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The Harmaleighs "Doll Made of Glass"

The Harmaleighs are a duo consiting of Haylee and Kaylee, who found each other when they were Belmont students and have been making sharp, smart folk that can switch from coffeehouse to arena in a heartbeat ever since. The two cover topics familiar to gals in their early twenties: love, loss, hometowns. Plug it in and speed it up, and their tunes could hang with any early-aughts emo band. Luckily these two are blessed with a sense of humor, evident in their sweetly awkward stage banter, and a few clever turns of phrase peppering their lyrics that extends all the way to the name of their upcoming album (out February 3rd): "Pretty Pictures, Dirty Brush." The pair released "Doll Made of Glass," the second single off the album in December. The Harmaleighs are heading out to Telluride this weekend and embarking on a tour shortly thereafter. Check out their full schedule and keep updated on the pair at www.theharmaleighs.com. -Terra James-Jura

 

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Seryn Album Release Show at The High Watt 2.12

Seryn was the headlining act for this Sofar Sounds gig last Tuesday. The band had made the strategic move from Denton, TX to Nashville just this October, with the mind of finding a more centrally located jumping off point for touring and a more receptive environment for their music. At six members strong, the band channels their high energy into bouyant folk-pop with male-female vocals and an arsenal of stringed instruments. Their handle on dynamics are mind-boggling at times, especially in a live, acoustic setting where every hush was brought into immedate relief. They sing like a gang of rogue, banjo-toting angels.

Seryn is preparing for the release of their second full-length album "Shadow Shows" on February 17th. Their release show will be at The High Watt on February 12th with Red Headed Indian. Tickets are available here, and the album is available for pre-order here. Check out the show and give Seryn a proper Nashville welcome (which is a basket of hot chicken and Goo Goo Clusters, if we recall correctly.) -Terra James-Jura

 

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Woodferd, "We Are Dead"

Last night we finally had the chance to get on the trolley and check out a Sofar Sounds show. Not only did we enjoy seeing artists presented in such an intimate, respectful setting, we were also pleased by the thoughtful curation of the evening's entertainment, featuring acts all at some level of new to Nashville. We dug the lineup enough to dedicate a post to each artist, starting with Minnesota transplant Woodferd.

Peter John McKeown employs himself, a few strategic loops and occasional friends to perform under the handle Woodferd. He made the jump from his hometown of St. Paul, MN to Nashville in September, and released his self-titled debut album two short months later. McKeown touches on themes such as death and the Earth as a whole through light, easy-swilling folk. Take a listen to "We Are Dead" to get a sense of this subtle juxtaposition. There was talk of a Nashville album release show in the works, so keep up with Woodferd here and here as details emerge. -Terra James-Jura 

 

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Winter 2015. NYC Issue #41
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Easy Roscoe Release Debut Album "Keep the Dancin' Dancin'"

Easy Roscoe, a 5-piece self-proclaimed "Party Rock" band, spent over a year working on their first album. They decided to drop "Keep the Dancin' Dancin" during the coldest part of 2015, a sharp contrast to the summery jams contained therein. Underneath the initial sugar-shock of the beachy veneer of the album lies ten tracks of vivid storytelling. Easy Roscoe draws on pop punk, ska, reggae, even some country twang to serve whatever yarn they're spinning, be it about escaped prisoners ("Man in a Cell") working stiffs scrabbling up the ladder ("Happy to See You"), or 21-year-old alcoholics barreling towards the slammer ("Bad Situation".) They're clever without being cloying, and lighthearted while maintaining some bite, and evoke shades of Bradley Nowell and Elvis Costello. "Alright; Regina" was a track about young love that stood out as a favorite and left us craving the smell of sunblock. "Keep the Dancin' Dancin'" is a solid first effort that is going to get some heavy play as we inch towards summer. Follow Easy Roscoe for upcoming events and developments HERE. -Terra James-Jura

Easy Roscoe submitted their music to The Deli Nashville for review; you can do the same here.

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