The Last 10 Days
(Carp and Bones Music)
Rosavelt's first release in eight years offers 11 catchy tunes that further cement Chris Allen as one of the city's best songwriters. The band's mainstream American rock sound is the perfect stage for Allen's lyrics, and he makes it seem easy, from the plaintive opener "Are You Listening" to the final notes of "The Last 10 Days."
A Pocketful of Purpose
(Conya Doss Songs)
The sixth release from Cleveland's Conya Doss finds the "Queen of Indie Soul" in top form. Her voice shines on these 13 tracks, and songs such as "I Want It All" and "Don't Change"offer a vintage nod while still coming off as distinctly current.
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The Village Bicycle
Vocals that swing from sweet to sultry and simple melodies, accentuated by crashing guitars and spacey synth, mark this female indie rock band's eight-song debut. Check out the country-tinged "These Stupid Things" and the sprawling, 7-minute-plus "Moon Balloons."