N.W. Izzard – No Sleep
It’s difficult to pin N.W. Izzard’s sound into a single music style. Melding elements of blues, reggae/funk and a dash of Southern rock creates something curiously groovy and enjoyable for just about anyone. The drawl of the vocals, the crunchy guitar riffs and the ever-changing style of influences work well for N.W. Izzard in their latest release, titled, No Sleep. The debut album rounds out at a little over 40 minutes, with eight soulful and bluesy tracks. You can snag a physical copy of the album now, or check them out online via their Bandcamp and other online outlets, including their Soundcloud page.
wise river — Window Panes
Much like N.W. Izzard, wise river was also featured in our recent Art & Music Issue, and now, the group has released a little two-track EP dubbed, Window Panes. Featured on the EP is guitarist Jack Mock, keyboardist and vocalist John Shannon, vocalist and guitarist Laura Shannon and drummer Harry Keith. Window Panes builds off previous works by the group, and is another solid addition to the band’s discography … now we just have to patiently wait until the group can get some time to record a proper LP. Get Window Panes via their Bandcamp, Soundcloud or even give it a listen on Spotify.
EASY – CARE
I stumbled into this album awhile back while browsing the “Jacksonville” tag on Bandcamp and was pleasantly surprised to say the least. CARE is local rapper Easy’s second EP, marking another W on the board for the young rapper. With a plethora of solid features and producers on the EP (namely the track with Eddy Braveaux taking the production reins), CARE is EASY’s best work to date, with each track feeling like it’s own little atmosphere. About the album, EASY said, “Compassion and striving to make a positive difference in yourself and your community are the foundation of what CARE is about.” Look for it on his Soundcloud or Bandcamp page.