Singer-songwriter Ora Cogan, based in Vancouver Island, has been creating and releasing “cinematic compositions” since 2007. Her ninth album, Formless (Prism Tongue Records), presents a “bizarre sonic Venn diagram” of influences including gothic country, psychedelia, post-punk and more, according to the accompanying press release.
Jaye Jayle is effectively the solo project of Evan Patterson, and Don’t Let Your Love Life Get You Down (Pelagic Records)is his first offering since his divorce from Emma Ruth Rundle — a topic which seems to have informed both the title and the content of this new record.
Music lovers that find themselves doom-scrolling on TikTok are likely to have stumbled into Alex Melton’s amped-up pop-Punk renditions of Country icons like Chris Stapleton and Garth Brooks, or more subdued country takes on the likes of A Day to Remember, or Green Day.
A singer-songwriter from Texas, Austin Meade’s new album Abstract Art Of An Unstable Mind is his second with Snakefarm Records. It is a concept album of sorts, with each track encapsulating a little stories of life and growing up – these episodes are broken up by the occasional short clip from the fictitious radio station LMAM. It is a varied record that gels together well, even if the radio clips do disrupt the flow somewhat – although ‘LMAM What’s Your Problem’, with its flat-earther style spin off, does raise a smile. Continue reading →
It doesn’t seem more than a riff or two ago that Five Finger Death Punch was on the cusp of being the biggest thing in Metal (heavy, groove, mainstream or otherwise). The Wrong Side of Heaven… collectives weren’t even cooling in the racks before flying off the shelves, and the band’s touring ethic saw them upgrading on venue size each time around, building a reputation of power and excellence, and a setlist to shame all but the legends. Continue reading →
A rich and rewarding exercise in traditional blues, Young Blood’s (American / Republic / Snakefarm) vital ingredients also include southern rock, soul and even country. As produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, this is one to wallow and luxuriate in – but don’t get too comfortable as angst and agony are never far away in the songs of a relative kid who seems to have lived something of a life already.Continue reading →
Southern Rock maestros Blackberry Smoke are back with their seventh album You Hear Georgia (3 Legged Records/Thirty Tiger). The Georgian septet are deep in their groove by now and as the title suggests this new record pays homage to their home state, with Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Europe) on production duties.
Southern Rock singer Dusty Bo has a name and a backstory that sounds like an old-school country artist. But he brings the modern rock/indie fire and an unmistakable soulful voice along with his killer songs. Formerly the frontman of the band Future Villains, His new single “The Red” comes from his second EP Fox, the latter half of the two-part full-length The Vulture and The Fox coming soon. Hearing him calls to mind Shooter and Stapleton, but also a throwback to earlier singer-songwriters from Kris, Hank, and Croce! Jam out to the new single now, here at Ghost Cult, and purchase and stream it on all DSPs tomorrow.
Amigo The Devil has released a new track and a positively morbid video for “Quiet As A Rat”, coming off from his upcoming sophomore album Born Against. The new album is set for an April 16th release via Liars Club/Regime Music Group. The video features Amigo The Devil (aka Danny Kiranos) style gallows humor, which is actually depicted in this clip. The “Quiet as a Rat ” video was directed by Courtney and Ray Gauger and the artist is depicted as the narrator and victim of some tongue and cheek attempts at torture and execution that pose more on an annoyance to him than a threat. With a possible guest appearance by the Grim Reaper, you could say this is the most meta video for Danny’s career. Monday, March 1st will also be “Amigo The Devil Day” in Austin, Texas in tribute to the artist. Watch it now!
Snakefarm Records has announced the signing of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Austin Meade to the roster. Meade comes from the Red Dirtmusic scene in Oklahoma, as he combines Country and Rock music in a fresh way. Meade will release his label debut Black Sheep on February 19, 2021. He has shared the video for “Happier Alone”, his new single, which already has 2 million streams in the U.S. alone.