In support of his soon-to-be released album ADIOS (April 7), Cory Branan launched a new single “I Only Know”, featuring Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! and Dave Hause of The Loved Ones.
Check out the track below and pre-order ADIOS here: https://www.bloodshotrecords.com/album/adios
Simplicity is the defining factor of Fanny and the Atta Boys' music. However, this group based out of San Diego, California is also a band who has no issue amalgamating a variety of genres into their music. Their sound is largely centered on American roots, country swing, and depression era jazz, with classic blues styling thrown in for good measure. With driving vocals from Fanny and Natt Wise, the band is known to put on a show that engages the audience with its energy, soul, and sense of humor. At any given Fanny and the Atta Boys show, you are likely to experience a lighthearted, funny, and lively set.
The band's new album, A Peck of Dirt, was released on March 24th. Stream the album in it's entirety below. And for more information visit:
The Norman, Oklahoma-bred, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/pianist Maggie McClure has spent a good amount of her career placing her songs on TV shows such as Dr. Phil, Cougar Town, The Real World, The Vineyard, and The Hills, as well as in feature films like Cowgirls N’ Angels. Her smooth, confessional, piano-driven songs empower and inspire listeners with a positive message of hope, love, and faith.
Maggie’s third and newest album, Time Moves On -- produced by Justin Glasco, whose work includes Dan Wilson (songwriter of Adele’s hit “Someone Like You”), Gary Jules, and Cary Brothers – chronicles her move from Oklahoma to L.A. and centers on the mental and physical bravery it takes to push yourself in an unknown city and make people pay attention and convince them to be part of your dream.
"Coming Home", is a beautiful, nostalgic and uplifting story of returning to a place which is close to your heart. Maggie explains how the song was written in less than half an hour, whilst visiting Oklahoma after being away for a while. “It was most definitely a scenario of a stream of consciousness writing" Maggie confesses. "Coming Home" fuses driving drum beats, catchy vocals and melodic guitar rhythms, creating a happy and endearing song that we can all relate to. Give the song a listen below.
Mixed this week's list up with some tug at the heart string tunes (Bill Scorzari), some flat out funny/fun ones (CDB, Charlie and the Regrets, Shinyribs) and some that lie somewhere in between (The Mavericks). Oh, and yes, there are two K Phillips tunes book-ending the list because I flat out love this record and want y'all to listen to it and love it too!
After years of big labels, The Mavericks are releasing their first studio album, Brand New Day, independently, on March 31st. With a fresh perspective and a newfound creative freedom at the forefront, the Grammy-winning group is back with the distinctive sound that catapulted them to the top. Their “Tex-Mex twang, Cuban-influenced country and retro rock” blend can be heard in the title track HERE. Recently, The Mavericks released their new single “Damned (If You Do)” to triple-A radio. The up-tempo track kicks off with a groovy and melodic guitar riff and is a Latin influenced tune with an infectious, swaying drumbeat, exhilarating horns and the hypnotic sound of the accordion. Raul Malo is captivating as he sings about the struggle between the heart and the mind, and the decisions and lessons learned along the way. Listen (and share) "Damned (If You Do)" below.
Cory Branan will release his new album ADIOS on April 7th. Hear a new track from the record, "Another Nightmare in America," which addresses social inequality, below. Then come see him in April at Garcia's in Port Chester on the 9th or Rough Trade in Brooklyn on the 11th. Tour dates HERE