Best new music: Locals Only

April 19, 2019

Chris Staples

We got plenty of great new music this week. It's time to break down some of the best new tracks you'll be sure to hear on Locals Only in the coming Sundays.

Valley Maker - Supernatural

After the release of the lovely album Rhododendron late last year it was a great surprise to get a new track from Valley Maker this week. You can see Valley Maker live at the Capitol Hill Block Party in July.

Your Heart Breaks - Somewhere In Between

Before today I was not familiar with Seattle band Your Heart Breaks, but Clyde Peterson has me totally on board with this new single. The album Drone Butch Blues will be released on April 26th via Sofaburn and I cannot wait to get my hands on the whole thing. You can see Your Heart Breaks perform at the Triple Door this Sunday (4/21) with Kimya Dawson. 

Chris Staples - Everybody Said

Many blessings to us all because Chris Staples has a new album on the way and the first single is out now! On June 28th Barsuk Records will release his new album Holy Moly that Chris Staples apparently recorded in his garage throughout 2018. "Everybody Said" is a completely beautiful love story in a song that just furthers my confidence in declaring Staples a genius which I have done time and time again. 

jjjacob jjjames - Disappearing

jjjacob jjjames who you might know from work with Brandi Carlile, Damien Jurado, and Harvey Danger has just released the debut single "Disappearing" from his new EP. The new release Ballads From The Bonny Western Buffalo is due out May 31st.