Whether it’s in how he carries himself, his music or what he visually creates, there’s one thing you can’t deny about Barney Cortez: he has style. You can see that abundantly in his Pretty Thin EP.
Although ACL has been over for a couple of weeks, the performances still cross my mind. Here are the sets that were standouts.
One of my favorite questions is, “What are you listening to right now?” So, I’m back with more music recs for you! Not all of these are necessarily new, but they’re what I’m currently spinning a lot of.
The times of throwing musicians into one specific genre are fading. William Rose is a master musician and frontman, but don’t try to categorize him or The Flying Islands. Because, what they create won’t fit into your boxes. It will beautifully paint outside the lines.
When I connected with the Omaha alt-rock/indie band About-Face, I was more than stoked to take a listen. Their nods to the genre and melodies caught me right away.
So many musicians out there are doing some seriously cool stuff. Among them are the Philadelphia-based folk, Americana and indie rock influenced group Under the Oak.
If you don’t think it’s possible for music to charm the heck out of you then you are dead wrong, my friend. Listen to Domestic Blend and try not to be wooed.
Let me just cut to the chase. If Milky Chance comes anywhere near you, don’t ask yourself if you should go. Just. Go.
If there's anyone that embodies "third times a charm" it's Josh Ostrander. After striking out earlier in his career, he has evolved into Mondo Cozmo and created something so soulfully infectious it's hard to ignore.
Listen, I couldn't really tell you what jangle pop is, but if that's what the cool kids are calling Beach Fossils, I dig it.