New Music Releases 02/28/2012

FEATURED RELEASE Carolina Chocolate Drops – “Leaving Eden” (Nonesuch): Carolina Chocolate Drop’s second full-length disc, was produced by Nashville stalwart Buddy Miller, the go-to guy for artists ranging from Solomon Burke to Robert Plant to Emmylou Harris. On this 15-song collection, recorded live in the studio with all the players in a single room, the…

Musician Jas Patrick Giving Away Upcoming EP “Tributaries” Free Until February 27

People say that nothing in life is free. Nashville-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jas Patrick intends to prove them wrong. From now until February 27th, he is giving away a free digital copy of his upcoming release,”Tributaries.“ Born in Houston, Texas, Patrick moved to Nashville with his family in the early 90s when his father, Jeff Peterson, began playing steel guitar…

New Music Releases 02/14/2012

FEATURED RELEASE Heartless Bastards – “Arrow” (Partisan Records): On this new record, the eccentric, hypnotic nature of songwriter Erika Wennerstrom’s voice is captured by producer Jim Eno who helps blend the bands driving, straight-forward Rock ‘N’ Roll into a record that sounds unique and refreshing. “Arrow” instantly feels fearless and marks a major step forward for…

New Music Releases 01/24/12

FEATURED RELEASE Rodrigo y Gabriella – “Area 52” (ATO Records): Area 52 contains nine of Rod and Gab’s favorite songs from their own catalogue re-arranged and re-configured for a 13-piece Cuban orchestra comprised of some of Havana’s finest young players, collectively known as C.U.B.A. This two-disc set includes a 30-minute ‘making-of’ documentary on DVD. Recording took…

The All-American Rejects Gearing Up to Release New Music in 2012

On January 24, 2012, platinum-selling group, The All-American Rejects, will kick off the new year with the release of “Beekeeper’s Daughter,” the first single from their upcoming album, “Kids in the Street.” The song, written by Rejects’ lead singer, lyricist, and bassist Tyson Ritter and guitarist Nick Wheeler, captures a tumultuous time while Ritter was living in Los Angeles after wrapping two years of…

New Gear From the 2012 NAMM Show

The 2012 NAMM Show is in full swing and guitar players have a lot to get excited about. Music manufacturers have developed a bevy of interesting and innovative instruments. Here a few of the new guitars. Fender Kurt Cobain Signature Mustang Electric Guitar Inspired by Kurt Cobain’s arsenal of modded guitars, Fender has developed a…