Touring broke Valley Queen up once. Now, it gives singer Natalie Carol a way to understand her band. Valley Queen is shaped by Carol’s Arkansas roots and the surrounding influence of L.A.’s guitarists, but the instability of tour caused a significant amount of strain on the band during its first go-round which caused them to splinter.
The cover of Americana artist Cory Branan’s The No-Hit Wonderdepicts him boots up and asleep, napping through his potential big break, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Branan’s schedule for the rest of the year is for relentless touring.
Gardens & Villa's latest album was made in a vortex. The recording process for Dunes was a new experience for the members of the Santa Barbara electro-pop outfit, when they left the comfort of California beaches for a secluded Michigan studio.