First from Austin, TX comes the Hi-Style Records debut release from The Bellfuries entitled "Workingman's Bellfuries." They bring out the truth in rock n' roll as they strip away all the unnecessary garbage and deliver a classic early rock sound that becomes very contagious to the soul. They bring together all the elements of R&B, soul, and country music to bring us back to the early days of rock. There new eleven song release, begins with the fifties swing of "Loving Arms," with a bit of modern vocal flair to energize the music. You can't help but think of the days of the jukebox with tunes like "Bad Seed" and "Letter To My Maybe Baby." They incorporate the early days of rock n' roll perfectly into the Buddy Holly-feel of "Beaumont Blues," while their cover of The Beatles' "She's A Woman" has touch of modern spunk. The only time they slow down is for the wonderful harmonizing of the gentle swing of "An Illusion Believed." To find out more about The Bellfuries and their new release "Workingman's Bellfuries," please visit thebellfuries.com
Also recently released is the debut album from Chicago singer/songwriter Natalie Myre. It is titled "Breaking Forward" and deals with love and loss with a mixture of pop, folk, country and jazz. It begins with the uplifting pop/rock pace of "Urge," before slowing things down for the piano-led country-feel of "Stay In Your Line." Her voice and lyrics come together perfectly for the gentle ballad "In The Meantime," but she also knows how to have fun with the uptempo kicks of ""I'm Sorry." The album closes with the title-song "Breaking Forward" as she wears her heart on her sleeve with these powerful lyrics. To find out more about Natalie Myre, please visit her website at nataliemyremusic.com.