BuDDy milleR The Majestic Silver Strings (New West) FOR FANS OF: Vintage Country QQQQ As the guitarist for classic rock giants Deep a starry line-up featuring pedal steel legend Greg Leisz, guitarist Marc Ribot and the great Bill frisell alongside Buddy Miller is an instant must-hear, and The Majestic Silver Strings stands even taller than the hype. The layered beauty is made possible by legends refusing to muscle to the front in favor of the composition. Guest vocalists like Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris and Shawn Colvin only add to the album’s glory. –Matt Conner WE LIKE: “I Want To Be With You Always” hylanD Weights and Measures (Tooth & Nail) FOR FANS OF: Anberlin, Something Corporate QQQQ Hyland’s self- awareness is spot on. The comparisons listed on the latest Tooth & Nail signing’s website to Jimmy Eat World and Anberlin resonate clearly through the 12 songs on Weights and Measures. The rock riffs and punkish feel all exist without boundaries, well-rounded, offering a smooth rock and roll experience. Stephen Christian guests on lead single “This Love is free,” adding another beautiful layer to an already strong collection. –Matt Conner WE LIKE: “This Love Is Free” DRew holcomB & the neighBoRS Chasing Someday (Dualtone) FOR FANS OF: The Civil Wars, The Avett Brothers, Needtobreathe QQQQ inserting vulnerable songwriter lines into arena-ready, hook-laden anthems, Holcomb and his crew of spot-on indie rockers, including his wife Ellie’s enchanting background vox, issue a label debut chalk full of emotive pop/rock gems. Moody riffs, alt- Country incorporations and provocative lyrics give the Nashville-based outfit a new-artist- upper-hand, confirmed by their large active fan base and scores of Tv song placements. With Chasing Someday, Holcomb is already vying for veteran status. –Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “Live Forever” cRoSSoveR ReviewS Crossover 46 CCM