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'Going Away' From Andrew Huston Is Not To Be Missed

Andrew Huston has a lot planned this summer, most of which includes making music, but all of which is exciting!

"Going Away" is the latest track from the acoustic artist, which is anticipating the upcoming album with Jon Covert of The Levee Drivers. Their album is expected out via all music sharing platforms on July 28th, while Andrew Huston is awaiting an August 4th Release Show at Dawson Street Pub!

Check out "Going Away" below

According to Huston's Bandcamp, "Andrew Huston is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Huston has been playing music in several different bands in and around the Philadelphia area for about ten years. Over the past two years, Huston has struck out on his own, writing his unique brand of folk-rock and playing at open mic nights and bars while still drumming and performing in other bands."

Definitely check out the single above, and stay up to date with the fantastic Andrew Huston via his social media links down below!

Andrew Huston: Facebook

Aleko’s Latest Single, “Waiting” is an Emotionally Driven Masterpiece

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Americana/Indie singer-songwriter Aleko, aka  Alexandros Doukopoulos, has released his latest single “Waiting” and it is a beautifully crafted song that touches the mind and the soul.

Hailing from Linwood, New Jersey, Aleko’s alternative, folk style music is for any fans of Bon Iver, Hozier, or City & Colour and “Waiting” showcases these influences perfectly. This track follows up his highly successful 2015 EP, Amity, in perfect fashion and effortlessly encapsulates Aleko’s signature voice and smooth instrumentation to make a combination that is sure to make the listener feel something. Partnering up with famed producer, Trevor Leonard, the pair set out to create a track that would not only move listeners but also inspire them to find their own path to true happiness.

"The storytelling stance of these lyrics is that the first half portrays someone who's just been waiting for something to happen, to actually love someone in a way that no-one else has loved them. The second half is referencing someone who's been openly searching, wearing their heart on their sleeve, and loving everyone who gives them the time of day; unfortunately, never having it reciprocated. I like to think there's a connection between these two people, sort of like two halves of a whole."

“Waiting” is about taking a leap of faith and never holding back, something Aleko is all too familiar with. Taking risks and diving into his musical niche at the young age of 8, Aleko’s musical career has been anything but safe. Every endeavor has helped craft his soulful sound to the point where he lets his songs naturally breathe emotion rather than ‘attempting’ to make them, and this could not be any more evident than in “Waiting.”

You can check out waiting below and stay connected with Aleko by heading to his social media pages below! 

Aleko: Facebook

Faithless Town Release New Album

Atlanta-based Shoegaze-Americana band Faithless Town has released a new album! It's called Empires and it is available now!

This is Faithless Town's second LP. The band has a wide variety of influences from 80's rock to grunge and noir-rock. This album experiments with a dreamier shoegaze sound over their Americana roots. 

The lead single from the album is “Waste Away,” a light and poppy song that really shows influences of David Bowie and The Smiths. You can listen to the song below!

Faithless Town formed in 2008 and consists of Gene Owens on lead vocals and guitar, Matthew Smith on guitar and backing vocals, Geoff Goodwin on keyboards, Tyler Sant on bass, and husband and wife Padrick (drums) and Kristine Handley (backing vocals, percussion). Their fist LP, American Refugee, earned them radio play across the southern United States. 

Here is the tracklist to Empires!
1. Empires
2. Shot In The Dark
3. California Come Home
4. Waste Away
5. God's Love
6. The Return
7. New World Order
8. Out West
9. Four Walls
10. O Brother
11. 30 Years

Make sure to check them out and support the album!

Here's where you can follow them on social media!

Faithless Town:  Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Bandcamp

Faithless Town Releases Single

Self-proclaimed, "shoe-gaze/americana" group, Faithless Town just released a brand new track for listeners!

The rock band is led by singer-songwriter Gene Owens, and was formed back in 2008 in Atlanta, GA! Faithless Town has consisted of several line-ups drawn specifically from the Atlanta indie music scene.

The current line-up consists of Owens (lead vocals, guitar), Matthew Smith (guitar, backing vocals), Geoff Goodwin (keyboards), Tyler Sant (bass guitar), and husband and wife Padrick (drums) and Kristine Handley (backing vocals, percussion).

"Waste Away" is the first single off of their anticipated album, Empires. The official music video for the track is posted below for you to check out! It's some really rad and interesting stuff, so peep the video!

Branching out from their Americana Rock roots, Faithless Town’s new record, Empires, is a genre bending album, which ranges in music styles as diverse as 80’s Pop and New Wave all the way to Folk and Grunge.

