Check out the Artist Samplers from our June Issue. The combined playlist streams on Spotify:
CD SAMPLER TRACKS
“Sunflower” (feat. Steve Lacy)
From the album Father of the Bride
Grammy award-winning band Vampire Weekend isset to release their fourth studio album and Columbia Records debut Father of the Bride on May 3. Their single “Sunflower” features The Internet’s Steve Lacy, and the official music video features cameos from Jerry Seinfeld, Steve Lacy, and Fab 5 Freddy and was directed by Jonah Hill in NYC’s coveted Zabar’s and Barney Greengrass. The band will soon embark on tour as they continue to sell out arenas nationwide.
“Strength in One” (feat. Dirtwire)
Trevor Hall’s music, a blend of roots and folk music, is imbued with a deep love of Eastern mysticism. This powerful symbiosis fostered a deep connectivity with his ever-growing fanbase, and Trevor matured into a leader of the burgeoning conscious musical community.
“Hi, I’m Waiting”
On their new album Glazed, *repeat repeat delivers a batch of songs entirely true to the album’s title: sugary and sticky and impossibly shiny, all glistening harmonies and candy-coated hooks. But beneath the gloss lies something more jarring and jagged, a raw vitality generated by the Nashville band’s buzzy rhythms and blistering guitars, resulting in an album that finds unlikely power in irrepressible sweetness.
The Brighton Beat
“Sweet Baby Chazz” – Live
From the album Live at the Clayton Opera House
The Brighton Beat’s sound ranges from classic Afrobeat to NOLA brass funk. The vibe is uplifting, with danceable songs, guest vocalists, audience participation and even the occasional circus act. Fun for the whole family, their passion and positivity is deeply necessary in today’s scene. Welcome home.
“Hole in the Sun”
From the album Stirring the Haunts
With a style that is raw and powerful yet intricately woven, RevelWood Mission delivers a soulful, driving sound and musical tapestry that’s rich with dynamic guitars, atmospheric keys, three-part harmonies, and a commanding rock-and-roll rhythm section.
“Worth a Shot”
Table Top Records
Vanessa Lavoie is climbing the charts with her latest hit, “Worth a Shot.” Her career started when she was 12 years old and now, at 24, her experience shines through with every song she sings. Powerful and energetic, this new country-rock female singer will leave you wanting more.
“Hook Me Up”
From the EP Texas Toast
Muskrat Lightning brings together some of the best musicians from Ocean City, Md. Their repertoire consists of music from many different genres including jam, rock, blues and folk. The mix of different ages within the band brings a unique blend of playing styles as well as a great sense of camaraderie.
The Kings Rising
“Afternoon in Bloom”
The Kings Rising is a hard-rock blues band out of the suburbs of Chicago. We are high-energy rock-and-roll.
“Save the Ones You Love”
From the EP Save the Ones You Love
This promising band from Mamaroneck, N.Y., features vocalist Megan Herspring, who’s kindly been compared to Susan Tedeschi and Tracy Chapman. “Her voice is a joy to record,” says Tim Hatfield (Keith Richards, Death Cab for Cutie, Marshall Crenshaw), who engineered and produced the new EP.
Glenn Strother Project
“The Whitsett Boogaloo”
From the album The Whitsett Boogaloo
Chateau Le Stro
Glenn Strother (of funktronic-spacejazz outfit JAZZAM) invites yinz all to get down with his brand of Rustbelt Funk. “The Whitsett Boogaloo,” co-produced and mixed by Alan Evans of Soulive, present s a debut album that captures the precise compositions, intense jams and dirty grooves of GSP’s live shows.
“Feel at Home”
Damian Spiteri is a singer-songwriter who enjoys writing songs that convey a message. He has a bass voice. His musical career started when he took up piano when he was four years old. When at university, where he majored in sociology, he then trained in voice. His style is pop-classical.
The Nasty 9
Planet Earth’s newest original psychedelic groove collective is made up of nine of the most talented instrumentalists on the improvised-music scene today. This band brings positive energy and powerhouse jams, featuring blisteringly imaginative solos drenched in love.
Editor’s Pick: Strand of Oaks
“Weird Ways,” courtesy of Dead Oceans
From the album Eraserland
Leading off with standout track “Weird Ways” and the powerful declaration of “I don’t feel it anymore,” new album Eraserland traces Tim Showalter’s evolution from apprehension to creative awakening, carving out a new and compelling future for Strand of Oaks. Eraserland is available now on Dead Oceans.
RadioAirplay.com Winner: Grooveyard Dawgs
“Sing for the Love”
Caz, Nicodemus and Brother David, from the Grooveyard Dawgs, create a feel-good musical vibe for people of all ages to sing along with and feel happy. With excellent musicianship and entertaining personalities, the Dawgs raise the woof and chase tails with good-natured musical fun and frolicking.
