Josh Martin, Winchester 7 & the Runners, Spirit Gun, and more…

December 23rd, 2022.

Hey, welcome to the last installment this year, again, yes, I know I said this last week but now I mean it, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and be happy my friends. The final album of the week for this year is “Notes From The American Rat Race” by Josh Martin, such an enjoyable work, if you’re into folk you’re going to love it, includes three ambient tracks that in Josh own words “actually meant to represent the three milestones on my daily walk to work across Lake Merrit in Oakland California. The first marker you came to was a pergola on the east side of the lake, then a beautiful little Bonzai Garden, and eventually Fairlyland which was a childrens theme park.”

The Top 100 Songs 2022 it’s done, I hope you enjoy it as well, the website now in the HOME page is all about Christmas and it’s going to stay this way for a few days. You can find the Spotify playlits, the StationHead show for this topic, the YouTube playlist, and the article Different Kind Of Christmas with some of the best tracks included in those playlits.

Thank you for all your support during this year, I really appreciate it. Thank you for  supporting the blog and these artists that we present with all the love of our hearts and souls you’re the most important part of this equation, without you this would it mind, you rock, cheers and all the best for this end of the year and may 2023 be a better year for the world!!!

Most of these albums are recently released (and important to say that you always can take a look back at our previous week recommendations Lewca, Cris Cap, KIMMERLY, and more…, for the whole 2022 or 2021).



1.-Notes From The American Rat Race by Josh Martin is a combination of lyrical and instrumental tracks that explore deep themes such as love, war, dreams, memories, and more. It does so by its creation of an otherwordly soundscape that takes us into a deeper plane of that of physical existence as if we were meditating. You can read our review here

2.- Heart of the Golden Mistycs by Winchester 7 & the Runners. The EP consists of seven tracks, approximately a 26-minute voyage by virtue of synth-wavy, part-experimental, part-roots-rock n’ roll exposition. The band’s overall reach is wide. For fans of everything from Classic Rock to New Wave, to Shoe-gaze. You can read our review here.

3.- “The Antonym” by Spirit Gun is a great-sounding EP that hits quickly and to the point with a rampage of explosive guitars, wonderfully aggressive drumming, and a gritty bass that holds everything together. “The Antonym” is a USA work of art that reminisces the Rock and Roll spirit of 90’s bands like Janes Addiction. You can read our review here.

4.- Featuring profound and ear-catching calming harmonies, Wieke Garcia takes the listener on a path into deep reflection; “Earth” is about the genuine nature of what drives each and every one of us- blending traditional jazz and touching tunes and complemented by heartwarming vocal percussions, each and every tune in here distinctly resonates with a listener and captures your
listening senses intriguingly.

5.- JackGeorgeUnder The Apple Tree” in his own words: “This is my first release bigger than a single, I wanted to create something that reflected my mental health journey in the past few years. All the songs have hidden meanings that are sentimental to me, but that is the great thing about music.”

6.- bedroom djSide A” by Yevhenii Myronenko in his own words “bedroom dj is a solo project with stories. On the one hand, I write all this, but my image is such that I don’t know if it’s me or this bedroom dj is my imaginary friend. EP side A combines both lo-fi and post-punk, a new wave. bedroom dj is called so because I have agoraphobia and rarely go outside.”

7.-Indie folk band Paulsen-Shelper presents their debut EP “Undertow” Their music all falls under indie rock but bounces between sub-genres from song to song, covering folk rock, Americana, alt-indie, and singer-songwriter territory.

8- Midnight AmbulanceSmoke and Sweets” (EP) explores the duo’s experiences and challenges faced during and proceeding lockdown. The songs’ sequential running order follows their musical, emotional and personal journeys from the beginning of their collaboration, to their return home to Scotland after months in isolation. It begins with Smoke and Sweets, where the weight of isolation takes its toll, and ends with The Well, an emotional but optimistic finale as they rediscover the strength to leave the past behind.

9.-This Iris Blue‘s first EP release. “It’s Entertainment Now’ is a mix of bouncy rhythms, catchy melodies, and cinematic feel. All centralized around the theme of change and the pursing of change.

You can also check out HAZE EP Future/Past, Hurricane #1 new EP “Autopilot Man” and Summer Home self-title debut album.

I hope not only you can enjoy these artists but also remember to support them, streaming and sharing their work that obviously you can find in the Playlist Less Than 1,000 Followers, Fresh Singles, Indie Only, Alterindie State of Mind, Female Rising Stars, 12 New Songs This Week, Chill – Folk – Acoustic, Debut Bands (Off The Radar), Sickest & Dopest, Autumn Acoustic, Unknown but Essentials!

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Here is a guide (Playlist) with one track from each of the albums presented in this round-up:

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