Release Radar – Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold

We have some pretty big artists dropping albums this week, mixed in with a few up and comers.  I queued up 6 albums on my Spotify playlists to listen to.  I’ll start with the very talented songwriter/guitarist/vocalist St. Vincent’s 5th album “Masseduction” which I’m eager to listen to.  King Krule, aka Archy Marshall has dropped “The OOZ” and it’s getting a ton of positive buzz.  […]

Release Radar

August has been redeemed this week by more noteworthy releases than you can shake a stick at!  Iron & Wine (Sam Beam) gives us his first new material in 4 years as Iron & Wine with “Beast Epic”, the debut album “Invitation” from supergroup Filthy Friends (Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney), plus friends), Bay Area garage/psych rockers Thee Oh Sees (now just Oh Sees)give us maybe their 16th? Album […]

Friday Release Radar

Its Friday!! Time again to mix up the ole playlists. Do yourself a favor and go check-out “Baby Driver” if you have the time to see a movie. It’s very entertaining but also one of the best examples I’ve ever seen of incorporating/immersing the soundtrack into the movie.  Many scenes have been set-up and choreographed […]

Release Radar

This week has an overflowing handful of interesting new releases including the debut solo album from Amber Coffman (formerly of Dirty Projectors but when you break-up with your boyfriend and he’s the leader of the band a solo career suddenly seems like a really good idea) “City of No Reply”, Dan Auerbach of the Black […]

Who Shot Ya by Living Colour

Notable new releases include albums from eclectic rapper M.I.A. “A.I.M.” (evidently her last), Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have “Skeleton Tree” which also accompanies a feature film “One More Time With Feeling”, Jack White has a career spanning compilation “Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016”, clipping. features two rappers that are also in “Hamilton” and their 2nd […]

Firestone by Kygo feat. Conrad Sewell

Kygo ft. Conrad Sewell – “Firestone” – Kygo comes to us from Norway and is pretty new to the EDM/Dance scene. Like Zedd, Kygo started out in music as a classically trained pianist. When he was about 16, he decided to leave the classical realm of music and started to produce EDM music while watching […]

Candyman by Zedd feat. Aloe Blacc

Zedd ft. Aloe Blacc – “Candyman” – Zedd officially jumped into the EDM/Dance scene back in 2010 after remixing Skrillex’s “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” track. Originally from Germany, Zedd is actually a classically trained musician. Both of his parents were musicians with his father playing the guitar and his mother playing the piano. At […]

Ouroboros by Ray LaMontagne

If you had told me a week ago I’d be featuring the latest album titled “Ouroboros” from Ray LaMontagne, I would have likely responded that you must have mistaken me for someone else.  I had heard a little bit of LaMontagne here and there, he’s shown up on various soundtracks from TV and motion pictures […]

A sailor’s guide to earth by Sturgill Simpson

Sturgill Simpson, in my opinion, is currently the most exciting artist in the country music periphery.  Granted, I’m not a big country music fan but there are a few artists I like to listen to.  There are two things I admire most about Simpson – 1) his vocals – he has a classic country sound […]

More Rain (Favorites) by M. Ward

M. Ward, based out of Portland, OR, released his 8th studio album this month titled “More Rain”.  His music brings a West Coast vibe to an Americana-influenced sound.  Listening to his albums is like pulling a nice warm blanket over yourself and settling in on a rainy day.  His guitar playing is exceptional and understated […]