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  • Grammy nominee Janiva Magness' 'On and On' works wonders for the soul

    Grammy nominee Janiva Magness' 'On and On' works wonders for the soul

    Janiva Magness is an artist that has won Entertainer of the Year at the Blues Music Awards and been nominated for a Grammy. On her new album Love Is an Army, she takes a turn toward the Americana sound. One good example is the single "On and On", which features Rusty Young of Poco on the pedal steel...
  • Ed Romanoff tells vivid stories on 'The Orphan King'

    Ed Romanoff tells vivid stories on 'The Orphan King'

    Singer-songwriters kind of get a raw deal when it comes to descriptive terms. No matter the style, they all get lumped into the singer-songwriter category. Ed Romanoff is a singer-songwriter who shows on his new album, The Orphan King, that he defies easy description. Right from the first song...
  • Interview: Peyton talks about the romantic spark that inspired his new album 'Sinners Got Soul Too'

    Interview: Peyton talks about the romantic spark that inspired his new album 'Sinners Got Soul Too'

    It seems rather serendipitous that international house/dance music artist Peyton’s new album Sinners Got Soul Too is being released today, on his birthday and less than a week before Valentine’s Day because the idea for this very personal and uplifting collection of songs was sparked by an...
  • Ruby Boots rocks on the new album 'Don't Talk about It'

    Ruby Boots rocks on the new album 'Don't Talk about It'

    Sometimes you notice an album because of the name on the cover. The name Ruby Boots is definitely one that catches the attention. When you begin to listen to the album, you'll be glad the name caught your eye, but the music will certainly hold your attention more than the name on the cover. When you...
  • The Wood Brothers get groovy on 'One Drop of Truth'

    The Wood Brothers get groovy on 'One Drop of Truth'

    If you're familiar with The Wood Brothers, you know that you can expect tight and catchy Americana melodies as well as harmonies that grab your attention. On the new album One Drop of Truth, you get plenty of everything you'd expect from this band and some that you might not expect. "Happiness Jones...
  • Ben Miller Band brings a punk spirit to Americana on 'Choke Cherry Tree'

    Ben Miller Band brings a punk spirit to Americana on 'Choke Cherry Tree'

    Some bands don't fit nicely into one narrow category. You could easily place Ben Miller Band in the Americana category, but that's a pretty vague categorization - especially for this band. When you see the title of the first song is "Nothing Gets Me Down", you might expect an upbeat song. That's not...
  • Juno Award-winning David Myles croons on new album 'Real Love'

    Juno Award-winning David Myles croons on new album 'Real Love'

    Crooner is a word that you don't hear very often, but it just seems to fit some singers. On the new album Real Love, David Myles proves he is one of those. You hear it right away in the opening track "Night and Day". It begins with a rockabilly riff, then you hear Myles's smooth vocals. He sings...
  • Interview: Jennifer Hope talks about new EP, 'SINspirations'

    Interview: Jennifer Hope talks about new EP, 'SINspirations'

    Alternative recording artist Jennifer Hope’s latest release — SINspirations — came out on Cleopatra Records last Friday, Jan. 12. The 4-track digital EP contains three cover songs and one she wrote. The last track on the EP is the singer-songwriter’s ethereal rendition of Linkin Park’s “My December...
  • Ghalia and Mama's Boys play pure blues on 'Let the Demons Out'

    Ghalia and Mama's Boys play pure blues on 'Let the Demons Out'

    Blues music may not be as prominent as it once was, but that doesn't mean that there is a lack of good blues available. Ghalia and Mama's Boys (with Ghalia Vauthier from Belgium on lead vocals) prove that the blues is alive and well on the new album Let the Demons Out.  We've all indulged in some...
  • Interview: Mike Dean of Corrosion of Conformity discusses the upcoming album

    Interview: Mike Dean of Corrosion of Conformity discusses the upcoming album

    Having been around in various incarnations for 25 years, Corrosion of Conformity is a band that doesn't need much introduction. By phone, Mike Dean (bass) discussed the upcoming album No Cross No Crown, maintaining consistency throughout the years, and touring with Black Label Society.  AXS: You...
  • The Shins will release full album rework of 'Heartworms'

