Notes:The music on “Certain Truths” is both out of time and timeless. It appropriates sounds from so many eras that it becomes wholly original in it’s presentation and setting, coming of as what I like to call a perfect “Sunday morning record”. It’s an album best listened to alone in contemplative times when you have the moments to spare for both music and lyrics…It’s diificult music to define but it sure is easy to enjoy.
Notes:Some dudes just sound like they were born to do it, and listening to the classic heavy rock groove of The Socks, there can be no doubt it’s what they’re made for. They’re naturals. The double-guitar French foursome formed in Lyon in 2009 and started surprising audiences almost immediately, eventually settling down to pump out their debut EP the following year.
Notes:Performing live, Donna Bishop and Beau Berry cultivate between them a nearly inexhaustible repertoire of songs of folk, rock and country songs. They are perfect performers, and a more lively and funny duo none could ask for.
Notes:David Kai is a singer/songwriter currently living in Southern Oregon. His life experiences pour powerfully through his music. With the integrity of his lyrics, timbre of his voice, and unique style of guitar playing, David evokes a depth of emotion that reaches the heart. He has shared his songs in venues along the West Coast, Hawaii, and South America. The message he carries in his music speaks to a place where we can all relate. In his recordings or live performances, whether David is performing solo or backed by the brilliant soundscapes of his accompaniment, his music is sure to bring the listener to a place of inner reflection.
Notes:The Stamps formed in 2009 to make silly and serious, sweet and sour, american, punk and jazz – rock and roll. We succeeded, yay. Grammy nominated Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter Robbie Lindauer is joined by bassist Joey Capezza and drummer/percussionist Amy Katrina with occasional appearances by Matthew Kriemelman.
Notes:Saint Anne’s Place is a musical family tree, with deep blues, rock and soul roots and branches that reach into the spacey sounds of the future. Just one listen and it becomes very clear that these boys are blood. Their relentless energy is nothing short of contagious both live and on record. Consisting of brothers Jacob Cole (guitar/vocals), Samuel Cole (drums) and their cousin Joel Martin (bass). The band initially formed in August 2009, but hit its stride with the addition of Martin in May 2010, at which time they quickly began honing their unique sound and live show – a raw, energetic and audience-centered blend of danceable soulful fuzz rock with some psychedelic elements.