Call Of The Void – Buried In Light

The Ross or Marshalls version of metal music

Sammy Brue – I Am Nice

A Venn diagram where indie singer-songwriter music, country music, and Bob Dylan impressions overlap

The Stripminers – Movies

This is the type of album that can easily become one of your favorite obscure records that absolutely no one in your friend group will care about.

The Steel Woods – Old News

This album should have been released in 1975 and been followed by a giant world tour of The Steel Woods opening for Skynryd or Marshall Tucker

Buffalo Clover – Low Down Time

An amalgamation of soulful sounds à la 1960s Stax Records and country music styles born and bred in the East Tennessee hills. 

Ghost – Prequelle

This record sounds like ABBA got way into Salman Rushdie, tattooed pentagrams on their arms, and decided to write an album praising the beast with many names. 

Blink-182 – Dude Ranch

It is tongue-in-cheek angsty music for teenagers driving around in their mom’s Toyota Corolla

Starbenders – Julian

This record sounds like The Runaways asked Duran Duran, Heart, and the Eurythmics to help them make an album produced by Cyndi Lauper.

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real

If you are a fan of country music at all do yourself a favor and pick up this album. It is a great bridge to the origins of the modern outlaw/alternative country moment.

Jason James

Jason James is the Stars & Stripes cola of country music

Angaleena Presley – Wrangled

Wrangled is pure two-stepping, Nudie suit wearing country music…with short flashes of punk rock attitude and feminist badassery.

R.E.M. – Lifes Rich Pageant

Lifes Rich Pageant is an incredibly 80s sounding record and an incredibly timeless sounding record simultaneously.