Category: 1/2/3/4

1/2/3/4 — #203 — Weird Dreams

Mae Powell is on a mission to spread love and magick across all dimensions”. Weird Dreams is the first single from the Bay Area singer/songwriter’s debut album, Both Ways Brighter.  It reveals a vibrant collaborative spirit, from its playful instrumentation to lyrics about caretaking and camaraderie even in hostile environments. It really is a magical album, highly recommended. Just one of the many treasures in this episode of 1/2/3/4.

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1/2/3/4 — #202 — Painterly

The songs on Nico Hedley’s debut album Painterly were sparked by unsparing self-reflection. The result of this intuitive process is an unusual and gorgeous collection of songs about loss, miscommunication, and selfishness. We’ll hear the first single from this exciting new release plus the reissue of a jazz/folk album from The J Ann C Trio and the anxious quirky new track from UK’s Pozi.

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1/2/3/4 — #201 — Sleeping Like A Maniac

Justin Bernasconi returns with the first taste of album that will be released in September. Produced by ‘Maestro’ Jeff Lang,  it’s a great new direction for a stellar guitarist. He is considered a rarity among guitarists and songwriters. Straddling styles and sounds from the Delta Blues, Appalachian Bluegrass, English Folk and all stops in between, his highly original tunes, are infused with exciting and soulful guitar playing.

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1/2/3/4 — #200 — A Tale of Two Jebs

A two-time winner of the SAMIA (South Australian Music Industry) award for ‘Most Outstanding Guitarist’, Jeb Cardwell has just delivered his debut album, My Friend Defiance. He’s a guitarist, singer, songwriter whose music takes you back to the glory days when guitar-driven riffs and rich vocals were king. As well, another Jeb who conjures gritty grooves and mellow melodies, Jeb Loy Nichols loves Country, Dub, Soul and has a unique and exciting sound. 

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1/2/3/4 — #199 — Still Trying

While I’ve only heard the first single from Matthew Fowler’s debut release for Signature Sounds, I’m very much looking forward to the album coming out  September 10. Written over the course of the past several years, the album is described as a profoundly personal work of self- discovery and introspection. The songs radiate all the joy and wonder and heartbreak and confusion of young adulthood, wrestling with love and loss in the face of ambition and independence.

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1/2/3/4 — #198 — Orpheum Protocol

Sydney indie outfit Shrapnel started as the bedroom project of Sam Wilkinson (Day Ravies, Mope City, Beef Jerk) but soon morphed into a full band and are back with a stunning new track from their soon to be released album Alasitas on Tenth Court that splits the difference between pastoral psych folk and beguiling pop along the lines of Look Blue Go Purple. Just one of nine stunning tracks to enjoy on this episode.

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1/2/3/4 — #197 — My Cup of (Dark) Tea

Dark Tea, the solo project of LA-based Gary Canino and he continues to follow the theme on previous releases with his amazing new self-titled record. That being – the wavering perception of time and the impermanence of love, in an attempt to transcend the mundane. It’s a top notch release featuring an amazing array of talented musicians. Highly recommended!

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1/2/3/4 — #196 — Wayside Balladry

‘The Wayside Ballads Vol 3’ is the final instalment of a vision Ross Jackson and Bill Jackson had in 2014 to produce three records of our songs across two continents and back. For Volume 3, all hell broke loose globally via a pandemic. They were confined to their homes but decided to press on anyway, working remote to each other in a spree of sharing files, email, and telephone conversations over a period of four months. What emerges is a gorgeous modern folk record. We also feature excellent tracks from Coda Chroma, Fog Lake, Francine Odysseys and much more.

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1/2/3/4 — #194 — Light Years

Jacober is a Baltimore native drummer/ percussionist, songwriter, composer, & producer. He’s an in demand drummer for many cutting edge projects. His solo music captures a unique euphoric sound through marimba, drums, synth, guitars, and lush vocals. His latest work Light Years was created after a time of intense personal change and explores the ideas of growing pains and reluctant optimism.

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1/2/3/4 — #193 — Strong Women

After spending nearly a decade recording and touring with the collaborative psych rock band Quilt, front-person Anna Fox Rochinski has completed her first solo record, Cherry. Over the last few years, Rochinski realized pop was the most authentic vehicle for her and unites her varied musical influences under its umbrella, with an ebullient blend of progressive dance, electro funk, and DIY R&B. She’s just one of a selection of amazing strong women featured on this episode.

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