If the band name To All My Dear Friends doesn’t ring familiar, the music will: It’s the indie-classical project of violinist Marc Hennessey, who performs on the streets of Asheville. He works loops and effects to create emotive melodies that soar above the busy streets. Bolstered by the passionate reactions of passersby, he decided to finance his new album, Bloom, with money earned from busking.
Local musician/composer Danny Peck, aka dep, releases his most ambitious album to date on Thursday, March 20.
Semi-local alt-rock outfit Treadmill Trackstar released its latest album earlier this year. The concept project pairs a song collection with a text script. Both can be downloaded for free.
Marley Carroll’s new 12-track album is out on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Release show at The Millroom on Friday, Dec. 13. Photo by Nicole McConville.
Local folk-rockers Warm the Bell released a new album earlier this year in one of the most under-hyped campaigns of all time. The modesty is refreshing, but not at all necessary.
Recently formed bluegrass band Unspoken Tradition (led by singer-songwriter Ty Gilpin) holds an album release party at The Bywater on Friday, Nov. 8.
Red Honey holds an album release party at Wicked Weed on Thursday, Sept. 19. 9 p.m., free.
In case you missed the April release of Jon Reid’s latest album, here’s a chance to get acquainted with it. The seven chillingly beautiful tracks show the formerly local singer-songwriter honing his considerable skills.
Local indie-rocker outfit The Luxury Spirit holds a release party for its new album on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Emerald Lounge. Click through for an early listen.
New York-based neo-new wave band Heaven (fronted by former Carolinian Matt Sumrow) plays The Lab (with Knives & Daggers) on Saturday, Aug. 17. Here’s why you should check out their just-released debut album.
RBTS WIN’s long-awaited (and well worth the wait) “Palm Sunday” drops today. Click through for details on a ticket giveaway to the album release show on Saturday, July 13.
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra’s self-titled debut on Ropeadope releases today.
Local trio The Billy Sea releases a new album that deftly blends world music influences with American roots in a dozen mostly-instrumental tracks. The band holds an album release party at The Isis on Saturday, July 13.
Jazz-exotica group Hank West & The Smokin’ Hots releases a new album with two shows: Friday, June 28 at The Altamont Brewing Company and Saturday, June 29 at 5 Walnut. Album art by Grandpappy.
Asheville’s Alien Music Club releases a playful-dark exploration through jazz, pop and lyrics that project whimsy, acrimony, wit and oddity, funhouse-mirror style.
The local rock quintet releases its debut, self-titled album with two shows: at Emerald Lounge Friday, June 7 and at The Lab on Saturday, June 8. Photo by Carrie Turner.
Get to know the new project by WNC-native Justin Miles. Luzius Stone’s debut album, “Electric Dream” is set to release later this spring. Xpress has a sneak-peek.
Singer-songwriter Kenny Roby (formerly of Raleigh-based Six String Drag) will release his exquisite solo album at The Grey Eagle on Tuesday, April 2.
The new local experimental folk quartet (Jeff Markham on guitar and vocals, Peter Van Rijssen on bass and vocals, Will Hogancamp on guitar and Kent Spillmann on drums) is just getting started booking local shows, but they’ve already released a debut EP.
The 20-track double-album by local chant and world music group Shantavaani is a collection of ancient and modern spiritual songs and writings from Asian, paired with contemporary folk originals.
The No One Faction is the solo project of Asheville-born/Atlanta-based engineer/musician Jaron Pearlman. LP “The Echo And Narcissus” boasts a roster of musical guest stars, including Stephanie Morgan, Amy Ray, Old North State and Jonathan Pearlman,