Music You Might Otherwise Miss 4-28-15

As April comes to a close I’ve noticed a slight change in new releases. The big labels/bands are releasing their new material in anticipation of the Summer touring season. For me that just muddies the water. I try to do what I can to find the music you might otherwise miss even with folks like Alabama Shakes. Their new album is really very good and you don’t need me telling you about them so I delved deeper in to the album and pulled out a deeper cut for review/play. It feels like a good compromise. I hope you agree.

I kicked off my program with a return visit from Soda Ocean. Soda Ocean, which I think is a clever name, is a mixed-gendered, Indie Pop quartet from Odessa in The Ukraine. (This is my first band from The Ukraine on my show!) I first featured them in January with the release of Up & Down.” Since that initial release, Soda Ocean has been releasing a new single per month and all the tracks are available for free. This latest single is titled Home.”

The tune succeeding that was the new, and only single from Pleasure Beach. Yeah…this band is so new that they only have one song. They are a five-piece, mixed-gendered, driving Alt. Pop band out of Belfast, Northern Ireland. The story goes that all five members are all solo musicians in their own rights and they met in a coffee shop over a mutual love of espresso. (They are my kind of people) That tune I sampled was Go and it’s a pre-release single to spark interest in their upcoming EP, which is slated for release on May 25th.

Changing musical direction with another artist that’s been featured here on my New Release Show; in fact, I thought of making this band, Summer Fiction, my lineage subject for today’s show…that’s how much I like them. Anyway…Summer Fiction, a.k.a., Bill Ricchini is the force behind the band. It’s been over four years since Summer Fiction’s last recording. That self-titled effort came out in late November of 2010 and because of that late release date…many reviewers missed the album entirely…I did not and it made my Top Ten list of 2010. So Summer Fiction has a new album, HIMALAYA, coming out on June 16th. This is the pre-release single…Lauren Lorraine.” And BTW, this single is available for free download.

Then I played the latest material from Leisure. Leisure is from Auckland, New Zealand and that’s about all I can find out about them. I sure do like the groove on this song, which is called Got It Bad.”

Next up is another band returning to the New Release Show…It’s Hey Anna. The sisters Rauch-Sasseen; Erin Anna and Katie along with Andrew Smolin and Matthew Langner. I’ve been following Hey Anna since early 2013 and I just really like what they are doing and would love to see them get to the next level. (I guess first I’d like to get them to get to Boston, which I’ve brought up several times to them) Anyway…this New York based quintet is readying to release their debut, full-length album, RUN KOKO, later this year. (They also financed this project with a crowd sourcing campaign so they are clearly building a solid fan base) The album’s pre-release single is Island.”

Subsequently I featured new music from Alabama Shakes. Yes…The Alabama Shakes are back with their sophomore release…SOUND & COLOR. They had to have a great deal of pressure on them with this follow up release. Their debut album, BOYS & GIRLS, was nominated for a Grammy…that has to be intimidating. They do very well with the new release. It’s got a harder edge to it and some great production quality. For the show I went a little deeper for you with the track Guess Who.”

My lineage subject was Fickle Friends. Fickle Friends are five members strong with Natassja Shiner fronting the band. They are from Brighton, in the UK, and fancy their sound as an updated version of Eighties New Wave Pop. I first found them in April of last year and they’ve been releasing a series of singles with the latest one being Could Be Wrong, and that happens to be the one I began this feature.

Part two of the lineage was fulfilled by Fickle Friends single, Play,” which was released as a stand alone single in 2014. (I love that song)

My re-issue release of the week was from Bob Mould. This guy keeps busy. He’s been performing and recording for almost forty years; including the bands Husker Du and Sugar, along with solo projects. The album that has been re-issued is WORKBOOK. The album originally came out in 1989, which makes this its twenty-five anniversary. (My goodness…I’m getting old). Anyway, my favorite song off this album (in fact, his entire work) is See A Little Light and that’s what I played.

