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Chance Emerson is ever the storyteller in new record "The Raspberry Men"

The man, the traveler, the folk singer-songwriter you got to check out is Chance Emerson. Shifting his time from Concord, NH to Hong Kong to Providence, RI, and beyond this artist has crafted a sonic journal of his travels titled The Raspberry Men, and wow does it tell a story. The new record has a worldly feel from the start as “How Can I” showcases toxic rhythms often found in Africa and some parts of Latin America; Emerson’s rich choruses are grandiose and provocative. Songs like “Annabelle” are rooted in modern melancholy: the feeling of missing someone real among the many faces in our various phone apps. “Coming to Japan” is an atmospheric tour of Emerson’s experience abroad as well as a confession, as he says, “No, I’m not from anywhere, I’m a nowhere man at heart.” Each song is a fantastic chapter in the life of an artist that dares to see the world for what it is, and he for what he could be in it. Stream the laid-back and oh-so-honest track “It Won’t Be Pretty” below for the midweek vibe you deserve. - Rene Cobar

   

TALsounds "No Rise"

TALsounds released the first single, "No Rise", from her forthcoming fifth album, Acquiesce. This is beautiful electronic music of Natalie Chami, and this project will be released by Brooklyn's NNA Tapes on May 22nd.

You can catch TALsounds on April 2nd at Metro with Dan Deacon and Ed Schrader's Music Beat, and you can help her celebrate the release of her album on May 22nd at Constellation with Sam Prekop.

   

Mountain Head - Heavy Dream Rock Single "We Stole Your Head"

Mountain Head have hit the ground runnin’ here on the Toronto scene. These two brothers aren’t new to the scene but after spending some time in the mountains…Mountain Head was born. Their first single “We Stole Your Head” is a heavy dream rock tune. The drums have a hip hop vibe to them and the rhythm hits hard with the bass and synth combo. See these mysterious bearded brothers this Friday March 13th at The Rivoli along with F.Scott & the Nighthawks as well as Joan Smith & the Jane Does. Excellent lineup! – Kris Gies

   

Vundabar preview new record with sugary track "Burned Off"

Boston’s Vundabar is set to release Either Light on March 13th and how excellent it promises to be. That promise exists in the deliciously retro indie-pop track “Burned Off,” which takes the listener on a speedy sonic roller coaster that cascades past a pulsating bassline, a crisp drum pattern, candy-sweet vocals, oh and guitar riffs so 2003. Brandon Hagen, Drew McDonald and Zackery Abramo continue this project that is quickly escaping our stratosphere on here as the group is touring the country throughout the spring with a show on April 24th at Paradise Rock Club for our New England folks. If the new record has more of the exquisite falsettos, and atmospheric breaks, featured in the single streaming below then wonderful it will be. - Rene Cobar

   

Ohmme "3 2 4 3"

Ohmme has released the lead single, "3 2 4 3", from their forthcoming album, Fantasize Your Ghost, which is due out June 5th via Joyful Noise.

This is the duo of Macie Stewart and Sima Cunningham and this is the follow-up to their breakthrough 2018 album Parts.

You can catch Ohmme at The Hideout on March 14th as part of their annual SXSW send off party.

Photo by Ash Dye