The Shacks Share Visual for “Follow Me”

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We couldn’t be more excited to see the profile of The Shacks, the Queens duo of Shannon Wise and Max Shrager, grow exponentially after their appearance in a iPhone commercial last fall with their version of the Dave Berry single “The Strange Effect” written by Ray Davies of The Kinks off their underrated debut EP from 2016. On March 30th, they will release their debut long-play, Haze, via Big Crown Records produced by label co-founder Leon Michels. “Follow Me” is the excellent lead single and we now have a visual accompaniment directed by Catherine Orchard. Pre-order the LP here.

Premiere: Watch the Atmospheric Video for New Economy’s “Felt by Way of (An Emotionally Charged Aldous Huxley)”

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New Economy is the project of Indianapolis actuary-by-day Gena Watson. Her latest output, Birth of Ergonomics, is slated to drop on February 2nd via Warm Ratio (Hoops, Sleeping Bag, Vadaat Charigam, Kevin Krauter). “Felt by Way of (An Emotionally Charged Aldous Huxley)” acts as the first taste from the collection of meditative gems and comes in tow with an hypnotic visual directed by Jakob Bergman to compliment. The track is an emotionally cathartic experience slowly building layered instrumentation into pulsating light of sound over its 12 plus minutes in duration. No matter what we were doing at a given moment, the song seemed to pull out an added depth that wouldn’t have otherwise existed when it was playing in the backdrop and was magical when playing with snow falling outside our window. The video can be found below and pre-order for the cassette is available here.

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Porches Shares Video for New Single “Country”

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We are looking at 2018 before we get a new album and follow-up to last year’s exceptional Pools from Aaron Maine’s Porches project. However, we do have a brand new meditative track “Country” to hold us over until then along with a beautifully shot visual companion. The production is a dreamy as ever with the song it self coming off as an affirmation or prayer with Dev Hynes and Bryndon Cook inserting some harmonies.

Watch the Video for New Song “Mad As Hell” from U.S. Girls

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Meghan Remy’sU.S. Girls project has returned with a new single titled “Mad As Hell” out now through 4AD. No word yet on whether it is or will be associated with a follow-up to 2015 year’s best Half Free, but it is easy to see by the video that the song is very much influenced by the current unsettling political and social climate. Listen below.

Watch Men I Trust’s Video for “Tailwhip”

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Considering they are quite possibly our favorite band at the moment (not to mention their satellite projects), we completely spaced on the video for Men I Trust’s latest pop perfect single “Tailwhip.” The song is easily one of our favorite tracks of 2017 and the video brings out the nostalgia with a collage of home videos from their childhood. The song brings to mind a more up-tempo early Zero 7, most specifically their songs with Sia and Sophie Barker, who lead singer Emma sounds like a blend of.

Premiere: Brandon Whyde // Come To Jesus

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I would often walk into a Fountain Square bar and there would sit Brandon Whyde…relaxed, beyond cool, smiling and being smiled back at by the prettiest lady in the room. I couldn’t help but admire his aesthetic. He was (is) cool, but he was also, maybe surprisingly to some, shy and kind, and if you broke through with a little effort, easy to talk to to.

Whyde is a soulful singer-songwriter with a penchant for mourning and reflection. His whiskey-infused voice tells tales that sometimes will make you weep and other times will make you holler in celebration. He’s seen his fair share of success, in his early career. He’s opened for the likes of Dwight Yoakam, Sturgill Simpson, Lady Antebellum, and Nathaniel Rateliff, and he even sang at Emmy Award-winning actress Katherine Heigl’s wedding.

Whyde ultimately decided to leave Indianapolis. He headed to the greener musical pastures of Nashville, Tennessee to create his third album, “Silver Apples of the Moon,” which he’ll release on September 19th. When he wasn’t working on the album, he was co-writing songs with Grammy-winning country songwriter Clint Lagerberg and modern Americana music stars Jamie Kenney, Tony Lucca and Stone Aielli.

Whyde’s new album was recorded with Grammy-winning producer Jimmy Nutt in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and it includes some of the veteran musicians who helped The Shoals earn acclaim as a hotbed of musical talent. Spooner Oldham, who played keyboards on Percy Sledge’s “When a Man Loves a Woman,” and Bob Wray, who’s played bass on more than 30 #1 country hits, are just a few of the artists appearing on “Silver Apples of the Moon.” Today, we premiere the first song and video from the album, “Come To Jesus.”

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Premiere: Louisville’s BRENDA Share Video for “bb’s buttons”

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Currently working on their debut LP, last year, four-piece BRENDA released their sneaky good second EP, NIGHTSCHOOL. The release was an explosion of reverb-filled fun, however their was one outlier on the collection with “bb’s buttons.” While the song cuts loose in moments, there is an consistent sweetness permeating from the lyrics and the layered boy/girl harmonies throughout. The video continues that sweetness visualizing the story of two people coming together. Watch below.

Dinner Returns with New LP, Shares Video for “Un-American Woman”

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Danish musician Anders Rhedin, known better under his moniker Dinner, has announced a new LP, New Work, slated for release on September 8th via Captured Tracks. The album is was created over a intense period of late-night session with a conscious effort to be more collaborative enlisting assistance from Charlie Hilton and Sean Nicholas Savage. “Un-American Woman” is the first song from the release and, per Rhedin, is “about disillusionment and a fear of being stuck in a certain lifestyle” and a desire to be in “constant movement.” It also draws inspiration from William Blake’s Proverbs of Hell. Sonically, the song vocally is Morrissey meets Nico over sharp, interwoven instrumentation and comes in tow with a visual. The pre-order can be found here, including a limited edition clear vinyl release.