Video Premiere: “On My Mind” by The Maytags

The Maytags, Des Moines, Iowa’s ruling retro-soul collective, will release The Secret Stash Sessions EP on May 9th, a follow-up to their stellar debut album, 2016’s Love Lines. Ahead of releasing their new tunes, the band has a brand new video… Continue Reading

Album Review: Diamond Days EP – Castro

With Diamond Dreams, the debut EP from folkicana trio Castro, out September 2nd via Fervent Records, siblings Jason, Michael, and Jackie Castro take the concept of “blood harmony” to an atmospheric, otherworldly level. Their goosebump-inducing blend, a seamless, velvety tapestry of… Continue Reading

Interview: Matt Brown

“Yeah, I guess it’s kind of creepy,” laughs soulful songcrafter Matt Brown about naming his baby blue Fender Telecaster. “I have lots of guitars, but ‘Stella’ and I have a special bond. I think every player has that ‘one’ guitar. She’s irreplaceable.”… Continue Reading

Interview: The Maytags

Soul music—a genre synonymous with places like Memphis, Detroit, Chicago, and…Des Moines? That’s right, y’all. Des Moines, Iowa has a thriving arts community which is home to my new favorite blue-eyed soul outfit, The Maytags, who will release their debut… Continue Reading

“Marry Ya” – New Video from The Maytags

Not too long ago, we shared Iowa-based blues-meets blue-eyed soul outfit The Maytags‘ single “Marry Ya”, from their forthcoming debut album, Love Lines, due out July 1st. Comprised of heartland musicians whose roots are in jazz, The Maytags have created a… Continue Reading