Click HERE to stream the track “It Don’t Suit Me (Like Before)”
Nashville, TN (Press Release) — Critically acclaimed songwriter John Moreland will release his fourth solo album Big Bad Luv on May 5th via 4AD. Big Bad Luv marks a change in Moreland’s sound and outlook on life. With lyrics that are as intense and unfiltered as on his earlier work, Moreland delves into finding peace within. He also branches out sonically on the new album, which is injected with a heavier dose of rock 'n' roll in comparison to the tone of his previous recordings.
In early 2016, Moreland made his national television debut with an unprecedented booking on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Click HERE to watch Moreland’s compelling performance in which he received an enthusiastic and rare late-night standing ovation.
Moreland’s 2015 release High On Tulsa Heat was embraced by the press, receiving accolades from outlets including American Songwriter who wrote "Lines like that ought to make even the surliest barflies put down their drinks and listen. And if they don’t feel it, it’s time to call a cab. Or rehab.” Moreland capped off his banner year with a nomination for Emerging Artist Of The Year from the Americana Music Association.
NASHVILLE, TN (February, 2017 Press Release) In May, platinum-selling band, Sister Hazel, will take on the physical and mental challenge of competing in a six runner 100-mile team relay race for charity called the KEYS100 Ultramarathon. The 10th Annual KEYS100 Ultramarathon is a series of point-to-point races, beginning in Key Largo and ending in Key West, that includes four distinct competitions: individual races of 100 mi, 50 mi, 50 km, and the original Florida Keys six runner 100-mile team relay race.
KEYS100 Ultramarathon promotes charitable fundraising for “The Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys” in support of their educational work with prostate and other cancers, free screenings, and direct support of cancer patients and their families throughout the Keys. There will be an acoustic post-race show for race participants and a full band show that evening at the Waterfront Brewery. You can get more information on the race and donate to Sister Hazel's Team: Lyrics For Life here.
Los Angeles-based trio Willodean combine indie-rock, power-pop, and American roots music with beautiful arrangements and a crystalline studio sound echoing the melodic smarts of Sufjan Stevens and packing the instrumental punch of bands like Wilco.
Willodean’s unique sound derives from the diverse musical backgrounds of its three members: the southern roots of front man Abbie Huxley, the smart, songwriting of Randy Wooten, and the indie rock edge of producer/bass player Eric Holden. In 2017, the band will release four EPs, the first being Awesome Life Decisions: Side One [released February 20th], a break-up album that showcases the band's appreciation for pop melodies and guitar muscle.
TDC is pleased to premiere the lyric video for one of the EP's tracks, "Shy." The performance video, done using varied colors and drawn over, slightly muddled images perfectly captures the overall experience and inner feelings of someone who goes through life unnoticed; leaving you sensing his loneliness and empathetic to his turmoil.
"Nobody hears me enter
Or hears me say goodbye
Still as a pond in Winter
I'm so shy"
Enjoy the video in full below. For more information, visit HERE.
(Press Release) For country singer-songwriter Carolynne, music has always been a priority. Though she's now had over 6.5m views on Youtube to date and has been featured extensively on national radio, print and television across the UK, her story starts at the age of just fourteen, when her family of “country music fanatics” inspired her to hit the road joining five-piece Country band 'Sundown'.
After several years of touring the UK, at eighteen she left her family home in Yorkshire, heading for London to pursue her career in music, before long signing a contract with BMG and starting to work as a published songwriter. The next couple of years took her abroad to Sweden, where she spent time writing for other pop artists while developing her own songwriting style & sound, a blend of country, rock and pop. As well as collaborating with some great songwriters she continued to work as a touring performer across the U.K.This allowed Carolynne to hone and develop her unique style of performance, which would eventually catch the eyes and ears of X Factor judge Gary Barlow when she later appeared on the show as a finalist. Gary described Carolynne as “supremely talented” with a voice that “just oozes Country”. With the X Factor propelling her into the public eye in front of millions of viewers & being the first UK contestant to bring Country music to the X Factor stage, Carolynne’s next move was unexpected for someone in her position; knowing she wanted to fulfil her dream as a songwriter, she headed to the heart of country music and the home of many of her influences - Nashville, Tennessee.
