Eric Benoit will see release of his new album, Heartrender, next Friday, January 26. Today, PopMatters has premiered a video for standout track "Dragonflies," which you can check out below. Reflecting on the video, PopMatters writer Jonathan Frahm had this to say: "For all of the cinematic production and innate musical artistry present on 'Dragonflies,' the most captivating part of it all might well be how achingly, tangibly real it is—more-so than most would have courage or audacity to show in their art. For Benoit to have done so, it means that his art is true."
March 8-10, 2018 will mark the eighth consecutive occurrence of our favorite southern music festival, Savannah Stopover. The event that takes place in venues across charming downtown Savannah will host 80 bands from across the country (and Canada!) including regional favorites of Montreal, Bronx hip-hop artist Kemba, breakout country star Colter Wall, Seattle's The Cave Singers, and so many more. Huffington Post had the exclusive on the second wave lineup announcement yesterday. Head HERE to read their profile of the festival including comments from several bands who have performed Stopover before and hit play below to preview the 2018 lineup! Tickets are available HERE.
The Fleeting Ends are a group of Philadelphia native musicians that have reformed and reclaimed the name after the original lineup parted ways in 2014. Frontman Matthew Vantine is back with a new band and a new collection of songs due out February 16. The first single, "20 Something," premiered today at Atwood Magazine called the song "athemic" and "the sort of reintroduction most bands only dream of."
Long-standing NYC jazz group New York Electric Piano are seeing the release of their seventh studio album today via Fervor Records. "It’s an atmospheric, albeit groove-heavy set of contemporary jazz and fusion that finds a good balance between ambiance and rhythm," says Jeff Terich of Treble Zine, where the album premiered. Stream Road to Joy on Spotify or purchase from Fervor Records and enjoy single "Road to Joy" below.
Narrow Head are embarking on a tour of the West Coast and have a new album in the works, but for now, they've shared a fuzzy new single over at New Noise Magazine. The track, "Bulma," harkens back to your 90s emo days--distorted guitars, hazy vocals and tight drumming makes this one meant to be played at a high volume. New Noise thinks this song soars: " The track feels at one with the sky above, giving a warm atmosphere that shines through the cloudier of days." Take a listen below and check out if Narrow Head will be in a city near you soon.
Jan 11 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Jan 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Top Space
Jan 13 – Fullerton, CA @ Programme
Jan 14 – Oakland, CA @ tba
Jan 15 – San Francisco, CA @ tba
Jan 16 – Eugene, OR @ Voodoo Donuts
Jan 17 – Portland, OR @ Blackwater
Jan 18 – Olympia, WA @ tba
Jan 19 – Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge
Jan 20 – Vancouver, BC @ Subculture Club