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(photo: Stephanie Baker)
(photo: Stephanie Baker)

Inspired by the vibe of the music songwriting qualities that Harry Nilsson, Emitt Rhodes, Syd Barrett and The Iveys laid down, Dayton, Ohio musician M Ross Perkins has crafted an old-fashioned album filled with psychedelic-tinged rock. The track “Amazing Grace (Grandma’s Dead) – with tongue firmly in cheek – is from Perkins debut self-titled album, out October 14 via SofaBurn Records.

“In 1995, I learned that your grandmother’s possessions are completely worthless until she dies, at which point they inexplicably become valuable. I wrote this song as a way to explore that idea, as well as to express the unique elation that you feel when your grandma’s house becomes a retail liquidation free-for-all,” Perkins explained.

To pre-order the CD, click here.

In spring 2014, Dayton, Ohio’s Me Time released their debut EP, Vol. 1.  Led by singer-songwriter Andy Smith, the tracks merged ‘50s rock with sun-drenched ‘60s pop.  Now comes the video for the first single off of Me Time’s latest Vol. 2, “Helicopter Moon”.

Throughout Vol. 2, Me Time still maintains their sweet melodic delivery courtesy of Smith’s heart-on-the-sleeve approach.   Adding M Ross Perkins (Sofaburn Records) on bass and vocals, the band sways towards the psych-pop side of things.  The result is chiming guitars to propulsive rhythms to full-out bombastic rock n’ roll, all while maintaining a cohesive voice.

Watch “Helicopter Moon”:

The release date for Vol. 2 is November 5th.

Cincinnati’s Buffalo Killers and Ampline, have teamed-up for a special split single that will be available through the Dayton, KY-based indie label Sofaburn Records. The 7″ vinyl version, featuring Buffalo Killers’ “Turkey Pete Montana Man” and Ampline’s “It Will Evaporate” is currently available to order online here and will be available digitally worldwide on June 2nd.

“Turkey Pete was a real person,” says Buffalo Killers’ Andy Gabbard. “The song is a list of things he did or lied about doing. We heard of him from touring the old Montana Prison. The song wrote itself.”

Ampline’s Mike Montgomery sheds some light on their track, “We started working on a ‘concept’ album a couple of years ago, about a ship captain in the early 1400s who sets off to find the edge of the world…. like all great accounts of epic sea journeys around that time, his trip is full of fantastic sights and sounds, blurred swirls of cultures and religions and growing discontent with man’s role in life. ‘It Will Evaporate’ is about the narrator’s disbelief in Belief.”

Catch Buffalo Killers live here:

June 16 – Limelight Eventplex – Peoria, IL (w/ Rich Robinson)

June 17 – Space – Evanston, IL (w/ Rich Robinson)

June 18  – City Winery – Chicago, IL (w/ Rich Robinson)

June 19 – Midpoint Indie Summer @ Fountain Square – Cincinnati, OH

(more dates to be announced soon)