After a casual facebook post asking “Has anyone local put any new music out in 2013?” yielded 10 responses in 10 minutes I realized that a lot of awesome songs were going unheard just because of a kind of invisibility.
It’s crazy that you can hear, and get sick of, a new Taylor Swift song within the course of a week, but meanwhile the guy around the block from you can put out great independent records for years and you might not have a clue. It is that kind of gap that I am trying to bridge by covering local music.
Without further ado here are 3 new releases from local artists you need to check out. And don’t worry—more installments are coming.
Pamela Betti Band: New iTunes single “Booty Call”
Where to preview it: http://www.reverbnation.com/pamelabetti
Where to buy it: on iTunes
Sounds like: In your face female fronted blues with dirty guitar stylings.
Next Gig: March 29th at 89 North in Patchogue
Jack’s Waterfall: new CD “Everybody’s Music”
Cost: $13 for a physical copy signed by Jack; $9.90 on iTunes
Where to preview it: http://www.reverbnation.com/jackswaterfall
Where to buy it: on iTunes or the Arts Pharmacy website
Sounds like: Feel good acoustic fun for the whole family.
Next Gig: March 30th at the Boulton Center in Bay Shore
Christ P. Cauley: new EP “Songs You’d Never Hear”
Cost: streaming free on Soundcloud
Where to preview it: https://soundcloud.com/chris-p-cauley/sets/songs-youd-never-hear-ep
Where to buy it: Stream it on Soundcloud
Sounds like: Arty folk pop with a heart.
Next Gig: April 3rd at 89 North in Patchogue