By Matthew Patrick (Matthew Feuer ’92). Matthew Patrick Feuer, 2013. Patrick seeks to reimagine what country music listeners expect by mixing in island and reggae influences. His 11-track debut solo album places an emphasis on guitar and harmonica melodies throughout and stands apart from the artist’s previous work with bands 32-20 and Muskrat Sally.
By Valerie Anastasio ’86 and Tim Harbold ’86. Valerie Anastasio and Tim Harbold, 2013. Also live performers, Anastasio and Harbold have worked together for 25 years, since beginning their time at Williams together as first-years. Their latest album blends show tunes, standards, art song and comic cabaret.
By Artichoke, featuring Timothy Sellers ’90. The band’s latest album features guitars, trumpets and more and draws inspiration from places as diverse as a local farmer’s market and Sellers’ commission to write songs about science in collaboration with Knoxville scientists.
By Darlingside, featuring Dave Senft ’07, Harris Paseltiner ’09, Auyon Mukharji ’07, Don Mitchell ’06 and Sam Kapala ’09. Darlingside Music Publishing, 2012. The first full-length album by the band, featuring five singer-songwriters, a mandolin, a cello, a violin, guitars and drums. This album features more strings and more complex vocals than Darlingside’s previously released more »
Written by Caitlin Canty ’04 and Peter Bradley Adams. Down Like Silver, 2011. This debut EP features six songs written and with vocals by Canty as well as eight other musicians playing instruments ranging from pedal steel to cello.
By Fountains of Wayne, featuring Chris Collingwood ’89 and Adam Schlesinger ’89. Yep Roc Records, 2011. The band’s fifth studio album, featuring 13 new songs, including the singles “Richie and Ruben” and “Someone’s Gonna Break Your Heart.”
By Swoon, featuring Minnie Cho ’89. Vaulted Records, 2010. This sophomore album by the Brooklyn alternative pop-rock band features moody melodies and grungy guitars.
By Daniel Perttu ’01 et al. Navona Records, 2011. A collection of eight modern orchestral works by six American composers, including Perttu, whose overture for orchestra Light and Shadow in the Yosemite Valley was recorded by the Ohio State University Symphony Orchestra.
By Abby Dobson ’92. LadyBraveBird Music, 2010. A debut record based loosely on the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale features songs and vocals by Dobson accompanied by musicians on everything from piano to pedal steel.
By The Bitter Greens, featuring Noah Capurso ’05 and Jeremy Oldfield ’05. Tripping Wrangler Records, 2011. The duos first album of “acoustic porch rock with a cello” with Capurso on cello and Oldfield on guitar and vocals.