For Austin guitarist Jackie Venson, opening for Gary Clark Jr. on tour this past fall began the same way every night. Venson and her band would walk out onstage to the sound of cheers from sold-out audiences, excited because the show was about to begin—and as soon as Venson slung her Strat over her shoulder, the crowd would go silent.
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“[Combray’s] vocals, lyrics and music fit right in with the lasting longevity that makes for a great song” ‘Stay Away’ premieres exclusively via AXS!
Combray is the Seattle-based moniker created by musician Ryan Wesley just last fall. Having only been creating music as Combray for a few months, the newest released single is “Stay Away.” Combray is the newest indie-rock music addition paving a way for his music along with his strong vocals. “Stay Away” is the follow-up to Combray’s first single “September,” and both singles will be featured on his debut album Awakening, out later this year.
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Buffalo- and NYC-based prog/pop-rock outfit The Reign of Kindo are back with a new album and a slightly altered moniker, as the band is now known as just Kindo and will release their new record, Happy However After. Today, we premiere the album’s lead single, “Return To Me.”
“A sound that jumps from distorted digital beats to softer, chiming keyboards and echoing vocals…equal parts urgent and reflective.” Kinnie Starr premieres ‘Gotta Do Something’ exclusively via Exclaim!
Genre-jumping Calgary-born pop experimenter Kinnie Starr will return with a new album titled Feed the Fire later this year, and she’s teasing its arrival with a new song called “Gotta Do Something.”
The new record critically examines connection in the modern age — exploring our relationships with screens, faith, each other and ourselves.
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