FEATURED ALBUM Trouble Don’t Follow Me, Christopher Paul Stelling (from the Anti- Records release Best of Luck) Christopher Paul Stelling has never been much of a conformist. While many artists are expressing anxiety and frustration with the state of the world, Stelling has decided to celebrate harmony and contentment. It’s all the more noteworthy for […]
If the albums scheduled for release over the next few months are any indication, there’s a great year of music ahead of us. Here are just a few forthcoming long-players that we are eagerly anticipating in 2020. BROKEN AT THE BREAK OF DAY by FRUITION (17 January) Fruition are releasing their third album in just […]
Here, in no particular order, are more favorites from 2019.
I posted my list of favorite from the first half of 2019 back in July (here). Rather than replicate that list for my full year review, consider this a continuation — the best songs from the second half of the year. Have You Seen My Girl, Todd May (from the self-released Let’s Go Get Lost) […]
I love seeing live music. If you’re reading this, chances are that you do, too. Fruition and Goodnight, Texas both got their starts are acoustic outfits but, based on the recent performances that I saw, have gone decidedly electric. These two videos, Fruition’s “Lonesome Prayer” and Goodnight, Texas’ “Button Your Collar” don’t fully capture the […]
Fruition’s Kellen Asebroek talks about his ode to Britney Spears, working as a life guard, and the importance of real connections.
Portland Oregon’s Fruition had a busy 2018. They started their year with the release of Watching It All Fall Apart, their 5th full length album and closed it out with Fire, a 5 song EP. In between (and continuing into 2019) they blazed the highways to bring the songs to life on stages across the […]
Here, in no particular order, are a few more favorites from 2018. Tenkiller Marie/Lepanto Out From Under
Snow White Knuckles, Jaimee Harris (from the Ruby White Records release Red Rescue) Music can be a powerful thing. At its best, it not only meant to entertain, it strives to provoke an emotional reaction in the listener. Red Rescue, the debut album from Austin singer-songwriter Jaimee Harris, is a welcome reminder of music’s potency. […]
Here are some of my favorite songs this year. An eclectic lot to be sure. The Fold, Brent Cowles (from the Dine Alone Records release How To Be OK Alone) Easily my favorite song so far this year. Cowles confronts anxiety and self-doubt with a determined and uplifting anthem. Tough Folks, American Aquarium (from the […]