For more on Faithless Town and what they're up to, check out their social media below!

Faithless Town: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Soundcloud // Bandcamp // Instagram

Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties Release New Track

Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties recently released a brand new song from their upcoming EP, Bittersweet.

Bittersweet is due for release on May 20th and will feature three new songs, and the recent new track “Goodbye, Carolina Blues,” is one of them! The song starts soft and somber, and grows in volume and instrumentation as it builds up the emotion. The horn section stands out against the acoustic guitar and banjo sounds in the climax. 

You can listen to the song here!

Dan Campbell, the brains behind the concept of “Aaron West” as a project, continues the storyline of the title character of the band. “This EP serves as a bridge to future full lengths. The songs place a period at the end of We Don’t Have Each Other and open up a new chapter for Aaron to start rebuilding,” Campbell says. 

The EP is available for preorder here!

Check out the EP Tracklist below!

Bittersweet EP Tracklist:
1. '67, Cherry Red
2. Goodbye, Carolina Blues
3. Green Like the G Train, Green Like Sea Foam

Dan Campbell is also taking Aaron West on the road in a tour from May until mid-June, featuring Allison Weiss, Can’t Swim & Cold Collective. We have those tour dates for you right here!

Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties Tour Dates:
May 28—Howell, MI—Bledfest*
May 31—Boston, MA—The Sinclair
June 1—New York, NY—The Studio @ Webster Hall
June 2—Philadelphia, PA—Underground Arts
June 3—Syracuse, NY—The Lost Horizon
June 4—Buffalo, NY—The Studio @ Waiting Room
June 5—Cleveland, OH—Mahall’s
June 7—Chicago, IL—Subterranean
June 8—St. Louis, MO—The Firebird
June 9—Nashville, TN—The End
June 10—Charlotte, NC—Visulite Theatre
June 11—Atlanta, GA—The Masquerade
June 12—Orlando, FL—Backbooth
June 14—San Diego, CA—House of Blues
June 15—Anaheim, CA—Chain Reaction
June 16—Oakland, CA—Oakland Metro House
*Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties only

Fore more on Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties, check out their social media below!

Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties: Website // Facebook // Twitter

Andrea Nardello Releases New Track

Andrea Nardello - a folk artist based out of Philadelphia, PA (represent) recently released a new track after making the announcement for her upcoming EP, Fire!

Fire is expected out on April 15th via Noble Steed Music. As Nardello's latest project she's released the title track, "Fire" in anticipation! The artist partnered with AfterEllen for an exclusive premier of the track!

Meanwhile, Nardello had this to say about her release, "When I wrote 'Fire' I thought about life and how often you need to pick yourself back up after being broken. We as individuals need to keep our internal light burning. No one else can do that for you. Life is short so it's critical to feed your soul, enjoy what you do, and figure out what lights you up."

Andrea has been busy touring in support of her EP, entitled ECHO, opening for Brandi Carlile, Tony Lucca, Gabe Dixon, Ron Pope, and Emerson Hart of Tonic fame. Andrea's refined accessibility draws from folk, rock, soul, and even the swagger of hip-hop. Andrea is once-again collaborating with trusted producer Matt Chiaravalle (Warren Zevon, Josh Joplin) for this emotional new EP.

For more info on Andrea Nardello, check out here links below!

Andrea Nardello: AndreaNardello.com // Facebook // Twitter // Youtube // SoundCloud

Roanoke Release Debut Single

Straight out of Nashville, Tennessee, Roanoke announced the release of their first track off of their upcoming album!

"Jordan," is the Americana/Folk group's first track off of their anticipated self-titled album in April! Today they partnered with The Boot to debut the song! Roanoke sounds like The Civil Wars, The Head and the Heart, as well as The Lumineers - which should get fans amped for Roanoke which comes out on May 13!

You can check out the stream of "Jordan" here.

"'Jordan' is about the personal journey to find faith and redemption. Everyone makes mistakes, and the search for forgiveness is often being sought after, whether it be through faith, love, family, etc. 'Jordan' explores the personal search for forgiveness, and the ultimate realization that you cannot find true forgiveness until you forgive yourself." - Taylor Dupuis

Check down below for the tracklisting off the upcoming album!

Tracklisting
1. Jordan
2. The Light
3. This Love
4. Without You
5. Heavy Goodbyes
. Interlude/Mountain Man
7. Trouble
8. Losing You
9. Makeup
10. Red and Gold
11. Never Gonna Love Again


For more information on Roanoke and what they're up to, check out their social media below!

Roanoke: Facebook // Twitter // Youtube // SoundCloud