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MAIN(E) MAN ABOUT TOWN

posted March 2nd, 2021

Strange vibrations, queer notions - phantom memories of people and places we used to be! We're talking about the debut album of E.R. Jurken, to be released on the debut record label Country Thyme this April!

On I Stand CorrectedE.R. (Ed to his frenz) unravels the gauze from old wounds with delicate pop fingers strumming a guitar and a touch of keyboards beneath a chorale of overdubbed E.R.s, plumbing depths, tickling fancies and reaching for the light. E.R.'s songwriting and voice convey... (read more)

Artists in this story: E.R. Jurken

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THE PEACERS KICK OUT THE GHOST JAMS, MOTHERFUCKERS!

posted February 25th, 2021

With Blexxed RecThe Peacers have gone full-spectrum psych-pop! Strumming every guitar and every bass drum, rebuilding pop once again in it’s own fiendish mirror image, Blexxed Rec is a blessed event for all yer rock and roll people.

The perfect gutter groover to hold up your next hole-in-the-sock hop, "Ghost of A Motherfucker" is a down and dank ditty with sharply focused melodic tendencies, lit up by Bo Moore's falsetto-feinting lead vox. Coolly surveying the state of yesterday's well-respected man today, with... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Peacers

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WORKING BUMS' BLUES

posted February 23rd, 2021

Does anyone remember the local bar scene? Sure, it was a lifetime ago (the longest lifetime: a year and counting...), but we still recall those unsung heroes of every local scene; musicians who put their blood, sweat and tears into trying to capture the blood, sweat and tears of somebody else's music. Sure, almost everybody starts off performing covers before eventually finding their own original voice, leaving behind the quiet triumph 'n tragedy of those who continue to try and draw custom via a spirited... (read more)

Artists in this story: New Bums

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BILL AND NATHAN WILL SEE YOU NOW, GOD

posted February 18th, 2021

Upon first blush, Keys, the debut album from Bill MacKay and Nathan Bowles, is a collection of guitar and banjo duets — but from the get-go, it also clear that their agreed-upon duo is also a living organism, growing ambitiously within itself as it plays. Diversity of song is matched by instrumentation: Bill’s guitar and Nathan’s banjo are joined over time by voice, piano, percussion, pump organ, electric organ and requinto, sketching, as they go, the richness and rusticity, traditionalism and open space of which... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill MacKay and Nathan Bowles