92.9 and 96.9 WEHM’s New Release Tuesdays airs from 9-10pm when host Harry Wareing spins the month’s top listens. October features solo endeavors and collaborations from artists better known as members of other bands.
Trigger Hippy was founded by Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman and features vocals from Joan Osborne and singer-songwriter Jackie Greene. Their self-titled debut is an r&b and soul-tinged rock outing and the track “Rise Up Singing” is heavy on the soul with deep-down harmonies and a bluesy-theme of just getting by with your baby by your side.
A founding member of seminal British post-punkers The Smiths, and sometimes member of current Brit alt rockers Modest Mouse and The Cribs, Johnny Marr is a guitar legend across the pond. He brings his distinct jangly sound to solo album Playland and the single “Easy Money,” a riff-driven dance-rock ditty.
Chris Porterfield, former bandmate of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, shares a heavy-hearted, but hopeful Midwestern folksiness on his band Field Report’s sophomore effort, Marigolden. Backed by a poppy synth beat and sparse acoustic guitar, “Home (Leave the Lights On)” evokes the bittersweetness of homesickness.
“miss liberty” photo courtesy of richard gachot | “grapes” photo courtesy of mary boone gallery, new york