Michael David Rosenberg's song "Let Her Go" was 2014's British single of the year and earned him the Ivor Novello Award for Most Performed Work. He releases recordings under the name Passenger which has been a solo project for six plus years now. The Boy Cried Wolf continues Rosenberg's soft acoustic folk style with more very excellent songwriting and heartfelt performances.
Rainbow Kitten Surprise is an Aalternative rock band formed in Boone, North Carolina in early 2013 by Sam Melo (vocals) and Darrick "Bozzy" Keller (guitar) Melo and Keller began writing and composing music together in their college dorm. Later Ethan Goodpaster (guitar), Jess Haney (drums), and Charlie Holt (bass) joined, influenced by Kings of Leon and Modest Mouse.
Seven + Mary combines acoustic rock, hiphop and soul in songs that will be immediately likable by fans of the style.
Damage and Joy find The Jesus and Mary Chain back in the studio for the first time since 1998. Youth takes the production reins and works his characteristic magic with the Reid brother's signature sound, doling out the brushstroke feedback within washes of acoustic and electric guitars and programmed drums. It's a damaged sound that takes the band to a new level that finds them in a place longtime fans (like me) won't mind going just to see what's next.
Aimee Mann's new album, Mental Illness, steps back a little from her last album's more firm nod toward her pop roots, sitting down and leaning in for an introspective look regarding what we encounter without; without this and that. Mann tells things she seems almost sure of and a little frightened being so sure about. All the while her melodies sway with a pulse beating a pattern we hope will find comfort and solace once shared, once spoken. Fragile as it might be.
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