“This song was written on Samhain, spending time thinking about my friends who have passed to another realm,” says Resonant Rogues songwriter, vocalist and musician Sparrow.
Barber’s new album, Rejuvenation, will be released Saturday, April 20.
Known in Asheville as the front man of indie-hip-hop-soul collective Natural Born Leaders, Mike Martinez — aka “Mad” Mike — has also been quietly making solo songs, as well.
The dreamy, softly glitchy song “Late Bloomer,” by local musician Jared Hooker — aka Tin Foil Hat — is well paired with a lush and surreal stop-motion film.
In the surreal and sometimes disturbing video, Lichtenberger “does battle with a dog that morphs into a human, himself on the basketball court and tax documents,” the musician explains.
Taylor will celebrate the video release with a performance at Asheville Music Hall on Thursday, May 31.
From purple suits to singing eyeballs to handfuls of gold glitter, the song dips and sways for four-plus minutes and does a fine job of showcasing Barber’s prowess as a songwriter, front man and funk force.
“‘Closer’ is about getting back to something that makes you feel complete,” says bassist Peter Brownlee. “I think that journey can be peaceful and contemplative, and it can also be chaotic.”
Local singer-songwriter/musician David Earl, who has fronted a number of bands over the years, is set to release his new album at Isis Music Hall on Saturday, March 18.
Local hip-hop/indie-soul collective Natural Born Leaders has been not-so-quietly making a name for itself on Asheville stages. The band shared two songs from an Isis Music Hall Show in December.
The project, a collaboration with local filmmaker and director Andrew Anderson, was shot at Skinny Dip Falls.
Local string band The Midnight Plowboys performed onstage as part of Shindig on the Green over Labor Day weekend. Today, the group launches its video from that appearance, featuring the songs “Sawin’ on the Strings” and “Goin’ to Italy.”