After garnering national acclaim off of their 2019 EP, hard rock band Dirty Honey are finally set to release their first full-length album on April 23. Originally scheduled to record the album in Australia in the spring of 2020, Dirty Honey were forced to put their plans on hold after the travel restrictions were implemented due to Covid-19.
In a conversation with Parklife DC’s Chris Smyth, Dirty Honey guitarist John Notto and bassist Justin Smolian explained how the forced downtime actually helped them become a better band, and in turn allowed them to create a better record. The pair spoke about the entire preproduction and recording process, which famous musician was recording in the studio beside them, and their plans for potential upcoming tours.
Aly & AJ (Photo by Amanda Charchian)
Aly & AJ’s super anticipated new album, A Touch of the Beat Gets You Up on Your Feet Gets You Out and Then into the Sun, is dropping May 7 and recently they released the latest track off it, “Symptom of Your Touch.”
Garbage (Flyer courtesy Sacks & Co.)
Garbage will share their seventh studio album No Gods No Masters on June 11 via Stunvolume/Infectious Music.
The record’s debut single “The Men Who Rule the World” and its accompanying mixed media video — created by Chilean film director, animator, and painter Javi.MiAmor — are out now.
Ladyhawke (Photo courtesy Polyvinyl Records)
Ladyhawke (born ‘Pip’ Brown) returns with the new single and video for “Guilty Love” featuring BROODS, the first track from her anticipated new album due for release later this year.
Dave Alvin (Photo by Chip Duden)
Legendary troubadour Dave Alvin shares the Victor Krummenacher-directed video for “On the Way Downtown,” in memory of Gene Taylor, Chris Gaffney and Amy Farris.
The track appears on Dave’s The highly praised album, From An Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings.
Transviolet (Photo courtesy Earshot Media)
After a successful catfishing on a musician networking website, Sarah McTaggart began to collaborate with producer and bassist Mike Panek across the world, and over the internet writing the beginnings of what would eventually become Transviolet.
Transviolet recently released a new single, “Drugs in California.”
Swerve (Photo by Mallory Turner)
Los Angeles-based band Swerve’s new single, “Escape,” is available now on Bandcamp. The song is first track to be lifted from the band’s debut album due this spring. The offical video for the single, which was directed by Maddie Liner, is available on YouTube!
Sharon Van Etten (Photo by Ryan Pfluger)
To celebrate the holidays, Sharon Van Etten releases a pair of songs, “Silent Night” b/w “Blue Christmas.”
Sharon’s rendition of “Silent Night” is broody and minimalistic, emphasizing her muscular voice over droning synth.
The Distillers (Photo courtesy Cosa Nostra PR)
Legendary LA punk quartet The Distillers announce that they will spread holiday cheer across the land with their aptly named The Distillers Very Special Christmas Special, Baby It’s Covid Outside global streaming event via Veeps on Friday, Dec. 18.
Cory Henry (Photo by Raymond Alva)
Music virtuoso Cory Henry released a holiday album “Christmas With You” on Dec. 11. The project showcases soulful renditions of classic holiday songs with collaborations from Jay White and Gospel Legends Lenny Smith and Anaysha Figueroa-Cooper.