Life has been bringing in surprising turns and changes, particularly in the recent years. But even if the changes are for the worse, there's comfort and solace found in between. Bridget Kelly Quinn's debut release was co-created with guitarist and keyboardist David Lennon, comes titled "Dead Flowers" and is home to 10 songs, which all touch a theme sprouting from her personal life, as a mother, daughter, sister and a friend. Thus, the album's 30 runtime minutes are packed with meaningful lyrics and beautiful melodies.
Maybe Human Invokes “Ape Law”
"One day a voice in my head said, "You must make an album based on the original planet of the ape films" I followed that voice and worked diligently to complete the album." Maybe Human
Tough on Fridays, Easy on the Ears
Already bolstering high praise and critical acclaim, this record is, in my opinion, one of the best independent records of 2022 amassing 50k streams and counting on Spotify. They snuck this one in right as we were closing out right before the holidays!
Catherine Elms- I Have Seen It, I Do Not Fear It
I Have Seen It, I Do Not Fear It starts of as a powerful heavy rock album and transforms into something completely different, as we follow Catherine Elms' emotional journey. She masterfully constructs a cinematic way to guide us through it in an original musical and lyrical sense. We experience anger, sadness, happiness and hope throughout is fourteen tracks, as we identify ourselves with its anecdotes and emotions.
Lupis. It’s Probably More than Fine.
"Something I’d say to first time listeners to this album try to appreciate the raw sound of the album. It was entirely intentional, and we as a band feel it represents what we actually sound like...just maybe under ideal circumstances. We put our hearts and souls into this, and we hope you can hear and feel it." Spaz of Lupis
Don’t Sleep on This Album: “I’ve Tried Sleeping”
I do walk around with an ear-to-ear grin most days, believe that life is a gift and that I am the luckiest SOB on the planet -- all of that -- but I do have a bee in my bonnet (actually a couple). Charlie Edwards aka I've Tried Sleeping
Anita Eccleston- Gala Gardens
I became overwhelmed by world events, the War in Ukraine is devastating, and the pandemic has taken such a toll, I needed to find a way to feel in control of something. Using creation as my vehicle, I poured myself into this in March of 2022 as a sort of side project challenge. It became so much more to me. The name and titles were drawn from my connection to my garden and the natural world. My garden has been a safe haven for me, a place for serene reflection, which this album takes to heart. Golden Hour and Gala Gardens as a whole album is soothing like a balm.
Xavier Bernazard- Balloons For My Funeral
Xavier Bernazard plays around with genres and instrument, setting up expectations and breaking them (exceeding them) throughout each track and throughout the album. He knows the rules and breaks them in every chance he gets, while tackling every theme with passion and honesty. He gives his all and it shows.
The Margaret Hooligans – “Turntable Tribulations” Album
"I had been working on a musical that never came to fruition before teaming up with Strontium to create The Margaret Hooligans, so I had a desire to see if we could write a mini rock opera [...] Psycho Diapers was a kind of challenge for ourselves, in that we admire The Who's A Quick One While He's Away and of course, Tommy. Melissa Nannen / The Margaret Hooligans
Jackson Watson’s Love Story Second Album
""Numb" is about what it's like to find yourself into someone and feeling that you'll never love yourself that much. Through the first half of the album, you can hear me 'fall in love' with this person and get completely infatuated by them. However, by track 9 and onward, I take a step back to realize who I am and how to love myself." Jackson Watson on the new album "Numb"