On this week’s roundup . . .
. . . Wasilla’s finest indie rock band returns with a new single, JTE gets sad, Tyler Childers gets spiritual, and Ty Richards gets weird.
Justin Townes Earle – There Go a Fool
Grammar be damned, this new song is great and this new record is shaping up to be outstanding.
Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still / Purple Yellow Red & Blue
Alaskan indie rockers return with a catchy single and a new album this June.
Also, this song is still jamtastic.
(The drummer, however, is not the least bit impressed.)
Ty Richards – Spaceman
Ty Richards has been called “Beck Zeppelin” by his fans.
Impossibly high praise notwithstanding, there’s some vintage fuzz rock, some futuristic synth, and a whole lotta musical goodness going on here.
Zillion is out now.
Allen Stone – Sex & Candy (Marcy Playground cover)
Well here’s a different take on that one song you’ve heard a million times.
Tyler Childers – Born Again (live)
In the song and story below, you can hear some similarities to a few great songwriters of the past and present: a little of Jason Isbell’s earnestness, Sturgill Simpson’s understated intelligence, and John Prine’s sense of humor.
And the best part? It’s all wrapped up in a story about weed and a song about reincarnated chickens.
(Song starts at 3:02 if you’re in a rush.)
Until next week, cheers…