I closed off that two-song set with the latest effort from Sans Parents. They are a foursome made up of the remnants of Hungry Kids of Hungary, which broke up a little over a year ago. Kane Mazlin and Ryan Strathie from the Hungry Kids got together with their touring buddy, Alex Bennison, and Charles Sale (formally from Babaganoüj) This fantastic new single is called Loose People and I have to say there is nothing loose about that song at all.

Keeping the tunes going here is something new from Circa Waves. Circa Waves is an Alt. Pop band out of Liverpool, England and I’ve featured them before on the New Release Show back in 2014 with their debut release Stuck In My Teeth. The boys self-released their debut EP, T-SHIRT WEATHER, earlier this year but they got a distribution deal with Virgin EMI records and they are available here in the States. The new EP recycles several of their older tracks, including “Stuck In My Teeth” and they crafted a new one for the EP and it’s the title track.

Then came something brand new from a band called Bully. They are a female fronted, Alt. Rock quartet out of Nashville, Tennessee. They are readying to release their debut, full-length album, FEELS LIKE, on June 23rd on Columbia Records. (That’s quite the good backing for such a new band) The tune was called Trying.”

I will keep things moving here with something from Manganas Garden. This self-described “DiscoFunk – Indie Pop” five-piece is based out of Gothenburg, Sweden. This latest sample from the band is called Get You Up and it is to be included in their debut, full-length album, SOLAR SATISFACTION, which will be out on May 6th. I don’t know when it will be released here in the United States, however this single is currently available.

Let me slip in one more from Babe. Babe is an Electronica Indie Pop four-piece from Glasgow, Scotland and the have just released a four-song EP entitled THE HEREAFTERGO-ERS two days ago. The song I have for you is The Warbling.”

Songs in BOLD are links to videos of that song. Songs that are ITALICIZED are links to Soundcloud Audio Files of said song.

Come listen LIVE on wmfo.org from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. (I could use the support) ;^)

If you missed the live version…check out the archived one. Here’s the LINK.

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New Release Show Playlist 4-28-15

Soda Ocean – “Home” – SO – Ep

Pleasure Beach – “Go” – GO – Single

Summer Fiction – “Lauren Lorraine” – HIMALAYA

Leisure – “Got It Bad” – GOT IT BAD – Single

Hey Anna – “Island” – RUN KOKO

Alabama Shakes – “Guess Who” – SOUND & COLOR

Fickle Friends – “Could Be Wrong” – COULD BE WRONG – Single

Fickle Friends – “Play” – PLAY – Single*

Bob Mould – “See A Little Light” – WORKBOOK**

Sans Parents – “Loose People” – LOOSE PEOPLE – Single

Circa Waves – “T-Shirt Weather” – T-SHIRT WEATHER – Ep

Bully – “Trying” – FEELS LIKE

Manganas Garden – “Get You Up” – SOLAR SATISFACTION

Babe – “The Warbling” – THE HEREAFTERGO’ERS – Ep

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Music You Might Otherwise Miss 4-21-15

I did a brief count of all the songs I listen to just to gather enough music to put together the hour long New Release Show of my Music You Might Otherwise Miss. My tally was close to 200. That two hundred does not count the songs I listened to via my email address. You could probably add another thirty. It is mind numbing sometimes but…boy…when I find a hit…it turns my mental state right around. Let me tell you about what I found this week.

I started the show with Woolf and the Wondershow, which is a wonderful name for a band but it does make for a cumbersome twitter handle. Here is another enigmatic modern music act. I can’t find out anything about this band other than they are a duo out of the Los Angeles area; they came out of nowhere; and they only have Seventy-Seven “LIKES” on their Facebook page. I can tell you that these two guys can write and perform a dynamite synth focused, Poppy tune. They just have this one and only single but I’m sure we’ll be hearing more from them and this track, Cloaked,” will be on mainstream radio. (It’s one of those “hits” I mentioned in the opening. I keep singing it over and over, which is a good sign)

I followed the opening song with the new single from Ivory Hours. Ivory Hours is another band that reached out to me directly via my website, which is very cool. This unsigned, Alt. Pop, mixed-gender quartet out of London, Ontario, Canada sent me the link download their entire debut album, MARY. I played the crap out of The Attic.” Well…Ivory Hours is back with a new single and it is called I Won’t.

