Dickerson releases soph disc; Calexico goes season
Friday, December 4, 2020
– Russell Dickerson released his sophomore studio album, "Southern Symphony," via Triple Tigers Records. The 10-track record was co-produced with Casey Brown and a first-time collaboration with producer Dann Huff. Recorded in Nashville, the disc includes "It's About Time," featuring Florida Georgia Line. The debut single was "Love You Like I Used To." Dickerson scored number one songs on his debut with "Yours," "Blue Tacoma," and "Every Little Thing."
Tucson, Ariz.'s finest Americana, folkie and indie rock band Calexico is out with its first ever holiday disc, "Seasonal Change" (Anti-). The duo of Joey Burns and John Convertino cross a multitude of genres on the 12 songs., which are more reflective of the season than holiday songs. The duo offers their take on John Lennon's "Merry Xmas (War Is Over)." Bombino, Gaby Moreno, Gisela Joao, Nick Urata (DeVotchKa) and Camilo Lara help out on the disc.
Kalie Shorr follows up her debut album, "Open Book ," with the deluxe edition, Open Book: Unabridged, on tmwrk records. Shorr, who first gained notice in 2016 with the Portland, Maine-native's self-penned song, "Fight Like a Girl," put out "Open Book last year." "My Voice" is the first single from the new release.
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Russell Dickerson's "Yours" may make you ask yourself, 'Is this really country music?' many times over. The first track to bring up this query is "Billions." This song, speculating how true love is worth its weight in gold, bobs along to a faux reggae beat and could easily be mistaken for a Maroon 5 single. Another, "MGNO," an acronym for 'my girl's night out,' opens with an echoing electric guitar intro seemingly kipped directly from The ...