ALBUM REVIEW: “ELEVATE” by LETTUCE

Life offers up some great things from time to time—a true, full-length, proper album being one.  Unfortunately, this concept is going the way of the dinosaur. Luckily for Lettuce listeners, this is not the case proven by their upcoming release Elevate, their first LP since the incredible Crush album in 2015. Lettuce’s originals are peppered…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “BLUE RIDGE GOODBYES” by EDWARD and JANE

Chattanooga, Tennessee-based folk-rock band Edward and Jane, helmed by Timothy “Edward” Carpenter and Emilie “Jane” Creutzinger, are known for their gut-punching lyrics, anthemic compositions, and soaring harmonies, a fact beautifully showcased on Too Early To Tell, their latest EP, released last fall.   While the five stunners housed on Too Early To Tell are in the Americana vein, the…

PREMIERE: “WHY AM I ALONE” by WIDESPELL

Loneliness–it’s something we all experience, and interestingly, in this age of constant digital connection, people are lonelier than ever. Losing someone you love, and who you thought loved you back, is never easy, but sometimes the pain ignites action, and in the case of Nashville’s Widespell, it inspired a song. “Why Am I Alone,” the…

ALBUM REVIEW: “DON’T GO OUT TONIGHT” by BAD SPELL

Some have said that rock n’ roll is dead. If you’ve ever voiced that particular complaint, you should know that you’re wrong. On their new album Don’t Go Out Tonight, Atlanta trio Bad Spell gives you all the proof you need. You hear it right from the opening notes of “Gotta Put You Down,” a…

ALBUM REVIEW: “LIVE AT THE JAZZ CAFE” by CROWD COMPANY

Some might say that we live in dark and troubled times, and, maybe those people are right. While a good funk-soul album may not cure all the world’s ills, it certainly can boost the mood for even the gloomiest of the doomy types–especially if it’s a live album like the latest from eight-piece British funk…

ALBUM REVEW: “THE GUMPTION” by TANIKA CHARLES

Remember when you were in school and you had a crush on someone? You found yourself exhilarated whenever you were in the presence of that person. Well, crushes don’t have to be of the romantic variety. Musical crushes are a real thing, and with her new album The Gumption, Toronto-based R&B artist Tanika Charles just…

ALBUM REVIEW: “LO-FI SOUL” by HALEY REINHART

It’s been said that trends come and go, but that style is eternal. Los Angeles-based chanteuse Haley Reinhart has style in spades, which is beautifully showcased on her forthcoming release Lo-Fi Soul. With the album’s shimmering introductory notes, a veil is lifted and the listener is drawn into the experience like Homerian sailors unable to…

“DRINK YOU DRY” – NEW MUSIC from MINIHORSE

Beloved readers, I’m sure you’re familiar with the age-old adage of “love at first sight”–I’m here to tell you that “love at first listen” is definitely a thing. And when I say “love at first listen,” I mean “love at first listen of the very first seconds of a song.” The creator of this fuzzy…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “MR. VALENTINE” by ANNA MOON

Oh, Valentine’s Day–such a polarizing thing; while it’s awesome to remind loved ones that, well, you love them, in its hokey and aggrandized Hallmark form, it can create unrealistic expectations and can send folks who are unattached down a shame spiral. That’s why we can’t get enough of Nashville singer-songwriter Anna Moon‘s supreme kiss-off to that whole…

PREMIERE: “LET IT BE” by LANAÉ

It takes a lot of strength to face this world every day, and when you fight anxiety daily, it can feel like you’re in quicksand, sinking deeper the harder you try to overcome it. Nashville-based artist Lanaé takes an alt-pop turn and addresses her own struggles in her new single “Let It Be,” set for…