On The Seventh Day of Christmas…..

…My true love sent to me, Ripple-Music.

I really hope that I don’t need to explain what and who Ripple-Music are. If you’ve followed this site or the related Facebook page to any extent then I know that you know all about Ripple-Music.

I chose Ripple for today for the sheer amount of great music that the label released this year. 2016 was a banner year for the label releasing music from some of the underground’s biggest heavyweights to some new and future stars. They Continue reading

On The Sixth Day of Christmas…..

cody-jinks-im-not-the-devil…My true love sent to me, I’m Not The Devil by Cody Jinks.

Cody Jinks first entered my radar last year when he released his most excellent Adobe Sessions album. I was told to check the album out based on my likeness for Sturgill Simpson’s and Whitey Morgan’s music. I liked the album so much that it ended up being one of my favorite non rock releases of 2015. I honestly wasn’t expecting a new album until 2017 at the very earliest so to find out that a new album was coming in August was quite welcoming.

I had wondered how the new album would hold up to Continue reading

On The Fifth Day of Christmas…..

Margo Price - Midwest Farmers Daughter cover…My true love sent to me, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter by Margo Price.

Upon discovering Margo Price late last year I was stoked to find out that she had an album on the way. Of course I had to wait until the end of March for it to come out. To curb the appetite for her music I sought out all previous material I could find. I was able to come up with four albums from her previous band Buffalo Clover, one Daytrotter Session, and a handful of YouTube videos. The only thing that eludes me is a live Buffalo Clover album. I’m not Continue reading

On The Fourth Day of Christmas…..

blueside by child… My true love sent to me…. Blueside by CHILD.

Wow. Simply…..breathtaking. Seriously. Blueside is the second release by Melbourne, Australia’s own CHILD. It is a hell of an album, so damn good that words can hardly describe how wonderful this album is.

The band’s first album was something that got a lot of people talking. Many people, myself included, couldn’t put it down, all for good reason too. It was just a wonderful gem. I know of at least 3 different labels that were interested in signing these guys. Kozmik Artifactz ended up signing them to a physical Continue reading

On The Third Day of Christmas…..

kelsey waldon I've Got A Way….My true love sent to me… I’ve Got A Way by Kelsey Waldon.

Kelsey released her sophomore this past August. While I did listen to it a few times, it wasn’t until last month that I was able to really sink my teeth in and dig into this fine album.

Fans of traditional country music are going to really enjoy this album. It doesn’t get much better than this. First off, Kelsey has a beautiful voice. It’s like her voice was made for this music. “In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous creatures, who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and Continue reading

Friday Freebies 12-16-2016

Friday Freebies

Wow, one that I randomly came across that is quite different. It came up when I was looking through recent albums tagged as heavy blues. It’s some cool and funky bluesy folk rock. It’s really different. Something to check out. Continue reading

On The Second Day of Christmas…..

revival-by-gozu…My true love sent to me… Revival by Gozu.

Seriously, how cool is this album? I had the honor to hear the album in full almost a full year ago while the band was shopping the album around to labels. After some discussion with a few labels, the band settled with Ripple-Music, a fitting, um, fit. Ripple has had a run of good luck with signing killer bands and releasing ever more killer albums. Gozu fit right on in. Recently though, Gozu signed with Metal Blade so it appears this was a one time deal, but what a hell of a deal it is.

If you haven’t heard the album yet, you owe it to yourself to listen to it. Do whatever you need to do in order to give it the attention it needs. Put the Continue reading

On The First Day of Christmas…..

sturgill-simpson-a-sailors-guide-to-earth…My true love sent to me, Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide To Earth. 

Back in 2014 when Sturgill released his phenomenal Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, I was one of the many people that took notice. Sturgillmania was full steam ahead and I was right along for the ride. In early 2015 Sturgill announced that he signed with Atlantic Records. Was a new record on the way? Yes, eventually. Over a year went by before it was announced that Sturgill would finally release a new album in April.

After releasing the first two singles, including a cover of Nirvana’s “In Bloom” he really got people talking. This wasn’t country sounding. It wasn’t like anything that was on Continue reading

Daily Bandcamp Album; ROAST EP by Roast

ROAST EP by Roast

“Navigating through powerful sonic storms while touching the light of lands unknown to modern man. Roast stretch their smoke trails from the East coast to their home in the greater Los Angeles Continue reading