Looking for compelling new music to tickle your earbuds?

Portland’s Souvenir Driver may be just the ticket.

Their moody, melodic sound – a great blend of shoe gaze, pop and rock – is easy to get hooked on.

They recently … Continue Reading

From Toronto Canada comes Indie folk band Northern Roads and their delightful new “Take Your Time” EP.

Their fun, often reflective tracks create the perfect musical respite from hectic day-to-day life.

“Soaked Parade,” for example, is a gorgeous acoustic-folk daydream … Continue Reading

I’m sincerely hoping any diehard Kodaline fans out there forgive the tardiness of this writeup on their new release, “In a Perfect World.” But honestly, some of us over here in the U.S. haven’t heard much about them just yet.… Continue Reading

American singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne’s new “Supernova” release is a whimsical, oft-times comforting collection of folk-rock tracks that’s far lighter and more accessible than his first four releases. It opens on the rich notes of “Lavender,” a retro, almost 60s-sounding track … Continue Reading

If you’re in the mood for new music, solid songwriting and old-fashioned rock n’ roll anthems, lend an ear to Augustana’s “Life Imitating Life” released just this week from Washington Square, their new label.

Concert Alert: Augustana will be at … Continue Reading

The music of world music artist Loreena McKennitt has been described as lovely, etherial, lush and poetic. A superb storyteller, her songs are often rich with myth and imagery.

Her new “The Journey So Far” gives music connoisseur’s the opportunity … Continue Reading

Broken Bells “After the Disco” offers up more brilliance from Mercer and Burton

If you’re a Portland Radio Project listener and were a Disco music fan in the 80’s, there’s no doubt Broken Bells‘ new hit single “Holding on … Continue Reading

Bruce Springsteen High Hopes

There’s a new Bruce Springsteen album in town. High Hopes is a fresh collection, but think of it more like a mix-tape of Bruce songs: songs he felt could kick up a notch, songs he’s covered by favorite musicians, and … Continue Reading

It’s been a mere year since the release of “Sleeping Giant,” but Manchester England’s Bauer is back again with a new set of tracks to get pumped up about.

If their name sounds familiar you’ve likely been hearing them on Continue Reading

Jake Bugg - Shangri La

All eyes have been on musician and singer-songwriter Jake Bugg since he tweeted “2nd album done!” in early September.

When it was released last year, his debut “Jake Bugg” CD topped charts in England displacing Mumford & Sons, while this … Continue Reading

Adventure Gallery

Imagine you are part of an up-and-coming band that has started to garner some serious regional and perhaps national attention. Then, one day, you get a call asking if you would like to participate in a major project paying homage … Continue Reading

I can always count on my friend, avid music freak and guest blogger Cynthia Orlando, to share thoughts on new albums. Here comes a new one you’ll want to hear. Tired Pony’s back with a new one! ~ InessaContinue Reading

Tall Heights

Some albums cry out for comparisons to other albums and artists, especially those from newer artists who have yet to establish a signature sound. “Man of Stone,” the latest release from Tall Heights, is one of those.

Imagine Simon … Continue Reading