Singer/songwriter McDougall recently released his eighth studio album "Reaching For Some Light." He plays most of the instruments himself on this new release and does not allow himself to be backed into a corner, creating some of the best music of his career. Beginning with "Roads," McGougall comes thumping out of the gate with this raw folk-blues number. The mood seems lighter on the up-beat swing of "Stranger On The Prairie" and "Ten Speed" as his lyrics paint the perfect picture. McDougall breaks out the banjo for the instrumental "Cut Loose," then tells the tale of "Pitcher On The Train" with this storied words. The new eleven-song release closes with the rocking acoustic guitar instrumental "Barely Holding On" and the country/Americana vibe of "Moving Mountains." To find out more about McDougall and his latest release "Reaching For Some Light," please visit mcdougallmusic.com.
From the upper Northwest corner of the U.S. comes the sophomore album
from the reggae/rock band Foreign Talks. Their new release titled "No
Ceilings" expands upon the band's hook-driven debut album. The new
thirteen-song release begins with the island vibe of "Cerveza" as the
band's pop sound is undeniable. They add their reggae/hip-hop brand to
the laid back feel of "Typhoon" and invite Myke Bogan to lay down a rap
over the smooth beats of "Chocolate Vanilla." Foreign Talks follow the
lead of 311 in the hip-hop/reggae/rock appeal of "Rip It Up Slow" before
the light-hearted, fun approach of "Disco." They leave the reggae vibe behind on
the alternative rock of "Purple" and "NuNu," before closing with big
reggae bass groove of "Black Magic." To find out more about Foreign
Talks and their latest release "No Ceilings," please visit foreigntalks.com.
Seattle-based rock band Massy Ferguson recently released their fourth
full-length album titled "Run It Right Into The Wall." Their sound was
inspired by 80's college rock radio and it certainly shows in the
opening song "Gallipoli." The raw energy of their garage rock sound is
refreshing among today's over-polished rock acts. The straight-up
simplicity of "Santa Fe" and the throwback nostalgic feel of "Firewater"
has Massy Ferguson revisiting a forgotten time in rock history. The
slinky guitar of "Dogbone" gives their music a southwestern sound and
"Front Page" reminds us of Bruce Springsteen's early days. The album
closes with the manufactured eighties rock of "Into The Wall" and the
post-punk energy of "Set The Sun." To find out more about Massy Ferguson
and their latest release "Run It Right Into The Wall," please visit massyfergusonband.com.