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REVIEW: Katie Garibaldi – ‘Follow Your Heart’


This post was originally posted on July 11th.

The album’s title track kicks everything off with the country charm that can only be expected when looking at the cover art. Short and sweet, with an empowering/encouraging energy, Katie Garibaldi’s honey sweet vocals are refreshing. “Make Them Go Away” later follows with a similar country-songwriter vibe, keeping the album consistent and enjoyable.

“Holding On” plays with a more melodic tone that is entrancing. The track showcases Garibaldi’s vocal diversity beautifully, as well as her stunning songwriting ability, which seems to become exceedingly stronger as the album continues, even displaying different facets of the country singer’s personality. “Whispers & Rumors” proves to have more of an edge and attitude that destroys any possibility of monotony.

Most notably, “Lock The Door, Lose The Key” not only features wonderful guitar, but a more provocative edge lyrically. In a culture of songs that aren’t exactly subtle when discussing more…ahem…intimate moments, Garibaldi hits like a crisp autumn wind, bringing back the graceful subtlety of artists before her, from Sinatra to Parton.

“Close, Close, Close” sets up a streak of spectacular tracks. The strings on this track are beautiful, adding another dimension entirely to the song. In a more emotionally vulnerable style, Garibaldi hits listeners where it hurts with the insecurities that typically exist in a relationship. It is a very human song (see also: “Vegas” and “Wedding Day Song”). As for “Wedding Day Song,” there are endless possibilities to the soundtrack this lush, heartfelt song could be utilized, from bridal ads to wedding videos.

“Always Kiss Me Goodnight” has a sanguine, sweet sound to it that lends itself to the country love song, making it easier to listen to time and time again. “White Roses” also has a similar smooth tone, following this time with a more melancholy feeling to it. Dealing with love and loss adds to how relatable each track is, giving a timeless sense to the album.

There is a versatility to Follow Your Heart that separates it from other country albums, especially when you factor in the raw sound. Garibaldi maintains a certain power at a higher pitch, testing out different runs that certainly make an impact, and gives the album a quality that is impossible to ignore. There is a raw, enchanting Americana tone that runs deep and would be impossible to fake, further giving Katie Garibaldi the mark of a genuine artist.


For more on Katie Garibaldi, please click HERE.

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Vinyl Thief Premiere Music Video and Announce SXSW Shows



Vinyl Thief, the electro-rock outfit from Nashville have just premiered a new music video for their single, “Smooth,” from their new EP, Stop Motion. You can watch the video below!



Vinyl Thief will also be returning to play South by Southwest, after a successful run during SXSW2013, where the band earned a reputation for their insanely energetic live show after playing theBeautiful Buzzz showcase.  For more details on the band’s upcoming SXSW performance, please visit: http://vinylthief.com/.


A four-song preview to the band’s upcoming full-length, Fathoms, was also released recently. The EP has fans and critics eager to hear more, with support pouring out from the likes of VICE’s NoiseyDiffuser.fm and The Deli Magazine, who coined the new release “so completely, flawlessly realized…”


Upcoming SXSW Shows:

Big Picture Media x Glamour Kills Showcase

WHEN: Friday, March 14th | Set Time: 2:55pm

WHERE: The Blind Pig Rooftop | 317 E. 6th St. | Austin, TX 78701


INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/363842043757786/

Official SXSW Showcase

WHEN: Saturday, March 15th | Set Time: 8:00pm

WHERE: B.D. Riley’s | 204 E. 6th St. | Austin, TX 78701

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Vinyl Thief Premiere New Song And Announce “Stop Motion” EP



On February 4th, electro-rock outfit, Vinyl Thief, will be releasing a new EP, “Stop Motion,“- a preview to their upcoming full-length, set to release in Spring 2014. You can stream the title-track exclusively on Noisey here: http://bit.ly/noisey-vice“Stop Motion” is the follow up single to “Smooth,” which Vinyl Thief released in August 2013, generating a lot of buzz on the Hype Machine charts. You can pre-order “Stop Motion” on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/1cZxCB6

About the inspiration behind the band’s new song, “Stop Motion,” lead vocalist, Grayson Proctor, says, “‘Stop Motion’ to be honest, is really just a dialogue I had with myself one night. After losing something, I was trying to find ‘the comfort’ in the situation…struggling to.” He continues, “I needed to see the bigger picture, but could only see things on a smaller scale.” 

Vinyl Thief released their debut EP, “Rebel Hill” in 2012, and took their live show on the road shortly after, opening for the likes of The Joy Formidable, Little Green Cars, Youngblood Hawke, and Wild Cub, performing sets at festivals including CMJ and SXSW. The band played the Beautiful Buzz SXSW 2013 Showcase, earning a reputation for putting on a very well orchestrated live show.

The band is – Grayson Proctor (vocals, synth), Logan Purdom (guitar), Sam English (keys), & Andrew Broadway (drums).


 “Stop Motion” Tracklisting:  
01. Smooth
02. Faces
03. Slow Down
04. Stop Motion  


Upcoming Shows: 
1/28 – Jackson, TN @ Barefoots Joe 
2/18 – New York, NY @ Pianos 
2/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Electric Hearts
2/21 – Athens, GA @ The Green Room w/ Machines Are People Too

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