I Want Us to Be Remembered
A House for Lions
Los Angeles locals A House for Lions bring warm indie folk rock on their debut release I Want Us to Be Remembered, produced by Raymond Richards (Local Natives). The album is completely void of “fuzzy reverb, glitchy beats, or laptop wizardry.” The duo “favors classic songwriting, with the frontman’s crystalline vocals prevailing sweetly over arrangements bearing a faint hint of Southern-fried pop. Think Ryan Adams meets Snow Patrol” (Buzzbands.la).
I Am Not From Here
I Am Not From Here EP from Chris Riffle is out today and, through it, Chris continues to tell his story as a small-town-bred gay singer-songwriter. Of his first album, music journalist and former MTV personality John Norris said, “it’s really remarkable the way that Chris honestly and matter-of-factly sings about guys. Not everyone, particularly a young singer-songwriter, would be comfortable doing that with their first release.” And Norris’s thoughts on his new music? “Over time Riffle’s music has gotten, if less in-your-face, considerably more nuanced and ever more compelling.”
Careers In Science
The Longwalls is a Boston band with a bit of twang Americana mixed with classic indie rock. They’ve been backed in their hometown by Boston Band Crush and Band in Boston (“A perfect blend of Americana and catchy-as-heck pop.”) on their debut Field Guide for the Zombie Survivalist and 2010’s Dark Academy EP. Today is the release of their sophomore album Careers in Science on Static Motor Records.