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Unsigned Spotlight: Guss Royall (Waterloo, IA)

In recent years we’ve seen a notable and refreshing surge in bands wearing their classic rock influences on their sleeve, helping connect the next generation to many of the greats we and our parents listened to. Greta Van Fleet is a large-scale example, but another up-and-coming quartet is bringing back classic bluesy-rock vibes and mixing it with their own modern alt-rock sound for a highly memorable blend. Enter Waterloo, Iowa’s Guss Royall. The “about” section of the band’s Facebook page makes it clear in just a few words what Guss…

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UNSIGNED SPOTLIGHT: Laska

Blending a multitude of genres into your music can be either a blessing or a curse. Sometimes the end result is a mess with no identity, or the band isn’t quite comfortable with any one sound, or the music comes out great but can have difficulty reaching new fans. For Minnesota/Wisconsin-based sextet Laska, however, their mix of folk rock, alt-rock, Americana and soul is the kind of sound some artists strive for a decade or more to create. And their debut album, titled Ceiling Zero, is a blessing in every…

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Interviews 

Interview: Christina LaRocca

Christina LaRocca is a singer songwriter from New York that landed in Los Angeles with fire in her heart. She has shared the stage with big names such as Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day and Rachel Platten. Check out our interview below! The video for “Child of the Sun” was just released earlier this month! What was it like filming in the middle of desert? It was wild. It was at least 105 degrees that weekend in Joshua Tree, probably closer to 110 or higher on those wide shots we…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Lewis Fieldhouse “Theodor Washington and the Central Valley”

The past few years have been full of self-discovery for singer-songwriter Lewis Fieldhouse. Few people can pack up their bags and go from the U.K. for California for six weeks. San Francisco was calling and that’s where Fieldhouse went. Please follow and like us:

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PREMIERE: Lauren Pratt “Days Like Tonight”

Infectious Magazine is thrilled to bring you the official premiere of the brand new single from Florida-based Americana/folk artist Lauren Pratt, titled “Days Like Tonight.” Check out the song via YouTube below! “Days Like Tonight” is the title track on Pratt’s forthcoming 7-song EP of the same name, which was produced by Nick Bullock and is set for release on May 26. If you’re loving the song as much as we are, you can purchase it right here and keep up with her social media pages (listed below) for upcoming info on where to…

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STREAM: Lana Del Rey “Black Beauty”

The lady of Americana, Lana del Rey, released a “super polished demo” of her new song “Black Beauty” today via Youtube.  No word yet on whether this song will be a part of the singer’s upcoming third album, though it certainly feels as if it will play a role.  Stream the song after the jump. Buy concert tickets and purchase a CD here.       Please follow and like us:

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Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem) Writing Americana Record

Brian Fallon is writing a new Americana album that is not for The Gaslight Anthem. Check out what he had to say after the jump and buy concert tickets for upcoming The Gaslight Anthem tour dates here! Please follow and like us:

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Mumford & Sons Nominated For Six Grammys

Mumford and Sons have been nominated for six Grammys. Check out the nomination details below. Album of the Year Best Rock Performance Best Rock Song Best Americana Album Best Song Written for a Visual Medium Best Long Form Music Video Please follow and like us:

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