Texas' own Madam Radar's new single, "Hole In My Head" is a sarcastic response that turns the tables on an intended criticism from a potential suitor. Strong vocals, a guitar-driven melody, and witty lyrics form the song’s amusing narrative. - Music City Memo (Nashville)
"Collin County Jail" is a resounding appeal to assist in changing routinely misguided ways. Natural storytelling vocals, a heightened melody, and conclusive lyrics reinforce the song’s musing narrative.- Music City Memo (Nashville)
"Be My Girl" is a burning desire for a deeper connection with a romantic interest. Intense vocals, a focused melody, uninhibited lyrics, and a well-timed guitar solo bolsters the song’s probing narrative. - Music City Memo (Nashville)
Standing Hero's new single, "The Prize" is an optimistic belief that staying strong during adversity will lead to the desired result. Serene vocals, a rock-tinged melody, and dedicated lyrics shape the song’s committed narrative. - Music City Memo (Nashville)
Texas singer songwriter Paul Renna's new single, "Bitter Sweet" takes you on a soulful psychedelic ride through the vines of a hopeful but tangled relationship. And as the musical groove moves you along, the vocal melodies are woven just right. - Black Feather Promotions
"Wyoming" is a search for reassurance and self-discovery within an unforgiving landscape. Tranquil vocals, seamless harmonies, and meditative lyrics magnify the song’s thoughtful narrative. -- Music City Memo (Nashville)
From the first bass note within the driving drum beat you can tell something is different about the new record from Nikki Lane. The backbeat feels like a gutsy strut while the lead guitar feels like a revved up engine shifting gears. Denim & Diamonds comes out firing, spit shining the cowboy boots and tossing on a jean jacket.
Sonny Lynn's new single, "Oh Papa" is an acute snapshot of the anxious mindset involved in embarking on an untested journey. Reassuring vocals and an escalating melody characterize the song’s ultimately optimistic narrative. - Music City Memo (Nashville)
"Just a Spark" is a smoldering consideration to rekindle a convenient but beguiling relationship. Passionate vocals, a simmering melody, and persuasive lyrics accentuate the song’s tempting narrative. -- Music City Memo (Nashville)
"You're No Good for Me" is an empowering realization that a rocky relationship is unsustainable. Fervorous vocals, an acoustic-led melody, and introspective lyrics cement the song’s resolute narrative. Music City Memo (Nashville)
The 46-minute 12-cut 'Three Rivers' is a well-balanced collection of songs with the added value of faithful vocals that work solo & in tandem. The songs have character & are constructed with lots of emotional notes stylistically & all well-conceived. They resonate with ears that enjoy music that is articulate. - Americana Highways
King Zero releases their new hard hitting single, "All Of My Life" with heavy guitars and melodic vocals. And though the track is very tight with a climactic narrative ending, it doesn't lack in dynamics. - Black Feather Promotions
Blues-Rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Jelly Ellington infiltrates the sonic spheres with the highly-anticipated release of his sophomore album, Not All Who Wander Are Lost. An electrifying fusion of impassioned vocals and vivacious guitar playing, Jelly delivers his Blues-centric Rock and Roll by way of his dynamic stage presence and evident classical training. - Compose Yourself Magazine
Oh, that longing heart of ours. Our mind may want to point us in one direction, but our heart points us in a completely different one. With passion and power on full display, Andrea Magee is out to impress on her latest single, “Belfast Girl,” a terrific example of vocal strength and emotion. - V13
The first thing you notice about the Jamestown Revival’s latest effort is just how quiet it is compared to previous records. They put aside electric guitars in favor of acoustics and despite the fact that the vocals are softer, almost whispered in places, the lyrics are given a far better chance of being heard. It’s quite appropriate as these lyrics are some of the best in the band’s career to date. - Glide Magazine
"We're Going Home" is a determined mission to experience the restorative qualities of returning to a property. Calm vocals, an earthy melody, and motivated lyrics signify the song’s reassuring narrative. - Music City Memo (Nashville)
The Reverent Few, “Ain’t No Place to Be.” The duo of Paige DeChausse and Nick James moved to Austin from Chicago in 2013 and released this full-length debut digitally in March (with vinyl out this week) after several EPs and a live set that was recorded at Antone’s. An intriguing supplement to their original material is a cover of Gillian Welch’s “Elvis Presley Blues.”
Texas singer songwriter Mandy Prater brings you her new single, "On the Outside" a daydream about escaping lockdown during COViD-19 pandemic. Not intended to discourage social distancing guidelines but to follow your best known medical and scientific advice.
“Lucky Penny” has a steady finger plucked acoustic guitar figure that supports Skoda’s warm vocals. Gentle pedal steel wails and subtle piano chords enhance the storylines progression. The orchestration is building, but in a subtle manner that matches the theme and lyrics mood. - Amity Hereweard
An acoustic setting backdrops a passionate display of an eternal love that transcends time. "Evergreen's" tender vocals, a lullaby-infused melody, and alluring lyrics complete the song’s touching narrative. - Music City Memo
California native-turned-Austin siren, Deanna Wheeler has created a surreal soundscape that bridges the gap between the generations achieving a perfect balance of nostalgia and modern resonance. She is back with her highly anticipated single, ‘Whiskey Weather', which is the embodiment of her versatility. Her signature powerful vocal dexterity is the most intriguing factor of this track. It enhances the impact of the sublime lyrics and her electrifying singing. - Issuewire.com
In “As Soon As You,” Bri Bagwell concedes that she might get married eventually, but in the meantime, she’s simply not ready to commit. So, instead of dreaming about picket fences and diamond rings, she can only envision kitchen sinks and running shoes. - cmt.com
Dallas based New Ellum's steady release of new songs and videos is a way for them to build a fan base. As a new band, they had been relying on the opportunity to play live shows, but with the pandemic stripping them of this opportunity, they are exploring different ways to engage people's interest. David Fletcher - Dallas Observer
The acoustic guitar work on "Still" definitely sets a mood. Once Skoda’s vocal enters the track, I am transported into a sublime place. I really appreciate the tenderness to the song. It might be easy to mention comparisons to great folk singers of the 60s here, but honestly Skoda has her own style worth featuring. Give this song a spin, particularly if you fondly remember the Greenwich Village era of folk music. - Greg Jones
When the Pandemic closed down our city and they boarded up the iconic 6th street in Austin, a once vibrant music scene was rendered lifeless and devoid of the human connection. It was the perfect backdrop for my “I Need Love” music video as the song speaks to the need for faith, hope, strength and especially love to pull you through the darkest of times.
Robert Wagner is a Singer, Frontman, Songwriter and Musician in Austin Texas. "God's Eyes" calls for Love, Hope, and Humanity in the face of a worldwide pandemic...and these uncertain times.
‘All My Life’ is the latest soulful driven release by Dallas’ own Paul Renna. In times of uncertainty one thing is certain, Paul Renna’s back, and back with a punch. The new track by Renna is a no mess about, balls to the wall, classic rock track. Everything fits as nicely as it should and the simplicity of the overall feel just works.
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