Everest

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Ownerless
Everest
ATO Records

Four-member indie/alternative Los Angeles band Everest’s latest outing Ownerless represents a freedom where all four musicians contribute to each other’s work. Sharing the stage with everyone from the legend Neil Young to Wilco, songwriter Russell Pollard (lead vocals, guitar, drums, and who was formerly part of the rock outfits The Folk Implosion and Sebadoh), Jason Soda (guitar, keyboards, percussion, vocals), Joel Graves (guitar, keyboards, percussion, vocals), and Elijah Thomson (bass guitar, percussion, vocals) thread different pieces of their personalities to form a musical quilt of diverse moods and sound textures. Read More...

An Americana Primer: Vol. 1

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Lost Immigrants
An Americana Primer: Vol. 1
Lo-Fi Tofu Records

Though currently composed of only five members, the band, Lost Immigrants, excels at exploring the musical possibilities of the seldom heard of genre, Americana. The band, better known for being under the country genre, hales from Texas, thus pouring many southern roots into their music. The EP An Americana Primer: Vol. 1 is the first in a three-part series to be released by Lo-Fi Tofu Records later this year. Read More...

Heading South

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Moonlight Social
Heading South
Self release

Austin, Texas-rooted alternative-country duo Jeremy Burchard and Jennica Scott open their first album with a drum-guitar-piano-mandolin-fiddle arrangement in the title tune, which also expresses their vocal tradeoff patterns. It also serves as an introduction to Scott’s throaty, emotive vocal that contains influences of country music stalwarts Reba McEntire and Martina McBride. The lyrics set the template for love and life trials that trail through to “So Long (San Antonio),” a 6:30-minute farewell to “looking backwards” and moving on through life. Read More...

Sub Rosa

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Jesse Harris
Sub Rosa
Dangerbird Records

Jesse Harris’s career discography includes being featured as a guitarist on Jewel’s classic single “You Were Meant For Me” as well as working with R&B legend Solomon Burke, Lisa Loeb, and jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux. He attained his greatest success with Norah Jones’ 2002 mega-selling album Come Away With Me as a songwriter and guitarist, especially on the timeless “Don’t Know Why.” As a solo artist, he released his eleventh album titled Sub Rosa (Latin for “under the rose”), which was primarily mixed in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and features Brazilian luminary Dadi’s son Daniel Cavalho, a Grammy Award-winning engineer who made notable contributions to Brazilian musician Caetano Veloso’s recordings. Read More...