Amy LaVere & Shannon McNally Join Forces!

Amy LaVere and Shannon McNally have teamed up and will release their debut collaborative EP, Chasing The Ghost Rehearsal Sessions, on October 23rd. Brought together by their mutual mentor to form the band The Wandering, the two female singer-songwriters immediately clicked, jammed and recorded the EP. Says McNally of their chemistry, "We were both instantly... Continue Reading →

Sugar & the Hi-Lows

Sugar & the Hi-Lows are Nashville singer-songwriters Trent Dobbs and Amy Stroup, whose previous duets have been featured on Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill, Bones, Private Practice and Parenthood. The duo's self-titled debut won't be released until February 14th, otherwise it would be a last minute addition to my best of the year list. This... Continue Reading →

Goapele: New Song & Album!

Goapele's new album, Break of Dawn, will be released in October. Her label is making the album's first single, "Play" available as a SoundCloud stream, which you can hear below. If you wonder where you've heard Goapele before, her song "Closer" was featured on So You Think You Can Dance in 2006. Her music often... Continue Reading →

Bell X1: Bloodless Coup

Irish band Bell X1 recently released their new album, Bloodless Coup. I've been loving the new song set, which turns the band's signature blend electro-pop and rock up a notch. Bell X1 first shared a stream of the opening track, "Hey Anna Lena," back in January and I'm happy to say it's the weakest track... Continue Reading →

Shona Foster: The Moon & You

UK singer-songwriter Shona Foster is a piano siren who has been likened to Fiona Apple. I personally think Shannon Wright may be a more appropriate comparison for music on Shona's new album, The Moon & You. Songs like the opener "No. 34," "Queens," and "Dancing Leaves" are moody piano melodies with subtle instrumental and vocal... Continue Reading →

Belleruche: New Single

London trio Belleruche recently released their new album, 270 Stories, and are offering a free, legal audio stream via SoundCloud of their new single. "3 Amp Fuse" follows up the trippy genre-hopping sound of 2007's Turntable Soul Music. Belleruche - 3 Amp Fuse by Mud Hut Digital ***SoundCloud stream uploaded by band's PR rep BUY... Continue Reading →

Bell X1: New Song

Irish band Bell X1 will release their new album, Bloodless Coup, on April 12th. They've uploaded the song "Hey Anna Lena" to SoundCloud for your listening pleasure... Hey Anna Lena by Bell X1 Note: This is a 100% Legal SoundCloud Stream Uploaded by & Posted w/ Permission of Bell X1 The album is not yet... Continue Reading →

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