Son Little
Things I Forgot
ADDS 11/4/14

Introducing modernest r&b auteur Son Little  
Philly singer/songwriter Aaron Livingston made a name for himself lending his beautifully dour vocals to tracks with The Roots and, most famously, producer RJD2 for a joint album called The Abandoned Lullaby, has reemerged as Son Little.

Check out his thrilling new track entitled “The River,"  The song delivers a magnificently seductive and ominous reconstruction of American blues infused with elements of hip-hop and raw guitar rock. The song infectiously recalls “Lets Go Crazy” era Prince, gritty blues/gospel and bedroom indie pop.  
GQ says "his voice is so warm and soulful, like a combination of Little Willie John and Bob Marley, that it makes you slow down and listen. This is soul music for the hip-hop generation. It gives me hope for the future of music."

“The seductive road house blues of “The River” is rooted in a knee-slapping stomp that only helps lead singer Aaron Livingston’s lyrics gain momentum as suspense builds.” – Okay Player
Vibe also wrote that Little’s “soulful vocals circle the drains of despair but offer the perfect self-medication for today's sorrows.” is currently premiering three separate versions of the song (there are 2 remixes of the single) and video simultaneously. Each corresponding music video matching a particular version of the song. Check it out here.

"Son Little clearly studies, respects and loves the music that came before him. What happens next, though, is what makes him so appealing. Aaron Livingston made his name as a collaborator with The Roots and RJD2, each of whom helped him develop a sound that touches on soul, blues, hip-hop and reggae. Samples, fuzzy guitar and simple drums work together to create an undeniable groove, and as a songwriter, he can really tell a story. As a vocalist, Livingston brings the heartbreak — his voice feels real and rough around the edges — while his impeccably crafted songs are honest and unpretentious. There's not a self-conscious moment here, yet it's pop music at the core. Listen to "The River" to discover a unique, fearless voice." - Rita Houston WFUV/NPR Music

RIYL: Gary Clark Jr., The Roots, Alabama Shakes, Black Pistol Fire
TRY: #1, 2, 3

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Latvian Radio
For Love & Spite
Belpid Records
ADDS 11/4/14

Brand new album and follow up to power pop gem KILL THE STATIC.

"Smart, mellifluously melodic candy" - Jack Rabid, The Big Takeover

LATVIAN RADIO has crafted their own brand of lyrically charged and sonically intelligent indie-power pop for the better part of a decade.

Amplifier Magazine labeled their songs - "Music as both entertainment and art. Truly the best variety."

They have been a mainstay on college radio for years and their last record "Kill The Static" made some major noise in the power pop community and ended up on many best album of the year lists in 2012.

"A joyous power pop delight" - Absolute Powerpop

FOR LOVE & SPITE picks up where "Kill The Static" left off but is a bit more direct and abrasive with some elements of punk and soul.

The press has linked them to the likes of Elvis Costello & the Attractions, the Replacements, the Shins, Big Star, the Decemberists, Brendan Benson and early REM.

After releasing three solo albums NY based singer/songwriter PATRIC WESTOO, teamed up with longtime Morgantown, WV friends Kim Monday (Frozen Sounds studios) and Mark Poole (63 Eyes and Phantom 6) to form THE B-SIDES in 2002. They released "Troubleshooting" in 2003.

Shortly after they changed their name to LATVIAN RADIO and added Adam Jones on drums and Dilip Chandran on bass. They released "Happiness Above A Hardwood Floor", "Seven Layers Of Self Defense" and "Kill The Static" over the next few years. All to critical acclaim.

The extended Latvian Radio family also includes Patrick Derivaz (Television, Tom Verlaine), Jason Victor (Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn) and Alex Baker (Skull Practitioners).

RIYL: Elvis Costello, Brendan Benson, Replacements, Big Star, The Decemberists
TRY: #1, 3, 4, 5, 6

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The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets
Roadrunner Records
ADDS 11/4/14

"Bursting with ideas... Huge choruses."  - 4/5  - The Guardian

"A very impressive, ambitious debut."  - 4/5  - Q Magazine

"Utterly demands your attention." - 8/10  - Rock Sound

Marmozets are an explosive, dynamic family quintet from Bingley in Yorkshire, tearing up the rock music rule book and rewriting it from the ground up. Inspired by the technical ferocity of bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Mars Volta and The Chariot, Marmozets mix this with their own chaotic live show and epic melodies to create a truly inimitable blend of math rock, hardcore and post-punk. A head on collision of two families comprising of Becca MacIntyre (vocals), her siblings Sam (guitar) and Josh (drums), as well as the Bottomley brothers Jack and Will (on guitar and bass respectively), Marmozets have a relentless work ethic which has seen them dedicate their entire lives to the band.
Marmozets’ have received high critical praise and support from BBC Radio 1 DJs Daniel P Carter, Huw Stephens and Zane Lowe, with regular airplay on Kerrang! Radio & XFM’s Rock Show.  Celebrated by Rock Sound as "one of the most exciting new sounds to come out of the UK,” with The Sunday Times raving, “Becca MacIntyre’s larynx-shredding vocals lead the charge; the template takes in pop and prog…there’s complexity lurking in the assault-and-battery rock,” Marmozets are already being tipped for the top.  The band’s growing reputation has been underlined by show stopping sets on Warped Tour this past summer and their recent headline set on the BBC Introducing stage at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

