Josh Ottum “It’s Alright”

There has been a buzz about singer/songwriter Josh Ottum for quite a while now. Known for being a little wacky and also having a stockpile of his own songs. Finally it is time for him to share them all with the world. Ottum will release his highly anticipated debut record Like the Season (Cheap Lullaby) on October 21st.  For his first record he’s already pulling out some big names. Appearing on the album is James McAlister (Sufjan Stevens) Casey Foubert (Pedro the Lion, Sufjan Stevens) and engineer Jon Ervie (Modest Mouse). The first single “It’s Alright” shows his influences new and old from Randy Newman and Stevie Wonder to Phoenix and Ben Folds. Check out the tune below!

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Ivan & Alyosha ‘Easy to Love’

Seattle has always been known for great music, and Ivan & Alyosha are no exception. The duo that formed in 1997 will be releasing their first EP on October 20th titled The Verse, The Chorus (Cheap Lullaby). The band made up of Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbary have been making quite name for themselves with their smooth 60’s sounding rock. The first single titled “Easy to Love” is a brilliant song with spacey harmonies. This is one of the catchiest songs we’ve heard all year. I guess Ivan & Alyosha really are easy to love.

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