Matthew Milia, Christian Lee Hutson, Charlotte Cornfield, Ohtis and A.O. Gerber

I’ve been dreadful at this blog thing lately and I’ve only done the weekly playlist. That was supposed to be a bonus and not the main thing. This blog hits 18 years in September, so I better get my act together so that I have something to celebrate. Here’s a short video post to get things started again.

The regular readers are probably well aware that Frontier Ruckus has been my favorite band during the past 5-6 years. We have to wait a while for Frontier Ruckus LP6, but the frontman Matthew Milia will release a solo album Alone at St. Hugo on the 3rd of May. A couple of gorgeous outtakes are available. Check out the music video for Congratulations Honey below and pre-order the album from his website.

Matthew Milia Website

It’s very unfortunate that the Finland show was canceled, but at least there’s a wonderful new Christian Lee Hutson music video for his new song Northsiders. Such a powerful song with so many instantly memorable lines. A bit of Elliot Smith vibes here and there too and that’s never a bad thing. Plus this new music video is absolutely brilliant. I have only love for this.

Christian Lee Hutson Website

Here’s another beautiful way to break your heart. The great new Charlotte Cornfield album The Shape of Your Name came out on the 5th of April on Next Door Records. I’ll suggest you let her slowly burn Silver Civic into your consciousness by watching this simple but powerful music video.

Charlotte Cornfield Website

Next up is Runnin from the new Ohtis album Curve of Earth. This is a wonderful song and it also inspired this moving short film by Claes Nordwall. Curve of Earth came out on the 29th of March on Full Time Hobby.

Ohtis Website

And last one for tonight is the new A.O.Gerber single Strangers and its colourful and beautiful music video. I don’t know a whole lot about this LA-based songwriter, but I know that I love this song. That’s a pretty good place to start my relationship with her music. Anyway, that’s the end of this short blog post of songs that matter to me. There would be so much more, so I hope I manage to continue a bit more frequently.

A.O. Gerber at Facebook

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Bart, KiDD, Harlem and Evan Cheadle

Tonight’s round up of songs that I’ve fallen in love with during recent times. Maybe I should figure out a some kind of cheeky title to this feature like Four Arms To Hold You, if I go with four songs each time.

Starting the journey from Toronto, Canada with the first single Don’t Push from the forthcoming Bart album Today, Tomorrow, & The Next Day. It’s such a brilliant song with colourful and beautiful arrangements. A timeless harmonic beauty. The album is due out 10th of May on Idée Fixe Records.

Idee Fixe Records Website

Moving across the ocean to Scotland where local pop wizard Stu Kidd released a portion of pop magic that carries the title Chance Weekend. He might not be that well-known in this corner of the world, but he has released lots of high quality music over the last decade, both as a solo artist and with the bands The Wellgreen and Dr Cosmo’s Tape Lab (plus collaborated/played with most of the legendary bands from BMX Bandits to The Pearlfishers). His new album came out on the 1st March 2019 on Zenzerino Records. This is the gorgeous album opener and first single A Picture I Don’t Want To Paint.

Kidd Website

Next stop Austin, TX and the new Harlem album that was released by Female Fantasy Records on the 14th of February. It took Michael Coomers and Curtis O’Mara nine years to make this follow-up to their well-received album Hippies, but it’s finally here and totally worth the wait. This is Lana from the new album called Oh Boy.

Harlem at Facebook

And back to Canada for the final entry for tonight. This time Victoria, British Columbia. I’m usually super slow with my blog writings, but this time I’ll post a brand new music video. Noah Markus Leach directed this marvellous music video for Evan Cheadle’s tremendous song Fluid Love. The song is an outtake from his wonderful Chasing Shadows EP/album where psychedelic pop, English ballads and baroque pop gently collides.

Evan Cheadle Website

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