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Garage rockers The Maxims release peculiar video for “Endless Mind”

Three piece garage rock outfit The Maxims made their debut last summer with the release of their eponymous EP, a collection of five songs that showcase their reverence to the retro sound of classic garage rock and soul. Steeped in the sounds of gritty guitars and swirling organs, The Maxims is as brash as it is sly, drifting between foot-stomping blues numbers to cool-headed 60s swagger. Last week, The Maxims released a grainy, peculiar music video for the EP’s first song, “Endless Mind”, which you can watch below. -Charley Ruddell

   

Following a debut release, Joanna Teters to play Middle East Upstairs

There was a point in time when singer Joanna Teters, the now-New Yorker, was a resident of the Jamaica Plain neighborhood in Boston. While studying at Berklee College of Music, Teters became a familiar and friendly face in the Boston music scene as the smokey, soulful singer for several groups including Lowtone Society and Ila Mawana. Now, with the release of her excellent solo debut Warmer When It Rains, Teters has shared Winter tour dates throughout the East Coast, which includes The Middle East Upstairs on February 1st.

Warmer When It Rains is a collection of masterfully produced pop/neo-soul songs influenced by 90s pop/RnB, island and reggae music, and jilted hip-hop beats, lead exclusively by Teters’ smoothly crafted melodies. Rains is an exercise in writing about love within pop songs, an artform in itself that produces either everlasting, or fatefully unforgettable music; fortunately for us, Teters has delivered a lasting and engaging debut, both musically and emotionally. Stream her new album below, and be sure to check the Warmer When It Rains Tour schedule to see Joanna in a city near you. -Charley Ruddell

 

   

Krust Toons: "How Many Bands Have You Seen?" by Tedd Hazard

Krust Toons: "How Many Bands Have You Seen?" by Tedd Hazard - please feel free to drop him a line at teddandthehazards@gmail.com if you dig or have any funny ideas. You can also check out more of his illustrations and animation shorts HERE.

   

Jon Worthy debuts indie rock LP "Only A Dream"

For those of you who love Cage the Elephant, original member Lincoln Parish has collaborated with and produced a new artist breaking into the Nashville indie scene: Jon Worthy. From the driving and swinging "You Drive Me Insane" to the sing-along "So Alive", Only A Dream is full of energy and life. "Take a deep breath, you'll be just fine / Hold your head up / Give yourself some time," Worthy offers with optimism. Check out "You Drive Me Insane" below, and make sure to check out the whole album on Soundcloud, Spotify, and wherever else music can be found! - Chris Thiessen

   

New Pat Finnerty & The Full Band LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Back in September 2015, Pat Finnerty brought his rock opera, The Lid, to Underground Arts, and now, its corresponding album is finally available for streaming and/or purchase. Step into the Brit-rock, time-warping tale and its jovially catchy tunes. “Dedicated to Brian Langan and to all of the hard working people that made the show possible.” The album balances the personally-invested storyline, within a fun, uplifting, and truly creative musical framework.