On ‘Introducing Karl Blau’, the enigmatic vocalist charts a new vision of country music. A Northwest indie hero, Karl Blau channels darkness and hope in a cinematic collection of Nashville country hits from the ’60s and ’70s. Produced by Tucker Martine, the record features performances by Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Laura Veirs, Jon Hyde, Eli Moore (Lake), Steve Moore (Earth, SunnO)))), among others. Fallin’ Rain is the first single from the album. Check out the video and stream the tune!
Since their formation in 2013, New York trio Sunflower Beanhas made waves coast to coast. Julia Cumming (vox/bass), Nick Kivlen (vox/guitar), and Jacob Faber (drums), draw from a wealth of rugged lo-fi sounds, adapting the heroic charisma of Velvet Underground’s psychedelia and Black Sabbath’s dark rock to fit their own generation’s drowsy ethos. ‘Easier Said’ is the latest single and video taken from their latest album ‘Human Ceremony’. Sunflower Bean will be appearing at Zanzabar on June 11.
Nashville-based artistAdia Victoria is establishing a fresh reference point on the musical landscape. From blood-born howls to idiosyncratic phrasing, she is the big red dot saying You Are Here. She travels the lands of rock, Afro-punk, and country, squarely situated in the continent of the Blues. Adia Victoria is excited to announce that her debut album ‘Beyond The Bloodhounds’ will be released on May 13 via her new label Canvasback Music. WFPK is pleased to be able to let you stream the album early!
Frightened Rabbit has returned with the anxiously awaited album ‘Painting Of A Panic Attack’ on Atlantic Records. We’re looking forward to their upcoming show at Headliners on May 3rd. Check out their latest video ‘Get Out’ and stream it as well.
After the longest break between records of their career, Nada Surf has followed up The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy with You Know Who You Are. On the single Cold to See Clear, Matthew Caws and crew certainly know who they are musically. You could even say the anthem is arch-Nada Surf, providing a textbook example of the lyrical themes and power-pop chops the band is known for.
Confession is the second single from M. Ward’s first solo album in four years, More Rain. The track is built around a steady and inviting groove that’s reminiscent of the cathartic feeling you get after a much-needed confession.