Ben Phan and his band, the Soul Symphony, are preparing for a release party for their first original album, Dreams in Modern Folk.
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Sound track: 1UP by Seers
1UP, the new record by Western North Carolina and Greensboro-based Seers is an unabashedly weird, inspired, fantastical, bizarre and transcendent collection. The nine-track album is just part of a larger project — released by the collective Nomad Staff — including short films and music videos. The combination is a slide down a rabbit hole of […]
To All My Dear Friends funds new album through busking
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.
Sound Track: It all comes down to this
Local musician/composer Danny Peck, aka dep, releases his most ambitious album to date on Thursday, March 20.
SoundTrack web extra: Goodbye to Analog
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.
Sound Track web extra: Sings
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.
Sound Track web extra: You are the Sun
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.
Sound Track: Simple Little Town
Recently formed bluegrass band Unspoken Tradition (led by singer-songwriter Ty Gilpin) holds an album release party at The Bywater on Friday, Nov. 8.
Sound Track web extra: Red Honey and the Pleasure Chest
Red Honey holds an album release party at Wicked Weed on Thursday, Sept. 19. 9 p.m., free.
Sound Track web extra: Praise of Nowhere
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.
Sound Track web extra: Forgotten Albatross
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.
SoundTrack web extra: Telepathic Love
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.
Sunday on a Tuesday
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.
The next chapter of steel pan fusion
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra’s self-titled debut on Ropeadope releases today.
SoundTrack web extra: Global Americana
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.
SoundTrack: Starship Nighthawk
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.
SoundTrack web extra: Dosta
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.
SoundTrack web extra: Elijah Hooker
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.
Sound Track web extra: Luzius Stone
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.
Sound Track web extra: Memories & Birds
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.
Sound Track web extra: Even the Animals EP
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.