New Violet Ultraviolet Album Available for Streaming & Purchase

Vermont transplant Jake Brennan's recording project Violet Ultraviolet recently dropped its new album, As The World Churns. There’s a conversational, spoken-observation feel to these tracks. As though one pleasantly meanders down the road, the songs, pushed by the compact instrumentation, retain a loose, natural aesthetic. Those folk/Americana vibes carry an inherently inviting glimpse into personal storytelling, with a universal reach.



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Washburn & the River
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New Andy Holmes Album Available for Streaming & Purchase

Singer-songwriter Andy Holmes, who previously released material under the moniker Burdened Hand, has emerged with a new album, Limping Through Paradise, Come Home. Insightful, isolating, juxtaposing folk seems to explore one’s consciousness. Spiraling guitar patterns feel as though their sifting through a wooded area as the vocals present a sense of mindful clarity, while pulling at the heartstrings in an endearing, melodic manner.


Wheats releases second EP, video for grungy folk single "Shooter"

We're checking in to feature the latest music from Nashville songwriter Anna Elise Anderson, also known in childhood and on stage as Wheats. The fuzzy folk artist released her second album, Wheats II, last month; it features more of the swampy, Southern states-inspired music which powered her debut last year. The stand-out track, "Shooter", has a grunge vibe that separates it from the more folk-oriented material on the record. It has a music video by Miami artist Jen Clay which includes some stop-motion aspects, plenty of abstract hands, and swarming bugs; it gives off a sweet "Sledgehammer" vibe. Check it out below. - Will Sisskind


Dark Tea celebrates debut folk-pop LP at Union Pool 03.22

Songwriters working in Americana have to find a tough balance between influence and innovation, and Dark Tea’s Gary Canino does just that on his self titled debut LP. It’s almost impossible not to conjure Paul Simon and Elliott Smith (or the Lemonhead cover of "Mrs. Robinson") when listening to the album’s first single “Rolling Back The Dial”, but Canino is blessed with an ear for the unconventional, which allows him to forge melodies that are never banal in their deceptive simplicity. This is songwriting at its finest, and a fitting introduction to a truly versatile artist. Dark Tea will be celebrating the release of their forthcoming album at Union Pool on March 22nd - listen to “Rolling Back The Dial” below. - Sunny Betz