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,
Singer-songwriter and mandolin player Ty Gilpin, of High Windy, releases his solo effort — with a little help from over a dozen of Asheville’s best roots musicians. (Listen for contributions from members of The Steep Canyon Rangers, Balsam Range, The Honeycutters and The Dixie Bee-liners among others.)
Swamping releases the third volume of its underground/experimental music compilation (download it for free), and celebrates with three nights of art and bands.
WNC-based singer-songwriter Angela Faye Martin releases her new album today. The gorgeously haunted 11-song collection features tributes to late musicians Mark Linkous and Vic Chesnutt, and contributions from Linkous’ brother Matt.
Local percussionist Will Chatham recently released his solo album. The eight-song record is a surprising amalgamation of quirk, cool, experimental instrumentation and smart beats.
The local band releases its first full-length album, “Orange,” at The Lab on Friday, Nov. 2.
This Virginia-based singer-songwriter couple has shared stages, locally, with Red June. Learn about The Honey Dewdrops’ new release, “Silver Lining.” Photo by Jack Looney.
Slim, with his band The Law, plays two Asheville shows (tonight and tomorrow). Echo Mountain will record the concerts.
The newest project of Ben Gibbs (Hector’s Nectar), Goddess (the band and the album) explores a breakup through disco, lounge, new wave noir and sonic experimentation.
Greenville pop group Eleventyseven releases its take on country, bluegrass and Americana with EP “Attack of the Mountain Medley.” The album drops online today.
A new full-length album is in the works for early next year, but in the meantime the Nashville-by-way-of-L.A.-by-way-of-Asheville rockers have dropped limited-release Salvage Songs, Vol. 1.
And it’s an awesome album. So gloriously ‘80s-retro (without feeling like a throwback) and emotionally wrought (without being cloying) that you’ll want to see the live show RIGHT NOW. Happily, the Moogfest alum returns to Asheville on Sept. 21 for a show at the Orange Peel.
The local hip-hop duo releases a new album, “Backroads & Bonfires,” ahead of their Bele Chere performance.
The local multi-instrumentalist/DJ/producer just released (as a pay-what-you-will download) “R&S/Cedars.” Make your weekend better and listen to it now. (Also, check out this great snowy photo. Remember snow?)
The newest project of local songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Larson has just released a five-song EP that bucks convention at every turn. The band holds an album release party on Saturday, June 16 (with free merch!) at Warehouse 10. Click through for details.
The local indie-rock outfit releases its self-titled debut and holds an album release party at Highland Brewery this Friday, 6-8 p.m.
While it’s no surprise that the third album by kid-hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is eleven tracks of awesome, the sheer number of genres and local artists represented is a marvel.
In case you haven’t heard the local trio’s latest album, “Words from the Well,” here’s a review and a couple of videos. They’re currently on tour in the northeast and in California, but hopefully they’ll have another Asheville show booked before too long. Photo by Amanda Cabanillas.
The record drops in two phases: Online today and in stores in two weeks.
The local bluegrass band drops sophomore album “Trade Winds” at the Grey Eagle this Saturday. But first, they met with Xpress at The ByWater to talk about the record and perform the track “Back to Knoxville.” Click through for the video by Jesse Hamm.