Edgy and honest, “Psychopath” is the carefully-observed, plain-spoken, sharp and touching new single from Floyd, Virginia’s Morgan Wade. This is the title track to the LP she releases on August 25th. You can pre-order vinyl, CD and bundled editions of it now from her webstore, and there are plenty of additional options at this link.
A translucent, neon-beer-sign-bathed confession, “(I’ll Never Love You) Like I Should” is the wry, intelligent and yearning latest single from Bergen, Norway’s Embla and the Karidotters. Out care of Oslo’s Die With Your Boots On Records, you’ll find a bounty of streaming links for it right here.
Today Victoria, British Columbia’s wonderful Bella White releases her Among Other Things LP, and you can preview a couple of its ageless, aching and lovingly-built songs above. Out courtesy of Rounder Records, you can buy CD, vinyl and digital editions of it from their webstore or from Bandcamp, while assorted streaming options are right here.
Its intelligence worn with a poised, western-vintage ease, “Honeydew & Hennessy” is the burnished, sunset-toned title track to the just-released EP from North Carolinian musician Leah Marie Mason. Sundry streaming options for it are here, while information about her upcoming tour stops is at her LinkTree.
Kelsey Rae: “Repenting”
Ohio-River-deep as its eternal melodies soar, “Repenting” is the analog-warm, angelic and just-released new single from Nashville’s Kelsey Rae. You can stream it now on Apple Music, while physical editions of her music, assorted merch and show dates can be found on her website.
Ontario’s Bria — an accomplished guitarist and alt-Country provocateur — has unleashed her take on Paula Cole’s “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?”, its sawtoothed, Goth edges smoothed with an uneasy elegance by humor and strength. Ms. Salmena’s next EP Cuntry Covers Vol. 2 is out courtesy of Sub Pop on February 24th. You can order opaque-red-vinyl and CD versions of it from Bandcamp and from the MegaMart now, while additional links for digital versions are here.
Margo Price: “Lydia”
Honed by harrowing detail, “Lydia” is the Gothic, generous, ageless and profound newest single from Margo Price. Strays — her next album — is out from January 13th, and you’ll find bountiful pre-ordering choices for that at this link.
Julianna Riolino: “Queen Of Spades”
All Blue is the classic-sounding title of the forthcoming album from Toronto’s Julianna Riolino, and from it graciously she’s just shared the pedal-steel-propelled, bourbon-fueled “Queen Of Spades”. Out through You’ve Changed Records on October 14th, you can order the vinyl version of the LP both from them and from Bandcamp now.
Plains: “Problem With It”
Plains are a collaboration between Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield and Austin’s Jess Williamson, and “Problem With It” is a confessional zephyr and their sweetly-pointed new single. Their I Walked With You A Ways LP is out from September 30th on Anti-. You can pre-order physical editions of that by following this link, and the digital version is on Bandcamp.
Karly Driftwood: “Yet”
A relatable, direct and rough-and-tumble triumph, “Yet” is the sharp, soaring and encouraging brand-new single from Nashville’s Karly Driftwood. You can find links to this as well as more information about her here, and you can find her Too Mean To Die LP on her website.