The A-Bones – Ears Wide Shut (2014)

mp3 VBR~187 kbps | 52 MB | OB | UL

Bashing out garage rock years before it was fashionable and rockabilly-influenced sounds as if the Stray Cats had never happened, the A-Bones were a Brooklyn-based five-piece that approached the sloppy greatness of rock & roll’s past with a beer-addled enthusiasm that had nothing to do with “oldies” or “nostalgia” and everything to do with the primal impulse to play music that’s fast, loud, and wild.

Sarah Summers – Lovely Little Things (2014)

mp3 320 kbps | 105 MB | UL | OB

Lovely Little Things is deeply connected to the sources of Sarah’s inspiration: marrying the influences of modern folk artists Johnny Flynn, Laura Marling, The Tallest Man on Earth, and The Wood Brothers with the blues of Sister Rosetta Tharpe and John Vandiver.

Lera Lynn – The Avenues (2014)

mp3 320 kbps | 104 MB | UL | OB

Even though most listeners will be attracted to Lynn’s crushed velvet voice – a combination of the Cowboy Junkies’ Margo Timmons and the female equivalent of Chris Isaak – these 11 songs find a melancholy atmospheric mood and ride it for 42 magnetic minutes.

Lera Lynn – Have You Met Lera Lynn? (2011)

Athens, Georgia-based singer-songwriter Lera Lynn made a name for herself as the front woman in the local folk band Bird & Wire and now, as a soloist, she’s been likened to Dusty Springfield and Joni Mitchell. She’s brought her brooding, autobiographical songs and languid pacing to Atlanta on several occasions, most recently The Earl and Eddie’s Attic, and racked up the people’s choice award in the alt-country song category for “Bobby, Baby” at this year’s Independent Music Awards. Lynn also won the 2011 “Best Americana Artist of the Year” from Athens’ own Flagpole Magazine Awards and the 2011 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest (CASC) for “Bobby, Baby.” (Previous winners include Gillian Welch and Tiff Merrit.)

mp3 160 kbps | 46 MB | UL