SONG PREMIERE: Darren Jessee (Ben Folds Five) Arrives a Solo Singer-writer On “All But a Dream” From Debut LP ‘The Jane Room 217’

For someone as soft-spoken as North Carolina-based songwriter Darren Jessee, it might come as a surprise to learn that he has a gold record (in storage somewhere), a platinum record (“I never called them to get ...

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VIDEO PREMIERE: New Orleans Based Cowboy Mouth Remains on A Game With Righteous “I Believe”

On stage, Cowboy Mouth’s Fred LeBlanc – singer, drummer, songwriter, and force of nature – is a ball of brilliant Louisiana lightning: a pounding, shouting, shaking, sweating rock and roll true believer. A veteran rocker with ...

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SONG PREMIERE: Old Faith Go For Expansive, Post-Rock Sound With “Reunion”

These mountains have a song to sing. They spin tales of tragedy, defeat, of hope and overcoming. Are you listening? Having spent significant years of their lives nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, Old Faith is ...

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FULL ALBUM PREMIERE: Guitarist/Songwriter Zak Trojano Aims For Indie Prowess With Brilliant LP ‘Wolf Trees’

Zak Trojano carries a warm baritone supported by an old Martin guitar and low tuned Weissenborn lap steel. His third album, Wolf Trees (out August 10th) is a move towards high definition from a songwriter whose pictorial ...

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SONG PREMIERE: Walter Salas-Humara of The Silos Offers Rock and Roll Travelogue With “Here We Go”

For years, Walter Salas-Humara has split his time between making music and visual art, so it’s not surprising that Walterio, The Silos co-founder’s August 10 release on Rhyme & Reason Records, contains rich imagery — ...

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Bird Streets Channel Godard Through Triumphant Power Pop Tune “Direction”

In need of a creative rebirth after many years in the New York music scene, John Brodeur reached out to his friend, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jason Falkner, to suggest they record together. The album yielded ...

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Drift Mouth Delivers Alt-Country Salute to the Midwest With “Wake You Up”

Full disclosure, as a writer, I’ve been writing about Lou Poster for years. But as a tireless songwriter, he makes it easy. His music has been the background for steely benders – as Grafton – ...

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SONG PREMIERE: Mystic Braves Prove to Be Modern Psych Rock Masters With “Shades of Grey”

Transcending the heaping piles of garage bands around the world desperately aping the styles of their outmoded heroes, Mystic Braves emerge as a beacon of rock and roll authenticity, their disheveled, freewheeling look and devil-may-care ...

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Brooklyn Art Rockers Erostratus Share New Single “Reeling”

The new single called “Reeling” by New York-based band Erostratus is a lot of things: It’s apologetic. Grappling with a period during which when lead singer Ben Workman worked nights and his live-in girlfriend worked ...

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SONG PREMIERE: Josh King Holds Nothing Back On – Alt-Country All Nighter Recap “Follow Through”

On the cover of his solo debut, Into the Blue, Josh King looks ready to toss his Stetson into the ring alongside modern outlaw-country stars like Chris Stapleton and Jamey Johnson. But when you sit down and listen, the ...

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