Posts Tagged ‘alt-americana’

September 11, 2017

Andrew Savage, the frontman from much adored Brooklyn rockers Parquet Courts, is preparing to release a debut solo album this fall. We had a chance encounter with the news when we stumbled upon the second song he’s previewed from the release, an earnest and windswept, bucolic and weathered piece named ‘Wild, Wild, Wild Horses’. The slow burning hymnal, alongside Savage’s deep vocals, remind me of Noah and the Whale, particularly songs off my favorite album from them, 2009′s First Days of Spring. There’s also a haunting quality to the song, a ghostliness and loneliness that seeps its way into the heart. Debut album Thawing Dawn arrives on October 13th via Dull Tools.

March 24, 2017

The raw vigor and earnest passion that imbues Trigger sends ecstatic chills through the core of my being. The song is a trigger indeed, a trigger of powerfully affecting, turbulently fulminating emotion. It’s also my first introduction to Florida based Atlanta native Caroline Lazar, whose talent is glaringly apparent on this vehement tune, a track from an EP just released named Nevermine. The alt and indie rock singer songwriter belts the song out with impassioned assurance, her raspy brooding vocals transfixing me to the utmost. The title track from Caroline Lazar’s Nevermine, which you can find belowis a must listen, too. It’s a slow building, fervidly pastoral beauty on which Caroline Lazar seems to continue to bare all. You can also stream Trigger via Soundcloud below. Caroline Lazar’s Nevermine EP is out now on iTunes.