Friday, March 17
@ The Rubin Museum
1500 W 17th St., New York, NY 10011
7:00pm Tickets $25-30
When Springfield Ohio born and raised Griffin House left for college, he shocked his family by turn turning down a sports scholarship to focus on music. The talented high school athlete took his $100 guitar and taught himself how to play and write songs. It's proved to be a good choice. Overten years later, House has definitely learned how to play and write a song!
After graduating, House moved to Nashville and independently released his first album, Upland (2003). His music attracted national attention leading House to sign with Vancouver based label, Nettwerk, and he released LOST & FOUND in 2004. In Aug of that year, CBS Sunday Morning Music Journalist, Bill Flanagan (MTV/VH1) raved about the album, “I was knocked out.” Several self-released albums followed – most on Griffin's imprint-Evening Records. He's toured extensively, opening for artists such as Ron Sexsmith, Patti Scialfa, Josh Ritter, John Mellencamp, Mat Kearney, and The Cranberries.
While steadily on the road, Griffin also took time to record his next studio album. So On and So Forth is a collection of original tunes that old and new fans will consider some of his best work: the beautifully penned PARIS CALLING – Sweet Sensation, a love song to Paris which Griffin pre-released last December after the Paris attacks to the to-live-by anthem ofE ASY COME EASY GO and feature track YESTERDAY LIES, So On and So Forth is certain to ‘knock you out’. www.griffinhousemusic.com
Watch "Yesterday's Lies" HERE
11-City Run With Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea) Begins March 11; Digital EP Available March 3
Woods Receives 2017 Juno Award Nomination For Songwriter Of The Year
“In a world of writers, he is top-percentile. Every musician has a style and Woods has his and it is as fresh and captivating as any out there.” –No Depression
Critically acclaimed 2017 JUNO Award ‘Songwriter of the Year’ nominee and Polaris Music Prize-nominated singer/songwriter Donovan Woods will release They Are Going Away (Meant Well), a four-song digital EP, on March 3. In support of the release, Woods will embark on an 11-city tour of the Northeast with Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea), which includes stops in Ann Arbor, Pittsburgh, New York, Richmond, and Boston, among others. A full list of dates is below.
Featuring four original compositions that were intended for his latest album, Hard Settled, Ain’t Troubled, the songs on They Are Going Away feature a distinct sense of motion throughout the narratives. The lead track, written with Charles Kelley (Lady Antebellum) and a fan favorite at shows, “What They Mean,” has Woods responding to a curious child in the backseat who is listening carefully to the car radio; “It’ll Work Itself Out” shows someone who is traveling furiously to outrun problems that they can’t; “Drive Through Town,” which features Joey Landreth (Bros Landreth) on slide guitar, provides a backdrop for the big issues, from living up to expectations to escaping a dead-end relationship; and EP closer “Empty Rooms,” written with Andrew Combs, is about moving on from a relationship—when that’s not such a bad thing.
NASHVILLE, TN (Press Release) – Straw In The Wind, the debut album from Nashville-based rock band The Steel Woods is set for release on May 19 via Woods Music/Thirty Tigers. The Steel Woods are a commanding musical force that blends an amalgam of influences with a Southern-infused foundation. The group’s sound is a hybrid of rock, blues, folk, gospel, heavy metal, Americana, soul and bluegrass.
Straw In The Wind features 13 tracks mostly written by lead singer Wes Bayliss and guitarist Jason ‘Rowdy” Cope, who played guitar in Jamey Johnson’s band for nine years. The album includes songs by acclaimed writers such as Darrell Scott, Brent Cobb and even Black Sabbath, which receive inspired and distinctive interpretations. Bayliss and Cope, the gifted multi-instrumentalists and group co-founders, are joined by drummer Jay Tooke and bassist Johnny Stanton.
