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 …

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: 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

Now Streaming: Chappo – Future Former Self ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Chappo’s Future Former Self is indie-psych rock greatness!  Standout favorites: I’m Not Ready, I Don’t Need the Sun, and Run Me Into the Ground ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 Release date: May 12, 2015 Purchase the album: Chappo – Future Former Self Official Site Tour Dates Now it’s your turn.  If there is something …

Now Streaming: They Might Be Giants – Glean ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Upbeat music and dark lyrics, Glean is a welcome addition to the They Might Be Giants catalog.  (full disclosure: I have a TMBG tattoo) Standout favorite: “End of the Rope” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 Release Date: April 21, 2015 Purchase the album: They Might Be Giants – Glean