Dispatch has released their first album since 2012 with America, Location 12. The band members have recently been working on solo projects, with both Chadwick Stokes Urmston (stage name Chadwick Stokes), and Brad Corrigan releasing solo projects over the last few years.
America, Location 12 is a great album for summertime with the positive vibes and just general upbeat tracks that Dispatch has made themselves famous for. Some of our favorite tracks include, “Only the Wild Ones”, “Painted Yellow Lines”, and “Midnight Lorry.”
I had the privilege of attending one of their release shows in Providence this past weekend. Dispatch performed an intimate set of four songs, three songs from the new album and one of their old hits.
Here is a link to the new album on Spotify:
Nashville based indie-folk band Judah & The Lion have released two new singles this week, Stockholm and Take It All Back 2.0. The band also released a music video to Take It All Back 2.0, showing live footage of performances and background shots of the band.
Stockholm has a similar sound to Mumford and Sons, with a powerful chorus and a rhythmic beat.
Take It All Back 2.0 is a different adaptation of the original track, which was featured on the album Folk Hop N’ Roll, released earlier this year. The new version has a faster paced strumming on the banjo, and enhanced vocals. This is definitely seems like a song that would be incredible live.
Judah & The Lion are only gaining more popularity. Their music is fun, upbeat, and high energy. I have not attended one of their concerts yet, but it is something that is definitely on my bucket list.
The Lumineers have come out with there anticipated second studio album, ‘Cleopatra’. The Lumineers are a folk band from Denver that grew to success with hits such as ‘Hey Ho’, and ‘Stubborn Love’.
‘Cleopatra’ consists of some songs with a sound that you would expect from The Lumineers, but they also show uniqueness and range in other tracks. If you were a fan of there first album, then you would likely enjoy Cleopatra as well.
My two favorite tracks from this album are Ophelia and Angela. Ophelia was the first single on the album, and is a very catchy tune, with a great piano melody in the background. The beginning of the song Angela actually has a similar melody to the beginning of the song The Only Exception by Paramore. Angela is a great tune, especially when the lead singer, Wesley Schultz, hits the high notes in the chorus.