Leyla McCalla, Shovels & Rope + More

Leyla McCalla, Shovels & Rope + More

Leyla McCalla, Shovels & Rope + More

Every week, The Boot highlights latest favorites from nation, Americana and all the things in between. In each listing, you may discover picks from our contributing workforce that we predict you may love. Keep studying to take a look at the most recent installment of The Boot’s Weekly Picks.

  • Leyla McCalla

    “Fort Dimanche”

    Having broke floor with the Carolina Chocolate Drops and launched her personal masterful The Capitalist Blues, Leyla McCalla isn’t any stranger to tackling controversial, historic matters. While researching Radio Haiti, the nation’s first Kreyol-language information station, McCalla was captivated by stories about Fort Dimanche, which was the political jail beneath the murderous Duvalier regime. The track intersperses archival clips with phrases that stood out to McCalla from the archives. — Rachel Cholst

  • The Cactus Blossoms ft. Jenny Lewis


    Ahead of their Feb. 11 album One Day, gifted duo The Cactus Blossoms have launched a brand new single with former tour mate and indie rock icon Jenny Lewis. “Everybody” is a bittersweet anthem for these wading via difficult instances, simply attempting to get by. Their harmonies mix completely, making a soundscape that wraps round you like a heat, comforting blanket. — Lorie Liebig

  • The Band of Heathens

    “Rock and Roll Doctor”

    On Feb. 25, The Band of Heathens have a good time the discharge of of Remote Transmissions, Vol. 1, a set of canopy songs that shall be their first full-length effort since 2020’s Stranger. The first style followers get of the brand new file is a trustworthy, fashionable tackle Little Feat‘s ’74 observe, “Rock and Roll Doctor,” and so they get a bit assist from fellow Austin rockers White Denim. As you possibly can inform, when these two bands come collectively to honor Little Feat, they create rock and roll magic. — Chuck Armstrong

  • Sara Gougeon

    “Frosted Soil Sun”

    Sara Gougeon, organizer of Queerfolk Fest, makes her Nashville debut with this ethereal single. She wrote the track whereas going via a breakup — one the place her associate satisfied her to remain. “Frosted Soil Sun” intricately layers these emotions of remorse, disappointment, resolve, and love right into a poignant swirl of textures. — Rachel Cholst

  • Shovels & Rope

    “The Human Race”

    On the most recent minimize from their Feb. 18 album Manticore, Shovels & Rope take a second to mirror on the unusual, mysterious chaos of on a regular basis life. Through the lyrical use of psychedelic-tinged imagery, the duo attempt to untangle the difficult and generally overwhelming moments of existentialism all of us finally face in life. — Lorie Liebig

  • Curse of Lono

    “Ursula Andress”

    We dare you to not faucet your foot alongside to Curse of Lono‘s smooth “Ursula Andress.” The dreamy beat recounts a bender with ’90s power-pop confidence and the shimmery twang of 2000s folks pop. Lono wrote the track as an admission of guilt in the direction of his son, who can not get pleasure from such nights out within the midst of the pandemic. — Rachel Cholst

  • Ryan Culwell

    “Wild Sometimes”

    The newest single from his upcoming file Run Like a Bull, Ryan Culwell showcases his impeccable capability to rework small slice of life tales into one thing that goals proper at your feelings. “Wild Sometimes” recollects a candy coming of age second that can carry you again to the awkward innocence of youth. — Lorie Liebig

  • Colin Southfield & The Mushroom Country Band

    “The House”

    Colin Southfield & The Mushroom Country Band might have fashioned in 2020, however they really feel like they have been taking part in collectively ceaselessly. The track recollects Colin’s boyhood explorations of an deserted home, however the band turns this misadventure right into a poignant — and tremendous enjoyable — ode to youthful marvel misplaced. — Rachel Cholst

  • Maren Morris

    “Circles Around This Town”

    Almost three years after the discharge of her award-winning file GirlMaren Morris returns along with her autobiographical single “Circles Around This Town.” The upbeat, insanely infectious observe displays on the winding street that led her to success. With a sound that is harking back to her early singles “80s Mercedes” and “My Church” (“Circles Around This Town” features a lyrical nod to each of those tracks), the observe acts an thrilling teaser of extra new music anticipated to come back in 2022. — Lorie Liebig

  • Carson McHone

    “Still Life”

    Carson McHone, who was named one in all The Boot’s 2019 Artists to Watch, is ready to launch her new album Still Life on Feb. 25. The file’s title observe, which was co-written with Daniel Romano, provides a cool mesh of fuzzy indie rock and Americana. The observe finally builds to a defiant, pulsating peak that is bound to up your adrenaline and push you to maintain shifting ahead. — Lorie Liebig