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RIYL: Dillinger Escape Plan, Paramore, Blood Brothers, Bosnian Rainbows, White Lung, Perfect Pussy
TRY: #1, 2, 5, 8

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Jack Skuller
Can You See Me b/w Hard To Want
Mint 400 Records
ADDS 11/4/14

His cards are on fire…

Jack Skuller has been called many things including  “the anti-Bieber,”  “a mini Jack White” and “a modern day Buddy Holly.”

Jack debuted at just 14 years old with an acclaimed 7” single on Bar/None. He is an electrified, blues-driven, rockabilly-tinged King Bee of the wrong era and cites his influences as Little Walter, Buddy Holly and Elvis Costello.  Jack is the 2014 recipient of the (Buddy) Holly Prize from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In recognition of receiving this distinguished award, indie label Mint 400 Records reissued Jack’s EP “Tell Me Your Heart” which featured Nada Surf drummer Ira ElliotAmerican Songwriter Magazine called the title track “analog, vintage, and cool... with a sincerity.”

Now 18,  he is ready to up the ante with an explosive double A-sided new single produced by GRAMMY-nominated Joel Hamilton (who has worked with Pretty Lights, The Black Keys and Tom Waits). Co-written with Christmas Davis (of the Tall Pines) the songs display Skuller’s gifts as a guitarist, harmonica player and vocalist. The irresistibly charged “Hard to Want” reveals the turmoil of a soured romance. The blues injected “Can You See Me,” was inspired by an audition experience for NBC’s The Voice. Skuller’s “cards are on fire” and he lays them down, betting it all. 

Can you see him now?

“Analog, vintage, and cool, but with a sincerity missing from a lot of the ironic throwback recordings of the hipster sphere. We sense a lot of potential in this budding songwriter. - AMERICAN SONGWRITER MAGAZINE 

Jack Skuller is a teen idol in the wrong era. He’s also got the looks of a jukebox hero. ‘Tell Me Your Heart’ is an unexpectedly well done tribute to the timeless teen freedoms of hot rodding and heart breaking. Buddy Holly would be proud. - NYC THE DELI MAGAZINE

"The retro cool stud performed a track for A-Sides. Big things may be in store for what the New York Post referred to as “mini Jack White.” Not too shabby. The world could use another cool guy named Jack." - HUFFINGTON POST/A-SIDES

RIYL: Gary Clark Jr., The Black Keys, The Strypes, Miles Kane, Hanni El Khatib, Alabama Shakes
TRY: #1, 2

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Fat Wreck Chords
ADDS 10/28/14

Infrequently does a work of art or a performance embody the true culmination of a career, life of experience, or body of work. LAGWAGON’s latest offering Hang achieves just that.

While most veteran bands coast into the finish line echoing a familiar cadence, hemmed in by the parameters of the sound they've defined, LAGWAGON are just now realizing their full potential and picking up speed at the end of the race. As a band that has been heavily influential on modern punk, LAGWAGON’s existing resume is beyond reproach, yet Hang outshines all past exploits by utilizing every bit of their hard-earned experience, musicianship, and song writing savvy.

Musically it’s a concoction of Hoss, Trashed, and Blaze, seasoned with Duh’s metallic overtones and Let’s Talk About Feelings’ strong sense of melody, and finished off with a progressive character as yet unseen on any previous release. Lyrically it's a stunningly substantive commentary on the modern world, written through the lens of a lifetime of visceral experience.

Hang is the perfect balance of music and meaning; massive riffs playing off of unforgettable hooks and classic melody, all bound by a stirring tone and message. Casual and dedicated LAGWAGON fans will be blown away by what Hang accomplishes, but it transcends merely appealing to existing devotees. Hang will be reflected on as a quintessential and genre-defining opus.

- First new studio full-length in 9 years!

- Produced by Bill Stevenson (Black Flag, Desendents)

- Recorded at the Blasting Room (Rise Against, Descendents, Alkaline Trio, NOFX)

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Check out the Noisey/Vice premiere here!

Clean radio edits were sent to radio. Both Clean & Dirty versions are available for download below.

RIYL: No Use for a Name, Pennywise, Bad Religion, Propagandhi
TRY: #2, 3, 4

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