Lost in the Trees // “Past Life”
Of course, Lost in the Trees exude excellence on their latest album.Past Life is a bit of a departure from their usual styling, instead of intricately composed classical instrumentation the band has leaned more towards their art-rock influences. A fantastic album that deserves hella spins!
RIYL: Radiohead, Blonde Redhead
Lilac Shadows // “No Dark/No Light”
Lilac Shadows have blown my expectations out of the water with this one. Delving much deeper into the psych-rock realm, No Dark/No Light is filled with exploratory indie rock jams that are as catchy as they are expansive.
Amigo // “Might Could”
Some simplistic yet enjoyable honky-tonk infused rock music. This Charlotte based group has a sound that’s got enough contemporary grit and traditional twang to draw in folks of all ages. Some wonderful stuff on this album!
RIYL: Drive-By Truckers
Curtis Eller’s American Circus // “How To Make It In Hollywood”
Ah, the zany folk rock antics of Curtis Eller are back once again. Eller’s got a brilliant mixture of traditionalism and innovation, providing a compelling twist to what could easily be a static genre. Eller’s songs provide enriching stories and immersive lyricism filled with just enough quirk to make it a riotous occasion.
RIYL: Off the wall carnival-esque antics. Srsly.
Naked Naps // “Ok, Bye”
A much needed dose of lo-fi high-energy punk rock for the local scene. Naked Naps combine early 90s indie rock sentiments with an almost twee-punk styling, all washed over with sweltering instrumentation.
RIYL: Whatever Brains