Birmingham, Alabama native Louis Schefano has had quite an interesting career thus far. After playing drums for Remy Zero, he joined two other bands—Little Red Rocket and Verbena—before issuing his debut solo album, 1999’s The Art of Navigation, under the pseudonym of Regia. In-between then and now, he’s kept busy here and there (including live performances with Bright Eyes, the Ladybug Transistor, Maria Taylor, and Sarah McLaughlin), with the most substantial release being his first LP under his name, Opposite Side of the World, this past February. Unsurprisingly, it further established him as a very promising and skilled solo artist, and if his newest single, “Wish Something Would Happen”, is any indicator, its follow-up EP, Wish, will do the same.
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Hayley Thompson-King recognized around her Boston community for her gritty, operatic belt and the intellectual curiosity that culminates both musically and lyrically in her gospel-tinged rock tunes. This very clearly comes about time and time again in her upcoming record, Psychotic Melancholia, which has much to do with her criticisms of women’s roles in the Old Testament and reimagining them in captivating, often dark new ways.
Coming hot on the heels of a very successful PledgeMusic campaign, Boston favorite Susan Cattaneo is bringing her lauded “New England Americana with a little twang” to a new double album on the horizon, The Hammer & the Heart. The two-disc set is set to be a riveting concept work encapsulating Cattaneo’s travels throughout her career thus far, chronicling the Berklee songwriting instructor’s journey from New Jersey, to Nashville’s Music Row, to her current home in Massachusetts.
Following the release of their Orme Dugas EP in 2016, the western indie rockers of Jared & the Mill have been trailblazing across the United States on their 2017 summer tour. During a visit to New York City’s renowned City Winery, the band came together for a ‘Cellar Session’ performance of one of the songs from off of their latest studio effort.
I’ve been down with Kim Gray ever since I saw him perform with Skinny Kids at the 2014 Music Waste Festival, and it’s been inspiring to observe his growth as an artist ever since. Gray first branched out under his own name with the Backseat Bingo EP in 2015, then ramped it up with the Malcolm Biddle-produced full-length Perfume in 2016. As ever, Compulsion takes his tasty brand of lo-fi psych-pop to another level.