Rocky Votolato

Sawdust and Shavings

Indie-folk artist Rocky Votolato follows his 2015 album, Hospital Handshakes, with a new EP, Sawdust and Shavings, as he heads out on tour in Europe. Sawdust and Shavings features several new versions of tunes from the recent album that have been reimagined in spare fashion. Votolato says that "the new EP deals with overcoming and casting out demons, but there is a light at the end of tunnel in these songs. It's really about recovery, healing, and the renewed sense of purpose we can find after hard experiences."

Minotaurs

"Stayed Too Long"

Nathan Lawr (a.k.a. Minotaurs) is an experimental soul, respecting no boundaries as he explores his musical adventures. This restless musician is now focused on his new project Minotaurs and his third album under that moniker, Weird Waves releasing March 11. Lawr describes the record as being an "apocalyptic-psychedelic afro-folk epic," something you can hear straight away on his new single "Stayed Too Long," which begins rather like an indie-pop tune before picking up some funk beats and moving into an all-on jazzy, soul section.

—Sarah Zupko, PopMatters.com



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