Check out the CD & Digital Artist Samplers from our March 2023 Issue.
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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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From the EP Twenty-Three
Steeped in Motown/Memphis soul, “Cry” is a powerful, heart-wrenching ballad consoling a friend who had just suffered an unimaginable tragedy–losing his wife, the mother of his three daughters. Melanie Dewey and Regina McCrary add soaring doo-wop harmonies to Wolfe’s therapeutic exaltation of love.
The Gravel Project
“Big Deep Blue”
From the album Live at Wellspring Studios
The Gravel Project is an all-star band comprised of Boston music veterans whose music blends rock, world music and jazz with power and soul. Carrying the tradition of ’70s blues and psychedelic rock music, The Gravel Project embodies the spirit of Carlos Santana combined with the classic raw energy and moving songwriting of The Allman Brothers Band.
From the EP COMMON MISTAKES
Frankie Torres’ music has a wide range of musical inspirations, many of which are heard in her new project, COMMON MISTAKES. The opening song, “under you,” is a modern take on blues and rock-and-roll that shares grievances from one of Frankie’s past toxic relationships.
From the album Magical Touch
The Wans’ new 11-song LP, Magical Touch, was recorded using vintage recording equipment and recorded live with minimal overdubs. There are hints of ‘90s Britpop influences like Blur and Oasis, but with a modern flair. For fans of Idles, Fontaines D.C., Arctic Monkeys and Queens of the Stone Age
Berblan is a 17-year-old powerhouse from Dallas. Berblan has been playing the piano and ukulele since a very young age. She is a songwriter and performs her craft live. Berblan’s goal is to spread positivity and show people that anything can be accomplished with hard work. Look for Berblan on any social media platform.
Viben & The Submersibles
Scuba Funk Records
Viben & The Submersibles bring scuba funk and the language of the sea to humans in hopes of ushering in positivity and growth. It is important to note that they are not a jamband. Anyway, it kind of sounds like an ethereal, bouncy stew of emotion and groove. Not bad.scubafunkrecords.com
“Where Do We Go From Here”
Greystone Music Group
Born in New York City, Redray grew up singing in his father’s church after moving to New Jersey. He’s gone on to open for Lenny Kravitz and Ben Harper, along with joining David Byrne. Now based in Portland, Ore., Redray has recently released “Where Do We Go From Here,” the next single from his upcoming EP, which is due out this spring.
Jake Hunsinger & The Rock Bottom Band
From the album Wrapped Around The Axle
Jake Hunsinger & The Rock Bottom Band are a country act where the traditional meets the experimental. Rollicking musical arrangements, dynamic jazz-inspired grooves, and tight hillbilly harmonies elevate frontman Hunsinger’s powerful, soulful voice and inspired songwriting to exciting heights.
Smooth Retsina Glow
Going into its fourth year, Smooth Retsina Glow have emerged as one of the most dynamic and creative acts to emerge from Pennsylvania in some time. “Overcoming” is the band’s first single from their upcoming fourth album, Gemini Reign–due out in summer 2023–and was written by the band’s guitarist, Colin Wolf.
Good Trees River Band
From the album Culture Shock Therapy
Good Trees River Band is a rising psych-rock/ jam outfit. Their sophomore release, Culture Shock Therapy, set to surface in early June, is a big jump from their last album to a heavier, more psychedelic direction, and was produced by Ben McLeod (All Them Witches) and Jon Sanders (Robot Records).
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