|Recording artist and Grammy® nominee Seth Glier has just released a new music video for “Somebody Break My Heart” from his new album The Coronation via MPress Records . |
Written about the healing powers of water through his own experience with the waters of Key West, Florida, the song captures the dreamy qualities of being beneath the surface with its warm elegance and creative sampling.
“Somebody Break My Heart” features instruments like the Plethora (waterphone), samples of water, and crushed sand that tie in with the song’s theme, while the mesmerizing visuals follow a graceful aquatic dancer through the deep oceans and above magnificent reefs for a most calming, lucid experience.
The steady, orchestral arrangements contribute to the emotive power of the song.Seth says of the video, “I knew I wanted water and specially movement through water as the predominate story telling aspect to the video. I reached out to this free diver on Instagram, Gabriel Forestieri, and shared with him what inspired the song and that I’d love to have him consider making a music video for it. About three days later he emailed me back with a rough cut of footage he shot in Sicily. We made a few rounds of edits back and forth but this video sort of just happened without any discussion. We clearly both understood the feeling well, had a deep reverence for water, and working with Gabriel felt more like surfing the energy of an idea than making a music video. I’m eternally grateful and connected to Gabriel now.
“The Coronation is Glier’s sixth album on MPress Records, and is a beautiful and powerful collection that explores an expansive range of musical styles and topics from the personal to the political. A Grammy®-nominated singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Western Massachusetts, Glier has also won five Independent Music Awards. NPR describes his voice as “otherworldly” while praising him as “an engaging performer and storyteller.” His critically acclaimed, emotionally dense catalog of work often draws upon traditional roots music, experimental instrumentation, and moody atmospheres that result in soulfully intelligent stories that can alternately fight the power and break your heart.
10/14 – Los Angeles, CA – We Found New Music
10/21 – Plymouth, MA – Spire Center for Performing Arts
11/9 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall
11/10 – Philadelphia, PA – City Winery
11/11 – Charlotte, NC – The Evening Muse
11/13 – Huntersville, NC – Homefront Music Series
11/14 – St. Augustine, FL – Cafe Eleven
11/18 – Sarasota, FL – Listening Room of Palmer Ranch
11/19 – Orlando, FL – Hotel at Universal Orlando
11/20 – St. Petersburg, FL – Craftsman House Gallery, Cafe & Pottery Studio
11/28 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Caffe Lena
12/17 – Northampton, MA – Academy of Music Theatre
The Velveteers, a primal rock trio from the mountains of Boulder, CO made up of singer/guitarist Demi Demitro and drummers Baby Pottersmith and Jonny Fig, will unveil their debut album Nightmare Daydream on October 8 via Easy Eye Sound.
Produced by Grammy Award-winning artist Dan Auerbach, the record is the long-awaited first statement from a band that formed in 2014 and has been carefully honing its sound and identity ever since. “Charmer And The Snake,” the record’s first single, is out now with an accompanying video.
Growing up in Boulder, Demitro rebelled through her guitar, practicing up to nine hours a day and neglecting schoolwork to develop a playing style that is heavy but agile, theatrical but nuanced, grounded in rock history but wholly idiosyncratic. With Pottersmith and Fig playing on a conjoined set, the band developed a reputation for their rip-roaring performances. Clips of the band’s live shows and DIY videos made it back to Auerbach, who invited them to his studio in Nashville to produce Nightmare Daydream.
“I instantly dug them,” says Auerbach. “They’re amazing live, and their videos are so creative. And they just sound so powerful. Any time you doubletrack drums on a record, it’s going to sound so heavy. Then you put that together with this baritone guitar player who is so unique, and it’s so bombastic. There’s nothing like them.”
Nightmare Daydream finds The Velveteers stripping down rock and roll to its most primal elements—the riff, the rhythm, the snarl—and rebuilding it in their own image. “We don’t want to sound like a band from a different time,” says Demitro. “We want to sound like a band that’s right here right now—in this very moment.”
In Heaven is the first Strand of Oaks album to be recorded since Showalter’s move to Austin and reflects on love and loss, as well as his newfound sobriety.
