Shaun Ray grew up in Alabama, but he now calls Colorado home. Ray moved to Grand Junction in 2011, for his “dream job” working on the Colorado River. Little did he know, these experiences on the river would lead Ray to recording his freshman record, Fool to Your Crown.
“Highwater” is an ode to the perfect day on the river and a night spent reminiscing. Listeners will immediately be transported to a warm evening, sitting by the water, hanging with the people you love, listening to the “river roll on.” This piece is an upbeat acoustic tune that perfectly captures that Colorado essence. -Sophie Crowe
Indie rock band MRYGLD (pronounced ‘marigold’), from here in Birmingham, is “All The Rage.” The band was formed this year by Shane Jewell (lead guitar) and Brandon Snipes (vocals, guitar) and . They have two lead singers in Brandon Snipes and Shane’s wife, Alyssa Jewell who also plays keys. The Jewells were introduced to Snipes in 2015, and immediately bonded over similar tastes in music. They continued playing in their own bands, but ultimately formed MRYGLD a year later when Will Johnston on drums and James McCauley on bass completed the band.
Their previously unreleased single, “All The Rage,” is featured here this New Music Monday to help you immerse into those sunny day vibes. This upbeat Indie Rock single is the perfect tune to add to your summer playlist. Snipe’s voice is mesmerizing and “All The Rage” brandishes an infectious melody with driving yet joyful rhythms. Whether you are listening to this one on the way to work or the beach, you will feel like your day is shining a little bit brighter. The self-titled Ep will be out in stores, and available on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon on Friday June 23 (right in…
All Them Witches delivers perhaps their best effort yet on their latest, Sleeping Through the War, dropping this Friday. This is the psych-rock band’s fourth feature studio release and second under New West Records. The album’s newest video for the single “3-5-7,” can be seen below, but you can hear more and read a MusicBham exclusive interview with All Them Witches this Friday to mark the release.
This Monday, we feature new music from Lissie, a beautiful Illinois native who attended college in Colorado and now resides in LA. The musical influences of these three states are very much alive in her hit single “Don’t You Give Up On Me“ from the brand new album My Wild West(Cooking Vinyl, 2016). Check out the video below. Her music is available on Spotify and Apple iTunes.
Yardley is the local experimental rock outfit that layers atmospheric electronica with the sensual vocals of Birmingham artist, activist and musician Sarah Mason. Think Radiohead meets Lana Del Rey. You can support Yardley by downloading their latest single, “Jameson,” available through iTunes, or catching them live at one of their upcoming shows. Visit our calendar for dates and times or by following Yardley on Facebook, and Instagram.
Yardley is the local experimental rock outfit that layers atmospheric electronica with the sensual vocals of Birmingham artist, activist, keyboardist and vocalist Sarah Mason supported by Daniel Long on drums, Matt Sanderlin on guitar, Jacob Robertson on bass and Amberlyn Richardson backing up vocals. Think Radiohead meets Lana Del Rey. Featured here this New Music Monday is their brand new single, “Jameson,” followed by two previously released tracks, “Want It All,” and “Blood On Your Hands.” You can support Yardley by downloading “Jameson,” available through iTunes, or catching them live at one of their upcoming shows. Visit our calendar for dates and times or by following Yardley on Facebook, and Instagram.
This dynamic duo has all the good vibes. Mike Del Rio and Christa Ru share dance heavy beats with hits like Gimme Some, you may recognize from the J. Crew & MasterCard commercials. They insight the bounce and foot boogie in all of us. Just recently they released an all new single on spotify called SUNSHINE. This electronic beat is filled with unique vocals, pleasant and unexpected guitar, a nice keys melody and topped off with a tipsy little flute.
The HOT LA based crew, POWERS took a minute to sit down with Mother Plug Music just before their Hangout 2016 performance! Check out the full interview here!
Stoop Kids‘ sound is an eclectic mix of soul, hip-hop, surf, jazz, and rock with a psychedelic aftertaste. This, combined with their high-energy, theatrical performances, makes Stoop Kids unique and unpredictable. While based in New Orleans, the band has toured extensively throughout the eastern United States over the past two years and plan to expand upon that. Their sophomore album, Already Out of Time was described as “a genre-bending masterpiece” and “an essential album of 2015.”
The group is fronted by Griffin Dean singing, rapping, dancing, playing guitar, and writing the majority of the music. He is backed by Thomas Eisenhood (Baritone Saxophone, Harmonies), Sam Fruend (Bass, Harmonies), David Paternostro (Keys, Guitar) and Joe Tontillo (Drums). The five-piece band has independently released two albums and self-booked 200 shows over the three years since their inception.
Get hip to Stoop Kids with the tried-and-true Already Out ofTime, followed by their 2016 release “Quit You”. Check back here for easy access to their newest single, set to release this Friday, July 1st!
Influenced by Kurt Cobain, Miles Davis, and Fiona Apple, Adia Victoria‘s unapologetic search for self-expression is both critical and clear of normative Nashville tropes. She resets expectations for Black girls with guitars, writing dark-humored lyrics that scrape her own self-awareness against gritty gothic-blues guitar riffs. Balanced out with the inherent honesty of Appalachian twang, Adia’s voice glides with words of coarse reflection, gentle coos thick with swampy rebellion.
Rolling Stone Magazine featured Adia Victoria as one of “10 New Artists You Need to Know.” The Village Voice called her an “eerie, intriguing songwriter,” with “bone chilling guitar riffs and lyrics topped with candid scorn.” Vogue highlighted the recording artist as one of “5 Beauties Who Answer to Afropunk’s Rebellious Call.”