Stop the Presses began in 2010 in the Miami suburb, Hialeah, FL and released their first EP “Does it Still Look Pretty” in 2011. After years of touring all over Florida, releasing their second album “Eskandalo” in 2013, and playing at the Vans Warped Tour (California dates) in 2014, song-writers Ali Culotta and Danny Portilla relocated to Brooklyn, NY in 2016 to put together a new band and release an album with a classic retro vibe. After their debut show in 2018 at the Van’s Warped Tour in Holmdel, NJ, Stop the Presses has been busy touring multiple cities in the North East like Philadelphia, Providence, Portland, New London, and Washington D.C, anticipating the release of their latest album “Money In the Bank”.
An exhilarating blast of blues, soul and funk, Music!Music!Music! marks the recorded debut of the musical partnership between guitarist Charlie Hunter and vocalist Lucy Woodward. Recorded in High Point, North Carolina, with longtime Hunter collaborator Derrek Phillips on the drums, Music!Music!Music! showcases the dazzling interplay between Hunter’s funky guitar and Woodward’s stunning voice, while also beautifully capturing the spontaneity and good vibes of the duo’s live performances.
His First Two Records for Bob Thiele’s Flying Dutchman Label Remain Landmarks in “Post-Fusion” Jazz, and Have Proven Hugely Influential (e.g. Kamasi Washington)
Both Produced by Former John Coltrane and Impulse! Label Producer Thiele (A Love Supreme)
1974’s Cosmic Funk Moved in a Funkier Direction Somewhere Between Soul Jazz, Spiritual Jazz, Fusion, and Post-Bop. Astral Traveling featured a Killer Band of Cecil McBee on Bass, George Barron on Sax, James Mtume and Sonny Morgan on Percussion, David Lee, Jr. on Drums, Badal Roy on Tabla, Geeta Vashi on Tamboura, and Joe Beck on Guitar.
You might expect a band that calls itself Yarn to, naturally, tend to spin a yarn or two. “that’s what we do, we tell stories, live and in the studio, truth and fiction” singer/songwriter Blake Christiana insists. “We don’t always opt for consistency. There’s a different vibe onstage from what comes through in our recordings. There’s a difference in every show as well, you never know what you’re going to get.”
This year, the band reissued its 2016 album This Is The Year on vinyl. Grab it now!
Kyle Shutt’s (The Sword, Doom Side of the Moon) debut solo album is Self Titled – featuring him on every instrument and vocals! High octane rock ‘n’ roll as played by a true lifer, this album will be your feel good hit of the summer, all on “Classic Black” vinyl!
The Shootouts debut album, Quick Draw, is an effortless blend of high-energy honky-tonk and traditional country music mixed with touches of Americana and western swing. The band marries a blend of Roy Orbison and Bob Wills with the barn-burning sounds of Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives and Dwight Yoakam. The combination offers a welcome throwback to sounds that flowed out of Nashville, Texas and California in country music’s golden years.
Produced by Luca Benedetti and Jim Campilongo, The Shootouts recorded “Quick Draw” in just six days at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, New York. The band comprises Ryan Humbert (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Brian Poston (electric & acoustic guitar), Ryan McDermott (bass), Dylan Gomez (drums, percussion) and Emily Bates (harmony vocals). Campilongo is a member of The Little Willies – alongside Norah Jones – and he and Benedetti were the production team behind Zephaniah Ohora’s debut album, This Highway.
Based out of Akron, Ohio, The Shootouts were formed when founding members Humbert and Poston bonded over a mutual love of heartfelt, authentic country music. While the two were busy performing Humbert’s original pop-rock songs, they often discussed the idea of starting a new band to tap into this passion, and the band played their first show in October of 2016. It was meant to be a side-project for Humbert, but he soon realized there was much more in store.
New album by Tom Freund — Double Vinyl (Mastered by Bakery Mastering with audiophile precision) featuring 2 unreleased tracks and duet with Ben Harper on “Let My Love Open The Door”. First 50 ordered signed by Tom – upon request!