Folk/Country

New Chris Forsyth Double LP Available for Streaming

Ahead of its official release on April 12 via No Quarter, All Time Present, the new album from Chris Forsyth, is available for streaming, courtesy of NPR's First Listen. Setting sail on an adventurous path, a reeled-in, ruminating, atmosphere juxtaposes the searing, soaring, psych-rock peaks with pensive, instrumental valleys. A mythical, sonic story evolves over the long haul. Jerry’s on Front will be hosting a pair of record release shows on April 27 and 28 (the first of which is sold out), with the latter being supported by Cold Hands.

   

Bobby Long's new video "Nautical" is a comic thriller

You guys know the book Misery by Stephen King, right? The one where a novelist is captured by a crazed superfan and forced to write her a novel while chained up in Colorado? Well, New York multi-genre singer-songwriter Bobby Long clearly has a penchant for King’s work, with his newest music video “Nautical” a gallows humor interpretation of said story - except in this case, Long plays the lunatic, capturing and imprisoning his friend and producer Jack Dawson. While the video is an entire production unto itself, its bleakly hilarious visuals - where Long forces Dawson to play a concert to a sordid collection of mannequins and goats - repurpose the normally heartfelt lyricism of “Nautical” to comic effect; particularly, the tune’s chorus of “I’ll be alone with you” reads entirely differently in its new context. I won’t spoil its ending; watch the video below, and be sure to check out the rest of Long’s most recent studio effort, SULTANS, out now on Compass Records. -Connor Beckett McInerney (@b_ck_tt)

   

Joybird @ Tonic Room (4/17)

Joybird is the graceful American of Jess McIntosh, and she released her latest album, Landing, last month. For this album she is joined by Bil Harris (percussion, drums), Aaron Smith (bass, banjo, guitar, vocals), Emily Nott (guitar, vocals), Sara Leginsky (banjo, vocals), Anna S. Jacobson (trumpet, French horn), Cass Pautler (clarinet), Dan Andree (fiddle), and Steve Doyle (dobro, electric guitar).

You can catch Joybird on April 17th at Tonic Room with Meadow Mountain.

photo by Rachel Winslow

   

New Lois Volta Single Release Available for Streaming & Download

Lois Volta (formerly of Adam & Dave's Bloodline) recently shared a new single release. “Feels So Good” stirs with an earnest, spiritual appreciation. The vocals rain down in relaxed yet powerful harmonies as a mantra of maturity naturally results. A gentle, folk sway and groove rolls in on its B-side, “I’m Alright,” as the song lyrically describes how altering one’s point of view and learning from past experiences can lead to contentment. The power of change rests in your own hands.

   

New Ther EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

nonultrajoy, the new EP from Andi Jones-led Ther, is available on cassette via Deep Sea Records. A calm, contemplative catharsis unfolds. Words are woven in well-realized stories/songs that carry depth whilst flowing breezily free. On Wednesday, April 17, Ther will be performing at Everybody Hits as part of a lineup that also includes Noera, Lirra Skirra, Christina Puerto, Host, and Warm Dust.