CompositionC: “Back To The Beginning”

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Today we bring you yet another brand new local album from another up and coming Springfield artist going by “CompositionC” aka Taylor Roberts. The new album is called Back To The Beginning which Taylor says he has been working hard on for a number of years. Check that out all on Youtube right here, also a number of other streaming sites which are all listed out right here. We also have a Youtube player embedded below. Taylor also had a release party at the new HISO Music Event Hall late last month for the album, where he gave out cards which included limited coupons for discounts at our record store! Wow!

Keep your eyes and ears peeled for CompositionC performing in the near future. Yes, this one is being added to our Springfield Album Archive for this year, bringing us to a count of 32 releases this year and

Master Bastard: “Drinking With Children”

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A couple of weekends ago now we held CD release shows for two local artists in our space as part of Downhome Music Festival aftershows. One was for Dexter Anodyne, and the other for local band Master Bastard and their album Drinking With ChildrenDrinking With Children is now available streaming on a few different platforms, unfortunately not any that we are able to embed below. You can check out the album streaming on Spotify right here. Something called “iHeartRadio” right here? (Looks like you need to set up an account for that one too). Amazon.com has it (only 30 clips of the songs though and you have to buy the full mp3s) right here. The same goes with the album on Apple Music right here. We think it’s on “Google Play” too but don’t know how to link to it on that.  :-/

We have the album listed on our Springfield album archive page for this year right here. Master Bastard do not have any other shows lined up at our space as of yet. Keep an eye out!

DreTheGuy: “Lapis Effect”

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Today we are bringing you the stream of another new local hip hop album coming from local artist “Dretheguy” aka “DeAndre“. The album is called Lapis Effect and you can find all nine tracks of that streaming below, or right here on soundcloud.

Dretheguy actually performed this past weekend at Rock N’ Roll Hardee’s believe it or not at the “Take Back The City” event. We are also adding this album to our Springfield music archive, which brings us to a total of 29 releases so far this year!

CityFME: “Lost N The Muzik 3”

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Gotta keep that new local hip hop rolling in! Today we bring you a stream of a new release by local hip hop project “CityFME.” CityFME has a brand new album that came out late last month called Lost N The Muzik 3. It’s 13 tracks and you can find it streaming below. It was also reviewed on USA Blog Network’s Review:

Consistency is the key to success. CityFME embodies that statement with his latest release Lost N the Muzik. 3″ Bringing his distinctly Midwestern vibe to his new project, City continues to show his growth as an artist and songwriter on the third installment of his popular mixtape series. Not bogged down with too many features or cluttered with a lot of filler, “Lost N the Muzik 3” gives the listeners a nice experience. Standout tracks like “Moments” featuring Papa Luke and “So Juicy” showcase City’s ever evolving pen.

The album also has a write-up by Ken No is this month’s issue of Activator Magazine! And of course, we are also adding it to our ultimate Springfield album archive, bringing us to a total of 452 releases. Nice.

Bruce Kodrich: “Don’t Leave Empty Handed”

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Today we are bringing you a stream of a local album we are absolutely blown away at the existence of. Bruce Kodrich – (yes, father of Black Sheep co-owner Drew Kodrich, vocalist of hardcore band Prevention, etc., etc.) has uploaded a full length album of his own original music, called Empty-Handed onto bandcamp. We have that album streaming below. The album features eight tracks of pure rock. Also head over to Bruce’s bandcamp page to pay to download the album for seven bucks and support Bruce. There may or may not be rumors of many more lost tapes in Bruce’s rock collection of original material he recorded over the years.

These songs and recordings may or may not be older than 2019, but since it is being released into the world right now we are counting it as a release for this year in our Springfield album archive page.

The Little Death: “No Such Thing As Fiction”

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Today we bring you a full album stream for a brand new 13 track album by The Little Death. The album is called No Such Thing As Friction and you can find it streaming on the player below. Also head over to The Little Death bandcamp page to download the album at your own price. The band had a release show at Donnie’s Homespun in Decatur a couple of nights ago this weekend. No other Springfield shows are lined up right now as far as we know!

The Little Death released their debut album Way Happier last year. That as well as No Such Thing As Friction are added to our Springfield album archive page – which is now at a total of 447 listings!

Lick Creek: “Too Damn Country”

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Local legendary country rock band Lick Creek have released their first (?) full length album of original music, and what do you know, we have many copies for sale in our record store (pictured above). We are working on getting that local music section back up and running! The new album is called Too Damn Country and cover art is designed by our very own Dumb Records volunteer of the month Brian Galecki. You can stream one of those songs on the youtube player below, or head over here to stream all of the songs on Youtube. Also head over to the Lick Creek website where you can find links to download the album.

Lick Creek have a lot of shows lined up in the area (none at our spot, but you can view them all here). You better believe we are adding this one to our Springfield album archive under releases that have came out this year! Yeehaw!