‘J.A.I.M.E’, is J.LONG’s most recent release, and it’s also the title track for his 3rd album this year. A play on his first name, it also stands for “Jesus Absolutely Is My Everything”, and the high-energy track channels the Holy Spirit, as well as the likes of Prince, and Lenny Kravitz. The slightly off-kilter beats are matched with punchy synths and jangly guitars and fluid bass runs. On top of all this, the lyrics are catchy as all, and J.LONG’s mellifluous vocals are as smooth and sweet as honey.
Portland Oregon artist, The Wheel, released his self-titled debut album on October 6, through Lakeshore Records. The musical alias of longtime producer and session guitarist Avram Brown, The Wheel is good friends with Raymond Richards, known for his work with Local Natives, and LCD Soundsystem, and asked him to co-produce and engineer the entire project. ‘The Wheel’ album is out now, and can be streamed, downloaded, and purchased on vinyl and CD. Find out more here.
Black Rock Candy, a rock quartet from Los Angeles, has a name that describes them perfectly – rock and roll with a sweet edge. The band takes their inspiration from the likes of Heart, Stone Temple Pilots, and The Runaways. all the while their music is written about events in their own lives, as well as the challenges they’ve met face on.
Ringo Starr has announced details for his upcoming EP, ‘Rewind Forward’, set for release later this year. The new project is Starr’s fourth EP release in the last three years, and his first since ‘EP3’ in September 2022. The legendary artist worked with musicians such as long-time friend Paul McCartney and his own All Starr band to produce the new project, which releases October 13th on digital, cassette, CD and vinyl.
Yesterday, legendary guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Andy Taylor announced his first solo album release since ‘Dangerous’ in 1990. The new album, titled ‘Man’s a Wolf to Man’, will be releasing on the 8th of September, 2023. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Taylor has suffered through a number of disheartening events, including his prostate cancer diagnosis – events that he documents on several songs.
Last week, on July 21st, famous violinist Lindsey Stirling released her cover of the legendary rock anthem, ‘Kashmir’, originally by Led Zeppelin. Originally released in 1975 on Led Zeppelin’s 6th album, ‘Physical Graffiti’, the song quickly gained notoriety for being some of the group’s most progressive work yet, when progressive rock was still in its relative infancy. Now, nearly half a century after the song’s release, Stirling is releasing her own take on the classic, to honour the biggest band of the 1970s.