Fayetteville, Arkansas indie rock band Brother Moses will release their sophomore EP Legends on August 26th via Missing Piece Records. They recently premiered their song "Time to Leave."
"It’s kind of my love-hate letter to my home state," James Lockhart explains of "Time to Leave." "Sometimes I get really frustrated with the current dividing issues in Arkansas, things that I feel like we should’ve gotten over a long time ago. But it felt good to just kind of vent about it, and this song had to be the most fun to make in the studio. Our buddy Cody Carpenter laid down some top-notch bongos in the instrumental, and John-Lewis and Moses really get to show off on guitar on this one."
Recorded in LA and produced by Raymond Richards (Local Natives, Avid Dancer, Ferraby Lionheart), Legends marks Brother Moses' followup to 2015's Thank You For All Your Patience EP.
Brother Moses began in 2014 when James Lockhart and Moses Gomez came together while studying at The University of Arkansas. In the spring of 2015, the band teamed up with now full-time members Matthew Heckmann (bass) and John-Lewis Anderson (guitar,keys) to record their sophomore EP.
Pre-order Legends at iTunes or Amazon.
NJ-based alt-folk-rockers Lowlight have just shared the latest single off of their forthcoming debut LP, Where Do We Go From Here, out August 26th.
Elmore Magazine premiered "Bones" saying, "The track is drenched in heavy, gauzy synth, which is offset by the lightest pulse of percussion, a combination that somehow mimics both the pendulous feel of a storm and also its lifting." Singer/guitarist Renee Maskin shared, "'Bones' tries to encapsulate what one might refer to as a 'soul hangover': an intensely amazing and beautiful drunken night followed by a period of time spent writhing in an unmade bed of self-loathing and despair. It's the highs and lows. Memories and realizations. Pasts and presents. It's a song that touches upon the thrill and the beauty of life and its expectations, while also recognizing its limitations."
Give A Listen below.
Paul Bergmann will release his debut full-length album, Stars And Streams, on August 26. The album is the follow up to the criticially acclaimed Romantic Thoughts EP out now on Fairfax Recordings. Bergmann says of one of the tracks, “'Always, Forever' is an impersonal song for me. I feel a fond detachment toward it, as if it's always existed on its own. I don't remember finding the words to write it and sometimes I'm not sure it's me singing it. It seems to be about acceptance, love, the feeling of standing before a tall mountain. Meaning. But it's probably not about anything at all. Sometimes I wish to live in this song when I'm deeply sad."
While the Los Angeles-based solo artist sings and writes songs, he doesn’t find the term endearing. Such a label makes it easy to identify a type of solo artist, but it also conjures up a desperate effort to impress an American Idolized public. And Bergmann isn’t writing songs to be so “right now.” He’s taking influence from the deep cuts, the soulful cuts, the timeless cuts of American pop—Phil Spector girl groups to Elliott Smith B-sides—Leonard Cohen’s vulnerability to Nebraska-era Springsteen’s simplicity. But Bergmann’s going full Wittgenstein, searching for and establishing a new timelessness.
For more information visit his official website.
Albert af Ekenstam just premiered his beautiful first track 'The Devil Bird' off the forthcoming album Ashes due October 14th. CLASH wrote of the track, "Matching the exquisite detail of Bon Iver to the sonic wash of Explosions In The Sky, his work is powerful, emotionally trenchant. Hugely affecting, the way each cut gently unfurls has a real sense of grace, a true sense of patience."
Albert is a brave and straightforward singer-songwriter. His melodies and lyrics are like uncensored and infinitely beautiful letters – without euphemisms and false chords they let you know what’s on his mind. At the same time, they’re universal – if you’ve loved and lost you can relate to them completely. Listen to "The Devil Bird" below.