Aye Nako – Silver Haze (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Aye Nako
Album: Silver Haze
Genre: Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 253 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Silver Haze is the second full-length by New York City’s Aye Nako. The album features 12 songs recorded last year at Room 17 in Brooklyn with Joe Rogers and will be released via Don Giovanni Records on April 7th.

Formed in 2010, Aye Nako is a queer punk band comprised of four weirdos that write disorienting, but highly melodic, punk songs while carving out a space to co-exist in the fold between art, music, and politics. They’re a punk band, but not necessarily of the power-chord-playing variety. The songs on Silver Haze are dense and detailed, formed from a private language of interlocking melodies and rhythms.

It’s music that makes use of blunt force, but also finds room for deep detail. Songs hinge on the call and response between Mars Dixon and Jade Payne, who split vocal and guitar duties. These are complex compositions that document difficult feelings – about trauma, abuse, and discrimination. And while there’s a spirit of confrontation, there’s also a deeply felt tenderness. Distortion and grit regularly pivot into moments of woozy bliss. The personal past is frequently exhumed and examined. Silver Haze opens with “We’re Different Now,” and places a tape collage of Dixon and their childhood friend’s playtime over a rhythm track, documenting a frozen moment of innocence. Closer “Maybe She’s Bored With It” is a journalistic snapshot of the singer’s first day-job working the early morning shift at an Arkansas make-up factory.

Originally formed to subdue personal boredom, but now operating on another frequency, Aye Nako are actively seeking a planet where those who fall in the margins can feel okay about being themselves. The band has self-released one full length, Unleash Yourself (2013), and also put out an EP, The Blackest Eye (2015), through Don Giovanni Records. They have toured throughout the US with Screaming Females, Joanna Gruesome, and Speedy Ortiz.

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Sean Chambers – Trouble & Whiskey (2017) [CD FLAC]

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Artist: Sean Chambers
Album: Trouble & Whiskey
Genre: Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 308 mb
Source: CD
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Florida-born Sean Chambers began his career in the Blues back in 1998 when he toured with the legendary Hubert Sumlin as his guitarist and band leader until 2003. During Sean’s tenure with Mr. Sumlin, Britain’s own Guitarist magazine named Chambers as One of the Top 50 blues guitarists of the last century.

On March 17th 2017, Sean Chambers will release his newest album entitled Trouble & Whiskey on the American Showplace Music label. The album is produced by Ben Elliott who has recorded classic artists such as Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Billy Gibbons, and Leslie West among others. The core band on the album, aside from Sean on lead vocals and lead guitar, includes Michael Hensley on Hammond B3 & keyboards, Todd Cook on bass and Kris Schnebelen on drums. Special guests include Jimmy Bennett on guitar on track #8, John Ginty on Hammond B3 on track #4, and Andrei Koribanics on percussion on tracks #1 and #7.

Trouble & Whiskey marks the 6th release by Sean Chambers. The album is guitar driven and features 10 tracks, which include 7 new original Sean Chambers compositions, and 3 well chosen covers, including Bullfrog Blues by Rory Gallagher, Cut Off My Right Arm by Johnny Copeland and Be Careful With A Fool by Riley B. King/Joe Bihari.

The album debuts on Billboard Blues Charts at #11.

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Cory Branan – Adios (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Cory Branan
Album: Adios
Genre: Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 333 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

2017 release form the alt-country singer/songwriter. The album was self-produced and recorded in the spring of 2016 at Tweed Studios in Oxford, MS with a tight three piece: Branan on lead vocals and guitar (both electric and acoustic), Robbie Crowell (formerly of Deer Tick) on drums and percussion, keys, and horns, and James “Haggs” Haggerty on bass. Additionally, Amanda Shires contributes on fiddle and vocals, and Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! And Dave Hause provide guest vocals. Cory Branan has four previous full-length releases: The Hell You Say (2002), 12 Songs (2006), Mutt (2012), and The No-Hit Wonder (2014). His music has received critical praise from the likes of Rolling Stone and Rolling Stone Country, NPR All Things Considered, Noisey, Wall Street Journal, Paste Magazine, Oxford American, Consequence of Sound, Southern Living, and many others.

