This edition of NC New Releases is brought to you by February and early March of 2019. NC artists greeted the end of winter with a spate of phenomenal new tunes from many genres.
North Carolina did not come to play this month; from math rock fresh off the DIY scene in Greensboro, to old-time music with modern sensibilities out of Durham, to innovative beats from Greenville.
Whoever you are, whatever tunes you like to groove to, NC has a new release for everyone. Let’s go.
Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves
Powerhouses Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves debut their musical partnership with a fresh take on an old favorite, “Eighth of January.”
Considered among the finest of a new generation of old-time and bluegrass musicians, banjoist de Groot and fiddler Hargreaves are in top form on this much-recorded, much-beloved classic.
While Hargreaves and de Groot pay homage to the song’s long recording history, their interpretation of “Eighth of January” has a modern verve. Crisp production and sparkling technique honor the storied Southern traditional without getting bogged down in sentimentality. This recording is a tantalizing taste of the album to come.
You can follow Allison de Groot on her website, Facebook, and Instagram, and Tatiana Hargreaves on her website, Instagram andFacebook. You can stream “Eighth of January” and preorder the album on Bandcamp here.
In one minute and twenty-five seconds, Mo. Three makes beat magic. The Greenville artist’s most recent release, Short ‘n Fancy, is, well- just that.
The playful mix of genre and orchestration paired with distinctive beats make for eight witty, memorable tracks to bump. “Fancy a Dance, m’lady?” is a great display of Mo. Three’s musical humor, while ROSES is as smooth as grooves get.
Terms x Conditions
On their thrashing first release, Excuse My Colours, products of the Greensboro DIY scene Terms x Conditions romp through jazz-infused math rock.
Everything beloved about math rock as a genre is present in Excuse My Colours. The classic atypical time signatures and technical precision are all brought to a fever pitch of scientific raucousness. Plus, every musician is excellent; though the wailing euphonium, saxophone, and trumpet are especially impressive.
Terms x Conditions are a commanding addition to the Greensboro DIY scene- and this release cements them as a band to watch.