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by Brice Ezell

28 Apr 2015

In a special  contribution for the soundtrack to the romantic comedy Man Up, the Manchester group Elbow have recorded the tune "What Time Do You Call This?", which recalls the orchestral grandeur and optimism of their megahit "One Day Like This".

by Brice Ezell

28 Apr 2015

Atlanta trio the  Head explore the relationship between Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza and his father in their latest single, "It Ain't Easy".

The Atlanta-based rock trio the Head, comprised of Jacob Morrell (guitar) and brothers Jack and Mike Shaw (drums and bass/vocals, respectively), has been dubbed with the title “Atlanta’s youngest rock ‘n’ roll veterans” by Blurt. These chaps may all be in their early 20s, but what they lack in years they more than make up for in their energetic brand of ‘90s-inspired rock music.

The Head are also not one to shy from thought-provoking topics in their songwriting. Below you can stream “It Ain’t Easy”, a tune which finds the trio exploring the sensitive and troubling topic of the Newtown school shooting. For more on this, read the band’s statement on the song.

by Sloane Spencer

28 Apr 2015

New York City  rock band Hollis Brown have a new album, 3 Shots, that hits the listener with collaborations including Bo Diddley and Nikki Lane.

Mike Montali of Hollis Brown loves rock ‘n’ roll, as the band’s 2014 Record Store Day special release covering Velvet Underground tunes indicates. Hollis Brown brings together their love for Ziggy Stardust and Big Star for a step forward with their new album, 3 Shots.

Supported by a new-to-them indie label out of New York and an upcoming 40 date tour with Counting Crows, Hollis Brown has made the most of their friendships, rooted in solid rock records.

by Brice Ezell

28 Apr 2015

After the dissolution  of his previous musical outlet, the band Gift Horse, Hunter Morris took some time away to think. What he came up with next is Blue Blood, which led to the creation of This Is the Life, which you can stream exclusively below.

Blue Blood started out as a solo venture for musician Hunter Morris, who conceived the idea after his previous band, Gift Horse, parted ways. The Athens, Georgia-based Morris then spent a year working as a fly fishing guide on the trout streams of North Georgia, a creatively fruitful time that spawned the songs that now form This Is the Life, Morris’ debut as Blue Blood.

Morris ended up not going at it all by himself, though. Hank Sullivant, the guitarist for MGMT and the frontman of Kuroma, worked as producer/instrumentalist for the recording. Rounded out by J.J. Bower (Dead Confederate) on drums and Dave Spivey on keys, Blue Blood is a fine example of how an artist can create a new avenue through artistic exploration in the wake of a finished project. Morris’ vision was rich enough on its own; with the addition of players such as Sullivant, Spivey, and Bower, his initial idea has blossomed into a mind-enveloping collection of introspective gloom pop.

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