The Memoirs - Means To An End

An incisive eye for getting to the point, as well as some tube-drenched power chords, help The Memoirs to build a modern sound and story that is all their own.

The Memoirs - Means To An End

The Dirt & The Grime - DO U LOVE ME

It's a snappy beat and an overdriven vocal that gives hints of a Jack White. This is punk-forward riff rock of the highest order.

The Dirt & The Grime - DO U LOVE ME
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Liza - 1 Girl, 2 Cups

It's so open, so spacious, with a voice that feels like it hurts; such raw emotion, wrapped in ghost notes, surrounded by remnant whispers of reverb.

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Liza - 1 Girl, 2 Cups

The Ruralists - Eggs

It's a lead vocal with a big natural vibrato and a cynical smirk. Lyrically it strikes a tone of urban alarmism, a message of getting woke for the esoteric among us.

The Ruralists - Eggs
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Femke - Wounded

It's a beautiful brew of Americana and Folk with a strong Pop sensibility, some swampy twang-guitar, and a river-rock-smooth falsetto.

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Femke - Wounded
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Willemijn May - Make-believe

It's a message about what happens when we are left alone for too long, and the tangled webs we weave around ourselves.

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Willemijn May - Make-believe
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Corey Kilgannon feat. Towr's - Soft Gentle Brilliant II

With a mid-tempo acoustic fingerpicking pattern and some gorgeous harmonies, Corey Kilgannon immediately strikes a poised simplicity reminiscent of the late George Harrison.

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Corey Kilgannon feat. Towr's - Soft Gentle Brilliant II
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Christian Gibson (feat. Slow Shiver) - Tethered

With the deep groove here, the belly moan vocals, and the gurgling synth-bass, this is a modern sound that reflects some of the best of what we call roots.

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Christian Gibson (feat. Slow Shiver) - Tethered
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Box the Oxford - 1922

It's all poise and posture and expectation, the assembly of a perfect weekend with the building blocks of friendship, mystery, and attraction.

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Box the Oxford - 1922

Mrs. Greenbird - One Day In June

A confident hand measures the doses of acoustic guitar, a fluttering pulse-driven electric bass, and the vocal pills of a beautifully understated duet.

Mrs. Greenbird - One Day In June

Madeleine Kelson - Already Gone

It's a gorgeous harmony that sets up the chorus turn, and the narrative theme seems to continue the process of self-invention, creating new twists as the song progresses.

Madeleine Kelson - Already Gone

Harville - SPILL

This sounds to me like a chorus from a Kid Rock song with funk vocals from JJ Grey. It's a party, plain and simple, with lots of beer and octave pedals.

Harville - SPILL

Timothy Robert Graham - Scaring The Children

It's a lanky sort of beat, that goes by in a flash; like a little musical candy bar. With a side of glam-fuzz guitar.

Timothy Robert Graham - Scaring The Children
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Riley Catherall - Watered Down Man

Using some mystery, some classic Americana flourishes, and the honest voice of a troubled soul, when the snare shuffle drops in the moment is complete.

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Riley Catherall - Watered Down Man

Party of the Sun - Ball Of Time

Some retrospective lyrics, a little B3 through a Leslie weaving in and out of the mix; the soul of this song lives in the details.

Party of the Sun - Ball Of Time

Percy Falls - Miss You

Percy Falls provide a gorgeous melody and a folk-inspired requiem for the lost magic of yesterday, even as they inspire new possibilities for tomorrow.

Percy Falls - Miss You

My Terrible Friend - Almost Gone

It quickly becomes a folky wall of sound, and when the sultry head voice crackles from the tube gain, it's like a pot of soup that almost boils over from the heat.

My Terrible Friend - Almost Gone