Happy New Year!
New local music for January!! You can find these on The Local News Podcast
or Mon-Thurs at 9 pm on 91.3 fm. Let me know what you think- email@example.com. A lot of familiar names this month with great sounding albums.
Chalk Dinosaur- "Rosedale" (Chalk Dinosaur)
New band made of mostly students (CMU, Robert Morris and CCAC). Fun indie-pop sound- similar to locals Good Night, States. They cite Death Cab, Weezer, The Beach Boys and My Morning Jacket as influences (among others). This is their debut.
Bill Deasy- "No One Try and Talk Me Down" (Being Normal)
Bill's kind of rocking out on this release. He's brought in some electric guitars and has found his "rock star voice". Another great collection from one of Pittsburgh's finest singers.
The Boogie Hustlers- "Find A Way" (The Boogie Hustlers)
Third release from the local funk/soul band. This time they
found a new singer,
dropped the horns and made an album that sounds more like The Boogie Hustlers than their two previous albums.
*** An addendum *** It is the same lead singer as the other two records. From Ryan Meals of The Boogie Hustlers:
"Wanted to let you know that all 3 of our albums have the same lead singers, no new one for this album. What happened is right after "True Colors" (2nd album) was released, Vince left the band, only to return a year or so later. On this album, we did add a 3rd voice to the vocals, Scott Jamison, whose voice adds depth to the vocal harmonies in addition to his aux. percussion playing."
Good Brother Earl- "When I Come Around" (Fiction)
Also a third release from the local roots-rock quartet. This song sounds very tight- this band has hit their stride with a strong new release. PS: it is NOT a Green Day cover.