Songwriters

Phantasmosis supplies sweet escapism in new record "Sentimental"

Earlier this month Providence’s Phantasmosis (Sam D'Orazio) released Sentimental, his latest fantastical record. The album supplies the right dose of sweet escapism with psych-surfy ballads like “Heaven/Hell” and power pop tracks like “Green Eyes” offering variety throughout the journey. Phantasmosis lathers each track with intent: if indie-rock is the theme, the guitars will rip; if jazzy elements are in order, the saxophone will produce a buttery smooth solo—there is no subtlety, and that is great. Phantasmosis’ music has the appeal of Beach Boys and the eccentricity of Flaming Lips, he serves that shake in his unique manner, and it is rich. The new release should keep him occupied for the fall, and we are looking forward to new show announcements soon. We are streaming the entrancing track “Do You Feel It???” from the new record below. - Rene Cobar

Jerry Leger - New Record in November, Lee's Palace 11.28

Jerry Leger is a veteran roots artists from around here in Toronto. He has a new solo record “Time Out For Tomorrow” set for release on November 8th. The album was heavily influenced by ghosts after spending some time recently travelling to various unknown ghost towns in Ontario. Leger and his band will be hittin’ the road going east for a fall tour that comes back around Toronto on November 28th for a show at Lee’s Palace. – Kris Gies

Amory Sivertson returns to tell her story in new single "Walk in the Woods"

Amory Sivertson’s music draws you in with its soothing elements: bright and supple piano arpeggios at its foundation, uplifting harmonies that dance about, and Amory’s acrobatic lead vocals glowing throughout. The Boston-based singer-songwriter’s latest single “Walk in the Woods” confidently displays all of Sivertson’s strengths as it builds to a grandiose finale that is as cathartic as it is mesmerizing. Amory blends elements of folk and pop music with a distinct class that elevates her sound and gifts listeners luxurious compositions. The artist had been away for some time, with “Walk in the Woods” her first release in eight years, and is now back to tell her journey—the new song a precious fragment of that. We are looking forward to new songs by Amory; in the meantime, we are streaming her new track below. - Rene Cobar

Samuel Sandoval welcomes reflection in new record "Current Pretender"

Samuel Sandoval’s new full-length record, Current Pretender, is a sonic stained-glass window into the colorful mind of a young man wrestling and dancing with existentialism. The anthology is track after track of therapeutic acoustic guitar-led confessions and realizations: tracks like “I Mime” tip-toe instrumentally among bizarre ambient sounds and Sandoval's layered-pensive vocals. As esoteric as some tracks can be, others like “Falling Asleep to Your Parents Watching TV Pt. 1” are gorgeously composed, with honey-sweet piano melodies and soothing flowing-water samples creating a cave of wondrous sounds. Much like life itself, Connecticut resident Samuel Sandoval’s record encompasses beauty, ugliness, weirdness, love, hope, and existence as you want to see it. We are streaming the indie-folk tune “Madam Day” from the new album below. - Rene Cobar

Kate Bollinger marks summer's end with EP "I Don't Wanna Lose"

Based out of Charlottesville, Kate Bollinger's jazz-infused blend of indie pop marks the end of summer with the release of her EP I Don't Wanna Lose. The EP's five tracks provide a relaxing and introspective soundtrack for the cooling temperatures and the dying of days on the beach as the leaves start to fall. The EP's final track "Talk About It" is an upbeat song for taking a walk in the autumn breeze. Take a listen to it below, and check out the B-side version on Kate's Soundcloud for an even more chilled out groove. - Will Sisskind

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