Animal Years – Far From Home
Brooklyn-by-way-of-Baltimore pop rockicana trio Animal Years released their new EP today via eOne Records, a follow up to their acclaimed debut Sun Will Rise. Produced by Ryan Hadlock, renowned for his work with The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile and Vance Joy, Far From Home houses five life-affirming fist-pumpers that are a guilty pleasure without the guilt. Give it a spin, y’all.
Hope Dunbar – Three Black Crows
If you’re a regular around here (and if not, what’s the deal?), you’ve seen and heard the amazing Hope Dunbar featured, and we can’t get enough of her New American Prairie style of folkicana, which evokes images of the dusty roads, endless fields, and massive starry skies of her Nebraska home. As Dunbar told us in our premiere of the albums’ title track that this “is a record for people who have been through some stuff.” Get familiar with her clever lyrical phrases, visceral authenticity, and raw honesty. You’re welcome.
Ronnie Fauss – Last Of The True
Texas singer-songwriter Ronnie Fauss unleashed his third album, Last Of The True, today via New West Record’s imprint, Normaltown Records, which includes instrumental backing from members of Jason Isbell, Justin Townes Earle, Rodney Crowell, and Emmylou Harris’ touring bands. Produced by Fauss himself, the album features that distinctive grit unique to creators of Texas country, the kind that will make you spit, swear, or shuffle across a dancehall floor. Check it out: