The Traverse City trio’s new Sony Masterworks album was the most-played regional recording on WYCE, with other local faves close behind. Check out the chart, videos and list of new regional releases.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Tune in to Local Spins on WYCE (88.1 FM) at 11 a.m. Friday when Grand Rapids band Miss Atomic will be the special in-studio guest. And scroll down for a list of new regional album releases and videos of the Top 5 artists.
One of the most-buzzed-about local releases of the summer is now a chart-topper.
The Accidentals’ first album on the Sony Music Masterworks label, “Odyssey,” jumped to the top of the heap in August, racking up more spins at WYCE-FM that month than any other local or regional release.
The Traverse City alt-folk band will be touring heavily behind the new album — which features guest appearances by national artists such as Keller Williams and Jenny Conlee — appearing at Nashville’s AmericanaFest on Sept. 14 and following that with tour stops in Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah and Colorado.
They’ll be back in Michigan for official album-release shows on Oct. 26 at Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo, Oct. 27 at Muskegon’s Frauenthal Center, Oct. 28 at Bay City’s State Theater and Oct. 29 at Detroit’s St. Andrew’s Hall. Get more information on the band’s website, and read the Local Spins review of the new album online here.
July’s No. 1 regional album — The War & Treaty’s “Down to the River” — finished at No. 2 for August, followed by “Elephant EP” from Grand Rapids’ In the Valley Below, a husband-and-wife indie-rock duo which moved to West Michigan about a year ago after making a splash in Los Angeles.
NEW LOCAL MUSIC ADDITIONS TO WYCE: AUGUST 2017
Talking Ear, “Talking Ear”
Tom Hymn, “Tom Hymn’s Tangerine Dream”
Dick Chiclet, “Melma Igba – I Fear A New World”
Steve Leaf & The Ex Pats, “Go To The Pines”
Honest John’s Used Cars, “No Credit/No Problem”
All is Well, “I Swear Someday”
Black Umbrellas, “Other Voices Other Rooms”
Bunnie Villaire, “Tail From The Crypt”
Deep Greens & Blues, “Live at Unruly Brewing”
Care, “Love In The Ruins”
Major Murphy, “On & Off Again”
Jake Kershaw, “Piece Of My Mind”
Jared Sjoblom, “Decadent Poverty”
Chris Wiser, “Casually Intense”
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