Nashville, Tenn. (February, 2017 Press Release) – Snatched from the country music underground, singer-songwriter Ingrid Andress has today (2/21) premiered the striking black-and-white video for her debut single, “The Stranger,” on the 24/7 digital music channel CMT Music and CMT.com as part of the CMT Artist Discovery Initiative.
Watch the clip HERE.
Dedicated to connecting emerging artists with a passionate new fanbase, the CMT Artist Discovery Initiative has singled out Andress as an artist to watch in 2017, a talented Colorado native who was mentored by her teacher - pop songwriting icon and former American Idol judge - Kara DioGuardi at Berklee College of Music.
Bringing a soulful, often gritty and always-personal approach to her music, Andress joins the resurgence of bold female stars in country with her heart on her sleeve. “It’s really about being real,” she says of her style. “I want everything to be out in the open and honest.”
“The Stranger,” a rootsy piano-driven ballad full of romantic desperation, was co-written by Andress with Ryan Lafferty about a couple struggling to keep the passion of their relationship from slipping away. Directed by Lauren Jenkins, its video is powerful, dark and moody, but built on real-life emotions and buoyed by the eternal hope of true love.
“I wanted to capture the emotion of the situation and spell out how lonely people feel at that point,” Andress explains. “Even though you’re in a relationship, you feel by yourself and that was something I wanted to capture – and I love black-and-white everything. It looks really classic to me.”
“The Stranger” is now available for download across all digital retailers.
For more information on Ingrid Andress visit http://ingridandress.com/.
(Press Release) LOS ANGELES, Calif. — One of the most improbable and inspiring underdog stories in modern pop opens an exciting new chapter. Cait Brennan’s Third, a raucous, joyful new release, debuts on Omnivore Recordings on April 21, 2017.
Recorded at Memphis’ legendary Ardent Studios, in the same room and on much of the same equipment as the Big Star albums made there,Third — cheekily named after that band’s shambolic, storied swan song — finds Brennan and longtime collaborator Fernando Perdomo channeling some of the beauty and madness of the Memphis legends, while taking inspired sonic leaps and wild hairpin-turns of their own.
Take “Benedict Cumberbatch,” the glam-punk answer to Taylor Swift’s “Mean,” in which Brennan gives an unworthy ex the kiss-off by handing the song to the British heartthrob and Doctor Strange star instead. Or “He Knows Too Much,” which turns retro girl-group angst into straight-up sing-along homicide (with a legal disclaimer just in case they find the body). Or “The Angels Lie,” which finds Brennan clawing at death’s door for a spot in 2016’s afterlife concert of the century.
SEATTLE, Wash. — The Sonics are currently in the midst of an unprecedented resurgence that’s seen the legendary Northwest rockers return to action after a 40-year hiatus. Since reforming in 2007, the fabled Tacoma, Washington-bred outfit has decisively reestablished itself as a vital recording unit and as a peerless, in-demand live act. In the process, they’ve earned a fanatically devoted audience of new fans too young to have heard the band during its original ’60s heyday.
The Sonics recently entered an exciting new chapter in their storied history, unveiling a retooled band lineup that teams original member Rob Lind (saxophone and harmonica) and longtime Sonics Freddie Dennis (bass and vocals) and Dusty Watson (drums) with a pair of new additions, guitarist Evan Foster (of Tacoma’s own Boss Martians) and keyboardist Jake Cavaliere (a member of L.A. garage-psych upstarts the Lords of Altamont). Founding members Gerry Roslie and Larry Parypa have chosen to step back from the rigors of touring, but remain a part of the Sonics family, and plan on continuing to contribute to the Sonics’ future recordings.