“We think that the end result is something very special…Our personal favourite is the D’ark remix of ‘Feel In The Void,’ with the fresh take giving it a Princess Chelsea meets My Bloody Valentine vibe.”
Justin Fallen and the Angels’ new EP The Rock and Roll Kids is out this Friday! Stream the full release at Bucket Full of Nails and pick up a copy in Austin at Hole in the Wall on Thursday:
Imagine Lou Reed thumbing a ride from the E Street Band, traveling from Lexington and 125th in Harlem to Texas, to catch Townes Van Zandt. Kissed by all three, Austin singer/songwriter Justin Fallen and his Angels affect the affability of Van Zandt, the largesse of Springsteen and grit of Reed on their new EP, The Rock & Roll Kids.
Scott Wesley’s EP is out next Friday! Stream the release and read the fantastic review at For The Country Record:
The lead single from the project (and its opening track) is ‘Heavy Rotation’, a swampy country-blues song with pop inflections and a hook that’s wonderfully catchy…The second single from the project is ‘My Love’, a darker, more subdued offering featuring aching pedal steel and fluttering mandolin, and a feel that’s more akin to Americana…‘Front Porch Light’, meanwhile, is a sweet little pop country ballad…Scott seems to be something of a romantic, and ‘Fell For It Again’ is a perfect example of that…‘That Girl’, meanwhile, is an upbeat, southern rock-esque foot-tapper about Scott’s soulmate – who he hasn’t met yet.
An astute storyteller, Pratt’s debut album, Days Like Tonight, is steeped in Southern comforts (“Days Like Tonight,” Delta Family” and “Josephine”), myth (“Sword in the Stone”) and memory (“One By One”). Influenced by the likes of James Taylor, Jennifer Knapp and Alison Krauss, Pratt forges her own distinct path, demonstrating her dynamic vocal range on “Tattoo Lady” and emotive power on buzzing closer “Difficult Year.” Equally at ease with a warbling coo as she is with stern condescension, Days Like Tonight announces Pratt as a voice that can capture any mood and a writer of close-knit tales.
This record represents a whole host of heavy emotions and difficult lessons learned…His voice breaks on ‘Steal My Car’ and submits to the dominant electric guitar, while the dobro gives ‘Finished That Bottle Too’ a reflective, melancholic feel, and ‘Talk Me Out of Her’ builds to a passionate crescendo. ‘Bottle up the lonely, let it pour all over me. I’ll sip it slow til I go drowning in your memory,’ Trevor sings on closing track ‘When The Lonely Feels Normal’, an emotive piece of classic Americana to be proud of.
Des Moines has some budding indie-rock royalty on their hands. After discovering the spellbindingly-beautiful sounds of Annalibera this past winter, we’ve been sharing their debut, Nevermind I Love You, with anyone willing to listen…Emerging with its own cohesive style and theme, L.I.A.R. employs a semi-country-tinged twang-pop playfulness sure to win over any listener.