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by Jedd Beaudoin

20 Oct 2017


Photo: Jordan Kuyper

Brooklyn’s the Fluids will release their debut album No Kidding! on 27 October but have a brand new single, “New Land Sale”, out now. Laced with early post-punk’s noisy fury, frenetic, bludgeoning guitars and drums that hit harder than a thousand heavy metal albums falling from a skyscraper, the song encapsulates the panic and predicaments of contemporary life with Beat-inspired urgency. Its simple but forceful statement burns an indelible mark into the ears and minds of listeners with the wisdom and audacity of youth.

by Jedd Beaudoin

20 Oct 2017


Wisconsin doesn’t offer up its secrets easily. Sure, there are the urban stretches: Milwaukee, Madison, the well-paved terrain of Green Bay but there are those quiet, wooded areas, too. The tree-lined rural highways of Marinette County, the curving, narrow roads of Walworth, Dane County’s haunting beauty. There are all those blink-and-you-miss-it stops that dot the state end to end. Those are the mysterious spaces the brothers Max and Mitchel Bell found themselves after tuning in, turning on and dropping out of Chicago and Milwaukee.

by Jonathan Frahm

20 Oct 2017


With its barrage of influences, Americana can take many forms. Gasoline Lollipops exemplify this as the Denver-based band combines the unlikely forces of folk and punk into a singular sound.

That sound has brought them wide recognition throughout Colorado and the southwest following the release of their debut album, Resurrection, earlier this year. Already, they’re gearing up for their first vinyl release on 16 December for their latest single, “Soul Mine”.

by Jonathan Frahm

20 Oct 2017


Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton’s meeting was unlikely at best. Before joining musical forces, the two lived entirely different lives that began 150 miles away from one another. Let alone that Stearns is a few decades Newton’s senior. Better yet, he was already a vital part of the burgeoning Americana scene alongside the likes of Béla Fleck and Billy Bragg.

by Sarah Zupko

19 Oct 2017


Photo: Louise Bichan

Laura Cortese calls California home, although she earned her musical chops on the Boston roots music scene as she studied at the city’s prestigious Berklee School of Music. Playing alongside artists such as Band of Horses, Pete Seeger, Rose Cousins, and Uncle Earl further honed Cortese’s skills and now she has fully arrived with her band the Dance Cards. Back on 6 October, Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards released their debut recording California Calling, which features consummate musicianship, gorgeous vocals, and modern sonic arrangements married to the warmest of acoustic folk playing. It’s a stunning, forward-looking sound that charts a path for further innovation in folk music.

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