Night School-July

I’ve been looking forward to new music from Night School for a while. I was a big fan of their last album, Blush, which finished in my top fifteen for 2016. The new record, Disappear Here, is out early in April. “July” is the first single and it sounds like a real departure from their previous sound. Alexandra Morte penned the song for her daughter … Continue reading Night School-July

The Fuss-Loving Family

At a time when families are being ripped apart, both physically and emotionally, it’s good to hear a song like “Loving Family.” A mother protecting her child and doing what it takes to provide for them is a story that’s been told before, but not put so straightforward in song. Joey Lyons, who wrote, produced, and mixed this track, had this to say about its … Continue reading The Fuss-Loving Family

Molehill-Finish Line

It’s been a couple years since the last time we heard from Molehill, but they’ve been keeping busy. Today we’re getting our first listen to a single from their new EP Hostage, and as usual for Molehill it’s an evolution without turning their backs on what has been working for them over the years. The keys are a little heavier throughout the EP and that … Continue reading Molehill-Finish Line

Fort Frances-Double Take

It’s been nearly three years since Chicago-based Fort Frances put out an album. Since then, lead singer/songwriter David McMillin has been working on a new musical project called Grand Am in New York City and recording material for a new Fort Frances album with the rest of the band-Aaron Kiser, Jeff Piper, and Jason Ryan. Now we have our first listen to some new music … Continue reading Fort Frances-Double Take

The Differents-It’s All Too Beautiful

Since the early 1990’s Lou Hallwas has been rocking the Steely Dan vibes in Chicago. They added a new bass player, Gary Stier, in 2015 and there’s a new album coming on Black Friday called It’s All Too Beautiful. This is their first full-length in over 5 years. The first single The Differents released for the new album is actually a reworked (and in my … Continue reading The Differents-It’s All Too Beautiful