"Philadelphia rockers Oldermost revel in the art of enigma," writes Culture Collide. There is an ever-present quality of rock and roll inclinations in Oldermost’s music and they are able to hint at nostalgic without stumbling into kitsch. Over the release of four records, most recently How Could You Ever Be The Same? (AntiFragile Records, 2018), Bradford Bucknum has been writing songs that listeners can return to again and again and be given something new each time. Drawing comparisons to artists like Jeff Tweedy and Jim James, Bucknum's music celebrates difficulty and still believes that songs have the power to create spaces in people's lives to learn to love questions again. Learn more, listen and follow.
With a commanding voice that floats between the spirits of Chris Stapleton and Thrice, singer/songwriter Landon Elliott delivers earworm melodies and sobering lyrics drawn from his upbringing in small-town North Carolina to his move to Richmond in 2013. Elliott is ever in search of the human common denominator, pushing and pulling on stories with hooks and guitar riffs that call to mind early Kings of Leon recordings and Bruce Springsteen sonics. His debut LP will be released in 2019 on American Paradox Records.