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Johnny Flynn – Sillion (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Johnny Flynn
Album: Sillion
Genre: Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 267 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

An actor, poet, and Americana-styled songwriter, Johnny Flynn was initially a member of British folk group the Sussex Wit before moving up to become the group’s frontman. As would befit someone with such a varied artistic background, Flynn cited both W.B. Yeats and Shakespeare as influences, as well as musicians such as John Fahey, Vaughan Williams, and Langhorne Slim. Flynn’s debut album, A Larum (recorded with the Sussex Wit but credited with his name), was released in 2008 on Vertigo Records in Europe. Lost Highway issued the album in America, where it was deemed one of the year’s best releases by Paste Magazine and helped ramp up support for a second album, Been Listening, which appeared two years later. Flynn’s third album, Country Mile, appeared in 2013, and he also started to develop his acting career. 2014 saw him take the lead role in the British sitcom Lovesick, while also appearing opposite Anne Hathaway in the movie Song One. He took some time off to focus on his new family but returned to the studio in 2016 to record his fourth album. The resulting Sillion was released in early 2017. ~ Katherine Fulton & Rich Wilson

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John Andrews & The Yawns – Bad Posture (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: John Andrews & The Yawns
Album: Bad Posture
Genre: Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 190 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Throughout years of traveling, John Andrews has documented his life with his home recordings. His first record, Bit By The Fang, found him living in the amish country of Lancaster, PA. On Bad Posture, he waves farewell to Pennsylvania and greets the wooded hills of Barrington, NH. These songs were written slowly and quietly throughout the winter, usually late at night next to the wood stove. It was recorded in Andrews’ barn with the doors ajar, welcoming the springtime – inviting the outside noises in. You can hear the crickets chirping and the occasional truck driving by. The songs themselves lend their hand like slow backwoods Beatles demos covered in a thin blanket of tape hiss. Andrews’ band, The Yawns, has been crystallized with staples from the New England freak scene: Rachel Neveu and Lukas Goudreault (MMOSS / Soft Eyes) and Joey Schneider. The album was mixed with headphones at the foot of Emma Critchett’s grave, who lived in the Yawns’ house during the 1800s. The record is an ode to her and all who have lived there. It paints a picture of living in the “free country” on the precipice of a rapidly changing political climate.

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Jenn Grant – Paradise (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Jenn Grant
Album: Paradise
Genre: Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 257 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

2017 release. Jenn Grant’s Paradise opens into an expanded realm never before explored by the songwriter. Following Compostela’s 2015 Juno nominations of Triple A Album Of The Year and Songwriter Of The Year, this latest adds to Grant’s usual insight and intimacy a whole new dimension of wisdom. Songs unfold gradually, guided by her nuanced and soulful voice, mining a deepened honesty that touches upon balladry, R&B and electronic music along the way. If her previous album was a window into an artist’s psyche, this one is a front row seat for the symphonic beauty and pain of life from the sage perspective of someone who has lived through both extremes. With her poetry firmly intact and a powerful lyricism honed over a decade, Grant takes new chances and explores new approaches on Paradise. She upends her entire songwriting approach, investing two years of crafting and shaping. Grant reaches a shared emotional experience with these songs, and this homemade album provides both melodic beauty and sonic diversity. What results is a talented, experienced musician employing all her abilities to lengths never before heard.

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Deacon Blue – Live At the Glasgow Barrowlands (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Deacon Blue
Album: Live At the Glasgow Barrowlands
Genre: Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 884 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Live At The Glasgow Barrowlands was recorded and filmed at Glasgow’s iconic Barrowland Ballroom and on the last night of the band’s UK Believers Tour. Deacon Blue presented not only the hits of their most recent album Believers but also played their best loved songs from their 30-year career. This unforgettable performance is their first official live product in 10 years.

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