The Alright Maybes-Gone

Summer has officially arrived, and with it a new song from Chicago’s The Alright Maybes that you’ll be blasting at every barbecue, beach hang, and late night drive for the next few months. The warmth of the guitars and bouncy shuffle of the drums will bring a smile to your sun-dappled face every time you hear it. The band have created a beautiful retro sound, … Continue reading The Alright Maybes-Gone

Eyelids-The Accidental Falls

Somehow an album that features production by R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and musicians who have played with The Decemberists, Guided By Voices, and Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks flew under my radar when it was released in 2020. Just found it in the last week or so because the band, Eyelids, is playing a show up in Evanston at SPACE opening for Split Single. A real … Continue reading Eyelids-The Accidental Falls

Crandelion-Don’t Mind The Merry Go Round

I’m a few weeks behind on Crandelion’s latest single, along with everything else in life, but I’m hoping my words of excitement will earn some forgiveness. In a way, I’m a bit glad that I waited on this one, because it is a summer song without a doubt. It’s got a sunny, California vibe to it that makes repeat listens not just enjoyable, but necessary. … Continue reading Crandelion-Don’t Mind The Merry Go Round

Excelsior-Gold Runs

A lot of music that gets sent to me follows a pretty similar formula. It makes sense, based on the stuff I write about, that new artists that make folk/rock/americana would find this website and shoot me an email. Sometimes, though, I get sent things that are nothing like the usual tracks I receive. Such is the case with Excelsior’s latest single, “Gold Runs.” The … Continue reading Excelsior-Gold Runs