“I feel like it’s confusing to people, who I am, because I’m putting out a lot of different kinds of music,” says De Souza. “But I’m more excited about that than taking a one-sized approach.”
Until recently, the musician performed under the monicker Searra Jade. “Samara” is the botanical name for the seed pods from maple trees, “The ones that fall like little helicopters,” she says. “I’m trying to learn to surrender and flow with the wind and the rivers, and it felt super resonant.”
The album’s most impressive feature is the way Corey Parlamento employs his band — something that will be well worth witnessing when they take the stage at Ambrose West on May 12.
Lichtenberger is the first to admit that he likes things a certain way. “I like being really prepared,” he says. “I like keeping a schedule. It keeps me sane and it makes me productive.” So the degree to which he gave producer Jonathan Scales free rein in making this album is remarkable.
The members of local powerhouse indie-pop and soul band Hustle Souls are set to release their debut, full-length album, ‘Colors.’
Local pop-rock artist Ian Ridenhour starts off 2018 with a bang, introducing his third album “Ribcage” to Asheville fans on Friday, Jan. 26 at Isis Music Hall.
The musician describes her sound as “whimsical, fervent and, at times, spooky” — another reason it’s perfect for Halloween week.
On Sunday, June 11, Bray Dickerson will launch his album at Catawba Brewing. The event is actual a double bill with Johnson City, Tenn.-based singer-songwriter Hunter Grigg, who has also just completed a new record.
Turchi headed back to his roots, recording Tallahatchie, a solo record in the truest sense of the word. “The only sort of natural and right thing to do musically — personally, too — was to get back to the most basic, square-one kind of music,” he says.
The band holds an album release party at The Mothlight on Saturday, Jan. 7, 9 p.m.
If Section Secrets, a nine-track mix of rock, experimental and ambient sounds will be released with a show at The Mothlight on Sunday, Dec. 18.
Depending on your current metal state, you might take keen pleasure in a song title, “F**ked Up Erector Set.” Especially when it plays as if said erector said it being hurled and smashed; tiny screws and painted metal pieces sent flying in all directions. The song is the lead track on Recorded (out on Monday, […]
“I didn’t have a plan that I was going to write political songs, but the songs occurred out of the unavoidable situation we’ve been in,” Townsend says. “It’s always a tenuous line to walk: music, politics, that kind of thing.”
The singer-songwriter plays an album release party at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Sunday, Nov. 6.
“The songs lend themselves to a lot of space,” Tirey says. “I don’t apply some kind of aesthetic intention; it just happens that way.” When it’s proposed that there’s a southern-Gothic feel to his songs, he demurs a bit, suggesting instead, “just an American ethos.”
When Childress set out to record his debut solo album, Mind the Gap — which he’ll launch at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Saturday, Oct. 15 — theatrics had to take a back seat.
Though the subject matter comes from tricky emotions and real talk, Ridenhour’s songs are far from downers. Instead, his writing is pop-savvy and smart; his performances are dynamic, with hooky melodies, frenzied riffs and kinetic, danceable energy.
Analog Moon songwriter/musician Todd Britton. He thought that futurist Ray Kurzweil’s ideas about the future would make a fun concept for an album, especially if he could “take it in a sci-fi direction, as opposed to [basing it upon] the actual scientific papers.”
The local singer-songwriter and bandleader launched her new album, today. She also shares a video for the title track.
The Other Way Around tackles many of these big-picture themes, but LaMotte’s approach is subtle. “I don’t like songs that are all message-y, that hit people over the head,” he says. His music almost always has an objective, “but I want to make the point artfully, in such a way that people can interpret it as they like.”
The band played four songs ahead of its album release celebration at The Mothlight on Friday, June 24.