How do you even keep up with all of the Southern folks making good music? Well, here’s the thing. I try. I really do. And, every so often, I’ll throw out one of these playlists to prove it. On any given mix, you’ll find new and new-ish music from Southern women and womxn and gender non-conforming Southerners. This week’s playlist features a special cover from Georgia, a new track from a hotly anticipated follow-up album, my favorite song from an album I embarrassed myself gushing over, and more. Please enjoy and happy weekend to you. Me? I’ll be going to see A Wrinkle in Time tonight and then mourning the passing of my spring break, but this isn’t about me. Listen on!
South Carolina: Glass Mansions, “Landmine”
Hot, hot, hot off the presses. Columbia’s own rock n’ roll goddess, Jayna Doyle, and team just released this new video for “Landmine.” You’ll note that “Just Friends” is on the Spotify list because you win and get two Glass Mansions songs – also, “Landmine” isn’t on Spotify just yet.
Florida, Ari Chi, “These Parts”
St. Pete-based folk and soul singer-songwriter Ari Chi’s latest song is about interracial love.
Virginia: Lucy Dacus, “Addictions”
IT’S HERE! In Historian, Lucy Dacus has crafted a worthy and contemplative follow-up to No Burden.
North Carolina: Lo Wolf, “Dead Boyfriends”
Asheville country singer Lo Wolf takes no prisoners in this stark and darkly funny murder ballad for our time and my life.
Georgia: Mothers, “Pink and Blue”
I love Mothers and Mountain Goats. The Athens-based melancholindie (sorry) band take on the melacholindiepop (not sorry) of the iconic sad master, John Darnielle.
Florida, Jessica Morale, “Fearless”
South Florida singer-songwriter Jessica Morale leaves it all on the stage and slays her demons in “Fearless.”
Virginia: Madison Turner, “Richmond, Virginia”
I don’t review albums, but I do create creepy word shrines to bands I love, and I love Madison Turner.
Tennessee: Liz Brasher, “Body of Mine”
Memphis-native and new Fat Possum artist Liz Brasher recently released this silky yet soul-bending rock n’ roll song.
Kentucky: Sasha Renee, “My City”
Louisville rapper Sasha Renee’s beautiful and searing ode to her hometown and her art.
South Carolina, Tom Angst, “Inferiority Complex”
If you’re here in Columbia, I’ll see you on Saturday. This fine indie rock band from Greenville is playing at Tapp’s. This song is from their debut album released last summer.