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Big Dill and the Boys – Lazy River

Big Dill and the Boys are an alternative psychedelic folk-rock band hailing from the midwestern state of Wisconsin.

The tattered outfit of musical misfits formed in the long hot summer months of 2015, drawing from the songwriting vibe of their idol Neil Young, the sublime instrumental intricacies of the Grateful Dead, and the soft and subtle twang of the Flying Burrito Brothers.

Big Dill’s debut album — Dead on the Run — came out in August of 2018.

The boy’s “Lazy River” jam off the same album, floats the listener along a sumptuous sonic stream of luminous love in absolutely beautiful fashion.

Ananda Luna – Play Dough

Ananda Luna is a creative collective currently based out of Almeria Spain. The ever-evolving group is a cross generational, cultural, and spontaneous collaboration fronted by singer songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Anjalirose.

Anjali often invites her friends to join her on tour across the US, Montreal, and beyond. She often brings makeshift hand percussion and passes around the microphone — coupled with tantalizing looped sounds to create a sense of kinship through her spontaneous performances.

Luna’s latest single — “Play Dough” — is an experimental trip into the multi-dimensional world of vocal a·mal·ga·ma·tion. The world percussion seems to anchor down and unite a vivacious soundscape and vivid vocals bordering on the edge of methodical chaos.

The Magic City Trio – Black Dog Following Me

The Magic City Trio is a vintage outfit made up of Frank Sweeney, Annie Holder, Adi Staempfli, and Charlotte Burke. The band is a magnificent experimental conglomeration of pre-war americana music and modern hillbilly noir, with their very own touch of vintage psychedelia.

Amerikana Arkana — their debut album — was released back in April. The songs off the record occupy an arid landscape of murder ballads, outlaw stories and desperate songs of loss and despair. The record bears the influential mark of Ennio Morricone and the psychedelic cowboy music of Lee Hazlewood. 

“Black Dog Following Me” is the lead track off the album — and is an iridescent homage to the greats now dead and gone.

Though based out of London, The Magic City Trio has travelled and played throughout the US, Ireland, and Germany. Their LP is now available as a deluxe vinyl package plus a CD, download, and a 16 page book.

“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.” — Sagan


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Charles Johnson

Independent journalist from Far West Texas.

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