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Lately is the follow up to Hiatt’s critically acclaimed Walking
Proof, which was among the first records released to feel the full
wrath of the soon-to-be raging pandemic that would bring the world to
Despite the timing of its release, the long player was
named a “Best Album of the Year” by Rolling Stone, No Depression,
Magnet Magazine, Slant Magazine and more. NPR Music called Lilly
“…one of the great 21st Century Southern Rockers,” saying,
“…she’s a striving, self-made heroine of country-accented indie
rock” while Rolling Stone said “Hiatt proves herself to be
Nashville’s indie-rocker-to-watch on this collection of Big
Star-worthy jangle anthems and introspective psych-folk.” Rolling
Stone Country called the album “…exhilarating…” saying, “At
once electrifying and dreamy, the follow-up to Hiatt’s breakout
Trinity Lane cements her as a vital voice.” Pitchfork said,
“…Walking Proof winds through moments of incandescent joy,
gentleness, cathartic noise, and even unease…It’s as if Hiatt has
emerged from a dark, uncertain period as a stronger, bolder artist,
winding up with an album that encompasses a full spectrum of feeling
as it rocks with abandon” while Paste Magazine said in their 8 out
of 10 star review, “This is music to liberate yourself to.”
Lilly Hiatt’s Lately will be available across digital platforms and on cassette. Lately is available for pre-order NOW via New West Records.
Catch Lilly Hiatt On Tour:
October 20, 2021 – Houston, TX – The Heights Theater *
October 21, 2021 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger *
October 23, 2021 – Austin, TX – Continental Club *
October 24, 2021 – Dallas, TX – The Kessler Theater *
October 26, 2021 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress *
October 27, 2021 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern *
October 28, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room *
October 29, 2021 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel *
October 30, 2021 – Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Trading Post *
November 3, 2021 – Bend, OR – Tower Theatre *
November 4, 2021 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge *
November 5, 2021 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern *
November 6, 2021 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern *
November 8, 2021 – Boise, ID – The Olympic *
November 10, 2021 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall *
November 11, 2021 – Denver, CO Globe Hall *
November 13, 2021 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway *
November 14, 2021 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley *
December 10, 2021 – Bristol, VA – The Cameo Theater
February 10, 2022 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
February 11, 2022 – Charlotte, NC – Free Range Brewery
February 12, 2022 – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House Raleigh
February 14, 2022 – Washington, DC – Union Stage
February 15, 2022 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
February 17, 2022 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
February 18, 2022 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
February 19, 2022 – Cambridge, MA – The Middle East Upstairs
February 20, 2022 – Northampton, MA – Parlor Room @ Signature Sounds
February 22, 2022 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
February 23, 2022 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe
February 24, 2022 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi
February 25, 2022 – Newport, KY – The Southgate House Revival
February 26, 2022 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
- With Lydia Loveless
How Do You Live is Amon Tobin’s first new album since he launched his Nomark Records label with the #1 Fear in A Handful of Dust and its sister album, Long Stories, in 2019. In the 25 years since Amon Tobin released his first album under the pseudonym Cujo, he has made music that has not only tested the boundaries of sound but has also challenged our emotional response to the music that electronics can make. Tobin has released pioneering bass music as Two Fingers, psyche-folk as Figueroa, rock electronica as Only Child Tyrant. His most recent outing as Stone Giants showed another side as he explored love songs through his own unique lens. When considering the influence of his Nomark label mates on this new album, Amon comments, “Everything feeds in. After spending time in the micro of personal experiences with Stone Giants and Figueroa this record explores bigger scenery from a distance, for the most part.”In a quarter century of music making Tobin is one of those artists who has never sat still; restless to always try one more thing, one more avenue, a different fork in the road. Tobin’s records are musical anomalies. They’ve been this way since the beginning, and in 2021 his musical curiosity remains as sharp as ever.
Beginning in 1996 with Adventures in Foam the distinctive otherness of sound, which Tobin inhabited, was revealed. The musical and technological development of his production ideas through albums like Bricolage, Permuatation, Supermodified and Foley Room culminated in 2011’s ISAM album.
