The best thing about good powerpop is the immediacy of its rewards. When a musician totally nails a powerpop tune, it connects instantly, which is exactly what happens on Shane Tutmarc‘s wonderfully humorous new single “So Hard to Make an Easy Getaway”, which brilliantly echoes classic Nick Lowe in both lyrical wit and infectious melody.
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Progressive rock guitarist and composer Jane Getter is preparing to release her new album On this fall, a lavish record featuring not only her own formidable talents but collaborations with a host of acclaimed musicians from the jazz and rock world. Among her collaborators is Living Colour singer Corey Glover, who turns in a superb vocal performance on the dreamy eight-minute composition “Surprised”.
New England folk trio Low Lily will be releasing their debut EP this week, and as you can hear on the new track “The Girl’s Not Mine”, the trio of Lissa Schneckenburger, Liz Simmons, and Flynn Cohen have an incredible knack for putting a little pop twist on a traditional folk/Americana sound.
With its Can-derived krautrock groove, wicked stoner rock guitar riff, slight hint of funk, and washes of keyboards weirdly similar to chillwave, Montreal band Wizaard shows one and all on their new single “Mountain of the Underground” that there’s no limit to what they’ll try. Besides, with a combination like that, how can you not dig it?
A mix of pop, folk, and a twee, very English interpretation of country music, London trio Honey Ryder have a couple top 40 UK singles under their belts as well as several British Country Music Award nominations (yes, there is a British Country Music Awards). However after collaborating with several top writers in Nashville and recording with producer Paul Worley (Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum) they have their sights set on becoming that extremely rare British country act to crack the US market.