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Elle King: Come Get Your Wife (Album)

The road to Elle King’s forthcoming album “Come Get Your Wife,” is not one you would find on Google Maps. It’s full of dirt roads from her youth spent in rural Ohio (a nod to that on the album’s opening track), pot holes and bumper-to-bumper traffic on the streets in New York and L.A. and some uncharted routes to London and Nashville.

www.elleking.com/

Justin Saladino: Honest Lies (Album)

Montreal-based blues, and roots-rock guitarist, songwriter and bandleader Justin Saladino Band release their newest single, “Let You Go”. The song comes from Saladino’s recently released LP, Honest Lies.

 

The ten original songs on the Ariel Posen (The Bros. Landreth) produced, Honest Lies, explore themes surrounding interpersonal relationships, social and political issues, the perception of truth, and being honest with oneself.

joehicksmusic.com

Georgia State Line: In Colour (Album)

As one of the most talked about Americana acts in Australia, thanks to the refreshingly honest sound that is even parts heartsick and hopeful, Georgia State Line (Georgia Delves) has been on a hot streak since their release of the highly acclaimed debut album, ‘In Colour’, released through Cheatin’ Heart Records/Spunk Records.

www.georgiastateline.com

Hussy Hicks: Same Boat (EP)

The Hussy Hicks new EP is a powerful three-track (plus bonus single) collection that is as meaningful as it is beautiful, accompanied by its own iOS & Android mobile gaming app.

 

The Hussy Hicks mobile gaming app not only guarantees hours of fun playing time, but is also a certified chart breaker, hitting No.2 on the Apple app charts, beating out Grand Theft Auto, and only narrowly missing out on top stop to Minecraft!

www.hussyhicks.com

Katie Gregson-MacLeod: Complex (Single)

Breakthrough Scottish singer-songwriter Katie Gregson-MacLeod shares her highly-anticipated new single ‘complex’ via Columbia Records. Written by Katie and produced by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Paul McCartney, Maggie Rogers), the track is a new version of her breakout single ‘complex (demo)’.

katiegregsonmacleod.weebly.com

Larkin Poe: Blood Harmony (Album)

Acclaimed indie-rock duo, Larkin Poe, sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell, are set to release their brand new album, 'Blood Harmony', November 11.

 

The title track to the band’s upcoming album depicts the Lovell sisters and their band mates getting ready to take the stage for a show. Lyrically, it’s a love song of sorts to music in general and the bonds between family members.

www.larkinpoe.com

Have Mercy Last Vegas: Boon Step (Single)

Boon Step is the bewitching second single from the upcoming second Have Mercy Las Vegas album “Light and Shade”.

 

Following up from the Festival Anthem themed Kick Drum and Rum, Boon Step has a darker and more sinister sound, while still retaining the instrumentation and tight harmonies that HMLV are renowned for.

havemercylasvegas.bigcartel.com

The Lowest Pair: Horse Camp (Album)

The new record Horse Camp leans towards each member’s string band roots and showcases brand new Lowest Pair songs Kendl and Palmer wrote during the strange times of the pandemic. The album also includes an instrumental by each musician involved. It’s an awesome display of how a simple collaboration of friends can result in music that is as organic as it is undeniable.

thelowestpair.com/

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