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The All-About: Suburban Heart

Some of the best music probably stems from one’s reminiscences about his or her hometown, and Suburban Heart is no exception. In his latest project, Zac Coe – The All-About is his pseudonym – solely mans the boat, almost. Well, yeah, he’s enlisted some friends, but the nitty-gritty, such as the autoharp and the glockenspiel, are entirely his.

Derek Clegg: Head Down Sunrise

Summertime is a super swell time, except for the scorching heat that intensifies each year. To complement (or to aptly put it, “counter”) this temporal climate imbalance, a required listening of Derek Clegg‘s latest effort, Head Down Sunrise, is a must.

Josh Sizemore: The Wind

Get caught up in ‘the wind’, get caught up on Josh Sizemore‘s awesome debut. This 23-year-old Nashville prodigy’s taking a bite out of the folk scene, as he releases his EP, The Wind. Opening for the likes of Shovels & Rope, Brooke Waggoner, and War Jacket, Josh is now taking center stage, and his four-track offering simply dazzles.

Alice: Staying South

If you ask us, we prefer to “stay south”, at least within the realms of Alice‘s world. The pretty songstress chooses to remain unknown to the world except for her mononym (her real name is Alice Redfem), which is perfectly acceptable since we’d gladly accept that she use her talents to get famous, rather than, well, twirk.

Stray Dogg: Fires Never Wrong

Hang out by the pool and strut those tan lines while listening to Stray Dogg‘s Fire’s Never Wrong. This 2012 release from the band features nine tracks that jumps over fences of indie folk and Americana.

Meager Fare: Meager Fare EP

‘Meager fare’ doesn’t necessarily always mean some form of scarcity. If we’ll allude things to the band’s name, Meager Band, then it must be said that they have refuted themselves, since from lacking — they composed music out of their songwriting trips to the NC mountains — came a bunch of music that are just as rich as any other glossy mainstream project out there.

Speaking Suns: Part One

There are times when we’re just craving for that dose of suburban indie. Actually, that time might be now. Speaking Suns, a relatively new independent band, is shooting for the sky (excuse the pun, guys) with their own breed of indie pop via their newest EP, Part One. As to why the collection is named as such, we don’t know, but something tells us that it might signify they’re messianic destiny

American Thread: Killing Days

Creating gorgeous alt-country melodies with its own style and pace, Killing Days by American Thread is like a good old friend ready to pour you a drink. Killing Days is the debut album of the Boston-based band. Released last March 2013, the four-piece band presents us with 11 alternative americana with a kick of rock. The album was recorded with multi-instrumentalist/producer Steve Mayone.