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AB/CZ debuts with psych-Americana single "Yellow Into Blue"

A defining characteristic of modern musicians today is that they do not only create tunes to jam to but entire worlds to immerse in, atmospheres rich with their personalities. Amy Beauregard and Corey Zwart, known to some as AB/CZ, have done just that with their December single “Yellow Into Blue,” which takes traditional Americana instrumentation and blends it slowly with lingering distorted guitar-chords for an ever-quaking track that is a feast of sonic delicacies. You have an assertive drum beat, distant guitar solos, mighty vocals, and the best part, which is how one can truly appreciate each thanks to the track’s length: bask in the composition. The debut single is a fine introduction to the duo’s psych-Americana vibe; the Lowell, Massachusetts duo gets extra points for blending New England’s folk history with a more modern vibe. Stream “Yellow Into Blue” below for a much-deserved Monday pick-me-up treat. - Rene Cobar

Eggy oozes style in new live record, plays Orlando's 12.14

Almost as if you were there, well, you kind of are, the music of New Haven Connecticut’s Eggy oozes out of your preferred listening device, rich and runny in its latest record Live at Nectar’s 11​.​1​.​19. The band calmly and confidently plays signature tracks form its latest record Watercolor Days: sweet funk songs like “Graceless” and “Golden Gate Dancer” create an atmosphere that is both fun and intimate; surely Nectar’s, the music venue in Burlington, VT, and its crowd did not mind. The production, as is typical for Eggy’s live albums, is excellent, and one can fully immerse in the music without ever feeling detached from the live setting. We recommend this latest entry for fans of the jam-band feel this group deploys. The band is on tour, but it returns to Orlando’s in Burlington, VT, on December 14th for those that want to experience the fun live. Stream “In It For The Ride” below and dive right into the moment. - Rene Cobar, photo by Miles Hurley

Muddy Ruckus offers a haunting brand of Americana, plays Stone Church 12.05

Back in October, Muddy Ruckus released a single pleasantly infectious, a song with a sinister rhythm that haunts. “From The Floor” is led by an ominous banjo riff that is followed by a thumping bassline, marching to the rich harmonies of both Ryan Flaherty and Erika Stahl on guitar and drums respectively. The duo that is Muddy Ruckus takes in this song, and their work at large, a more somber approach to America’s usually upbeat style, and it works. With eerie lyrics like “I’ve been sleeping for so long/ I don’t know what's right from wrong/ I don’t know if I was ever born at all/ Something’s happening again/ Hey man don’t you understand?/ There are voices coming up/ from the floor.” the Americana music the duo produces has a deliciously ghastly tinge. The Auburn, ME, duo will be playing on December 5th at the Stone Church in Brattleboro, VT. Stream “From The Floor” below for something different today. - Rene Cobar, photo by TBERG Photography

Of The Trees explores a feral-chill complex in new single "Honeydust" ft. Kala

Where can you find an artist producing refined, potent, and intoxicating dubstep? One may say Las Vegas, NV, before Portland, ME, but one should reconsider. Portland’s Of The Trees recently released an exotic-rhythmic electronic track honeyed with ambient-distorted noises that evolve the beat into an experience. “Honeydust” ft. Kala is both chill and feral at once with its bossa nova tinge and reggae whispers: a sonic jaguar just waking up. It is refreshing to see this genre blossoming among the vast greens of Portland, Maine, and we can thank Of The Trees for that. Of The Trees, known to some as Tyler Coombs, is touring the United States at the moment, and hyping up his fans for the release of his EP, Tanglewood, December 12th. Stream “Honeydust” ft. Kala below and enjoy that Cowboy Bebop sample at the end of the track because we sure did. - Rene Cobar, photo by Maya Tihtiyas

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