An album release is cause for celebration — the long hours in the studio; the funds raised through gigs, jobs and the kindness of friends and fans; the songs finally brought to life and ready for an audience. Considering, it might seem like a counterintuitively low-key move for folk-rock group Even the Animals to release […]
After what he calls “years and years” of Roy “Futureman” Wooten preaching to him about pushing the art form to new compositional heights, Jonathan Scales at last decided to heed those words with “Mixtape Symphony,” his latest album with bassist Cody Wright and percussionist Phill Bronson. A record release show, slated for Friday, June 6, at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall celebrates the dense, 33-minute work.
Local electronic psyche-pop outfit RBTS WIN (Javier Bolea and Cliff Worsham) dropped sun-drenched, beat-heavy album Palm Sunday last summer, to widespread acclaim. In fact, tracks like “Death Magic” and “Mountain Child” provided the perfect soundtrack to warm days and long evenings. Today, RBTS WIN releases a deluxe edition of that album. It includes extra tracks […]
Local musician/composer Danny Peck, aka dep, releases his most ambitious album to date on Thursday, March 20.
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.
The local noise-rock trio holds an album release party at The Odditorium on Friday, Nov. 8.
The local “hillbilly gutrock” band releases its debut full-length, “Raised on a Stick,” at The Altamont Brewery on Saturday, Oct. 5.
Red Honey holds an album release party at Wicked Weed on Thursday, Sept. 19. 9 p.m., free.
WNC roots-Americana quintet Acoustic Syndicate is back with its first album in nearly a decade, “Rooftop Garden,” set for release on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
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.
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.
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.
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 local band, led by George Terry, holds an album release party for “Open Season” on Friday, March 15 at The Emerald Lounge. Aaron Woody Wood and The David Earl Band share the bill. 9 p.m., $5.
Local indie-pop artist Darwin Deez releases his new album, “Songs for Imaginative People,” today.
The local pop-punk band signs with indie-label Little Heart Records and gears up for the release of its EP, “Late Nights and Long Drives.” The album drops on Feb. 19 with a party at the Boiler Room on Friday, Feb. 15.
The local singer-songwriter and recent transplant to Asheville, is about to release, “Find My Way.” Her show doubles an an open house for the recently-opened Asheville Music School Performance Loft at 126 College Ave. Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. Click through for the video interview and exclusive song.
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.
In advance of The Hermit Kings’ Friday night album release show (Grey Eagle, 9 p.m., $5, Alarm Clock Conspiracy and Deep Chatham open) we give a listen to the band’s new collection of songs. The record whispers and screams, tiptoes and stomps, waltzes and slam dances. That’s a good thing.