New music from the Cincinnati band Why? The new album is called Moh Lhean. The lead singer, Yoni Wolf, is one of my personal favorite songwriters of all time, and this new album sounds really good. Moh Lhean takes on a more sentimental tone overall. The one critic that I have is that the songs are pretty formulaic and have the same song structure for most of the album. Though that does not diminish the sound quality or the record. Why? creates each song with a sort of nostalgia or sense of reflection that makes Moh Lhean very enjoyable. My favorite track is the closer “The Barely Blur”. Why? is on a national and international tour all the way through June this year, make sure you catch them at Treefort Music fest this year as well!
New music from one of our favorite artists of all time, Delicate Steve. The new album is appropriately called This Is Steve. What a way to start off the weekend with this bright joy-filled album! Steve Marion makes music that is absolutely righteous. And ever since his first album Wondervisions came out nearly six years ago, I have been jamming Delicate Steve on 11 every summer. This Is Steve starts off a bit grittier than his previous works, but has that signature lead guitar that instantly makes you smile. Things get calmer starting at “Nightlife” which has a slight Calypso feel to it. The album as a whole is very classic Steve, the thing that stands out to me on this particular album is the drumming has changed a bit from those driving tracks to a more jazzy and rock style which is nice to listen to. Definitely a must own album for the new year. It’s hard to nail down my favorite track, but “Together” and “Driving” are up there.
Spirit Award is from Seattle, and will be playing at Treefort Music Fest this year. Their single “Las Vegas” came out back in August, and it sounds great. These guys have a classic indie-rock sound to them. They have great driving beats, along with catchy guitar riffs. It’s hard to believe that their sound comes from just three members. Definitely put them on your radar, they are going to come out with some excellent music!
Happy 2017 everyone! To celebrate the new year there is a new wave of artists for Treefort 2K17. This announcement includes Touché Amoré, The Coathangers, Kishi Bashi, Lizzo, Kate Tempest, Dead Meadow, AJJ, Alvvays, Sonny & The Sunsets, and more! Check out the rest of the lineup here. We will be posting some lesser known bands that you’ll want to catch this year.
Tickets are still available and will increase starting March 1st, so make sure you grab one here.
Treefort Music Fest is one of the fastest growing music festivals that are out there. Every year it seems to get better and better, and I personally cannot wait until the end of March to go party in Boise, ID. Stay tuned for more excellent bands that will be playing at the festival.
Here’s another artist who is going to be at Treefort 2017. They go by Elvis Depressedly, and their latest release is called California Dreamin’. Elvis Depressedly has a very chill, lo-fi glam-pop sound to them. California Dreamin’ is the type of EP that makes you want to curl up with a hot cup of booze and stare reflectively out of your window. The undertones of each track gives a slight dizzying sensation that creates a sense of something just out of reach. Elvis Depressedly has a great catalog of songs that are all around two minutes long, but I have to say my favorite is “Angel Cum Clean”. Definitely excited to see these guys at Treefort next March.