    The Shins will release full album rework of 'Heartworms'

    Indie rock band The Shins have a brand new album hitting that is actually a reworking of an album they already released earlier in 2017. The Worm's Heart will go on sale on Jan. 19 and is a re-working of their 2017 album Heartworms.  Heartworms was the fifth studio album for The Shins and peaked at...
  • Camila Cabello announces self-titled album, two new songs

    Camila Cabello announces self-titled album, two new songs

    Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello is bracing for a massive 2018. The emerging singer-songwriter garnered critical acclaim with her collaborations with Shawn Mendes and Machine Gun Kelly before releasing her breakout single "Havana" in September, and she's announced her debut self-titled album...
  • Legendary British rockers Saxon release deluxe anthology 'Decade of the Eagle'

    Legendary British rockers Saxon release deluxe anthology 'Decade of the Eagle'

    Friday BMG released Decade of the Eagle by Saxon. The deluxe anthology features 34 tracks, looking back at the history of the Saxon legend.  This retrospective covers the band’s first nine albums, representing the very best from the first decade of the band’s astonishing career and a time period...
  • Frank Ocean gives ‘Endless’ first physical release on Cyber Monday

    Frank Ocean gives ‘Endless’ first physical release on Cyber Monday

    Frank Ocean is starting his week, and the holiday season out, on a very giving note (plenty of pun intended). The singer had shared a new line of merch over the weekend in the form of stylish hoodies in celebration of Black Friday, and now it looks like he’s making the most of Cyber Monday by giving...
  • N.E.R.D. reveal artwork and release date for new album 'No_One Ever Really Dies'

    N.E.R.D. reveal artwork and release date for new album 'No_One Ever Really Dies'

    Earlier this month, funk rock group N.E.R.D. played their first show in three years at ComplexCon in Long Beach, Calif. The group surprised fans in attendance by performing tracks from their upcoming album titled No_One Ever Really Dies, and they've returned with new updates on the forthcoming LP...
  • Post Malone confirms new album 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' out Dec. 1

    Post Malone confirms new album 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' out Dec. 1

    The good times keep rolling for Post Malone, who has officially set a release date for his forthcoming album Beerbongs & Bentleys. In a recent interview with podcast H3, the "Rockstar" singer announced he will drop his highly anticipated sophomore LP on Dec. 1. It will follow 2016's Stoney...
  • Tame Impala shared a new EP on Thursday, with a pair of remixes and three new tracks stemming from their 2015 Currents album. 

    Listen: Tame Impala release new EP, including three new songs

    Tame Impala released a five-track EP on Thursday, which contains three new original tracks and a pair of remixes stemming from their latest studio album in 2015’s Currents. Titled Currents B-Sides & Remixes, the warm-sounding EP is part of their latest album’s extended collectors edition, which...
  • King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard to release new album for free

    King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard to release new album for free

    The fourth installment of the King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard's promise to produce five albums in 2017 arrives on Thursday, Nov. 16 and will be absolutely free to download. According to the band's recent Facebook post, "This album is FREE. Free as in, free. Free to download and if you wish, free...
  • Popa Chubby blends rock, soul and blues on 'Two Dogs'

    Popa Chubby blends rock, soul and blues on 'Two Dogs'

    Popa Chubby is generally known as a blues artist and with good reason. He's a fine blues guitarist and vocalist. His new album Two Dogs is based in the blues, but it has many other aspects too. You get a good dose of one of the other aspects of the album in the opening track "It's Alright". This...
  • Psychedelic rock lives on 'Dirty Needles and Pins' by The Routes

    Psychedelic rock lives on 'Dirty Needles and Pins' by The Routes

    One thing you can say about The Routes is that it is a prolific band. Earlier this year, the band released In This Perfect Hell. Now the band has a new album called Dirty Needles and Pins, and it is full of the psychedelic sounds you've come to expect. Some bands are adept at grabbing the listener's...
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