By: Juliette Jagger (@juliettejagger)
Artist: Strange Faces “Brand New Way”
Off of their forthcoming album Stonerism, “Brand New Way” from Chicago’s Strange Faces will fill you up on tinny, lo-fi vintage garage-rock and 60s pop hooks.
Artist: Samson The Truest “Gunslinger”
Album: Come Back Shane
Off of his current album, Come Back Shane, “Gunslinger” from Samson The Truest finds this unassuming Brooklyn-based poet teetering between vanity and insecurity as he tries to hold onto the affection of another man’s wife. At once endearing and forbidden, the track feels very much like a stolen glance at the private ramblings of a man who has built himself a rickety house in the space that occupies the perpetual middle.
Artist: Justin Sawicki “Upsala Trees”
Off of his forthcoming self-titled sophomore release due out this month, Justin Sawicki’s “Upsala Trees” masterfully blends the deep driving twang of southern rock with traditional roots rhythms.
Artist: Fortunate Ones “Come On! Let’s Boogey to The Elf Dance!”
Just in time for the Holidays, Fortunate Ones have recorded a quirky and spirited rendition of Sufjan Stevens’ “Come On! Let’s Boogey to The Elf Dance!.” There’s a lighthearted timelessness to this track, so if you’re looking for alternatives to overplayed Christmas classics, look no further.