Cameron Stenger adds an uncommon sense of adventure to his soaring indie pop: One minute, he’s barbing the orchestral tunefulness of Andrew Bird with slacker rock distortion. The next he’s stripping some of the haze from Panda Bear-like jams, giving choruses better room to breath. Many might falter with such a heavy set of ideas, but Stenger’s songwriting remains distinct, a credit to the clear-eyed vision he brings to his material.
- Jordan Lawrence, INDYWEEK.com
SURPRISE! Corey Pallon has a new EP for us all! The mayor of turbo town is back with his new band of thieves and murderers......but dont be afraid......they are all laying in the grass watching the clouds making animal shapes and faces.
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"...and Thieves and Murderers" EP
Corey Pallon, an Atlanta songwriter who strangely trusses Sparklehorse's muted wonders with Neutral Milk Hotel's kaleidoscopic bustle. His balance of depressive singing and radiant arrangements suggests a healthier id than those of the aforementioned references. - indyweek.com
STREAM / BUY / SHARE THE KNEADS BRAND NEW ALBUM! "Letting You Let Me Down"
The thing about “indie guitar rock” is, it’s a vein with plenty more left to tap. When done well (and The Kneads do it well), it’s not just thrashing of guitars with a melody buried in the din. Within the simple guitar-bass-drums dynamic (here, sometimes guitar-guitar-drums), there’s ample opportunity for the unexpected: complex instrumental and vocal interplay, surprising chord and tempo changes, etc. And the unexpected, for me, is what makes music worth listening to.
The Kneads Full Album Review from How Strange it is to be Anything at All
Three years after the acclaimed debut of The Evil Tenors Peach Fuzz album PotLuck is proud to present ICELANDER!
We are lucky to have this at all after recordings that were lost twice (computer meltdowns), recovered twice, pieced together like Frankenstein's monster, and eventually served here with a plastic spoon. This is stellar.....please enjoy and share!
Check out Independent Weekly's feature on PotLuck:
How label mishaps shaped one of the Triangle's most vital currents of local music
PotLuck Foundation, a loose collective of area artists who function as a record label even if they don't behave like one. Together, PotLuck co-founders Johnson, Maria Albani and John Harrison have built a purposefully shoestring operation that allows their friends to release records at their own pace, according to their own standards.
And it's working: In only three years, they've issued 24 titles, including a half-dozen in the past few months alone. PotLuck has become one of the Triangle's most vital currents of local music. They've learned that self-reliance offers some of the best label support imaginable.
"If you do it yourself," Albani says, "you have no one else to blame."
THE GOOD GRACES " Close to the Sun" is OUT NOW!
We are happy to be co releasing this album with Fort Lowell Records. Download the digital version below and purchase the vinyl here!
A bunch of artists on potluck thought it would be fun to cover each others songs and a few of them actually did it.....check it out!
Le WeekendNo Object
The music of Chapel Hill's Le Weekend is marked by stark contrast: moments of catchiest pop abandon give way to noisy freak outs. - INDY Week
Horizontal HoldThis is Not a Living
Horizontal Hold is a weird-pop quartet from North Carolina. The members have been in many NC bands of the recent (and not-so-recent) past including Wembley, Shiny Beast, In the Year of the Pig, Actual Persons Living or Dead, CantwellGomez&Jordan, Taija Rae, Razzle, Drug Yacht, and others.
Wild Fur: It's not pop, rock, soul, country or electro so much as it is a vibrant export of them all at once...
- INDY Week Joshua Carpenter: traces back through songsmiths Tobin Sprout and Matthew Sweet to Robyn Hitchcock and Ray Davies—nostalgia obsessives unafraid to dress their melancholy in pop trappings.
- INDY Week
Beauty World EP
Once upon a time in Durham, there was Prypyat, the cello-and-guitar duo of Hammer No More the Fingers’ Duncan Webster and former Lost in the Trees member Leah Gibson. The pair only had one EP, 2013’s Floor to Sky. But now, there's Beauty World, the pair formerly known as Prypyat. Gibson and Webster have a new self-titled EP (that is,Beauty World)...The songs amble along as Gibson’s cello lifts and smooths out Webster’s more punchy delivery... - INDY Week