Soothing, well-crafted, and moving. That’s what Sammy Strittmatter’s brand new track, “When She Sleeps” is. This new song will appear on Stritmatter’s upcoming record, Get Out of the City, dropping May 18 via Palo Santo Records. The Texas-bred, L.A.-based artist has clearly honed his craft, and it shines in “When She Sleeps”. This track is heaven for anyone needing some great acoustic guitar in their life. The chords perfectly accompany the confident yet soft vocals.
Says Strittmatter of his new track:
I first tracked this song while living in Arlington, TX. For about five years, I lived in a house that was built in 1916 for the Mayor. It was the first house built in the South Center Street Historic District. The house was all wood, so it had amazing acoustics in every room. Also, it had this stunningly tall stairwell, and I would place microphones at the very bottom, top, and in between, capturing a unique natural reverb. It was an inspiring place to think and create, which led to me writing the guitar part for this song.
“When She Sleeps” is not a track you’ll want to miss out on, so give it a listen today.
Honest and down-to-earth, Mishka Shubaly is releasing “Death in Greenpoint”, which will appear on his upcoming record, When We Were Animals. Whether writing (he is a bestselling Kindle Singles author), singing, or anything in between, Shubaly is a storyteller in every aspect of the word. His upcoming album is the cumulation of a time of self-examination, movement, and changes of mindset for Shubaly. He says about his new music: “This record shows some personal shortcomings in high relief. That’s by design — it’s time for us to call ourselves out”. His album takes a look at his own mistakes in a world where most point out the mistakes of others.
“Death in Greenpoint” is just a taste of the perfectly balanced self-deprecation that Shubaly presents in his new record. It brings aspects of Shubaly’s writing within his lyricism with hard-hitting vocal deliverance. The song takes the listener for a trip into the mind of Shubaly – a complex, driven place. What are you waiting for? Check out “Death in Greenpoint” today for a refreshingly counter-cultural tunes.
Californian singer-songwriter Chris Lambert is gearing up to release his brand new record, The Constant Education of Christopher Lambert on May 9. The indie folk album is the eleventh full-length release by Lambert, and features “Right”, a charming and well-crafted track that is both introspective and relatable.
Says Lambert, “I spent a couple of years doing a deep dive into my past, figuring out a bunch of things that had been left unresolved or unspoken for too long. Once I got that stuff out on the last album, I felt like I could finally start focusing on day to day things. I realized that it’s harder than it seems, to not dwell on the past or worry about the future.”
“Right” shows the maturity that Lambert has reached, not only as an artist, but also as a human. The acoustic track pairs insightful lyricism with a gentle yet purposeful melody. While the track involves self-conversation, many listeners can put themselves in Christopher’s shoes. It’s different yet familiar, and a refreshingly authentic track.
The Constant Education of Christopher Lambert is out on May 9, so keep an eye out for it! Stay connected with Chris Lambert: Instagram – Facebook – Bandcamp
You haven’t experienced anything like this. Florida-born, Los Angeles-based No Name Hotel is about to drop his debut EP, Tristan, on May 4. No Name Hotel (the musical pseudonym of Farahd Abdullah Wallizada) has been involved with music his whole life, but Tristan will be his first ‘official’ release. Featured on Tristan is No Name Hotel’s “Blood On Sky”, a brooding, searching track that lays down the thematic landscape of the EP. A unique track that is comprised of a two-way internal musical conversation, “Blood On Sky” brings to the surface many thoughts and feelings that we hide away: anxieties, insecurities, self-doubts.
No Name Hotel is releasing the music video for “Blood On Sky”, equally stunning and unique, and we’ve got the exclusive premiere. Spread across three screens, the video takes the viewer on not only an aural journey, but a visual one as well. Featuring both lyrics from the song and interpretative choreography/visuals, “Blood On Sky” is a treat for the senses, no matter how you take it in.
No Name Hotel is doing something completely new, authentic, and unprecedented. Eyes, ears, and heart – let your senses be engulfed by “Blood On Sky”.
Tellers have just dropped their brand new track, “Walking Blind”, and we’ve got the exclusive premiere. Masterfully layered vocals, guitar, and percussion combine for a song that will give you goosebumps. The Washington-based four piece, composed of Sarah Feinberg, Brad Heyne, Isaac Melum, and Tyler Chism, is gearing up to release their new LP Shook. If the title of their record is any indication, Tellers knows how to blow listeners out of the water, and “Walking Blind” is no exception. The new track evidences the careful composition of Tellers, and their ability to balance lyricism with instrumentation.
Says lead vocalist/guitarist Sarah Feinberg of the new track:
I wrote “Walking Blind” about hitting an impasse in a relationship that was worth fighting for. Being faced with the tough reality that it may not work out in the end we were still making the seemingly blind choice to keep going in hopes that we would find our way wavering on the edge of unraveling.
“Walking Blind” takes the listener on an auditory journey that is simultaneously new and familiar, haunting and comforting. It’s not one you’ll want to miss.
Hailing from Anchorage, Alaska, Parker Longbough is back at it again with a brand new LP, Left on Tri, out this April. Parker Longbough (irl Matthew Witthoeft) has just put out a second album, Bridges to Nowhere/Delirium in Lo fi last June, and is keeping the ball rolling with Left on Tri.
Bridges to Nowhere/Delirium in Lo fi followed after over a decade hiatus since his debut LP, Commander Comatose. Thankfully, Longbough is not making us wait another ten years for a new album; on the contrary, it was less than a year.
Off his new album is the single “Jack Ryan”, a moving track that weaves instruments with mellow vocals. It is a combination of indie rock and slight folk/country influences that combines masterfully, creating a pleasant soundscape.
Keep your eyes and ears open for Left on Tri, out April 20. In the meantime, give “Jack Ryan” a listen!