The local pop-rock act is the new project of Stephen Mortensen.
The Stump Mutts’ newest album, We Can All Relate (released in November), takes its title from the chorus of the track, “Ignorance Bring Bliss”: “Hey, we can all relate. Let’s sing along and play, don’t question anything.” That song, a driving — though mid-tempo — rocker pairs heavy bass (John Lindsey), guitars (Neal Ward and […]
The Tills (formerly The Critters) play every song like rock ‘n’ roll was just discovered and their veins run with undiluted caffeine. And that’s the elevator pitch for the local band’s new 7-inch, Howlin’ (out on Phuzz Records): A hyper-bombastic dash through Animals-era rock, made more jangly, more garage-y and, ultimately, more fun. The album’s […]
Already Nothing, the new EP (and third album) by local noise-rock trio Telecine (Andrew Larson, Steven Teague, Jon McDuffie) is, actually, a lot of something. In under 30 minutes, the scopic project crashes and drifts through moods and vistas. It’s at once aggressive and aloof, tightly-coiled and unpinned, gritty and refined. The album, recorded in Haywood […]
The new split album by Asheville-based Wes Tirey and Andrew Weathers (from Oakland, Calif. by way of Chapel Hill, N.C.) is titled, aptly, split. And while the Scissor Tail Records release is a mere three tracks, don’t expect a quick listen. The shortest song clocks in at over 10 minutes. But this folk and drone […]
Shane Perlowin is prolific. His new solo album, Odei, follows less than a year after his last release, Anatomy of a Moment, with percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani. Also in that eight months or so, Perlowin toured in Europe, composed sheet music and begat an heir — hence Odei‘s spritely-if-contemplative middle track, “Is That You My Daughter […]
Local singer-songwriter Paul Edelman’s February release is a pitch-perfect collection, inspired largely by travel — in both the exterior and interior sense. The 10 tracks stitch dusty Americana and gritty folk-rock with jangly guitar and the kind of songwriting that hits sharp and sticks strong as a stubborn splinter. In the very best way.
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.
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.
The newly-released moody/breathless/tender/atmospheric album by local musician/composer dep is his most fully-realized to date. Album cover art by Janice Peery.
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.
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.)
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.
Local indie-rockers Antique Firearms release new album, “Vicious Behavior.” The band holds an album release show on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Grey Eagle.
The local band releases its first full-length album, “Orange,” at The Lab on Friday, Nov. 2.
It’s been four years since Phillips gave us his debut album, “Wicker.” At long last, he returns with “Get Outside,” 10 groove-centric tracks featuring a marching band worth of local guest musicians. Hint: This record was well worth the wait.
The local bluegrass band drops its fourth album. Fans can download the title track for free.