“She Smiles Sweetly” by And All Became

Composer / guitarist Reese Richardson and poet Jonathan Humphrey have released a collaborative EP titled Throughout The Body Are Hands And Eyes, under the band name, And All Became.

“The two shared an interest in Zen, mysticism, sound art, and poetry…” ~ MT Press

Photo of Reese Richardson, taken by Piper Ferguson, courtesy of the And All Became facebook bandpage.

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“She Smiles Sweetly” by And All Became

mp3 courtesy of Sera Roadnight of MT Press.

“Back To You” and “Wolves” by Crown Point

Crown Point consists of Jon Davidson (vocals/guitar), Russell Stafford (vocals/guitar), and Kaycee Kay (drums). As a band, since late 2009, Crown Point has completed five national tours and are currently working on their debut full-length.

Their EP, Wolves, features Nickelback’s Daniel Adair on drums.

Image courtesy of sonicbids. To obtain and electronic press kit, visit sonicbids.

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“Back To You” and “Wolves” by Crown Point

mp3’s courtesy of Alex Steininger of In Music We Trust PR.

“Pacific Coast Eyes” by Graham Colton

Check out Jivewired for a brief review of Graham Colton‘s latest album, Pacific Coast Eyes, Volume 2.

Visit Graham Colton on YouTube to view his road journals and various music videos.

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“Pacific Coast Eyes” by Graham Colton

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“The Christmas Waltz” by She & Him

I’m sure you’ve heard the buzz that She & Him have released their first holiday collection, A Very She & Him Christmas!

“Inspired by seminal holiday albums by the likes of The Carpenters, Vince Guaraldi, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley and more, She & Him set out to create an intimate holiday recording of Christmas classics that helps bring new emotions out of old songs.”

~ Merge Records Newsletter

Image and mp3 courtesy of Merge Records

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“The Christmas Waltz” by She & Him

“Drive” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Based off of the book written by James Sallis, Drive stars Ryan Gosling as a Hollywood stunt driver who works part time as a mechanic and also part time as a wheelman for crime. The movie takes a strange turn (can’t say for the best) when one heist goes awry. That said, the music is awesome and, therefore, seeing it is worth it.

So 80’s and I love it! Music can make or break a movie. Case in point, watch “What if ‘Drive’ had a shitty soundtrack?”

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“Under Your Spell” by Desire
“Nightcall” by Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx
“A Real Hero” by College (feat. Electric Youth)

“Beautiful Things” by Chase Hamblin

Take a minute and vote for your favorite local artists! Voting ends on October 14th!

My suggestion… vote Chase Hamblin for best EP, A Fine Time.

“The descendant of one of America’s first Gypsies and the great grandson of a Vaudeville songwriter, Chase Hamblin was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and was raised in Italy, France, and Singapore. His travels have taken him throughout Europe and Southeast Asia and from coast to coast across the US.” ~ Chase on Facebook and Reverbnation

Image courtesy of 29-95.com

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“Beautiful Things” by Chase Hamblin

“Just Take Your Time” by Olga

Singer-songwriter, Olga Wilhemine Munding, teamed up with drummer, Cody Dickinson, and the two delivered her current, heartfelt album Whatever You Want.

“This record has been a process of finding my soul again, and reminding myself of what I need to do with my life,” she says. “It really took on a life of its own, quite naturally and unexpectedly, and I am thrilled with where it has led me.”

Please have a listen to the soulful ballad, “Just Take Your Time” below.

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“Just Take Your Time” by Olga

Image and mp3 courtesy of Sera Roadnight at M T Press.

Thomas Neptune and Andi Starr on LaFamos

Hailing from the heart of the Midwest, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Thomas Neptune moved from Ohio to LA seven years ago.

His debut EP Down to Earth is comprised of four singles released in 2011 – “Unbreakable,” “The Good Times,” “We’re Beautiful,” and “My Ohio.” His stylings have been compared to One Republic, Bruno Mars, Ryan Adams, and Andy Grammer.

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“The Good Times” by Thomas Neptune

Image and mp3 courtesy of Amanda Blide at LaFamos, Marketing & Publicity Dept.

Andi Starr is a classically trained pianist, identical twin, and pastor’s daughter.

With six albums under her belt, she has garnered comparisons to The Cranberries, Joni Mitchell, and Tori Amos. She first started performing in her home town of Portland, Oregon where she worked with indie producer Larry Crane (Slater Kinney, Cat Power, Elliott Smith), and played sold-out shows at venues, such as Mississippi Studios and the legendary Crystal Ballroom.

Starr has received radio attention, including KINK (101.9 FM) in Portland, Oregon, and KMTT (103.7 FM, The Mountain) in Seattle, Washington and has had songs featured in television and film.

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“Delilah’s Response” by Andi Starr

Image and mp3 courtesy of Darlene Valencia at LaFamos, Marketing & Publicity Dept.

In Music We Trust PR Feature

Portland, Oregon-based singer-songwriter John Amadon has released his third full-length, Seven Stars. John Amadon writes and records without financing from a label. He rarely plays live and he doesn’t tour. How does he eat?

Amadon is known around Portland for his seven-year stint as bassist for roots-rock/pop artist Fernando and for his locally self-released solo records.

Seven Stars was made possible with a little help from several friends, including Scott McPherson (live and session drummer for acts including Beck, Elliott Smith, Neil Finn, M.Ward, She & Him, Bright Eyes, et.al), Mike Coykendall (M.Ward, She & Him), and William Slater (The Grails).

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“Seven Stars” by John Amadon

Image courtesy of Die at the Helm Designs

In other In-Music-We-Trust news, Portland, Oregon-based folk-pop group Sassparilla released their latest, The Darndest Thing.

The outfit is comprised of Kevin “Gus” Blackwell (vocals, cigar box guitar, national resonator guitar), the father and son combo of Ross “Dagger” Macdonald (harmonica) and Colin “Sweet Pea” Macdonald (washtub bass), Naima (vocals, accordian, washboard), and Justin Burkhart (drums).

The Darndest Thing was produced by The Eels’ Chet Lyster and, with only eight songs, it clocks in at thirty-five minutes.

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“New Love” by Sassparilla

mp3s courtesy of Alex Steininger at In Music We Trust PR