ALBUM PREMIERE: “YOUR ABSENCE, A CLOSENESS” by MONICA MOSER

“If your absence is a closeness your presence is just a lie,” declares Nashville singer/songwriter Monica Moser in “This Ache,” the first song on her new album your absence, a closeness, which is set for release tomorrow, October 5th, Moser’s first official release since her 2013 debut EP Human Heart. The record includes three previously released singles, three…

ALBUM PREMIERE: “LOWLANDS” by SAMECITY

After their sophomore release, Afterglow, in March 2016, Nashville-based pop-rock trio Samecity has spent a relentless year and a half on the road touring across the country. Today, the band unleashes their new album, Lowlands, into the digisphere. The five-song EP features a satisfying blend of harmonies from front folks Justin Bowersox and Hannah Bowersox,…

ALBUM PREMIERE: “BLUE WORLD” by DELLA RAY

As a Southern girl, a real breakfast (and sometimes dinner if there is shrimp involved) includes a big, buttery bowl of grits. Any self-respecting grits aficionado will tell you that while the five-minute kind will do if you’re in a pinch, there’s nothing like the stone-ground, long-cooking kind of grits. Those are a labor of…

ALBUM PREMIERE: “MOONSVILLE III” by MOONSVILLE COLLECTIVE

Southern California rootstastic string outfit Moonsville Collective, purveyors of what they call “California Goodtime,” got their start by sitting in on jug band and old-time music circles where an infectious and pure spirit of “music for music’s sake” lived, and injecting that same spirit into their songs and their lives became their quest. Before 2017, the band…

ALBUM PREMIERE: “TAKING OFF” by FLYING BUFFALOES

Flying Buffaloes, composed of Barry Stone, Johan Stone, Jordan Harazin (co-frontmen), Danny Pratt (drummer), and Tommy Leland (lead guitarist), blend together the traditional rollicking rhythms of classic country with the unapologetically gritty rock n’ roll wave currently crashing over East Nashville. Their debut, Taking Off, features five tracks of storytelling doused in rich vocal harmony,…

ALBUM PREMIERE: THE DULL BLUE LIGHTS

“We acknowledge that genre exists, but have no interest in confining ourselves to being just a soul band, or a mod band, or a reggae band, and on and on,” says Todd Fausnacht, lead vocalist/guitarist of Philadelphia-based band The Dull Blue Lights. A wise speaker once said, “Once you’re through changing, you’re through,” and The Dull…

ALBUM PREMIERE: “LOVE & LUST” by JADEA KELLY

Canadian indie folk artist Jadea Kelly, who counts Nashville as her second home, will celebrate the U. S. release of her new album, Love & Lust, on Friday, April 21st. Love & Lust is Kelly’s third studio album–and her most vulnerable work yet, documenting her journey through anger, shame, mercy, and her ultimate celebration in…

DR. DOG STEALTHILY RELEASES NEW ALBUM

Iconic psych-rockers Dr. Dog have long been superheroes in my book, but I had no idea they donned ninja gear under their capes…earlier this year, the band released a new album, went on a nationwide tour to support it, and today, they’ve added a new release to their golden catalogue, Abandoned Mansion.  Abandoned Mansion is a ten-song mood…

PREMIERE: “ALLEYWAYS AND ANIMALS EP” by RAVENNA WOODS

“I had always wanted to work with him; in high school I remember seeing his name in the liner notes of all these hardcore and post-punk records I listened to and thinking, ‘How the hell do I get this guy to record MY songs?!’ recalls Chris Cunningham of Seattle-based alt-rock outfit Ravenna Woods of Matt…

EXCLUSIVE EP STREAM: “SWEET TOOTH” – ERYN McHUGH

Nashville by-way-of Atlanta singer/songwriter Eryn McHugh celebrates the release of her brand new electro-pop EP, Sweet Tooth, what she calls “a fun experiment and project” with  co-writer and producer, Chase Coy. “Chase is a really accomplished artist in his own right, has great sonic instincts, and current sound references,” she explains. “I credit him with helping me…