Kiley Lotz, one of the “women making the best rock music today” (NY Times), fronts a band possessing all the catharsis and vivacity of her forthcoming album, Magic Gone (6/15 via Run for Cover). Lotz’s latest songs take a bitingly honest look at adulthood, accountability, responsibility, mental health and the difficulties that go along with each of them.
One of the most accomplished duos in roots music today returns to LA. Emily Frantz and Andrew Marlin blend traditional roots storytelling with sharp social critique, and they have been praised by Rolling Stone (“lush”), NPR Music (“sweet, angelic harmonies”) and more. Their busy 2018 summer also includes a Red Rocks date with the Avett Brothers and a headlining tour with most shows already sold out.
The Australian songwriter presents her album preview show for her Tobias Jesso Jr.-produced new album, Lilac Everything (9/14 via Liberation Records/AWAL). SPIN dubbed Emma "hypnotic" and praised her "wise-beyond-her-years craftsmanship," and Rolling Stone hailed her "effortless, naturally affecting voice.”
Alvin, the founder of the seminal punk-roots band The Blasters, and Gilmore, of the pioneering country-folk trio The Flatlanders, team up to play music from their first-ever collaboration, Downey To Lubbock (Yep Roc). The new album explores the musical history of America’s past 100 years and features covers of classic New Orleans R&B, Texas and West Coast country, traditional folk and early rock ’n’ roll.