Angel Olsen, - Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire for No Witness

Artist: Angel Olsen Album: Burn Your Fire for No Witness Label: Jagjaguwar Released: February 18, 2014 Angel Olsen, a Missouri-born singer/songwriter and guitarist has just released her third studio album Burn Your Fire for No Witness. Previously a member of Bonnie Prince Billy & the Cairo Gang, Olsen has transcended as a solo artist gaining…

Swearin' - Surfing Strange

Swearin’ – Surfing Strange

Artist: Swearin’ Album: Surfing Strange Released: November 5th, 2013 Label: Salinas Records “I’ll follow you anywhere. How could anyone spoil your fun?” sings Allison Crutchfield on “Young,” describing exactly how I feel about Swearin’. This formerly Philadelphia-based band debuted last year with a self-titled album of high-energy DIY pop-punk. Now, with Surfing Strange, they’ve slowed…

Holy Wave - Relax

Holy Wave – Relax

Artist: Holy Wave Album: Relax Released: January 28, 2014 Label: Reverberation Appreciation Society/Burger Records Website: holywave.bandcamp.com Holy Wave is “rollin from El Paso to Austin” and beyond. The band celebrated the launch of their latest album, “Relax,” with a record release party at the end of January then took off to share their psychedelic-surf rock…

Blondfire - Young Hearth

Blondfire – Young Heart

Artist: Blondfire Album: Young Heart Released: February 11, 2014 Label: Tender Tender Rush Website: blondfiremusic.tumblr.com After almost six years since their last album, Blondfire displays impeccable timing by releasing Young Heart just in time for Valentine’s Day. The sibling duo of Erica and Bruce Driscoll offers up a fresh stadium-rock-inspired, pop album with Cali flavor.…

Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

Artist: Pavement Album: Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain Label: Matador Released: 1994 2014 has already had many rad releases to it’s name but before I start to dive into all the glorious music that the new year has to offer I wanted to take a step back and look at a classic record that is turning…

The Districts EP

The Districts – The Districts

Artist: The Districts Album: The Districts Released: 28 January 2014 Label: Fat Possum Records Website: thedistricts.bandcamp.com It is hard to believe that the Pennsylvania raised band The Districts started out as a group of 15 year old high school kids covering Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin songs at local coffee shops. With their new self-titled EP…

James Blake - Overgrown

James Blake – Overgrown

Artist: James Blake Album: Overgrown Released: April 8th, 2013 Label: Polydor, Atlas Records As a recent nominee for Best New Artist at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, London based singer-songwriter and electronic music producer, James Blake is certainly rising as a dynamic and enthralling force in the music scene. With his sophomore album, Overgrown, Blake…

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Black Knights – Medieval Chamber

Artist: Black Knights Album: Medieval Chamber Released: January 14, 2013 Label: Record Collection The ambitious duo of Rugged Monk and Crisis tha Sharpshooter also known as Black Knights spur from the city of Campton, California but are creating projects that the whole world can vibe to. Artists from this rough area tend to include a…

Childish Gambino - Because The Internet

Childish Gambino – Because The Internet

Artist: Childish Gambino Album: Because the Internet Released: December 3, 2013 Label: Glassnote Entertainment Writer, actor, comedian and upcoming Hip Hop artist Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino has a new project that has the internet buzzing despite his success on TV. “Because the internet” is his second album under a major label showcasing major improvements from…