This week’s playlist feature new and recent tracks from local band, and two songs from former locals who remain honorary members of the Asheville music scene.
• “This Time Around” by Paper Tiger, is from the local trip-hop duo’s forthcoming album.
• “Naturally” is the lead track from The Awakening, the just-released album by Laura Reed. You might remember Reed from her local soul band, Deep Pocket. She’s since cut her dreadlocks, moved to Nashville, and recorded a polished collection of pop-savvy R&B.
• “Carolina Love” is the new single from Carolina Wray (formerly Old North State).
• “Always the first,” by Josh Phillips Folk Festival, comes from a group of rough tracks he posted to his Bandcamp page. Apparently Phillips is in the process of recording a follow up to 2012’s Get Outside.
• “Keep it Together” comes from indie-pop band Decent Lovers, fronted by singer-songwriter and former Asheville resident Elijah Wyman.