I think a lot about why I write. Is it all a big vanity project? Am I capable of having a new, independent thought? Is anyone? Does anyone really care about this? Will what I write make a dent in the social consciousness? Will I actually be able to touch someone’s life? Would my efforts be better spent rolling up my sleeves and serving lunch at a soup kitchen? I think a lot about that one.
Rodrigo y Gabriela's new record 9 Dead Alive is now streaming in its entirety. Take a listen here.9 Dead Alive (ATO) will be released on April 29, and it is the band's first record of new material in five years. It is available for pre-order now.
Warning, you might feel a chill! Here singer/songwriter So Brown invites us into an intimate setting with her video for the track "Riversong." Shot all in one take during a Day of the Dead dinner, the video for "Riversong" wonderfully enhances the song's haunting and melancholy croon.
Here’s a Video Find like none we’ve ever posted. It’s German piano quartet Salut Salon delivering a highly entertaining live performance of "Wettstreit Zu Viert.” The Salut Salon quartet – made up of Angelika Bachmann (violin), Iris Siegfried (violin and vocals), Anne-Monika von Twardowski (piano) and Sonja Lena Schmid (cello) – combine virtuosic chops with a comedy and charm to create a completely unconventional chamber music experience.
There’s no doubt that Robert Ellis’ latest release, The Lights From the Chemical Plant has been creating quite a buzz since its release on February 11. Here he is performing the cleverly written, “TV Song,” live from The Loar studio.
JT Woodruff (Hawthorne Heights) will be releasing his solo full length album “Field Medicine” on March 18, 2014 via InVogue Records. Field Medicine is a collection of songs about losing yourself, remembering youth, and finding out exactly who you have become, all set within the backdrop of living in the American heartland.
"Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right," "Let Me Down Easy," "While You Loved Me,' "Fire It Up" and "Bounce" were all about some aspect of love. And all were #1 songs. The trick with love songs is to talk about love in a different way.
Toronto based artist Barzin and Monotreme Records are excited to debut the music video for "All The While." Barzin's fourth full-length album, To Live Alone In That long Summer will be released on February 25.
SSinger-songwriter Seiichi Daimo has premiered his new track "In The Inbetween.," the title track for his upcoming EP, which is set to release on February 25, 2014. Reminiscent of artists such as The Decemberists, City & Colour, and The Lumineers, Seiichi takes on an indie-folk style, with lyrics written in a pop mindset. In The Inbetween, features four songs in a fleshed-out, full-band acoustic setting.
You have to be in a certain mindset to digest singer/songwriter Mark Kozelek’s sixth album as Sun Kil Moon, Benji. Benji is a record that deals with topics like unexpected death, and how its ripple is felt across the framework of people who may have barely known the person in question. It is also a record that anticipates death, and exposes in full detail the bare framework of family and friendship.
Aaron Lee Tasjan just signed with Rockwood Music Hall Records, a new label based out of NYC, owned by Ken Rockwood, proprietor of the famous Lower East Side music venue, The Rockwood Music Hall. His EP, Crooked River Burning, will be released by the label on March 25.