The Dixie Narcos: “Godin Drag EP”

Jacksonville-based psychedelic band The Dixie Narcos have just unleashed a new three-song surprise EP right at the end of the year! That EP is called Godin Drag, and you can find it on youtube, or streaming on the player embedded below.

The Dixie Narcos also released TWO full length albums earlier this year – Nantucket 1: Mr. Nantucket and Nantucket 2: Charley. (We have definitely lost count of how many albums or releases this band has total at this point). We have added this one to our Springfield album archive list, bringing us to 92 releases we have kept track of so far this year.

Forest Saints: “The Pensive Innocents”

Good morning everyone! Yes, today we have yet another release from Mark Schwartz recording project, “Forest Saints.” This is the second release under the project of that name of this year for Mark, and it is called The Pensive Innocents. You can stream all 24 tracks of this album on the player below. Also head over to the Forest Saints bandcamp page where you can purchase the digital download of the album and hear more music.

Mark has remained very active putting out music under his own name, and also projects Demons On Wheels, Forest Saints, and Tin Ghost throughout the year. We’ve also included this one in our Springfield album archive as we gear up for our Best of Springfield Music 2020 poll which will be kicking off very soon!

DreTheGuy: “The FALLow Up”

Happy Friday everybody, T.G.I.F., and here’s a dose of local hip hop for you to get ready for the weekend! This is a new new album from local artist DreTheGuy, who may have recently re-located for a job in Oklahoma involved with studio recording. This new album of his is entitled The FALLow Up, and it is the follow up to last year’s Lapis Effect. You can stream all of The FALLow Up on the player embedded below. Also find links to listen to the album on many many other online streaming services right here.

We have added this one to our Springfield album archive page as we are getting ready to launch our big end of the year music poll, this one bringing us to 67 local releases we have kept track up so far this year.

Bonards: “Mask To Protect”

Here’s a wild and wacky new local release – it’s actually been out for a while – we picked up copies on CD for our store somewhere around the 1st or 2nd wave of the pandemic even. Here we are in the third wave telling you about Mask To Protect by The Bonards. What a wonderful gift we have here. This is an 18-track album by this duo which features members of some other long running Springfield punk bands you may or may not be familiar with. Check out that album streaming on the youtube player below. Mask To Protect can be found on Apple Music, Deezer, or Youtube Music.

We have also added this one to our Springfield album archive page, bringing us to 57 local releases we have kept track of so far this year.

Church The Voice: “Cloud Mine EP”

Here’s another local release that came out about a month or so ago! This is “Church The Voice,” local hip hop artist, and one of those featured in the recent “Freshman Class 2020 Cypher Series” put together by Reco Hill and his series “Reco On The Move” which was shot earlier this pandemic in our venue space. Church The Voice has released a new six-track EP entitled Cloud Mine, and you can check that out on the youtube player embedded below.

For more Church The Voice, check out his youtube channel. We have added this one to our Springfield Album Archive, bringing us to 56 local releases we have kept track of so far this year.

Mark Schwartz “Le Nuit Noire”

Okay, back to the music. Here is yet another album by local recording artist Mark Schwartz. The album is entitled Le Nuit Noire and it is a “soundtrack for an imaginary French film.” You can check out the 19-track instrumental release on the player embedded below. Head on over to Mark’s bandcamp page where you can find more music and also purchase the download of this album.

As far as we can tell this is Mark’s ninth release this year under his own name – not to count a few more by his other projects Demons on Wheels, Forest Saints, and Tin Ghost. We have also added this one to our Springfield album archive page, bringing us to 55 releases we have kept track of so far this year.

Timothy Donavan Russell: “Got 2 Rock”

Do you got 2 rock? Sometimes we all got 2 rock. Today we bring you a brand new EP from local sound artist Timothy Donavan Russell. This one is called Got 2 Rock. It’s four new “sort of dance” songs from Timothy. Head on over to his bandcamp page where you can download the release for free and also find more music!

And you bet we have included this one on our Springfield album archive page, bringing us to 54 local releases we have kept track of so far this year!

Headbug: “Pain Pill”

Today we bring you some brand new, very interesting local music from a new project called “Headbug”! This new release by Headbug is called Pain Pill and you can find it streaming on the player below. Headbug is from the same artist(s?) involved with the “X-E-A” and Rootbound projects that have come out with some creative music and sounds in recent years. From the bandcamp page:

“Headbug seeks to blend spoken word lyrics, jazz-inspired musical arrangements, and glitchcore aesthetics as they explore a cerebral digital hellscape.”

You can also head over to the Headbug bandcamp page to download the album at your own price. The X-E-A facebook page also has a full claymation video for the second song on the album! Yes, we have added this to our Springfield album archive page, bringing us to 53 local releases we have kept track of so far this year.

The Telephone Junkies: “Dress It Up & Call It Living”

Happy Halloween! Remember the band The Telephone Junkies? Remember bands? It’s hard for us to remember bands sometimes too, but some of them are still out there in the depths, recording music ready to be released to the world.

It turns out The Telephone Junkies have been hard at work on a brand new album for quite some time now, and yesterday they released their debut full length, Dress It Up & Call It Living to the world. You can check it out streaming on the player below! Also go check it out on their bandcamp page, where you can download the album for $1 or more.

The Telephone Junkies have no live shows lined up, but who does? We have added this release on to our Springfield album archive page, where we have kept track of 51 local releases so far this year.

Zippir Collective: “Zippir Vol. 1” EP

The Zippir Collective, a group of local hip hop artists, have released their first official release as a collecitve called Zippir, Vol. 1. As far as we can tell this is only streaming on Spotify right now (which we have not figured out how to embed yet), you can check out all five tracks of that right here. Artists featured on this release and part of the collective include: Kid Ziggy, Papa Luke, Junior Pasare, RJC, Jayy Alejandro, and Danny J.

The Zippir Collective also recently launched a brand new website recently, which you can check out right here. We are also adding this release to our Springfield album archive, bringing us to a total of 50 local releases we have kept track of so far this year.