Ike Reilly Song Premiere: PopMatters

Ike Reilly returns with another batch of smart, literate songs on 18 May with the album Crooked Love. But there's also a new single from the LP, "She Haunts My Hideouts", filled with the strange, lovely imagery we've become accustomed to from the husky-voiced bard: swallowing steel wool, huffing workshop rags, old houses, a barroom crowded with our past and a soul equally crowded by loneliness. It's kind of a love song but definitely a psychedelic stomp, a wade in a stream of higher consciousness from a wordsmith who's always a few steps ahead.

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Today Glide is excited to premiere the song “Rainy Day Lovers”, a clear standout on Country Roots. The song brings to mind the Allman Brothers and the Black Crowes with its soul-inflected country rambling sound. Kicking off with a drum solo and rousing bass line, Jones and Powell harmonize together as if they are both channeling their inner Waylon Jennings. The chorus is catchy as all hell with plenty of pedal steel guitar, making for a loose and soulful outlaw sound.

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Eliot Bronson Is "Good Enough" For Us With His New Music Video - PopMatters Premiere

Hot off the heels of his new album, JamesEliot Bronson is releasing a music video based around "Good Enough" from the LP. The song itself is a slow-burning and lushly produced Americana tune about a relationship in dire need of being salvaged.Its gentle sway and potent subject matter tug at the heartstrings once they fully culminate around the chorus, and all of the emotions evoked in the song are only multiplied by its accompanying video.

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PopMatters Review RED ARROW:

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Don’t let the CMT videos fool you and ignore all the accolades from Rolling Stone’s country imprint. Forget the Nashville connections and the Music City Roots videos. Hard as he may try and committed as his team may be to telling you otherwise, don’t believe the hype: Christian Lopez is not a country artist. Christian Lopez is a pop artist.

And holy hell, Christian Lopez is a damn good pop artist.

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Christian Lopez on Embracing the 'Young and Stupid' on New 'Red Arrow' - Rolling Stone

Christian Lopez had just finished high school when his debut album Onwardmade him a standout in roots music circles. The album felt uncannily poised and wise beyond its years – an indie-folk throwback of worldly, self-written songs and old-soul vocals with tracks like "Morning Rise" and "The Man I Was Before" presenting powerful ideas of what a mature relationship might look like. Lead single "Will I See You Again" also garnered more than a million Spotify streams on the strength of its infectious hooks and simple-but-insightful lyrics.

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AmericanaFest 2017: 20 Best Things We Saw - Rolling Stone Country

Christian Lopez had substantial buzz around him leading into AmericanaFest, so it was only fitting he'd play one of the week's many kickoff parties. Held at Razor & Tie's office just south of Nashville, the mid-afternoon event was packed out for Lopez, who played as part of an acoustic three-piece. The young West Virginia native had no trouble filling the room, with the intimate setting allowing the crowd to see him effortlessly modulate between a gritty Americana croon and a soulful brand of modern rockabilly. Lopez's set was short, but he managed to squeeze in a few new tracks, like the infectious "1972," from his forthcoming album Red Arrow. He also made a famous new fan in Beatle Bob, a beloved St. Louis cult figure who spent the half hour dancing and twisting along next to the stage.

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Christian Lopez Finds Inspiration At Sea In New Track “Steel On The Water” - American Songwriter Premiere

Christian Lopez’s 2015 debut album Onward positioned the Nashville-by-way-of-West-Virginia songwriter as an artist to watch. The Dave Cobb-produced album showed Lopez to be a talented storyteller, vocalist, and guitarist, and got the attention of NPRNo Depression, and all of us at American Songwriter.

Now Lopez is preparing to return with his sophomore album, Red Arrow. He teamed up with producer Marshall Altman this time around, digging deeper sonically and lyrically for a collection of songs that take Lopez’s musicianship to an exciting new level.

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Getting Found - No Depression on Hugh Masterson

"There’s an episode of Mad Men in which Don Draper asserts that, “when a man walks into a room, he brings his whole life with him.” Songwriters have always known this. On his new EP, Hugh Masterson isn’t afraid to unpack the dichotomy of life. Appropriately titled Lost + Found, its 20 minutes are a cohesive, self-reflective journey from one end of the spectrum to the other: loneliness and redemption, love and loss, the atrophy of staying put and the freedom of letting go."

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