Changing musical direction with a single-named, singer/songwriter…Wilsen. Wilsen is just the stage name for Tasmin Wilson. She is originally from London; studied at the Berklee College of Music (Where I got my Masters…btw) and now makes her base of operations in Brooklyn. She is just coming off a successful SXSW and has just released this single, Garden,” in hopes of keeping the momentum of her newfound notoriety going.

Then came the latest material from Totally Mild. Totally Mild is a mixed-gendered, Indie Pop quartet out of Melbourne, Australia. They are on the Bedroom Suck record label, which is how I found them. That song was Always Around and it’s the first single off their new album, DOWN TIME. Keep in mind that their lead off single and the new album are not available here yet in the United States.

Next up is a self-described “Eclectic, Noise Pop” band. Two gals and three guys make up this creative Danish band known as Lowly. They’ve been together less than a year but with the release of their debut single, Daydreamers,” it got them noticed by The Guardian, which is one of my go-to international, music review periodicals. Anyway…this quintet is back with a new single/video, Fire,” and I think this one is really going to get them noticed.

I then played new music from Misun. Misun is BACK! And I am psyched! If you listen to my show with any frequency you probably already know Misun. For you newbies Misun (Me-sun) started as a mixed-gendered trio, from Washington, DC and fronted by Misun Wojcik. The force behind Misun is, of course, Misun herself, however, she works closely with her buddy and bandmate, Nacey. Nacey produces all of the band’s material. They make a great team and I just think they are destined for bigger things. They released their debut, full-length album, SUPERSTITIONS, last year and here they are quickly releasing more new music. They are amazing. The track I spun was After Me and it’s the first track from their yet-to-be released EP, FEEL BETTER. (I am looking forward to the EP) BTW…this song can be had for free and I’ve put the link up on my site.

My lineage subject was Cheers Elephant. Cheers Elephant are an unsigned quartet out of the Philadelphia area and they describe their music as “Chew It Up, Spit It Out, Rock and Roll.” I think it sounds like solid psychedelic Pop. I first found them in 2012 with the release of their third album, LIKE WIND BLOWS FIRE, which was a very nice release. It has been over three years since the band released any new material and what they just put out is a dynamite single, Speak Think,” and I am hoping they have a new album in the works.

The second part of the lineage feature was fulfilled by Cheers Elephant’s “Doin’ It Right,” which appears on their 2012 release…LIKE WIND BLOWS FIRE.

My re-issue release of the week was from R.E.M. The album that has been re-released is a re-mastered version of their 1984 album RECKONING. That album was their sophomore release and Mitch Easter and Don Dixon, both of whom I was already a fan, produced it. It was the follow up to their break out debut release MUMUR. I imagine the pressure on the band was great and they were up to the challenge. The album contained such college radio classics like So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry),”  (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville,” and this one…Pretty Persuasion.

I closed off that two-song set with the latest effort from Aurora. Aurora’s full name is Aurora Aksnes, which why Aurora makes more sense. This talented singer/songwriter is from Bergen, Norway and has been writing songs since the age of ten. She has the gift and she is only Eighteen now and has already been signed by a record label and just got a distribution deal with Glassnote Records, which is how I found her. That song, Running With The Wolves,” is the first single and the title track to her soon to be released EP. I believe it has a street date of May 4th.

