by Carly Schorman Senior Editor Max Knouse Dinasaur from Jensen If this is an audiobook, it’s the most beautiful audiobook ever. On Dinasaur from Jensen [sic], Max Knouse seems to follow a bit of the Jeff Mangum/Aeroplane Over the Sea approach to record-making by creating an elaborate and elusive narrative that plays out over
The title to Huckleberry’s 2016 EP might be a little clunky, but the four songs it represents are fluid and fabulous. Shasta City, Bad News Ricky came out in March and its breezy Americana sound stayed with us all year. This stellar six-piece out of Tempe has been making rounds on the Valley circuit
The Handsome Family “Gold” I love love love The Handsome Family so I’ve been counting down the days until their new album comes out next month. Unseen, the 10th studio release from the married duo, drops on September 16th, but The Handsome Family shared this little ditty to tide fans over until
by Carly Schorman Senior Editor Tucson’s Karima Walker recently released a hauntingly beautiful album, Hands in Our Names. Combining elements of drone and folk, Walker crafts layers of sound that can have an eerie effect on the listener, like a half-remembered dream or half-forgotten lover. There is a strong push toward minimalism on
by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor I’ve been enchanted by the vocal stylings of Laura Kepner-Adney for years now (proof here) so the emergence of Laura and the Killed Men with their debut EP last year caused considerable stir down at YabYumHQ. The band recently completed their follow-up effort, Everchanging Trail, due
Courtney Marie Andrews Leuven Letters Courtney Marie Andrews released Leuven Letters back in November and I have to admit I’m a little bummed I only recently came across it. All those cold, winter months that could have been spent enveloped in Leuven Letters were instead passed with other, lesser albums. Andrews established
From the start of The Filthier Things – the November 2014 release from Hasty Escape – fans of Americana know their in for something special. We’ve been waiting for this album ever since the band released their first single “American Cheese” last summer in anticipation for the album in the works.
American Longspurs Palo SantoThe slight twang of the vocals and steel on Palo Santo offer a decidedly Western sensibility to the down home Americana of the American Longspurs. Zachary Tyler, Crew Switzer, and Chester Carmer are the trio of talent behind the band. The album opens with “The Truth” which sets a