ISAM utilised advanced synthesis processing and production techniques traditionally reserved for sound design in film, and paved the way for a radically new kind of audio-visual performance. The pioneering use of projection mapping in a live performance, saw the landmark ISAM shows being rightly hailed around the world, from the Sydney Opera House to the Olympia in Paris to the Roundhouse in London, and many international festivals including Sonar, MUTEK, Coachella and Moogfest.
Amon spent eight years quietly developing a series of works under different aliases, alongside new material under his own name. These are now gradually being unveiled on the Nomark label.
2019 saw the release of Fear In A Handful of Dust and Long Stories. The first new alias ONLY CHILD TYRANT saw its debut Time To Run in the same year. In 2020 the long-awaited TWO FINGERS album Fight! Fight! Fight! was released to widespread acclaim and the FIGUEROA alias was revealed with an album, The World As We Know It, which was quickly hailed as an “album of the year.” In the summer of 2021 Tobin revealed another new alias; STONE GIANTS. The debut album, West Coast Love Stories, is a record which celebrates the relationship between voice and machine from an altogether different perspective and was described in reviews as being another extraordinary, gorgeous and thrilling release.
His long-established reputation for musical ingenuity is unconfined by genre, and he remains one of the most visionary electronic artists of his generation.
“I got to know Amon’s music via his collaboration with Pina Bausch. Great energy, rhythm, feeling… ‘We used some of his music for the film PINA, and even after months and months of listening to it every day in the editing room I did never grew tired of it. On the contrary, it kept growing on me. If that’s not an acid test…” – Wim Wenders”
Amon Tobin was one of the reasons I signed to ninja back in the day. He’s incepted from the drum n bass scene but became so much more. And was a link to me between sampling / synths / spookiness / straight party. He always looked out for me and showed support before the rest!” – Diplo
“How does that cat do it?! keep pushing his sounds further out… I love his shit” – Flying Lotus
Amon is truly unique, one of the all-time brightest stars in the electronic world.” – Mike Patton
(L-R) Top Row: Hayes Carll, Carlene Carter, Matthew Fowler, Granville Automatic
Bottom Row: Avi Kaplan, Ashley Ray, Kamara Thomas, Paul Thorn
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 25, 2021) — Less than a month away from celebrating with fellow music lovers from around the world, the Americana Music Association announced today its final round of 200+ showcasing acts slated to perform at their annual AMERICANAFEST, which runs from September 22-25 in Nashville, TN. Event organizers also teased special events ahead of the 21st annual event.
A complete list of official showcasing performers and select special events can be found below.
2021 AMERICANAFEST Festival Passes are now on sale to the public at $199. Available online here, Festival Passes allow admission into all evening showcase venues and select sanctioned special events.
2021 Conference + Festival Passes (currently on-sale at the standard rate of $399/$299 for Americana Music Association members) can be purchased here and provide access to the daytime educational conference, the nighttime music festival plus all sanctioned special events.
Complete List of Acts Confirmed to Showcase at AMERICANAFEST 2021:
* = new additions
The 40 Acre Mule
AJ Lee & Blue Summit
Andrea von Kampen
Andrew Leahey & the Homestead
The Arcadian Wild
The Barefoot Movement
Beth Nielsen Chapman
The Brother Brothers*
Caleb Lee Hutchinson*
Cary Morin & Ghost Dog
The Cerny Brothers*
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Darin and Brooke Aldridge
The Dead South
Eli Paperboy Reed*
Emily Scott Robinson
Ferris & Sylvester
The Georgia Thunderbolts*
Hogslop String Band
John R. Miller
Joshua Ray Walker
Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards
The Little Miss*
The Local Honeys
Matt the Electrician
Maya de Vitry
The McCrary Sisters
Mick Flannery & Susan O’Neill*
Mike & The Moonpies
National Park Radio
Never Come Down*
O.N.E The Duo
Pete Muller and The Kindred Souls
Peter Bradley Adams
Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers
The Pine Hill Haints
The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys
Poor Nameless Boy
Red Dirt Boys*
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers
Strung Like a Horse*
The Suitcase Junket
Teddy Thompson & Jenni Muldaur
TK & The Holy Know-Nothings
Vincent Neil Emerson
Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno
The Wandering Hearts
The Whitmore Sisters
The Winnie Blues
Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn*
The first day of festivities on Wednesday, September 22 is capped by the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards, which celebrates Americana luminaries and welcomes the next generation of trailblazers while offering one-of-a-kind performance pairings at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium. Tickets are available for purchase by the public here.
