Friday, January 17, 2020

New Music

Charlie Whitten – Always Wanted

Nashville-based musician and songwriter Charlie Whitten has established himself as a Nashville staple, performing as everyone’s favorite sideman for years. Now he’s recruited a slew of local talent from Caitlin Rose to Andrew Combs for his latest solo effort Make Time. With songs reminiscent of the Eagles and Neil Young, Make Time feels like an...

The Pressure Kids – No Land Left in Hollywood

Nashville outfit The Pressure Kids recently released their sophomore EP titled The Pressure Kids: Vol. 2. The six-song collection includes the emotional lead single “No Land Left in Hollywood.” “For the most part, Pressure Kids songs are written over a long period of time. Stuff gets tweaked and stretched and edited...

Best of 2019 Countdown: 200 – 101

Lightning 100 wants to give a huge thank you to all of our listeners who have supported for nearly 30 years. Your votes alongside our staff have determined our top songs of 2019! Check out the full list below! 200. Sheryl Crow feat Chris Stapleton - Tell Me...

Son Little – Hey Rose

R&B indie aficionado Son Little has been staying busy. He recently announced the release of his third studio album aloha, due in late January after dropping his invisible EP earlier this year. Recorded at Paris’s Studios Ferber, the EP marks musician Aaron Earl Livingston’s first time using an outside producer, Renaud Letang (Feist, Manu Chao).

Best of 2019 Countdown: 100 – 1

Lightning 100 wants to give a huge thank you to all of our listeners who have supported for nearly 30 years. Your votes alongside our staff have determined our top songs of 2019! Check out the full list below! 100. Creature Comfort - Heartstrings 

The Wild Feathers – Jacksonville to Jackson Hole

Nashville southern rockers The Wild Feathers recently released a new single titled “Jacksonville to Jackson Hole,” written by country star Eric Church. The band was at their management company, overheard the song and fell in love instantly. “Eric is one of our favorite songwriters, so having the opportunity to...

Maggie Rose – All I Need Is You (For Christmas)

Nashville songstress Maggie Rose recently released two Christmas singles including a cover of “O Holy Night” and an original song “All I Need Is You (For Christmas).” This is the first new music we’ve heard since 2018’s Change The Whole Thing. Listen to “All I Need Is You (For Christmas)” below and let...

Puss N Boots – Christmas All Over Again

Puss N Boots, the trio consisting of Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Pepper, recently released a Christmas EP titled Dear Santa... ahead of their annual holiday show in Brooklyn. The five-song collection features four original songs and a live version of “Silent Night.” Listen to the lead track...

Ben Kweller – It Ain’t Christmas Yet

Austin's indie rocker Ben Kweller released an exclusive holiday Record Store Day 7” to spread holiday cheer via distorted guitars. The A-side “It Ain’t Christmas Yet” is an original yuletide tune about impatiently waiting for the holidays.  Listen to “It Ain’t Christmas Yet” below and let us know what...

Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra – Winter Wonderland

Just in time for the holidays, Jeff Goldblum has shared his version of the Christmas classic “Winter Wonderland.” Recorded with his band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, the track follows Goldblum’s sophomore record I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This. Listen to “Winter Wonderland” below and let us know...

JD McPherson – Red Bows for A Blue Girl

Throwback musician JD McPherson recently released Red Bows for A Blue Girl, a new 7" of two original Christmas songs, specifically for Record Store Day Black Friday. It features a title track and “Holly, Carol, Candy and Joy,” a b-side from his 2018 album SOCKs.  Listen to “Red Bows for A...

Bombay Bicycle Club – Everything Else Has Gone Wrong

Bombay Bicycle Club recently shared the title track from their forthcoming record Everything Else Has Gone Wrong. The London foursome will release the album Jan. 17, 2020. “The last song to be written for the album and a song we feel perfectly encapsulates what the album is about and felt fitting...

Yola – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

It’s been quite the year for British country-soul singer Yola, and now she’s topping it off with the release of a deluxe edition of her debut album, Walk Through Fire. The deluxe edition features her rendition of Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” which received a stamp of approval from John himself.

Stone Temple Pilots – Fare Thee Well

Stone Temple Pilots recently announced their eighth studio album, Perdida, and released the first single “Fare The Well.” This is the second record featuring singer Jeff Gutt, but marks the first acoustic LP for the band.  Perdida drops Feb. 7 and will accompany an acoustic tour across the U.S. Listen to “Fare...

Dylan Smucker – Old Letters

Nashville country singer, songwriter Dylan Smucker is no stranger to the Music City hustle. He previously played in local rock outfit Iron Vessel before stepping out on his own with his debut record Old Letters. "They are songs of love, loss, elation and pain," Smucker said of the seven song...

Greg Dulli – Pantomima

Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli recently announced the release of his his first ever solo album, Random Desire, due February 21 via Royal Cream/BMG. According to a statement, Dulli pulled inspiration from "one-man-band visionaries" Prince and Todd Rundgren and played almost every instrument on the record. Listen to the new single and first...

Khruangbin & Leon Bridges – Texas Sun

After a joint North American tour, throwback soul singer Leon Bridges and psych-funk instrumental trio Khruangbin have joined forces for a collaborative new EP titled Texas Sun. The Texas-based artists will release the four-song collection Feb. 7 on Dead Oceans. "We try not to have too much of an...

Lee Fields & The Expressions – Don’t Give Up

Lee Fields has been a prolific figure in music since the late sixties. With a career that’s spanned more than 43 years, it’s truly incredible that his musicianship continues to evolve. Some may argue Fields is currently making the best music of his career, and with The Expressions’ new single “Don’t Give...