Keeping the tunes going here is something new from Wolf Alice. They are a four-piece, mixed-gendered, Alt. Rock group out of North London. They’ve been together since 2010 but their debut single, Fluffy,” didn’t arrive until February of 2013. They followed that quickly with “Bros” in May of that same year. Since then they’ve released two EPs and now are readying to release their debut, full-length album, MY LOVE IS COOL, on June 23rd. They’ve recycled a couple of their early tracks, which makes sense. Bros has been reimagined to the chagrin of some of their early fans; however, I really like this version too.

Then I aired the latest from Wave & Rome. They are an Indie Rock band based in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s a collaborative effort by singer/songwriter Sam Tinnesz and producer Josh Farro. That melding of talents produced the song that I played and it’s called Across The Map.” It’s been released as a single.

I will keep things moving here with something from Palace. They are an Alt. Rock quartet out of London. They have just released this single, Kiloran,” in anticipation of their new EP, CHASE THE LIGHT, which comes out later this year.

Let me slip in one more from another Indie Rock outfit from Nashville, Tennessee. They are Nodaway. They are an unsigned four-piece trying to break into an already crowded field. They are releasing an EP entitled 500 DAYS OF WHATEVER, which drops April 28th and I spun the lead off single…Hairspray.”

Songs in BOLD are links to videos of that song. Songs that are ITALICIZED are links to Soundcloud Audio Files of said song.

Come listen LIVE on wmfo.org from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. (I could use the support) ;^)

If you missed the live version…check out the archived one. Here’s the LINK.

I suggest you follow me on Twitter and get an early taste on new music that comes out each week.

Also…follow along on SoundCloud where I post music streams way before I play them on air.

Please…I would love any feedback or comments about how to improve your experience.  Thanks

New Release Show Playlist 4-21-15

Woolf and the Wondershow – “Cloaked” – CLOAKED – Single

Ivory Hours – “I Won’t” – I WON’T – Single

Wilsen – “Garden” – GARDEN – Single

Totally Mild – “Always Around” – DOWN TIME

Lowly – “Fire” – FIRE – Single

Misun – “After Me” – FEEL BETTER – Ep

Cheers Elephant – “Speak Think” – SPEAK THINK – Single

Cheers Elephant – “Doin’ It Right” – LIKE WIND BLOWS FIRE*

R.E.M. – “Pretty Persuasion” – RECKONING**

Aurora – “Running With The Wolves” – RUNNING WITH THE WOLVES – Ep

Wolf Alice – “Bros” – MY LOVE IS COOL

Wave & Rome – “Across The Map” – ACROSS THE MAP – Single

Palace – “Kiloran” – KILORAN – Single (From the upcoming CHASE THE LIGHT – Ep)

Nodaway – “Hairspray” – 500 DAYS OF WHATEVER – Ep

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Music You Might Otherwise Miss 4-14-15

I feel I’m getting into a groove now and starting to make an impact. I have a solid listener base (Thank You!) and my Blog is started to get solid repeat traction. (Again…thank you)   So this week’s show has some repeat performers, which bodes well for me in that these bands I’m picking and playing are getting enough fan support that they are now producing follow up material. Let me tell you about what I uncovered this week.

I got the program kicked off with The School. This is their second appearance here on the New Release Show. So…The School are an mixed-gendered, Indie Pop septet, based in Cardiff, Wales. The started in 2007, the band signed with Spanish label Elefant Records, which is how I found them. They are reminiscent of those Sixties bands like The Ronnettes and The Shangri-Las. But to me they sound a great deal like a Poppy-er Camera Obscura. They have just released a four-song EP entitled ALL I WANT FROM YOU IS EVERYTHING. The EP has two originals and two covers. I went with the title cut.

Following The School was the new single from Day Wave. Day Wave is just the stage name for Jackson Phillips; a very talented singer/songwriter based out of Oakland, California. He is also one half of the band Carousel, of which I’m a fan. (And have played several times on my show) I don’t know if the band is still intact. Apparently Phillips needed a different musical outlet. He released his first solo single, Nothing At All,” in November of 2014. Well…he is back with another catchy single…this one is Drag.”