On Wednesday evening, patrons can choose to stop by “Anthony da Costa’s Second Annual FOMO Party” instead, which celebrates the “fear of missing out” experience with performances at Nashville’s new Brooklyn Bowl. Attendees will be treated to performances by Cordovas, Langhorne Slim, Dylan LeBlanc, Lindsay Lou, Molly Parden and more, with surprise guests in store.
For those who enjoy the revolutionary sounds of the ‘70s, AMERICANAFEST’s “Power to the Music: The Songs of 1971” will bring together Americana artists on the night of Friday, September 24 at The Basement East to salute emblematic artists of that year. Musicians like Marvin Gaye, Carole King, Joni Mitchell and The Rolling Stones provided a memorable soundtrack to a time of cultural progression in the U.S., which included milestone protests against the polarizing Vietnam War and promising steps forward for movements like women’s liberation. This unforgettable tribute will be hosted by Tim Jones of Whiskey Wolves of the West and backed by some familiar faces as the evening’s house band.
These special events are just two out of almost 50 that attendees can view and add to their own schedules when the AMERICANAFEST mobile app launches tomorrow, August 26. In addition, the app will include the rest of the festival and conference’s daily schedule featuring 200+ showcases and dozens of industry panels.
On Monday, event organizers shared a statement on its health and safety policy. For every AMERICANAFEST-produced event and the Americana Honors & Awards, attendees must present proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours in order to access a venue. More information on the policy can be found here.
Declared a “veritable juggernaut” by American Songwriter, AMERICANAFEST will showcase hundreds of artists and bands throughout notable venues in Nashville, TN, including the Mercy Lounge, City Winery and 3rd & Lindsley, just to name a few. The destination event also features a first-rate industry conference, bringing together the top tier of the music business to discuss current industry topics and issues over panels and workshops.
For more information and to purchase an AMERICANAFEST pass, visit americanamusic.org.
Americana/folk singer-songwriter Angela Autumn is set to release her new album,
Frontiers Woman, on June 4, 2021. A guitar player by trade who also plays clawhammer banjo, Autumn originally hails from Zelienople, Pennsylvania but now calls Nashville home. Like the weathered Appalachian mountain peaks of her home, her voice yodels, cascades, and breaks with emotion. Accompanied by an often-droning guitar, a homespun sensibility is the center of Autumn’s lyrical craft. From the carefree whooping and bluegrass elements in the album’s jaunty kiss-off opener “Old Time Lovers,” to the slow, Latin shuffle of “God’s Green Earth,” to the Laurel Canyon elements in “Texas Blue Jeans,” her music freely wanders the backroads of American music.
Mining the emotional roller coaster of life and telling stories from an empowered female perspective, Autumn’s lyric-heavy songs on Frontiers Woman create a cohesive whole centered around nomadic ways. “Frontiers Woman is about a young woman who’s traveling,” says Autumn. “This young person is examining their life in relation to a map, and where she wants to go. What’s the cost of being a pioneer when no one else believes in what you’re doing? When no one else understands — and you don’t even understand — are you going to keep moving towards your dreams?”
Helping Autumn’s journey toward her own dreams, demo collaborations with pals Nick Harley (S.G. Goodman) on guitar and Kate Haldrup (Lilly Hiatt) on drums were the genesis of Frontiers Woman with the initial three songs: “Old Time Lovers,” “Sowin’ Seeds,” and “God’s Green Earth.” The trio began to record the album in late 2019, with Autumn at the helm as producer and Haldrup engineering. Frontiers Woman is her first self-produced album. “I had much more agency just in having more time to think and be immersed in the process,” Autumn says of producing the record. “Working with a female engineer was just a different experience.” With the record’s release delayed by the events of 2020, Autumn had time to overdub some of the songs, adding Wilco-esque drums and electric guitars to the initial arrangements. It also gave her time to add three more songs: “Back in Line,” “Texas Blue Jeans,” and “Fine Blue Sky.”
