New Music Tuesday

It’s attack of the So. Cal Indie Artists this week with three new releases and one classic from artists that call Southern California their home.

Wavves are now a duo and reportedly used their own money to pay for their fourth record.  Guitarist Nathan Williams explains why they used their own finances, “In doing so, I had no one to answer to. We recorded the songs how and when we wanted without anybody interfering, and that’s how it’s supposed to be. ”  More importantly, they’ll now own the masters.  Freedom is a wonderful thing.

For those that love beautiful harmonies reminiscent of Simon and Garfunkel, I’m happy to report The Milk Carton Kids are back with their sophomore album.    The playing is exquisite and you’ll be thankful there are still people out there that respect the craft of actual playing and  capable of old school song crafting.

If you want something slightly more intimate with Paul Simon, you might want to consider checking out Paul’s son, Harper.  This album may be more in line with Elliot Smith as it’s produced by the man responsible for XO,  Tom Rothrock.

And if you want the real McCoy or in this case Stills, I recommend picking up the Stephen Stills box set “Carry On”.  Stephen opened up the vaults for Graham Nash to plow through and compile this 4-CD set of essential recordings, live cuts, new mixes, and 25 previously unreleased tracks that chronologically follows Stephen’s 50 year career.  I have a feeling the three artists above paid close attention to the career of this master.

Click here to revel in the guitar work of Stephen Stills on October 3, 1971


Wavves "Afraid Of Heights" Milk Carton Kids "The Ash & Clay"


Harper Simon "Division Street" Stephen Stills "Carry On"

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