DIGITAL SAMPLER TRACKS
“Do Me Right”
From the album Ozone Park
Cool Green Recordings / Mascot Label Group
Hollis Brown, a rock ’n’ roll band from Queens, NY, weave through a cohesive, dynamically exciting blend of Soul, Americana, Funk and fuzzy Hard Rock, on their third full-length album, Ozone Park. “Do Me Right” is the first single released from the upcoming record.
Hot Jam Factory
From the album Hot Jam Factory and the Hi-Fi Underside
Hot Jam Factory‘s second full-length album, Hot Jam Factory and the Hi-Fi Underside, is a new and exciting chapter for Indie Rock. The album narrates the here-and-now through anthemic, emotionally captivating tracks that seamlessly flow into one another. A must-listen coming-of-age album.
“Painters Painting Paintings”
Medusa’s Disco conjures the conductor and lays down the tracks for their high-speed train roll through a realm of odd, yet familiar, feelings, creatures and catastrophes. Wynton Huddle and Hunter Root harmoniously guide listeners through their lyrics’ careful images while simultaneously shredding guitar. Together with Alex Aument (drums) and Justin Wohlfeil (bass), Medusa’s Disco breaks heavy sound waves with a medley of rock styles.
“Blound Brears” Feat. John Colby Elswick and Kyle Travers
From the album Wattz
Hailing from Fayetteville, WV, Black Garlic is reinventing what it means to be a jamband. In a hypnotizing mixture of funk, jazz and rock, Black Garlic transports listeners into a haunting psychedelic adventure. Their lively performances allow audiences to feel like friends and not strangers.
“Pluto and Mars”
From the album Beauty of the Road
Moves Collective has been coined as “Ameridelic Rock”, and “Pluto and Mars” encompasses the genre perfectly. Their latest album, Beauty of the Road reflects on the trials of travel from hilarity to despair. Live, their songs are treated with form-breaking improv, making every show unique.
The High Plains Drifters
From the album The High Plains Drifters
The High Plains Drifters are a new band that is effortlessly merging various genres with their infectious music that speaks to the rebel in all of us. The group brings together a bygone sound, reminiscent of the true country standards of yesteryear by Cash, Jones, Perkins and Haggard.
Lower Case Blues
“No Good Reason”
From the album Live at Dogfish Head
Lower Case Blues are excited to announce their new release Live at Dogfish Head, which features their unique style of blues, with a heavy dose of improv that they are known for at live performances. The trio includes Jake Banaszak, BJ Muntz and Paul Weik.
Deep Sea Gypsies
“Rocky Mountain Line”
From the album Rough Waters
The Deep Sea Gypsies play their own brand of blues roots, rock and roll. With influences such as Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Rory Gallagher, Muddy Waters and Lynyrd Skynyrd, just to name a few, some might say they have souls much older than their age would suggest. Long Live Rock!
One Time Weekend
From the album Weekend at the Circus
Since 2016, One Time Weekend has made an impact as one of the youngest talents in the New England music scene. Fans love their music for its energy and storytelling qualities, as well as its composition and creativity. Weekend at the Circus is their new debut album. Experience them live!
The Funk Factory
From the album Smile
The Funk Factory is a fun five-piece jamband from Toledo, Ohio. For them, funk is more of a mindset than a genre. Their sound is a unique blend of Psychedelic Rock, Funk, Reggae, Blues, and much more! With a healthy catalog of original tunes and a few choice covers, no two shows are ever the same.
One Way Traffic
From the single Pretendencies
One Way Traffic is a St. Louis-based band with an eclectic mix of bluegrass, Americana,folk and blues. All members are songwriters. What gives the band an undeniable edge is their outlook on making music: they strive to connect.
Daniel James’ Brass Camel
“A Long Way to Go”
From the album Daniel James’ Brass Camel
Imagine Yes, George Clinton and Led Zeppelin had a three-way…in Canada. Out pops Brass Camel, a self-proclaimed prog-funk quintet with a fresh, original sound. The Camel is led by 25-year-old Daniel James who once performed with Les Paul and at NYC’s Apollo Theater. Since dropping their debut album they’ve been on a hot streak.
From the album Descend Into Savagery
Tigerman’s sound blends elements of rock, jazz, funk, and the bizarre into a unique blend of groovy jams and epic aural journeys. Tigerman consists of Adam Carelli (Alto/Tenor Sax/EWI), Jay Gogel (Keys/Samples), Kurt Althoff (Guitar), Joe Stracquatanio (Bass), and Rory Burns (Drums).
Tales of Joy
From the EP Wonder Lady
Tales of Joy
Hitting grooves and making moves since 2016, Tales of Joy cooks up reggae-soul dance music with an eclectic, eccentric following. Smashing all preconceived notions of what a reggae band should look/sound like, Tales of Joy is a one-of-a-kind act, blending reggae with soul, disco, funk and Latin.
Jeb Bush Orchestra
Hooker Street Records
Entirely apolitical, mostly instrumental funk.