Changing musical direction with something from The Muchmores. The Muchmores are an Indie Folk or Neo-Folk band…depending how you like describing these things. The Muchmores are Calvin Armerding, Shelby Price and Jeff Hennessy and they hail from Greenville, South Carolina. This trio has just self-released their debut, full-length album simply called M. The song I chose for airplay was Pickens County Line.”

Then came the latest material from Fictonian. I believe Fictonian is really just a stage name for a singer/songwriter, however, I wasn’t able to procure his actual name. (What is with all these enigmatic artists these days?) Anyway…I first found him in January 2015 with the lovely tune Double Negative.” The single that I sampled for airplay, Make It Be Ours,” is his third and it officially releases on May 3rd.

Next up is a fabulous Indie/Alt. Pop band called No Vacation. The band project apparently started with Sabrina Mai and Basil Saleh playing together in their dorm rooms before they evolved into a full band, which has two additional players. They refer to their music as Bedroom Pop, which I think is very clever. Their new album, AMO XO, is delightful. There are a couple instrumental pieces (and I’m not big on instrumentals…I like to sing…even though I can’t). Anyway…there is a 39 second piece introducing the album, Late Morning Brekkie,” which is a lovely mood setter. I was torn between Laundry Day and Beach Bummer to play for my show. I ended up with the latter.

I then featured new music from Tame Impala. Tame Impala is essentially three guys from Perth, Australia and they play…as they say…”Epiphany Pop.” More often the band gets described in Psychedelic Rock category. However, on this track, Cause I’m A Man,” it feels like they’ve Popped and R&B-ed it up. This is the first single off the yet to be released album; CURRENTS. BTW…Tame Impala just announced they are playing this year’s Boston Calling on Friday, May 22nd.

My lineage subject was Courtney Barnett. Oh…my…goodness; it’s like Courtney is the latest coming. She is getting so much good press from the media with the release of her album SOMETIMES I SIT AND THINK AND SOMETIMES I JUST SIT. Just for the record…I’ve been playing her since 2012. I’m just saying. Anyway…Courtney is from Melbourne, Australia and is a wonderfully creative singer/songwriter and a wonderful performer. I’m thinking with the release of this album I will not be able to play her anymore. Bummah! So…the track I picked to play for this feature is a deeper cut from the album. It was An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in New York).

Part two of the lineage featured was satisfied by the track Lance Jr.,” which was released in 2012 on their debut, EP, I’VE GOT A FRIEND CALLED EMILY FERRIS. That EP was never released in the States, however, her label, MOM + POP records, combined two of Courtney’s EPs and made a single album for release here in the US and it was titled A DOUBLE EP: A SEA OF SPLIT PEAS. That was released in 2014.

My re-issue release of the week was from Culture Club. The album that has been re-released is a re-mastered version of their 1982 album KISSING TO BE CLEVER. That album, KISSING TO BE CLEVER, introduced us all to Boy George. The album was wildly successful with several singles launched from the LP like I’ll Tumble For You,” You Know I’m Not Crazy and this one, Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?”

I followed my re-issue of the week with the latest effort from Turbo Fruits. Turbo Fruits, which I think is a great name, is straightforward Rock quartet and are based in Nashville, Tennessee. I just read this morning that their new album, NO CONTROL, which is their fourth, will be out on April 20th. This song, No Reason To Stay is the latest single from that new effort.

Keeping the tunes going here is something new from The Espionne. They are a self-described “Seattle Grunge” five-piece but based in Luzern, Switzerland. They have just released, what I’d describe as, their debut release. (They released a four-song EP in 2013 and three of the four songs on the EP are included in the new album) The disc is called IN COLOUR and it came out four days ago. The tune I spun was Hello Dreams.”

