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new music: Totally Mild

Totally Mild, “Lucky Stars”

such a pretty, heartfelt acoustic song from Totally Mild. It’s vulnerable and melancholic. The theatrical, stark tone makes it particularly powerful and memorable.  The Melbourne, Australia band’s sophomore album, Her [Chapter Records], will be released February 23, 2018. The band has toured with Real Estate, Kurt Vile, Best Coast, DIIV and The Chills and will perform at SXSW in 2018.

Totally Mild is:
Singer/songwriter Elizabeth Mitchell
Zachary Schneider [guitar]
Dylan Young [drums]
Lehmann Smith [bass]

Totally mild album cover

Her Tracklisting:

1. Sky
2. Pearl
3. Working Like A Crow
4. From One Another
5. Lucky Stars
6. Today Tonight
7. Underwater
8. Take Today
9. More
10. Down Together

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NEW MUSIC: Matt Turk

Cold Revival Cover-hi-res

New York-based musician Matt Turk has a new album out: Cold Revival.

Musicians on his new album include notables Russ Irwin (Sting, Aerosmith), Chris Joyner (Jason Mraz, Ray La Montagne, Sheryl Crow) and Dean Butterworth (Good Charlotte, Ben Harper). Matt sings, plays acoustic guitar, mandolin and lap steel guitar.

The songs on Cold Revival are the kind of thoughtful acoustic-y folk to fill a lazy weekend morning. Turk’s deep vocals and varied instrumentation provide layers that become more appealing with each listen. It took a bit for this album to grow on me and now I can’t get the first song, the catchy “When a Boy” out of my head. Other stand-outs include the more somber title track “Cold Revival,” the bold yet mournful “Sorry is Loud” and the fetching “Quiet Day.”

Cold Revival was produced by David Dobkin, a filmmaker who is known for directing Wedding Crashers. Turk has shared the stage with Pete Seeger and opened for Judy Collins, The Doobie Brothers, Fiona Apple, The Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart and more.

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