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Check out the CD & Digital Artist Samplers from our April/May 2022 Issue.

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Jack White

“Taking Me Back”

From the album Fear of the Dawn

Third Man Records

Jack White is back with his first new solo music in nearly four years. The incendiary single, “Taking Me Back,” was produced by White at Third Man Studios in Nashville, and features the 12-time Grammy-Award-winning artist on all vocals and instruments.

jackwhiteiii.com

Sly Fox and the Hustlers

“Find Someone”

Single

Self-released

Voted best original blues-rock band from New York multiple years in a row, Sly Fox and the Hustlers have shared the stage with Smash Mouth, Robin Trower, GE Smith, Twiddle, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Blues Traveler, whose singer John Popper called them one of the best bands he has seen in a long time!

slyfoxandthehustlers.com

Red Vox

“Jumped the Gun”

From the album Visions and Afterthoughts

Self-released

The first single from the second half of the surprise double album, Visions and Afterthoughts, “Jumped the Gun” is a different take on the heavier rock-influenced first half, Visions. Releasing in 2022, the next 10 songs will feature a variety of different styles and sounds similar to their earlier work.

redvoxband.com

Bobby Gentilo

“Peace Train”

From the album Gentilo

Blue Heart Records

As a member of The Cornlickers, Bobby Gentilo is part of the house band at world-famous juke joint Red’s Lounge, in Clarksdale, Miss. Learning from and performing with acclaimed Delta blues artists, combined with the go-go influence of his native Washington, D.C., results in the deep groove of his sound.

bobbygentilo.com

Psychedelic Elders

“Time and Tide”

Single

Self-released

Psychedelic Elders are a Philadelphia-area original band influenced by classic rock. Their styles range from ‘60s psychedelic pop to old-school hard rock and everything in between. They are on a mission to spread a little musical sunshine in a challenging world. Listen to your Elders!

psychedelicelders.com

Desperate Electric

“Karaoke”

Single

Self-released

Dubbed “electro soul brilliance,” the Montana-based duo “enlists a perfect combination of live instrumentation with killer beats and all the bells and whistles under the kitchen sink.” The pair fuse their many influences to create a sound that’s both contemporary and nostalgic of past decades.

desperateelectric.com

Fat Fast Bobby

“​​If You Want to Hate Me”

From the album Fat Fast Bobby

Self-released

Fat Fast Bobby is a New York City-based band that got together pre-pandemic, then didn’t, then did again. With Angie LeMar (vocals), Rich Stubits (drums) and James O’Brien as the main culprits, what they do is a cross between rock, pop, blues and Americana. Most of it is original music, written by James.

facebook.com/FatFastBobby

Adrian John Szozda

“Barefoot in the Rain”

From the album The Life of Someone I Once Knew

Self-released

Songwriter Adrian John Szozda’s newest release The Life of Someone I Once Knew tells a story in 13 songs. The love story focuses on the beauty, power and cost of love through an artist’s eyes set on dedicating his life to music, not love. The album balances elements of psychedelia, rock and Americana.

adrianjohnszozda.com

Rory Taillon

“Welcome”

Single

Self-released

Ottawa alternative-folk musician Rory Taillon is a road warrior, touring across the country and back again. Rory is not just an entertainer; he’s a performer. It’s just that simple: When Taillon sings, everything stops and, when it starts again, it’s all changed. It’s just that simple, like folk.

rorytaillon.com

Lenox Hills

“Misnomer”

From the EP Golden Town

Self-released

A Tennessee rock quartet with a raucous yet dynamic demeanor, Lenox Hills was founded in 2016 by brothers Luke (vocals, guitar) and Packy Mullin (guitar), along with Kyle Swenson (drums) and Kameron Dunn (bass). They released their EP, Golden Town, in March.

lenoxhillsband.com

Gordon Sterling and the People

“Truth”

From the album Truth

Self-released

Gordon Sterling and The People are a D.C.-based powerhouse band that play a style of exploratory, soul-infused rock they’ve dubbed “Bare Knuckle Soul.” The title track off their upcoming album, Truth, showcases the bold, inspirational vision that drives the band. The single “Truth” will be out on May 6.

facebook.com/gordonsterlingandthepeople

Editor’s Pick: Old Crow Medicine Show

“Paint This Town”

From the album Paint This Town

ATO Records

On “Paint This Town,” Old Crow Medicine Show offers a riveting glimpse into American mythology and the wildly colorful characters who populate it. The album turns razor-sharp commentary into rapturous sing-alongs.

atorecords-ffm.com/album_ptt


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Ali Angel

“Extra Wild”

From the EP Ali Angel

Self-released

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.

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​​Letting Up Despite Great Faults

“She Spins”

From the album IV

Self-released

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.

lettingupdespitegreatfaults.com

The R Train

“We Gotta Get out of This Place”

Single

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.

thertrain.com/home

Have Gun, Will Travel

“Buyer’s Remorse”

Single

Self-released

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

hgwtmusic.com

Sensi Trails

“My Universe”

Single

Self-released

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.

sensitrails.com

Three Star Revival

“West Coast Mornings”

Single

Self-released

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.

threestarrevival.com

David Touchton

“Wishing Well”

From the album Wishing Well

Self-released

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.

davidtouchtonmusic.com

The Silas Frayser Band

“Come on Baby”

From the EP The Silas Frayser Band

Self-released

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.

silasfrayser.weebly.com

Roxanne

“Don’t Break My Heart”

Single

Self-released

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.

roxanne-music.com

Lord Friday the 13th

“St. Judy”

From the EP Irrational Anthem

Self-released

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.

lordfridaythe13th.com

Hurrah! A Bolt Of Light!

“An/Animal”

From the EP An/Animal

Self-released

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

hurrahaboltoflight.com

Bits in Pockets

“Halfway Through An Episode”

From the EP The Bits

MMY Records

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.

open.spotify.com

Connor Kelly & The Time Warp

“Pins and Needles”

From the album Distant Forest

Self-released

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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