Thursday, June 22, 2017

Marc Martel - Crowdfunding campaign (two new records)

Marc Martel has started a crowdfunding campaign for two new EPs. More information below.

Here is the first song and video from this project - and it's stunning!


Saturday, June 17, 2017

New Music June 2017: Bill DeMain, Camera2, Cliff Hillis, ATC, Phoenix, Dan Wilson, Chris Price

Bill DeMain - Lemon Yellow

The new record of Bill DeMain "Transatlantic Romantic" will be out in summer 2017.

Air Traffic Controller - After Party

The "Echo Papa EP" will be out June 23, 2017 (

Cliff Hillis - Many Happy Returns EP

The new EP of Cliff Hillis is out now!

Camera2 - Ride That Feeling Again

The album "Orbit" from Camera2 will be out in 2017.

Phoenix - Ti Amo

Phoenix' new album "Ti Amo" is out now.

Dan Wilson - Re-Covered

Re-Covered , the new record of Dan Wilson (produced by Mike Viola) is available on Pledgemusic  or on Amazon for preorder. It's out August 4, 2017.

Chris Price - Sigh

Chris Price released his stellar second album - Stop Talking - now. Buy it on Bandcamp or Amazon.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

L.E.O. - Alpacas Orgling

L.E.O.? Looks familiar, doesn't it? Yes, it's no accident that you might get an instant connection to The Electric Light Orchestra.  But Alpacas Orgling is not a tribute album of the usual kind. There are no covers but rather ten completely original songs (along with two bonus tracks).

For the record: Alpacas Orgling is the best record Jeff Lynne never made.

It was released in 2006 and included the finest collection of artists: Bleu, Mike Viola, Jason Scheff (Chicago), John Fields, Hanson, Ducky Carlisle, Andy Sturmer (Jellyfish) and Scott Simons.
That's a hell of a band.

The songs refer to Jeff Lynne's style, but there are also references to George Harrison (Goodbye Innocence) and The Beatles.

The project was led by Bleu. Vocals are shared between Bleu, Mike Viola (Distracted, Make Me), Andy Sturmer (Goodbye Innocence) and Scott Simons (Sukaz Are Born Every Minute).

Listen to the record here:

Final note:
Bleu once told me someone in the audience paid him a compliment that his voice on Sukaz Are Born Every Minute was his best one yet.
The point is: he didn't sing on it ... (main vocals were exclusively by Scott Simons).