Carsie Blanton released Buck Up today. This New Orleans based artist has been making music for a dozen years now. Her last album Ferocious was a love letter to the city.
Buck Up takes on themes of catastrophe both person and American political. It takes on these themes with humor and bold lyrics. The album songs include “American Kid”, “Desire” “Mustache” “Harbor” and of course “Jacket”
The album was co-produced by Pete Donnelly. Blanton is a direct force on this album with a style that mixes country with blues and soul. It has arrangements with everything from horns, strings to accordion. It is unconventional and original. For info visit https://www.carsieblanton.com/
Regarding the video, she said, “I knew I wanted to make a house party video for “Drugs,” as that’s where the inspiration for the song came from. The whole point is that it’s a metaphor for dealing with fake people and superficial conversations, so we wanted to replicate that feeling throughout the video with fake and colorful “drugs.” Patrick Lawler, the director, did all of the special effects himself. He’s the sh*t, and this video is so dope!”
Upsahl comes from the Phoenix, AZ music scene and released her first EP at 17. Upsahl’s songs are filled with inventive lyrics driven by a pop happy sound. She will be opening for Max Frost on his tour beginning March 1. For info visit https://www.upsahl.com/
Here’s what Danae says about her new song “Glutton”
Maybe it’s that dessert, that additional cocktail or that relationship that you just can’t say “no” to. It’s a new year when most people are focused on strengthening their will power and bettering oneself. How ‘bout we celebrate for another month or two and let the gluttony continue!
“Glutton” is Lisa’s fourth single release from her 1445 project. When composing the lyric with project collaborator, a girl named jaen, they talked about the experiences they’ve both had with people they just couldn’t quit or tried to, only to keep bumping back into them, looking up at the sky and asking, “Is this a test?” There’s no happy endings here; just the real life struggle of temptations and longing for second and third helpings please. For more visit https://www.lisadanae.com/