I finished that song set with the latest from Corey Valentine. Corey Valentine is a talented singer/songwriter from Brighton; in the UK. (And he’s another enigmatic artist that keeps his real identity closely held) So basically…I have nothing for you other than he has just released two singles; The Glow and Rewrite My Life.” Both of which can be had for free. Oh…we listened to “The Glow.”

I will keep things moving here with something from a band called Crepes. They are an Indie throwback, five-piece based out of Melbourne, Australia. They have just self-released their debut EP entitled COLD SUMMERS and I procured the title track.

Let me slip in one more from Mumford & Sons. Mumford & Sons have a new album, WILDER MIND, coming out on May 4th. I played one of the pre-release singles. This is The Wolf.

Songs in BOLD are links to videos of that song. Songs that are ITALICIZED are links to Soundcloud Audio Files of said song.

Come listen LIVE on wmfo.org from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. (I could use the support) ;^)

If you missed the live version…check out the archived one. Here’s the LINK.

I suggest you follow me on Twitter and get an early taste on new music that comes out each week.

Also…follow along on SoundCloud where I post music streams way before I play them on air.

New Release Show Playlist 4-14-15

The School – All I Want From You Is Everything” – ALL I WANT FROM YOU IS EVERYTHING – Ep

Day Wave – “Drag” – DRAG – Single

The Muchmores – “Pickens County Line” – M

Fictonian – “Make It Be Ours” – MAKE IT BE OURS – Single

No Vacation – “Beach Bummer” – AMO XO

Tame Impala – “Cause I’m A Man” – CURRENTS

Courtney Barnett – “An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in New York” – SOMETIMES I SIT AND THINK AND SOMETIMES I JUST SIT

Courtney Barnett – “Lance Jr.” – I’VE GOT A FRIEND CALLED EMILY FERRIS – Ep*

Culture Club – “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” – KISSING TO BE CLEVER**

Turbo Fruits – “No Reason To Stay” – NO REASON TO STAY – Single

The Espionne – “Hello Dreams” – IN COLOUR

Corey Valentine – “The Glow” – THE GLOW – Single

Crepes – “Cold Summers” – COLD SUMMERS – Ep

Mumford & Sons – “The Wolf” – WILDER MIND

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Music You Might Otherwise Miss 4-7-15

It’s the first show for April, which is going to make this month seem short to me. For this week’s show I have artists from four different continents. I just never know where my musical search will lead. Let me tell you about what I just uncovered.

I began the program with Desmond and the Tutus. They are an Indie Rock quartet out of Pretoria, South Africa. (It’s been a while since I had a band from South Africa) The boys released their first album, ENJOY YOURSELF, last year, which prompted them to tour. Well…they are back with a new single, Teenagers.” They released it along with three, distinct re-mixes. (I just stuck with the original “Radio Edit” version)

I paired that song with the new single from Twinsmith. This four-piece, Alt. Pop band out of Omaha, Nebraska is part of the Saddle Creek record label stable of artists. That fun, little tune, Alligator Years,” is the pre-release single, and the title track, of their soon to be released album. I believe the street date is May 5th.

Changing musical direction with the long awaited return of Nellie McKay. It’s her first effort in five years. Her first album, GET AWAY FROM ME, which was wonderful, originally released in 2004. Nellie then released four more in the next five years (One was a collection of covers) but she just couldn’t get traction in the popular music market. Well…she’s back with another collection of covers entitled MY WEEKLY READER. She takes the light side with covers of the Kinks’ “Sunny Afternoon” and Herman’s Hermits’ “Mrs. Brown You’ve Go a Lovely Daughter;” but I the track I picked she goes creative and a little “Protesty” with her cover of Moby Grape’s Murder In My Heart for the Judge,” Listen at the end when Miss McKay whispers…”I can’t breathe.”

