends aspects of country, rock, blues and folk with a cosmic, mind-expanding approach to lyrics and storytelling. Also, check out his Cree Rider Family Band, who have three full-length albums out as well.
Jesse Lynn Madera
Big Fat Dress
California songstress, Jesse Lynn Madera, just released her version of “Unchained,” the haunting, gripping, song originally recorded by Johnny Cash and produced by Rick Rubin in 1996. It is a striking track with warm electrics, a lilting accordion and a gorgeous acoustic solo performed by Brian Whelan. Produced by Dan Navarro (Lowen & Navarro).
Tyra Penn and Her Army of Snakes
From the album The Last Day of August
Tyra Penn and Her Army of Snakes occupy the space somewhere between jazz, blues and folk rock. The album is The Last Day of August, a special story, told in song, and based on an uncommonly beautiful novel, John Crowley’s modern fairy tale “Little, Big.”
Roger Street Friedman
“Love Hope Trust”
From the album Love Hope Trust
The Playroom Records LLC
Love Hope Trust is the fourth album from acclaimed singer-songwriter Roger Street Friedman. Jim Allen of Culture Sonar says “…the warmth and humanity of Jackson Browne, the melodic grace of Paul Simon and the easy-rolling Americana of John Hyatt.” Produced by Larry Campbell, it’s available everywhere.
Shame Penguin brings an anything-goes attitude to music. The New Haven, Conn. band’s songs are tense, angry or righteous, but undeniably therapeutic. Their debut LP with producer Vic Steffens hits this spring, and SP is eager to play new stages and introduce folks to “the band with the penguin.”
“Make the World Go Away”
Purple Heart Recording Co.
Hit singer-songwriter (Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Michael Jackson, & Donna Summer) Bruce Sudano teamed up with hit-maker mixer/producer Ken Lewis for his latest single. “Make the World Go Away” is a powerful anthem for people in need of a break, blurring the lines between folk, blues and pop.
“A Little 2 Hi”
From the album Sunshine Hotel
The Neybas’ latest album has a summer-vacation vibe, and this track isn’t an exception. The seventh song on the album, this one is a reggae-influenced number about a blind date that takes place in a state that has legalized cannabis.
“Song of the Wind in the Pines”
From the album Silver Heels
Born into salty Southern Maine in the winter of 2019, Silver Heels is a folk-rock band that has been making waves in the Portland scene with the release of their self-titled debut album. Silver Heels is Owen Howes, Mike O’Neal, Charles Kemos, Ian Leavitt, David Vitali and Joe Greene.
Inspired by Newport’s stunning coastline and local surf culture, Z-Boys have cemented themselves as a knockout live act willing to cross genre lines in the name of musical excellence. Like their Dogtown namesake, they are willing to take big musical risks and always seem to stick the landing.
ReverbNation Winner: James Ethan Clark & The Renegades
“Daylight Comes, Daylight Goes (ft. Leah Blevins)”
James Ethan Clark & The Renegades (JECATR, affectionately) is an indie-rock/Americana band based in Nashville. After releasing a few singles over the last few years, JECATR plans on releasing a full-length project later in 2023—his first since his self-titled debut in 2013, exactly 10 years ago.
Editor’s Pick: Ripe
From the album Bright Blues
The members of Ripe have never felt more assured about the band or their music. Bright Blues, Ripe’s sophomore album, is enjoying big excitement at radio, with the new single “Settling” hitting the Top 15 at AAA and Top 25 at ALT, with over 16K+ radio spins garnering 15+million impressions.
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