Indie Pop singer/songwriter, Jess Penner, will release her new ep titled “Imagination” on August 11th through Position Music/Recurrent Records. This laid back collection of tunes for the whole family is ripe with electro pop-folk and will inspire joy not only in youngsters but adults alike. I’ve followed Jess Penner’s music since she was a part of the Hawaii based alt rock band Spooky Tuesday way back in the 90s. She has continued to produce positive, uplifting indie focused pop music for the past few decades through groups like Chandelle, We Cry Diamonds, Kayjez, and her much adored solo work. If you’ve never heard of Jess Penner before, look up her albums on Spotify (streaming below) and make sure to check out this new ep on August 11th.
Tag: singer songwriter
July 26, 2017
July 7, 2017
I’d like to take a moment and introduce you readers to the talented sounds of female singer-songwriter Norelle K (ZAP Records). This gifted songstress just released her debut 3 song ep titled “Consider the Trees” through ZAP Records this week. Think of a cool combination of Bjork meets Alanis Morrisette meets Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries). Songs are spiritual in nature but not along the CCM lines. This is independent music meant to be enjoyed by the vast amount of masses regardless of personal taste. Simple acoustic guitar oriented songs by a woman with talent and a smooth commanding voice. You can check out the 3 song ep below and make sure to purchase on bandcamp here.
June 24, 2017
May 26, 2017
Roots Rock/Americana singer-songriter John Tibbs, has just launched a crowd funding campaign for his new album titled “Heartland”. You can find the campaign right here. RIYL Drew Holcomb, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen. This stuff sounds really good and I think a lot of our readers will find something to appreciate. Listen to the new single below (via YouTube and Spotify).
April 26, 2017
Sef Idle of the band False Idle has been releasing a collection of “cover songs” through his YouTube page and they are actually really good. Recorded in his own Simpul Studio, you can find recent covers from Jimmy Eat World (Sweetness), Green Day (Christie Road), and NOFX (Bob). I believe more are on the way so stay tuned. Check out the playlist below to check out all these fine covers and make sure to make your suggestions to him for what to cover next right here.
April 17, 2017
March 11, 2017
Jason Dunn (Ex-Hawk Nelson/Lights Go Down) has posted his brand new single titled “Rock Bottom” of which you can hear below. The song is available for purchase through all digital networks and streaming on Spotify.
March 10, 2017
March 3, 2017
Married indie folk-pop duo Jenny & Tyler, have just released their brand new covers ep titled “For Freedom II”. It is available exclusively on iTunes here. All proceeds go to organizations that fight Human Trafficking. Catch the group on their cross country tour which is taking place right now. Continued →
February 20, 2017
Prior to 2015’s stunning Into the Sea, Attalus was a fairly unknown. Fronted by Seth Davey, vocalist, pianist, and lyricist, this Facedown debut made plenty best-of-the-year lists. Though Davey has since amicably parted with the band, he has nonetheless kept up with musical endeavors which come to fruition in his debut solo album, Till You’re All I See. Continued →
February 18, 2017
Solo Americana/Folk artist, Orion Walsh, is currently on tour in Europe playing songs from his new full length “7” as well as all the classics from the past albums going back to 2008 “Tornado Lullabies”. Check out his bandcamp page here for the new album as well as all his past material. You can also download the rare 2002 ep “Part of Me Died” from his last band, Slow Coming Day, at this link here. Download includes 3 bonus rare songs and the whole thing was remastered by Seth at Simpul Studio. For dates and further info on where you can see Orion, click below.
January 26, 2017
January 21, 2017
January 8, 2017
Grand Rapids’ Anita Ranae has unleashed a lyrical powerhouse in the form of Watercolor Sidewalks.
January 7, 2017
December 26, 2016
Check out the fabulous new song titled “In Your Pocket” from Devin Shelton off his upcoming album “Sensation” due out January 6th 2017. This catchy album full of R&B type melodies and instrumentation will please fans of Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Devin Shelton’s prior work, The Postal Service, and even Emery. Continued →
Former Slow Coming Day singer/guitarist Orion Walsh will release his brand new full length titled simply, “7”, on January 7th 2017. You can pre-order the album on bandcamp right here for $7.00. Any money earned through his bandcamp will help him on his upcoming solo tour through the U.S. Continued →
December 17, 2016
The first release from this midwest slowcore project has much to offer for fans of Julien Baker and Sun Kil Moon.
December 15, 2016
November 16, 2016
Last summer, Bad Christian released a compilation album focused on electronic artists. Like most compilations, it proved to be a mixed bag – however, it was specifically aimed at getting exposure to a number of lesser-known artists.
Summer Sleep happened to be Black Pages’ submission to the compilation and is also the first track off his 2015 EP Where It Gets You. Continued →
November 11, 2016
JJ Heller releases her brand new debut, full length Christmas music project called “Unto Us”. Check it out wherever fine digital music is sold and listen to the song “Christmas is Here” in video form below.
November 9, 2016
November 2, 2016
October 28, 2016
Josh Garrels will release his Christmas songs album titled “The Light Came Down” on November 24th. Check out the album teaser and tour dates for this album, below. Continued →
October 23, 2016
Singer-Songwriters Jenny & Tyler will release their own collection of Christmas tunes titled “Christmas Stories” on November 4th. Continued →
June 26, 2015
Check out Ian Zandi’s final review for IVM and find out if you should put “Long Drive” on your hard drive.
May 21, 2015
Josh Garrels’ falsettos. That should warrant a listen itself.