Then came the latest material from Tennis. Tennis is fronted by husband and wife team, Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. They are from the Denver area and I really like what they do. Since 2011, Tennis has been introducing some kind of musical release every year. If you are not familiar with them I recommend their 2012 full-length album, YOUNG & OLD. This latest effort from Tennis is a single and it harkens back to the sound of their 2011 debut album, CAPE DORY. The track I selected to play was titled Easter Island.”

Next up is the MYMOM return of an interesting Alt. Pop band: Trails and Ways. Trails And Ways are four guys and gals out of Oakland, California. They describe their music as Bossa Nova Dream Pop. I found them back in 2012 when their strategy was to release a series of singles, culminating with the release of their debut, EP TRILINGUAL. (It was called TRILINGUAL because they sing in three different languages – English, Spanish and Portuguese) I almost made them my lineage. Anyway…enough about that…Trails and Ways got signed by Barsuk records are readying to release their debut, full-length album; PATHOLOGY. The street date for the release is June 2nd and I played the album’s lead-off single…Skeletons.”

I followed that with new music from Indigo Wild.  Indigo Wild is a four-piece, Indie Rock band out of Columbus, Ohio. The boys describe their music as “Dream Groove/No-Coast Indie,” which I kinda like. This band self-released their debut EP, IF BY SEA, back in 2011. I went back and listened to it and I liked what I heard. With the release of this brand new single, High Point,” Wild Indigo have signaled they have matured in their songwriting and their playing. It feels like the four lads are getting ready to push their project to the next level.

My lineage subject was Kitty, Daisy & Lewis who are a sister brother trio. These retro-music style siblings all sing, play and share a love for ‘50’s & 60’s music with covers and original tunes. While doing research on their latest release, KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS THE THIRD, I found a BBC documentary about these sibling produced in 2009. I liked them before but watching the near genius level talent and ability of the music prodigies…I have fallen in love with them. Their third album is packed with a wider variety of styles and arrangements. I was immediately drawn to track number two…Baby Bye Bye,” which features Lewis on vocals.

The lineage feature was completed by (Baby) Hold Me Tight,” which was released in 2009 on their debut, self-titled album.

My re-issue release of the week was from America. The album that has been re-released is a re-mastered version of their 1973 album HOMECOMING. HOMECOMING was their sophomore release, which had to have put a ton of pressure on these guys with the way their self-titled; debut album rocketed up the charts. They were up to the task with the album’s opening track, Ventura Highway and that’s what I spun.

I completed that two-song set with the latest effort from Joni Fatora. I first found Miss Fatora about a month ago with the release of her single; Blueless Bird,” which I happen to think is a gorgeous song. So I started to follow her on Facebook and the reward was this new single, Pilot.” She reminds me a little of Allison Moorer on that song.

Keeping the tunes going here is something new from Hop Along. Hop Along is a mixed-gendered, Indie Alt. Rock band based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They recently signed a deal with Saddle Creek records, which has allowed them to release their debut, full-length album, PAINTED SHUT. I believe the new disc hits the virtual stores on the 4th of May. They have pre-released two singles so far; Waitress and Powerful Man.” I went with the latter.

Then came another new track from Summer Camp. Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey are the force behind Summer Camp. They are both musical partners and partners in life. They are getting ready to release their fourth studio album, BAD LOVE, next month. I had for airplay…the title track. I’m looking forward to checking out the whole album once it’s released.

Let me slip in one more from High-tails. They have an EP and a couple of singles to their name. They are an unsigned, “guitar popster,” foursome out of Sydney, Australia and I really like what they do. The tune I played is their brand new single…Information and it’s a goodie.

Songs in BOLD are links to videos of that song. Songs that are ITALICIZED are links to Soundcloud Audio Files of said song.

Come listen LIVE on wmfo.org from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. (I could use the support) ;^)

If you missed the live version…check out the archived one. Here’s the LINK.

I suggest you follow me on Twitter and get an early taste on new music that comes out each week.

Also…follow along on SoundCloud where I post music streams way before I play them on air.