Sometimes great music falls in my lap... other times I spend countless hours searching the web or attending concerts to hear something new. No matter how it ends up happening, it's always a good idea to share the information. Even a better idea to do so when the albums can be streamed for free and I've got two such albums below for you to check out.
First up is the 2011 debut album The Union, from Oregon born, and now Canadian, James Hoffman. Recording for Other Songs Music Co., Hoffman's first album is the kind of stuff folk pop dreams are made of. Give the artwork a click to read a full review and start your stream! (Pay special attention to the record's fifth cut, "The Oregon Song")
The second album featured is the super punchy and fun 2010 release Stona Rosa from Kansas City rockers, The ACB's. It almost flies by, but you might find yourself landing repeatedly on the album's third song, "Be Professional" (I know I do). Regardless of which song becomes your favorite, spinning the album at a BBQ this summer could make you pretty popular.