Del Mar singer-songwriter Michael Tiernan releases his 11-track album L.A. Can Wait this week. A free single, “Easy,” is available for download at Tiernantunes.com.
Peter Sprague plays an album-release party for Calling Me Home on Sunday, September 19, at Tango del Rey. “We’ll have a five-person choir doing the vocals,” says Sprague.
Dylanesque folk-rocker Roy Ruiz Clayton debuts New Army of Ragged Angels at the Adams Avenue Street Fair on Sunday, September 26. The album — with cover art painted by Clayton — features guest players Marc Ford (Black Crowes), Jason Yates (Ben Harper’s Innocent Criminals), and production by Grammy Award–winning knob-twister Chris Goldsmith (the Blind Boys of Alabama), who also oversees the Belly Up booking department. “I knew Chris when he was a kid, and he waited till he grew up to make my album,” says Clayton. “Jason played with us in the tracking session at Stagg Street Studio in L.A., and Marc Ford came in a few days later and slathered his rock-and-roll guitar leads on a couple of tracks.”
Other locals with September releases include Americana barnbusters Shawn Rohlf and the Buskers with Tiny Xs, hip-hop’s South Psycho Cide with Tha Repidemic (featuring outtake tracks from their previous album Rest in Peace Big Yikes), and the Kabbs, with a five-song EP recorded live by Mike Kamoo at Earthling Studios in El Cajon. Says Kabbs singer-guitarist Kyle Whatley, “Our album is dedicated to our friend and former bandmate Adrian Vusich, who passed away July 4, 2009, in a tragic bicycle accident.”
Over the next few weeks, expect new offerings from swing singer Miss Erika Davies (recently engaged to Scarlet Symphony frontman Gary Hankins), lo-fi shoegazers Of Sons and Ghosts (coproduced with former Crash Encore guitarist Christian Cummings), psychedelic surf-rockers Space Nature (recorded by Keith Milgaten of Jamuel Saxon), and the ever-shrinking Incomplete Neighbor (now down to a trio), who are busily folding 400 origami penguins to give away with digital download codes for their new album Where the Penguins Live.