Renegade: “Flowers” EP

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This Sunday morning we are bringing you some new Springfield hip hop! Here is a brand new release by artist “Renegade” aka “Ren” who is one half of the local hip hop duo “The Co-Pilots“. Ren just released an EP of solo material entitled Flowers EP, which you can find streaming on the player below. The EP was released last month and features six brand new tracks. The EP was also reviewed in the October issue of Activator Magazine.

We are not sure of any live shows Ren or The Co-Pilots have lined up at this point. Yes, we are adding this one to our Springfield album archive page which brings us to 45 releases catalogued and featured on our site so far for this year.

The Dixie Narcos: “Tinder Folk”

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Psychadelic Rock group The Dixie Narcos based out of Jacksonville Illinois are back with yet ANOTHER album! Amazing!! This is their second album to be released this year, and it is called Tinder Folk, and you can find it streaming on the player below. It’s a whole thirteen tracks. Check out their Spotify page where you can also hear it all. Or find the album right here on bandcamp. According to Spotify this is the band’s seventh full length album (we could be wrong on that), and even according to their facebook it looks like they are working on yet another album.

The Dixie Narcos also released the album Soda Pop earlier this year. They played one show inside of our show space earlier this summer and as far as we know it’s the only show the band played this year?? A band that has released more full length albums than shows they’ve performed live?? We are adding this one to our Springfield album archive page, bringing us to 43 releases featured on our site so far this year.

Forest Saints: “The Book Of Descents & Ascensions”

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Today we bring you a stream of a brand new album by Springfield recording project “Forest Saints.” The album is called The Book Of Descents & Ascensions and you can find it streaming on the player below. Yes, this one is a whopping 19 tracks and a just under 60 minutes of “1970’s inspired keyboard-driven prog.” Also head on over to the Forest Saints bandcamp page to purchase the download of the album and support the artist. Also on the Forest Saints page you can check out the many other albums the project has released over the years.

We are adding this one to our Springfield album archive page, bringing us to 42 releases featured on our site total so far this year. Mark Schwartz of Forest Saints also regularly puts out music under a few other project names including Tin Ghost and Demons On Wheels.

Tony Colantino: “Extradimensional”

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Good morning and happy Sunday. Happy September 1st! This morning we bring you some brand new material here, it’s a brand new album from Springfield solo artist Tony Colantino. The album is called Extradimensional and it’s a few places online although unfortunately none of the usual places that we can embed players on our site. Let’s take a look at where it’s at…

CD Baby right here.
Spotify right here.
Amazon right here.
Looks like it was on Soundcloud but now it’s gone, dang it!!!

When I started the songs that would become Extradimensional in late 2017, I was relatively fresh out of a project with a similar concept. It was an instrumental space-rock record titled Space Drone, comprised of short songs featuring only multi-tracked electric guitar. Extradimensional took this concept and expanded it by lengthening the songs, adding keys, drum machines, and effects beyond the guitar-pedals-amp set-up. With these additional elements came a heightened sense of cinematic grandeur and sonic expanses. Desolation, uncharted territories, and harsh realms meet mental anguish, longing, and transcendence over the course of nine songs in 52 minutes.

That’s a quote from Tony. Tony doesn’t have any live performances lined up. We are adding this one to our Springfield album archive page of course, bringing us to 41 releases featured this year and 467 total.

Levi Tucker: “The Shoestring EP”

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Today we bring you some brand new singer songwriter local music coming outta Jacksonville, Illinois nearby. This is by solo musician Levi Tucker and Levi has released four songs as a release under the name The Shoestring EP. From Levi’s bandcamp page:

As the name implies, this short collection of songs was recorded in a simple, humble way in simple, humble places. Each song was recorded on a single microphone, in one continuous take in an attempt to capture the truest version possible. The result of this is four songs that are the most honest and poignant retelling of the emotions from which they were created.
Nice. You can find those songs streaming on the player embedded below, or also head on over to his bandcamp page where you can purchase the download of the EP.

 

We are not sure of any shows Levi has lined up at the moment. We are adding this one to our Springfield album archive page, which brings us to 40 releases we’ve had featured so far this year and 466 as a grand total.

Jeff Cowhick: “Cauterized”

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Today we bring you yet another full length album from a local musician. That is Jeff Cowhick with this full length sophomore album of his called Cauterized. The album is eleven tracks, all instrumental, and is the follow up to last year’s Firebrand, which we have plenty of copies of still in our local section in our store. Jeff says he plans on hopefully getting physical copies of this new album eventually, and is also working on putting together a full band to perform! Stream some of the album on the youtube player below along with some beautiful scenic imagery. Check out the full album on youtube right here, or CD baby right here.

You betcha that we are adding this one to our Springfield album archive page for this year. That brings us to 39 releases that we’ve had featured on our site this year and 465 total.

Musical Realists: “Hill Of Beans”

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We are giving you a second dose of local music today, wether you like it or not! Ha! This evening we bring you a brand new EP from the father and son duo project “Musical Realists”, composed of sound artist Timothy Donavan Russell and his son. The EP is called Hill of Beans and features three new tracks and you can check out streaming on the player below. Also head over to the Musical Realists bandcamp page where you can purchase the download of the album.

Yes, we are adding this one to our Springfield album archive, bringing us to 36 releases from this year that we’ve had featured, and 462 releases total.