Cayetana released their sophomore album New Kind of Normal this year, and we asked singer/guitarist Augusta Koch what her favorite music of the year was. She replied saying that since she’s always been a huge lyric person, she decided to make a list of her favorite lyrics and songs of the year…
Thanksgiving’s over, so you know what that means: time for bounties of the corniest, jolliest fa la la holiday cheer. While Christmas classics still run the show, it’s always fun to hear new takes on nostalgia-ridden tunes. Amazon agrees, as they’ve compiled a playlist called “Indie for the Holidays,” which includes a gleeful cover of the Beach Boys’ “Little Saint Nick,” by surf rockers, Best Coast.
In a statement with Pitchfork, Best Coast says of the song: “Being from California and being heavily influenced by ...
Jessica Lea Mayfield recently had to cancel tour dates while she recovered from a car crash. It sounds like she’s doing well, as her tour picks back up on November 3 in Nashville, and she rescheduled her Brooklyn show…
Jessica says: “Last month, I sustained multiple serious injuries in a car accident where I was rear ended by someone who had fallen asleep at the wheel. I’ve been hoping that I’d be able to recover in time to play these upcoming October tour dates. Unfortunately, I still have a ways to go.”
Abi Reimold and Jessica Lea Mayfield‘s musical paths cross at several points, one of which is their shared ability to turn bleak, heavy subject matter into darkly glimmering gems of songs. Reimold opened for Mayfield in Lancaster last month and has now posted a cover of the latter’s “Standing in the Sun” on Soundcloud.
Dedicated to those dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder, Reimold’s version of “Standing in the Sun” opens with gently layered vocals and sparse but warm keys. A synth winds its way through an intermittent crunchy guitar, paired together as ...
“When I first heard Jessica sing this song, there was a spark,” Seth Avett said while sitting at the piano to the far right of the Keswick Theatre’s stage. He talked about when he realized their this common love for … Continued
Jessica Lea Mayfield’s introduction to Elliott Smith was the song “Clementine” – some dude with a Weezer tattoo played it for her after a gig in Ohio, hoping to impress her, and she was pleasantly surprised. Seth Avett’s gateway song … Continued
Local quartet Spelling Reform have released a new single called “Fake Conversations” as they continue to introduce us to their intelligent indie rock. Catch them live at Boot & Saddle later tonight when they open for The Snails; more information … Continued
Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers and singer, songwriter and guitarist Jessia Lea Mayfield have teamed up on a collaboration of cover songs of Elliott Smith, the influential singer-songwriter from Portland, Oregon, who died in 2003 at the age of … Continued
On March 17, Seth Avett (of The Avett Brothers) and Jessica Lea Mayfield will release a collaborative album consisting of Elliott Smith covers. Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith will be released by Ramseur Records and will be supported by a 13-date U.S. tour. The short tour will find the artists performing songs from the covers album in addition to solo selections from their respective catalogs. They’ll be joined on stage by Avett Brothers bassist Paul Defiglia.
You can catch Avett and Mayfield at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pa., on Saturday, March 14. Tickets will go ...
Jessica Lea Mayfield and Seth Avett (of The Avett Brothers) are ready to take their tribute to Elliot Smith out on the road. The record, called Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliot Smith, comes out March 17th following a … Continued
Neil Young says he wants you to get “goosebumps” when you listen to music that your soul can recognize. That’s why he’s created the new Pono Music Player. Pono, (which means “righteous” in Hawaiian) went on sale this week for … Continued
J Roddy Walston and the Business, Benjamin Booker, Fly Golden Eagle, Brandi Carlile, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Old Crow Medicine Show and Rodrigo y Gabriela are some of the bands featured on a new ATO Records Winter Sampler that … Continued
Kicking off the music for day two of NonComm, as well as the first of two Free at Noon doubleheaders, was Jessica Lea Mayfield, fresh off the release of her new alt-rock album Make My Head Sing. Unlike her previous … Continued
Singer / songwriter and guitarist Jessica Lea Mayfield brings her ethereal vocals and creeping, crunching guitar riffs to Johnny Brenda’s tonight in support of her recent album release Make My Head Sing…. Sometimes touching on psychedlic shoegazey rock, other times … Continued
#XPNFest artists Old 97′s, Hurray for The Riff Raff, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, and Rodrigo y Gabriela are four of the artists whose new singles are available to download for free on a 15 song ATO Records Spring … Continued
Every Wednesday, we look at the list of upcoming shows and latest releases and pick out some of our favorite artists, pick a song from them, and throw them onto a Spotify playlist. This week, we’ve got Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s (pictured above), Mimicking Birds, Future Islands, Gambles, EELS, The Menzingers, and plenty more. Listen in here:
Upcoming shows (4/28-5/04)
4/28 – Mimicking Birds @ Milkboy
4/29 – Future Islands @ First Unitarian Church
4/29 – Jessica Lea Mayfield @ Johnny Brenda’s
4/30 – Joseph Arthur @ Tin Angel
4/30 – Margot ...
Every Wednesday, we look at the list of upcoming shows and latest releases and pick out some of our favorite artists, pick a song from them, and throw them onto a Spotify playlist. This week, we’ve got Baths, Vacationer, Woods (pictured above), Chet Faker, and plenty more. Listen in here:
Upcoming shows (April 21-27)
4/23 – Aloud @ Milkboy
4/23 – Baths @ Union Transfer
– w/Young Fathers
4/24 – Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks @ Johnny Brenda’s
4/24 – Vacationer @ Underground Arts
4/24 – Weekender @ Ortlieb’s
4/25 – Ani DiFranco @ World Cafe Live Wilmington
4/25 – Fanfarlo ...