In 2020, a tornado damaged her new home in Nashville, followed two weeks later by the pandemic. That November, Williams suffered a stroke impairing some of her motor skills, forcing her to learn to walk again and taking away her ability to play the guitar. Stories from a Rock n Roll Heart marks a triumphant return from one of our most revered artists and songwriters.
The Aces are back, and the Utah foursome sound better than ever. Exploring topics such as love, longing and heartbreak, the queer indie bandís sparkling new project is a depiction of where they are as a band, how far they have come in a short space of time. A confident, self-assured album, it provides a career snapshot -- a complex, yet hugely compelling journey.
Debut solo album from Grian Chatten, vocalist of Dublin's critically-acclaimed band Fontaines D.C. Each song here has a sweep of colour and textures that breathe life into his lucid tales. Over its nine tracks, Chaos For The Fly takes in all of life's rich emotions, transporting the listener to a place you will find yourself returning to again and again.
Created In the heart of Athens, GA with their trusty-producer, Henry Barbe (Deerhunter, Drive By Truckers) You Know Who pushes the boundaries of modern country and rock n' roll music. The six piece makes a tight but soulful album with featured guests such as Nikki Lane, John James Tourville (Deslondes), and Annie Leeth (Faye Webster).
Hammond, Jr. builds on Francis Trouble's soul-baring mood by finding some new wrinkles on his eloquent guitar pop -- and maybe some gray hairs, too. Fatherhood and the pandemic spurred him to think about the past in new ways, and it's a viewpoint that's well-suited to the world-weary undercurrents of the music he's made since the early 2000s.
Despite the growth here, there is a sense of unease that permeates through the whole affair. Vocalist Cameron Winter says he was preoccupied with something he describes as ďmodern doomĒ. Regardless, 3D Country is a huge step forward. Brash, exciting, irreverent and ultimately only something that couldíve come from the minds and hearts of Geese themselves.
Accompanied by their Nashville based touring band, Holler is a true departure. From the blues inspired "Sissy Said" to the country soul of "Never Be Another You" the sisters showcase their celebrated sibling harmonies and strongest songwriting to date while Butch Walkerís producing prowess makes this a must listen.
Vintage Trouble spin records to drop onto the fighting grounds, with the intent to freeze the frame long enough to momentarily halt the warring world. While at ease, we can freely choose to think before we strike or decide to retreat, rather than thoughtlessly charge into repeating history. These heavy hymns come from the heart providing a necessary rise to our ever reckoning.
Throughout the album, there are hints of Mrazís formative releases, but it ultimately finds a kinship with 2008ís We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. The new songs, which are unabashedly pop, see Mraz reuniting with numerous collaborators while grappling with the emotions and experiences that come with being in your mid-life.
Tommy Prineís debut is not only a long awaited introduction but a testimony to Prineís 20ís and the loss, love, and growth that has defined them. Co-produced by close friend and kindred musical spirit, Ruston Kelly, and beloved Nashville engineer and producer, Gena Johnson, the album is rich and dynamic from cathartic jams to nostalgic storytelling.
QOTSAís 8th full length is instantly identifiable with the bandís sonic signature, expanded and embellished with new and unprecedented twists in virtually every song, a live in-a-room recording that showcases a band at the height of their creative powers. Itís a party for the obscene and the clean, the outcasts and the weirdos, and anyone and everyone in between.
A remarkable synthesis of songs and musicality that toggles between thundering heavy rock, electric blues, soul, funk, spoken word, English chamber-folk, and psychedelia; enhanced by a fascinating assortment of contributing artists including, Billy F Gibbons, Ivan Neville, Ruthie Foster, Billy Bob Thornton, and Celisse.