Sugar Ray & The Bluetones stop by Alt Root studios to celebrate the release of Living Tear to Tear, their seventh album for Severn Records. It was party x2 for both the album and the band, who have checked off 35 years of calendar dates playing together. Ray and Monster Mike Welch tarde off licks to lay over The Bluetones metronome rhythm section on "Misery".

Maggie Bjorklund is a pedal steel guitarist/singer/composer from Copenhagen, Denmark. She has worked as a band member for John Doe, Exene Cervenka and most recently for Jack White. Her forthcoming Bloodshot Records release, Shaken (9-29-14) features members of Portishead, Lambchop and John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse) on guitar and production.

The Reigning Sound use weeping strings to accent pain in Greg Cartwright’s voice. The band counts time with solid beats watching hours tick by with the knowledge that love is “Never Coming Home”. 

Funky soul that lies patiently waiting for exactly a minute and half in the new Otis Heat song/video for “ING”. The persistent riff that the song relies on is a subtle monster that pulls the groove along in its wake. Otis Heat met in a car accident, all on the way to the same party. The named the band after the old man who stopped to help and became a band later that day.

Calgary, Canada singer/songwriter Craig Moreau traveled south to record The Daredevil Kid at the Congress House Studios in Austin, Texas. Craig has a classic country voice that will keep you warm through the cold Canadian winters and make the spring feel more alive on the video for his tune “It Ain’t Nuthin’”.