Songwriters

From the Submissions: Mae Krell's "Home"

It seems like as businesses and restaurants reopen in many American cities that the last three months have been rendered a blur — just time in-between stopping and starting that’s quick to be forgotten. “Home,” the latest video by New York songwriter Mae Krell, helps render some of these post- and inter-pandemic moments visually and musically, recalling the hopelessness of March’s last weeks. “I walk the streets with nobody besides me,” Krell croons, their voice floating above somber reverting piano and minimalist beat, as lofi snapshots of city life pass lazily before our eyes. While we’re in no way out of the woods yet, “Home” acts as a contemporary time capsule reminding us of collective despair and uncertainty, simultaneously serving as a reminder of the people who may have helped us weather the storm (emotionally). Watch it below, and maybe send it along to your quarantine buddy.

   

Eyedress releases "Can I See You Tonight" from upcoming summer LP

Eyedress's upcoming LP Let's Skip To The Wedding has been a long time coming, but its release date of August 7th is right around the corner, so you won't have much longer to wait in order to hear the magnum opus. In the meantime, Eyedress has put out another single from the album called "Can I See You Tonight?", a track smacking of Ariel Pink and Wild Nothing vibes that expresses his love for his girlfriend. Her voice appears on the single, as both she and Eyedress recorded the track during one of her visits to LA before moving there. Let's Skip To The Wedding is Eyedress's first LP of original material since moving back to the U.S., and it's tailor-made for a summer that may have us all seeing less of the beach and more of the backyard. Take a listen to "Can I See You Tonight?" below. - Will Sisskind

   

Adam Reczek scores indie short film "The Bar Fly"

Digging up some tunes today, we stumbled across “The Bar Fly,” the short and sweet instrumental by New Hampshire’s Adam Reczek; the song accompanies a movie of the same name, written and directed by artists from northern New Hampshire and Vermont. The instrumental is a cool meltdown with electric guitars that languidly ring out, a bass that crawls beautifully, and snaps that add a relaxed rhythm. There is not much more you can ask of the song, nor would you want to, but it does add curiosity for the movie it is attached to; stream “The Bar Fly” below for a respite from the world. - Rene Cobar, photo by Empire Imaging

   

Thomas Comerford "Our Valley" (Quarantine Version)

Thomas Comerford has released a new single called "Our Valley". Comerford, who is currently mixing his fourth studio album, began writing this song while on a walk with his Dad in an area called the Valley, a stretch of parks, rivers and managed forests forming a necklace-shape in the Cleveland area. His parents would take this walk many times during their 50 years of marriage, but just taking the walk just six months after his month's passing hit him in a whole new way.

As you can see in the video below the single was recorded remotely over zoom with his full band that had toured with him in support of 2018's Blood Moon last summer. This band includes Ariel Bolles (voice), Dan Ingenthron (bass), Tom McGettrick (pedal steel), Kip Rainey (electric guitar), and Erik Sowa (drums).

 

   

Leah Shoshanah "Heaven"

Singer/Songwriter Leah Shoshanah has released a new single called "Heaven". This is the second single she has released since her 2018 EP "Stillness".

You can catch Leah virtually on May 19th performing and celebrating the release of her single.