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November 28, 2018

Vera Sola: “The Colony”

By: Jack Anderson

Poet, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Danielle Aykroyd is a one-woman machine of musicianship, known onstage as Vera Sola. Aykroyd’s first chapter saw her composing pieces for performance art, theater productions and film scores and began her solo career shying away from the spotlight in dimly lit venues. A spell of confidence befell Aykroyd last year, who added an orchestral backing band to her live shows, and much to the joy of her growing fanbase, Vera Sola was born.

Aykroyd maintained complete control over her vision for her debut full-length Shades, ten songs that take Aykroyd’s life experience and package it into a veritable Vera Sola introduction. You can don Shades right now with a free download of one of the record’s lead singles, “The Colony“!


September 26, 2023

Restos: “Time”

If you remember Western Youth, then you’re familiar with Graham Weber. And if you know Graham Weber, you know he lays down great work wherever he may wander. A decade and a half into his solo discography, Weber launched Western Youth right here in Austin in the late twenty-teens and spearheaded their solo eponymous full-length. […]


September 25, 2023

Katherion: “Roses and Daisies”

Song of the Day is finally back from a much-needed break! And as a token of appreciation for everyone’s patience in the interim, we’ve got some great new picks to catch y’all up on, one of which made an inaugural streaming appearance just last weekend. We’re talking about Katherine Yuna, also known as Rion Reed, […]


September 8, 2023

Komorebi: “The Fall”

Although DJ Shadow turned trip-hop instrumentals into an American institution at the tail end of the ’90s, we can’t overlook the influence of pioneering English artists like Massive Attack, Portishead, and Sneaker Pimps earlier in the decade. Their unique placement of feminine falsettos over seductive, sample-and-synth-heavy soundscapes still inspires acts today, not just in the […]