300 Miles from There to Here & Live At Gruene Hall

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Guy Forsyth
300 Miles from There to Here & Live At Gruene Hall
Small & Nimble Records

The guitarist-singer-songwriter-label owner Guy Forsyth has found popularity as an important Texas musician through his Austin-based progressive folk outfit Asylum Street Spankers and as an Americana-influenced blues rocker with his self-titled band in the 1990s. His disparate performances have earned him musical success, including the Austin Music Award for Best Male Vocalist in 2005 and an exceptional Billboard Blues Album Top 10 hit with Love Songs: For and Against. Read More...

Warrior Utopian

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Dan Cioper
Warrior Utopian
Independent Release

Texas native Dan Cioper has been making music in the Austin area for the past nine years after his childhood in Minnesota. Warrior Utopian is Cioper’s first full length album since the death of his wife two years ago, and the eleven tracks all carry emotion stemming from the event, as well as the political criticism and activism that Cioper has been known for. The wide emotional scope of the album is mirrored in its full instrumentation, involving a number of fellow Austin area musicians, including producer Courtney Audain and others. Read More...

Cannonballs, Cannonballs

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Boats
Cannonballs, Cannonballs
Kill Rock Stars

Sprightly instrumentation, catchy hooks, strangely silly lead vocals, and a title like Cannonballs, Cannonballs initially give the impression of an aural cartoon circus. For Boats, a Canadian band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, however, there is more than meets the ear. Threading the almost-helium-induced vocals and quirky aura is a sound influence of energetic new wave and incessant indie rock with folk and pop subtleties. The lyrics, which are provided in the CD booklet, reveal dream-like, abstract thoughts. Read More...

Highway Collection

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Lovett
Highway Collection
Lovers Label

The Georgia-based band Lovett is fronted by popular musical score composer and producer Ben Lovett (Last Goodbye, The Last Lullaby). Their debut album is an exploration influenced by soul-searching and spontaneity. It took visits to different geographical locations, namely the United States and Europe. Read More...