By: Nick Manduley
Acoustic indie rocker Mike Simmons independently released his latest single “Give My Girl Back” on May 10th. The single is the Los Angeles singer-songwriter’s first release since his 2017 track “Wherever It Goes.”
“Give My Girl Back” is a gentle track that opens with the blissful arpeggiated picking of an acoustic guitar, paired with Simmons’ emotive, reverb-laden vocals. The alternative guitar picking acts as almost a blank canvas upon which Simmons paints with harmonies and themes of feeling as though you’ve found your soulmate. Clocking in at just over two and a half minutes, this song is perfect for a warm, sunny morning sipping tea or coffee on your front porch.
Simmons gives a more docile take on his sound with “Give My Girl Back”; his previous single, “Wherever It Goes,” is a full band indie folk rock ballad guaranteed to have indie lovers everywhere singing along.
When Simmons emerged as an artist, the formula was pretty simple; play some songs and read some poems on the street and in strip clubs, and then hopefully make some cash. After making some friends, getting a band together, and fleshing out his sound, producers from coast to coast began knocking on Simmons’ door. Since then, Simmons has performed his music all over America in venues of all shapes and sizes. Fans can find “Give My Girl Back” on all major streaming platforms, along with “Wherever It Goes” and Simmons’ 2016 full length album, “Sunburn.”
Indie/folk songstress Jess Chizuk‘s long-awaited debut album Lehigh Valley Line has been released to rave reviews, not least from Buffalo-based Joe Tell’s Music Blog who says Jess’ voice “has a mature quality that defies her young age” and that she is “sure to go far in the music industry.” Enjoy the full review right here!
Jess Chizuk‘s Lehigh Valley Line has officially been released and it’s getting some very high praise! In a new review of the album from Never Enough Notes, writer Laura Giles called it a “very special” listening experience and said it “feels like a live album with added intimacy.”
We’re beyond excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Substream Magazine to be bring you our Monthly Music Mashup playlists! If you weren’t familiar before, each playlist is carefully put together by the Muddy Paw Family to bring you some of our favorite new artists and bands that we’ve been listening to that month.
Be sure to check out this month’s playlist here!
Folk artist Juliet K did a really fun and unique piece for Music4Breakfast, where she and her band went on a journey to find the best Bacon, Egg, and Cheese sandwich in her Brooklyn neighborhood.
Head HERE to check out the full article and follow them on their journey and see which sandwich ultimately emerged as the victor!
Oakland’s very own Charise “Lake Lady” Sowells is featured in the current edition of SF Weekly newspaper! Bay Area residents can grab a print copy at their nearest newsstands and you can read the digital version of the article here.
“I have been playing this record on repeat since I discovered it, Juliet’s beautifully well-trained vocals and the modernized mutation of classic folk-based instrumentation make All Unforgivable Things a very special and captivating release.”