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Preview – Los Colognes

Preview - Los Colognes

Los Colognes just released their third studio album, The Wave, via Big Deal Media/Thirty Tigers. They open up for Hard Working Americans tonight, October 6, at Iron City.

Though The Wave is steeped in a throwback pop/rock sound, the band has some serious Americana chops as they’ve backed up Margo Price, Rayland Baxter, Caitlin Rose, Nikki Lane, Jonny Fritz, Andrew Combs, Erin Rae and more.

One of the highest and rarest aspirations in popular music is to reach for the transcendental, to access the spirit. On The Wave, Los Colognes succeeds at this – in breaking through the confines of everyday pop song lyricism to tell a holistic story. It’s not a concept piece, but it’s a brooding and joyful song cycle filled with philosophical rumination, effortlessss hooks, inspiring musicianship, and expansive arrangements. It’s an album perfectly suited of the current zeitgeist of unease and hope. -Brett Loeb

So far the album’s been praised by StereogumRelixObserver, Culture CollideTeam Coco and Consequence of Sound, who called their song “Unspoken,” an Americana slow-burner like The War on Drugs sans the hazy psychedelia, calming even as it beckons you to actively…

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Interview – Mothers

Interview - Mothers

Mothers: Nurturers of Process

By Lindsay McDuffie

Mothers, from left to right: Drew Kirby—guitar; Kristine Leschper—vocals, guitar; Matt Andereggdrums; Patrick  Morales—bass (Photo by Secret Playground) 

Record Store Day 2016 was a busy one for Birmingham. Athens-based Mothers came to town, so talented our city booked them twice: once at Seasick Records, once at The Syndicate Lounge later that evening. Standing up to critical acclaim from Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, and Consequence of Sound, Mothers began as a solo project of Kristine Leschper and has since evolved into a four-piece, playing together for only a year and a half–a small amount of time for their level of artistry.

Mothers’ debut album, When You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired swells with feeling and precise instrumentation. Existential lyrics, somber vocals, and languid melodies transition into rousing, though altogether brief, experimental/indie-rock jams. A quick denouement–and it’s back to “the way things were.” When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired reincarnates every step of the way, endearing listeners to the wearier sides of life and, at the same time, encouraging us to maybe get out of bed before the sun goes down.

We got a chance to hang out with the band, ask…

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