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Saturday, January 11, 2020

New music from The Lone Bellow, Elk Run & Riot, American Dinosaur, The Big Moon and Teepee


The Lone Bellow - Good Times



This band of Brooklyn-dwelling transplants from the Southern U.S. moves farther from its original Americana style on its upcoming album, Half Moon Light. It's produced by Aaron Dessner of The National, who also worked on 2015's Then Came the Morning, but this time around he pushed the band to try out different sounds. Guitarist-vocalist Zach Williams told Billboard that Dressner "kept saying, 'I'm clipping the eagle's wings. You guys have already hit all the high notes and hollered and screamed and all that. I want to try to find another kind of life force in your music.'" This song, said Williams, grew from "fun late-night conversations and the great joy of hearing epic stories told by adventurous souls. ... So the song's just a celebration of these stories and these people who grabbed life by the horns and let no good time slip away."


Elk Run & Riot - Morning Light



Here's the title track from the upcoming fourth album by this Alberta-based band. They describe their brand of indie-folk-rock as built with "intricate harmonies, a tight progressive rhythm section and an electric mix of leads that cover multiple genres of music." The band is currently touring around the Canadian Rockies, where it's been growing its fan base since forming in 2013.


American Dinosaur: Burn Carolina



This Philadelphia-based band was formed in 2013 but inspired by the classic-rock sounds of the '70s. After releasing their self-titled debut album in 2015, they were named Best Rock Group in Philadelphia at the city's PHL Live Awards. After a recent show on public radio station WXPN, the station's music blog, The Key, wrote that the band has "that classic-meets-modern sound that makes their music seem familiar and refreshing all at once ... performed with energy and passion."


The Big Moon - Your Light


This London four-piece has just released its second album, Walking Like We Do, almost three years after its debut was nominated for the UK's Mercury Prize. The band says this song is about taking a break from worrying about the grim state of the world. “It’s a thanks to the one person or thing in your life that knows how to come in and open your curtains and light up the darkness and restore your strength,” says lead singer Juliette Jackson. “So that when you clatter back down into the real world you have the strength to fight your battles, whatever they are.”

teepee - parallel world


We recently featured "Heavenly Gates" in our New Music bin and have played other tracks on The Bistro and The Detour. Now we add the newest song to emerge from this dream-pop duo's first album, When The Ocean Breaks, set for release in a few weeks. Based in Prague, Miroslav Patočka and Tereza Lavičková have toured around Europe and the UK, and recorded this album in Vienna. Their vocal harmonies are accompanied by Miroslav's acoustic guitar, Tereza's electric guitar, plus samples and synths. The new album is described as "offering sober ruminations on life, society and longing."

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