Music Felon’s Favorite Albums and EPs of 2017

What a great year in music, these are some of the best albums we have heard!   Airways – Starting to Spin Alex Cameron – Forced Witness alt-J – RELAXER Barns Courtney – The Attractions of Youth Beans On Toast – Cushty Big Thief – Capacity Black Pistol Fire – …

Music Felon’s Favorite Songs of 2017

An eclectic mix of the songs we could not stop listening to 2018.   Family – Mother Mother Step into the Darkness – Said The Whale Polyamory – Bonaparte 3WW – alt-J Hate That You Know Me – Bleachers Juice – Lady Leshurr Confetti – Satellite Stories Die Young – …

Jordan Klassen – “Baby Moses” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5: Now Streaming

“Baby Moses”, the first single off off Jordan Klassen’s new album Javelin (release date February 19th) is a beautiful piece of baroque pop.   ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 Release date: December  7, 2015 Buy the single: Jordan Klassen – “Baby Moses” Official Website

Beans on Toast – “Rolling Up the Hill”⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5: Now Streaming

Rolling Up the Hill is the second Beans on Toast album for 2015.  Full of folk punk gems.  Jay McAllister’s raspy Essex vocals provided the perfect delivery for his heartfelt and sometimes politically charged songs.  Rolling Up the Hill is an album you can crack a cold one sit back and …

The Eastern Sea – “The Witness” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5: Now Streaming

Austin’s The Eastern Sea’s album “The Witness”  is full of Matt Hines’ beautiful and spotless falsetto vocals, thick musical arrangements and  thoughtful lyrics. This is a great danceable indie pop-rock album to let wash over you for many repeat listens. Standout tracks: Blue Boy, Horus, a Chorus, Silver Spoon, and Field Mouse Sea Lion …

Now Streaming: Ivan & Alyosha – It’s All Just Pretend ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

Ivan & Alyosha’s sophomore full length album, It’s All Just Pretend is exceptional!  The album is unmistakable Ivan & Alyosha with songs that feel like sequels to their folk pop hit, “Running for Cover” but it also has tracks that toe the line of psych-rock.  Wonderful diversity in this folk-pop-psych-rock (little bit …

Now Streaming: Fantastic Negrito – Fantastic Negrito Deluxe EP ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

Breakout star from Oakland, Fantastic Negrito soothes the soul with his emotive “black roots music for everybody”.  The EP is filled with great music and his live performance is not to be missed.  Standout tracks: Lost in a Crowd and An Honest Man ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 Release date: June 24, 2015 Official Site

Now Streaming: Parlour Tricks – Broken Hearts / Bones ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

Parlour Tricks’ Broken Hearts / Bones is an exceptional indie pop album.  It’s full of beautiful vocals and danceable rhythms! Standout tracks:  Lovesongs, Easy,  Requiem, and Gone ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 Release date: June 23, 2015 Buy the Album: Parlour Tricks – Broken Hearts / Bones Official Site