Norway’s Los Plantronics, are to release ‘The Worst Is Yet To Come’ (Best of 1995-2017) this November 10th via Jansen. The Oslo based raucous 9-piece orchestra are known for their head spinning sounds that journey from berzerk surf-rock to crooning mariachi, including wild 50’s rock’n’roll, instrumental passages and frantic R&B. There’s even a mariachi version of Gene Clarks masterpiece ‘So You Say You Lost Your Baby’.
With four years alongside one another on the road and in the studio, Hard Working Americans embody the grit, grind and salt of the earth vibe their name implies. Some call them a super group. I call them the sum of their parts, and hot damn do those parts work well together.
Acclaimed alt-folk quartet Darlingside announces the February 23rd release of their anticipated new album Extralife (More Doug Records/Thirty Tigers), and a March/April tour (See Dates Below). Extralife is the follow up to the band’s 2015 breakthrough, the highly praised Birds Say. Where Birds Say was steeped in childhood nostalgia and the loss of innocence, Extralife finds Darlingside looking to the future, mourning the loss of our world with an almost post-apocalyptic view.
Potions and Poisons is the fourth album of original music from Head for the Hills, the Colorado based post-modern bluegrass outfit of Adam Kinghorn, Joe Lessard, Matt Loewen and Sam Parks. There’s no reinvention of the wheel here--no computer programmed banjo rolls or digitally arpeggiated fiddle lines. Instead we find Head for the Hills at the peak of their powers of musical alchemy, building little worlds of sound from the detritus of bluegrass, jazz, hip hop, folk and soul.
Brooklyn's Turkuaz has been bringing their nine-piece party music across the country all year and are on a break for two weeks before continuing a national run that ends on New Years Eve in Baltimore. Today, they announce a Winter 2018 headlining tour that starts in Detroit on January 9, crossing the country to end in with two shows with Galactic in Los Angeles on March 30 and San Francisco on March 31.