Nashville Ambient Ensemble: Live at Grimey’s

While the Nashville Ambient Ensemble may not have been able to host a public album release show to celebrate their debut record, Cerulean, they did record an unforgettable live set for the world to enjoy forever. Captured at Grimey’s New and Pre-Loved Music in Nashville, TN, in late April, this sweeping performance transports listeners fromContinue reading “Nashville Ambient Ensemble: Live at Grimey’s”

The Howard Hughes Suite – Smoke From a Future Fire

On Smoke From a Future Fire, The Howard Hughes Suite created lonesome ambient soundscapes that are just as informed by the cosmos as they are by the ghosts of country music’s past. Currently based out of London, The Howard Hughes Suite combines elements of blues and country music, like pedal steel and slide guitar, withContinue reading “The Howard Hughes Suite – Smoke From a Future Fire”

Nashville Ambient Ensemble – Cerulean

On their debut album, Cerulean, Nashville Ambient Ensemble take the emerging ambient-country subgenre and pushes it to a newly evolved state. The aptly named group is comprised of leader Michael Hix on synthesizers, Belly Full of Stars’ Kim Rueger on piano, Jack Silverman on baritone electric guitar, Luke Schneider on pedal steel guitar, Cynthia CárdenasContinue reading “Nashville Ambient Ensemble – Cerulean”

Single Premiere: Nashville Ambient Ensemble’s “Coda”

Preorders are now live for Nashville Ambient Ensemble’s dreamy debut LP, Cerulean, which is slated for release on March 19th on Centripetal Force Records. Click here to get your copy of one of the spring’s most anticipated and original records on black or cerulean blue colored vinyl or CD. Need another taste of this enchantingContinue reading “Single Premiere: Nashville Ambient Ensemble’s “Coda””

Nico Hedley and Field Guides – “Worldly”/”The City is a Painting”

Despite both artists being Brooklynites, Nico Hedley & Field Guides (real name Benedict Kupstas) each turned in some of the year’s best melancholic country songs with their new split single, “Wordly”/ “The City is a Painting.” Released as a colored seven-inch (with a few cover variations) by Whatever’s Clever, this single finds the two musiciansContinue reading “Nico Hedley and Field Guides – “Worldly”/”The City is a Painting””

Video Premiere: “Conversion” by Nashville Ambient Ensemble

One of the most exciting developments in the underground recently has been the ever-expanding crossover of experimental and country music. From unorthodox pedal steel soundscapes to full-blown ambient-country hybrids, this unexpected blend of styles have produced some daringly original records and thrilling concepts. However, with the upcoming release of their debut full-length LP, Nashville AmbientContinue reading “Video Premiere: “Conversion” by Nashville Ambient Ensemble”

Barry Walker Jr – Shoulda Zenith

2020 has seen quite a few records that could be described as “cosmic country,” but Barry Walker Jr’s Shoulda Zenith might just be the spaciest and wildest of the bunch. A Tennessee native that is currently based out of Portland, Walker takes free jazz, ambient and interstellar rock, and then translates them through pedal steelContinue reading “Barry Walker Jr – Shoulda Zenith”

One Eleven Heavy – Desire Path

If a band makes an album that sounds like something you and your friends could sing along to while cruising around, from start to finish, then I think that group has officially reached classic status. I wholeheartedly believe that One Eleven Heavy’s Desire Path is one such record. In the time since their excellent debut album,Continue reading “One Eleven Heavy – Desire Path”

The Lark and The Loon- Songbirds and Fog

The Lark and The Loon The scent of crisp autumn leaves on a cold early morning, the creaking of an old wooden porch and the flash of a startled barn swallow all exist within the very sound of the wonderfully evocative Songbirds and Fog by The Lark and The Loon. Comprised of Mid-westerners Rocky SteenContinue reading “The Lark and The Loon- Songbirds and Fog”