Formerly of the New York City band the Freshkills and most recently a best-selling ebook author (his book I Swear I’ll Make it Up to You is set to be released by a major publisher in 2016) Mishka Shubaly has just released his new album Coward’s Path. A ragged, cacophonous confessional record, its kitchen-sink approach, unflinching honesty, and gutter poeticism makes it come across as a weird hybrid of Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, and NYC punk rock. It’s cathartic, wryly humorous, and completely soulful, and absolutely worth a listen.
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Athens, Georgia band Gláss offer a unique take on classic gothic post-punk on their debut album, which is due out in early 2016. While the minimalist power of Joy Division looms over the trio’s music like a specter, they add a very strong surf rock and punk aesthetic, and that combination of darkness and energy creates a potent dynamic on the cheekily titled track “Glass(-accent)”, which you can hear below.
In addition to being a singer-songwriter, Nesta! (exclamation point intentional) is a wellness coach, surfer, entrepreneur, and creator of the Let Love Rule Animal Rescue in Santa Monica, California. She’s so busy being a cool renaissance woman that you’d think that’d be enough, but you can add EDM artist to her list of accomplishments as well, as she’s set to release her new album Surrender on 6 October.
For the past six years the trio of Joan Shelley, Julia Purcell, and Cheyenne Mize have explored traditional Kentucky and Appalachian music. However, while they continue to delve into early American folk on their new album Wolvering draws much inspiration, from the remote Michigan town of the same name, where it was recorded.