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First Listen: The Olés – Rise

Hailing from sunny Santa Barbara, California, The Olés are back with their latest single, the title track off their upcoming album Rise. Conquering the challenges and hardships of life lies at the heart of this most recent release, accentuated by a driving arrangement that leads the listener over the mountain and into the valley… Read More

First Listen: Iya Terra – Stars

I don’t know which way I’m gonna go
But I’ve gotta keep going

This is the internal compass of anyone and everyone who’s ever dared to pursue their passion. You cannot see the path until it’s behind you. You don’t know what’s coming but you know you must keep… Read More

First Listen: Zahira – Mystic One

Roots music meets pop appeal in “Mystic One,” the latest single from Canadian-born Zahira. Joining forces with backing band Rising Buffalo Tribe, this new offering from the soulful songstress drives listeners to recognize their personal truth with an open heart.… Read More

First Listen: Policulture – Karma

Colorado roots outfit Policulture releases their upcoming album Mountains to Cross in its entirety August 17. Today, Rootfire premieres “Karma,” the first single from this full-length. With themes revolving around perseverance and persistence, this latest offering from the mountain reggae collective lives true to these values in the flesh, raising… Read More

First Listen: FeelFree – Lonely Life

“The song is about trying to find yourself in solitude but also about dealing with the pain that that solitude can cause for others in your life when you go off on your own,” says Andrew Pfeiffer, lead singer of the Washington D.C.Read More