Autumn doesn’t shy away from the peaks and valleys of her journey. That determination can be heard in “Old Time Lovers.” “It’s about finding the truth for yourself,” says Autumn. “The reels and fiddle tunes I heard in North Carolina opened up a new musical world for me. We win and we lose along the way.”
Exploring the limits of self-liberation, “Fine Blue Sky” taps into the guilt that can accompany decisions that affect others. “It’s about a woman leaving a relationship and saying, ‘I’m gonna go have my own affair.’ And then she feels guilty. So, she’s saying, ‘I’m sorry I left. I had to do this, but I just wanted a piece of that fine blue sky for my own story.’”
The album’s emotional climax, “Shooter” digs deep into reckoning with — and prevailing over — depression: “It was born out of frustration about gun ownership, but also it’s about struggling with self-doubt. I’ve dealt with depression and I wanted to express the feeling of, ‘If this thing’s taking me down, I’m going to aim for it and take it down with me.’”
The album ends with a hint of nostalgia on “Texas Blue Jeans,” which pulls inspiration from a pair of her late father’s blue jeans and imagines what his life might have been like in 1970s Texas. “I wanted to feel others’ experiences without being too voyeuristic,” she explains. “I wanted to understand others’ pasts, and how the past can be linked to your own pain.” In drawing a map of her own experiences, Autumn hopes others can follow it. “I want my journey to help others in some type of way, or else it would be futile for me.”
Autumn grew up north of Pittsburgh, on the outskirts of the Appalachians, where she started playing music at the age of 9 and started writing songs when she was 14. She found her footing in Pittsburgh’s supportive music scene. Inspired by artists as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake, and Doc Watson, Autumn describes her music as “traditional,” but with strong contemporary influences. “I was 20 when I found bluegrass,” she recalls. “Traditional music ended up being the thing that means the most to me. I think it has the best community.” After moving to Nashville, the singer-songwriter gradually put down roots by jamming with bluegrass players at the now-famous concert series at American Legion Post 82, the locus of any roots music out of the Nashville mainstream.
Autumn released the Crash and Burn EP in 2014, and the Rascal EP in 2019, and her music garnered some attention in press circles. NPR dubbed her music “like snippets from a diary entry, filled with… meditations on loneliness and the desire to love.” DittyTV took a liking to the title track, “Rascal,” adding it to one of their playlists, and PBS collaborated with Autumn on a video for the song “Colorado.”
She followed that up with a single release in 2020, “Captain,” and kicked off the lead-up to Frontiers Woman by releasing the first single from it, “Back in Line,” in March of 2021. Autumn plans to release several additional singles in May before Frontiers Woman comes out (“Old Time Lovers,” “Sowin’ Seeds,” and “Shooter”).
Live performances may be few and far between in the short-term, but fans eager to see Autumn perform can see her special album release livestream show on TheBoot.com’s Facebook and Instagram on June 3, 2021 at 8 p.m. central.
The Fratellis return with the news of a brand new album ‘Half Drunk Under The Full Moon‘ out on May 8th, and the launch of their first track ‘Six Days In June‘, an upbeat and foot-stomping anthem that sure to put a big smile on the face of any Fratellis’ fan!
Half Drunk Under The Full Moon follows their critically acclaimed album ‘In Your Own Sweet Time‘, their first top 5 UK album in 10 years, and this new album very much continues on this upward trajectory and is likely to become a signature moment in the band’s career.
A stellar line-up of special guest superstars join Joey Molland’s Badfinger to create a full-length album of unique twists on the band’s all-time favorite hits!
Includes performances by Matthew Sweet, Todd Rundgren, Rick Wakeman, The Legendary Pink Dots, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, Rick Springfield, Sonny Landreth and more! Revamped versions of the Paul McCartney-penned “Come And Get It” as well as the smash hit singles “Baby Blue,” “No Matter What,” “Day After Day” and the monster ballad (later covered by Mariah Carey) “Without You!
Critically acclaimed, multi-platinum musician and composer, Ben Howard has released his 4th studio album, Collections From The Whiteout.
The new album features the single ‘What A Day’
Howard’s music has drawn comparisons to Nick Drake and John Martyn, and has garnered him 2 Brit Awards, British Male Solo Artist, and British Breakthrough Act in 2013.