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Hear This: Daphne Lee Martin & Jonah Tolchin Cover Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game”

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Daphne Lee Martin at 33 Golden Street, New London – Photo Credit Tom Kaszuba

New London singer-songwriter Daphne Lee Martin has shared a new song in her recent cover series. This time she takes on “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak with western Mass singer-songwriter Jonah Tolchin.

Martin comments on the cover series: “This cover is the third release in the second series of covers between albums, both to give my audience something fun and new while I’m developing the originals with my band, and as a tip of the hat to other artists I love. Playing other people’s songs is definitely a way to throw yourself out of your comfort zone, learning new chord voicings and progressions that you might never have reached for in your own knowledge, and a great excuse to push limits of time, key and instrumentation to make it your own.”

Martin is currently working on her fifth album of original music, Scared Fearless. Set for Spring 2018 release, it’s up for pre-order at GoFundMe with lots of bonus goodies.

Daphne Lee Martin’s last album release was 2015’s Fall On Your Sword

Stream “Wicked Game” below:

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Bonehead Studio Shares “It Came From Connecticut” Volumes 3 & 4

Earlier this year, Cheshire based Bonehead Studio hosted a series of sessions for local Connecticut bands to come by its studio to record contributions for its ongoing series It Came From Connecticut.

Today, the fine folks at Bonehead have released not just one, but two full volumes of music recorded by CT rock bands. All songs were recorded, mixed and mastered at Bonehead Studio, Cheshire CT by Tom Boudreau.

Stream It Came From Connecticut Vol. 3 & 4 below:

It Came From Connecticut Vol. 3

 

It Came From Connecticut Vol. 4

Ovlov Share Remastered Collection of Early Releases: Stream

Ovlov – Greatest Hits Vol.2 (2017)

Earlier this fall, NYC rock and punk label Exploding In Sound Records announced it would be releasing Greatest Hits Vol. 2, a compilation of Newtown indie rock band Ovlov‘s early EPs.

The collection contains remixed and remastered versions of Ovlov’s first three releases: Crazy Motorcycle Jump, What’s So Great About The City, and Not The Same Without You.

Head over to Exploding In Sound’s Bandcamp to stream the album and purchase the vinyl.

Redscroll Records To Share CT Mixtapes During Black Friday Sale

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Wallingford, CT based record store Redscroll Records has given vinyl collecting residents of CT another reason to go out and exercise the great American shopping holiday known as Black Friday.

The record store has announced that they will be sharing cassette mixtapes of local CT acts, featuring that scary little evil elf dude with a Santa hat. It will be limited to 100 copies.

The mixtape is to contain music from the following CT acts:

Algor
All Riot
Stefan Christensen
Exposed As Rot
Headroom
Husher
Interlaken
Landing
Ross Menze
Mountain Movers
Nothing Israel
Perennial
Reduction Plan
Slow Death
T Wreck
Terminated

For those who are not cassette compatible: Redscroll comments: “Not to fret, those of you without an interest in cassettes, we’ll also be handing out some store related merchandise that we’ve had before (slip mats, shirts, 45 adapters…”

Tall, Ex-Rusty Things Singer Records Sparse Folk Punk as The Lil Guy

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Earlier this year, the Naugatuck Valley swing-punks Rusty Things decided to take a break from current operations.  Since then, principal songwriter Alex Murowsky has picked his guitar back up to record a handful of new tunes under the name The Lil Guy (Alex is at least six feet tall).

Right now, The Lil Guy’s only release is a collection of demos, appropriately titled Demolicious.  It features many of the qualities of Murowksy’s previous band, but benefits from a sparse, back-to-basics approach.  Murowsky comments that there will be more full band recordings to come, but for now, we are enjoying the loose demos.

Listen to Demolicious by The Lil Guy below: