Lovesick Fantasies Confront Reality on Mara Connor’s “No Fun”

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Despite its title, you will greatly enjoy the new single from Mara Connor. This marks the LA-based artist’s debut, ahead of an album that she has been working on with Langhorne Slim and Joseph Arthur. If it’s anything like the lead track, it will be a moody record with emphatic lyrics and overlapping melodies. Read more.  … Continue reading Lovesick Fantasies Confront Reality on Mara Connor’s “No Fun”

Feel Adia Victoria’s Infectious Invincibility on New Single “Dope Queen Blues” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Adia Victoria takes the blues seriously. Over the past couple of years, the Nashville-based songwriter has adapted her sound to reflect many facets of Southern rock, and her latest single may be her most dangerous. “We are lost, in vain,” she sings on “Dope Queen Blues,” her newest music since … Continue reading

A Steamer, a Cult, and Lauren Ruth Ward’s Debut Album

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Lauren Ruth Ward stands in front of a mirror holding up a shimmering disco ensemble. We’re in the Echo’s green room joined by a few people that play in other bands on tonight’s bill, as well as some peripheral friends. It is the first night of Ward’s January residency and the two-piece suit and jacket on … Continue reading A Steamer, a Cult, and Lauren Ruth Ward’s Debut Album

Making New Mistakes with Terra Lightfoot

sngalbums: It’s hard to set your expectations too high when it comes to Terra Lightfoot. Her sound can be easily compared to The Black Keys, with a mastery of guitars and pounding kick drums, and her new album delivers on all fronts. On New Mistakes, she reaches new milestones with her evocative songwriting, singing about heartache and emotional catharsis with an equal amount of her signature … Continue reading Making New Mistakes with Terra Lightfoot

Making New Mistakes with Terra Lightfoot

It’s hard to set your expectations too high when it comes to Terra Lightfoot. Her sound can be easily compared to The Black Keys, with a mastery of guitars and pounding kick drums, and her new album delivers on all fronts. On New Mistakes, she reaches new milestones with her evocative songwriting, singing about heartache and emotional catharsis with an equal amount of her signature grit.  … Continue reading Making New Mistakes with Terra Lightfoot