new music: Gold Class; Israel Nash; Woozy

Gold Class, “Bite Down”

lead singer Adam Curley is sexy standing there in t-shirt and jeans, singing with that rippling deep vibrato. The Aussie band sounds  Joy Division-esque with its moody pop/rock melodies. Lucious. 

Gold Class released debut album It’s You in September 2015.

Israel Nash, “Strangers”

this reminds me of Neil Young. I know that’s a tough comparison but  Nash’s vocals truly have a weathered texture. inspired by psychedelia and Texas landscapes, Nash’s thoughtful songwriting makes this compelling and entrancing.

Israel Nash’s Silver Seasons [Loose/Thirty Tigers] out now.

Israel Nash plays Great Scott in Boston, Mass. on Thursday, October 23, 2015.

Woozy, “Venom”

unexpectedly cool blend of loud and soft, harsh and gentle, rumbling and smooth. a bit post-punk, art rock, garage rock and all indie rock. think Pavement colliding with The Bird and the Bee. The New Orleans trio succeeds in myriad ways.

Woozy is:
John St. Cyr [guitar/vocals] 

Kara Stafford [guitar/vocals] 

Ian Paine-Jesam [drums] 

Woozy’s album Blistered [Exploding in Sound/ Community Records] out October 16, 2015. 

tour dates:

10/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The People’s Warehouse w/ One Hundred Year Ocean, Skull Kid

10/14 – Akron, OH @ Fool Mansion w/ Alaska, Setsuna, Forever Losing Sleep

10/15 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Brewery w/ Shoto

10/16 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Chamber of Seacrest w/ Odd Dates, Ratboys

10/17 – Chicago, IL @ Downstairs (at SubT) w/ Ratboys, Coaster, Churchkey

10/18 – Davenport, IA @ Uncle Stu’s Haunted Waterpark and Slightly Less Haunted Go-Cart Track w/ Ratboys

10/19 – Ames, IA @ The Record Mill w/ Ratboys

10/20 – Kansas City, KS @ Records With Merritt w/ Ratboys

10/21 – Carbondale, IL @ The Swamp w/ Ratboys

10/22 – Little Rock, AR @ Hollow House w/ Ratboys

10/23 – New Orleans, LA @ Community Records Block Party w/ Gnarwhal, Pope, All People & more

10/29 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder w/ Ex-Breathers, Gnarwhal & Crocodiles

10/31 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST

11/05 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia w/ Chipper Jones, HIkes, & Alaska

11/6 – Lafayette, LA @ The Wild Salmon w/ Chipper Jones, Hikes, & Alaska

11/07 – Austin, TX @ Hole In the Wall w/ Chipper Jones, Hikes & Alaska

11/08 – Denver, CO @ 7th Circle w/ Alaska

11/09 – Fort Collins, CO @ Downtown Artery w/ Alaska 

11/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Underground w/ Alaska

11/11 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic Venue w/ Alaska

11/12 – Bellingham, WA w/ Alaska

11/13 – Seattle, WA @ Werewolf Vacation w/ Alaska

11/14 – Portland, OR @ Pound Pit w/ Alaska

11/16 – Eugene, OR @ Blair House w/ Alaska

11/17 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Hendley Hotel w/ Alaska

11/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Honey Hive w/ Alaska

11/19 – Reno, NV @ Fort Rayland w/ Alaska

11/20 – Stockton, CA @ Koffey Cave w/ Alaska

11/21 – Fresno, CA @ MILF Mountain w/ Alaska

11/22 – Monrovia, CA @ Resistor Records MATINEE w/ Alaska

11/22 – Los Angeles, CA w/ Alaska

11/23 – San Deigo, CA @ Creator Space w/ Alaska

11/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ 11th Street w/ Alaska

11/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge

11/27 – El Paso, TX @ Bowie Feathers

11/28 – Denton, TX

11/29 – Houston, TX


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