Album Review: American Aquarium – Things Change

When American Aquarium releases new recordings every couple of years, the bulk of their songs often come straight from the observations and life experiences of lead singer BJ Barham. In their upcoming June 1st release Things Change, that fact garners… Continue Reading

MCP Picks: The Best Albums of 2017

With the new year knocking at our door and calling us forward, we can’t forget all the goodness that 2017 had to offer–maybe not so much culturally or politically, but there were definitely some damn fine albums released this year.… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 10/27/17

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… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: JD McPherson Record Release

The intensity of a show in a record store is much more than I imagined. So close to the band. So loud. So amazing!  For those of us that remember when record store showings were more common, the word “treat”… Continue Reading

Interview: Lilly Hiatt

Lilly Hiatt is no stranger to vulnerability, and uses it to build connections to those who listen to her heartfelt brand of rockicana. The twangy songstress is gearing up to release her intensely personal, autobiographical album, Trinity Lane, via New… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Andrew Combs

Take me home country roads, for I have never been so homesick for the South as after seeing Andrew Combs last night at Mississippi Studios in Portland, Oregon.  After I obsessively listened to his music over the last two months,… Continue Reading

MCP Sessions: Justin Townes Earle – “What’s She Crying For”

After a decade-long career as an artist, seasoned performer Justin Townes Earle is in the midst of experiencing several “firsts”– on May 26th, Earle will release his New West Records debut Kids In The Street, which marks his first time working with… Continue Reading