Check out the CD & Digital Artist Samplers from our April/May 2022 Issue.
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“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.
Sly Fox and the Hustlers
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!
“Jumped the Gun”
From the album Visions and Afterthoughts
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.
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.
“Time and Tide”
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!
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.
Fat Fast Bobby
“If You Want to Hate Me”
From the album Fat Fast Bobby
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.
Adrian John Szozda
“Barefoot in the Rain”
From the album The Life of Someone I Once Knew
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.
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.
From the EP Golden Town
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.
Gordon Sterling and the People
From the album Truth
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.
Editor’s Pick: Old Crow Medicine Show
“Paint This Town”
From the album Paint This Town
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.
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From the EP Ali Angel
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.
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
From the album IV
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.
The R Train
“We Gotta Get out of This Place”
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.
Have Gun, Will Travel
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.
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.
Three Star Revival
“West Coast Mornings”
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.
From the album Wishing Well
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.
The Silas Frayser Band
“Come on Baby”
From the EP The Silas Frayser Band
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.
“Don’t Break My Heart”
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.
Lord Friday the 13th
From the EP Irrational Anthem
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.
Hurrah! A Bolt Of Light!
From the EP An/Animal
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
Bits in Pockets
“Halfway Through An Episode”
From the EP The Bits
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.
Connor Kelly & The Time Warp
“Pins and Needles”
From the album Distant Forest
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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