Burlington twee-pop veterans The Smittens return with a pandemic love anthem written to soundtrack Burlington City Arts’ Bubblegum Pop exhibition. This ebullient new single (with melancholy subtext) is accompanied by three rare B-sides pulled from across the Smittens’ nearly twenty years of recorded output.  Track Picks: 1, 3 FCC: Clean RIYL: The Magnetic Fields, The […]

Contemporary, abstract works for clarinet/saxophone duo. Play!

Contemporary chamber works (orchestra, strings, flute) most with soprano voice.

Modern, varied works by Bacon and Sowerby.

BTV singer-songwriter-producer Princess Nostalgia returns with a smooth, slow burning electronic R&B groover. Smoky vocals with abstract, vaguely astrological lyrics float atop a swung trip-hop beat full of synthesized choral voices. FCC: Clean RIYL: Everything But the Girl, St. Vincent, Maggie Rogers, Tricky

Brattleboro-based one-man band Dari Bay’s latest release is a fuzzy collection of lo-fi post-punk with locked-in, angular guitar and bass lines at its core. Vocals are buried in the mix, and alternate between punky recitations and tuneful melodies depending on the track, creating a truly unique sound. Track Picks: 2, 3, 5 FCC: 4, 8, […]

Kind in that new folk/indie revival scene with folks like boygenius. Cool that the album is named after one of my favorite flowers.

Cool sounding outsider stuff. I dig it quite a bit. Folky, rocky, avant garde, a little bit of almost everything.

From promoter: “A masterclass in high intensity strangeness recorded on a legendary 4-track tape machine once belonging to CBGB’s Hilly Kristal. RIYL: The Strokes & Twin Peaks.”

From promoter: “Focusing on their craft, staying out of the fray, and holding fast their faith to find new ways to express the discord and delight of being alive, to turn the duality of existence into hymns we can share, Low present HEY WHAT. These ten pieces—each built around their own instantaneous, undeniable hook—are turbocharged by […]

Gordon Goldsmith, the singer-songwriter behind Burlington’s The Young Love Scene, takes his cues from the best indie and alt rock of the mid-90s on the project’s debut album, which collates several singles and EPs released over the past year. The harmonized fuzz of Goldsmith’s guitars and vocals bring his music’s emotional heart to its full […]

Really enjoyable electronic duo that reminds me of M83, Postal Service, and Alvvays. Short EP that packs a punch!

Pretty intense vibes here that do not fit the happy-go-lucky pink puffy cloud art on the cover. Great stuff nonetheless with some solid drumming and swampy guitar playing.

Bon Iver-esque finger picking with a Jerry Paper-esque vocals. Dig.

Really hype and rocky live show from “New Zealand darlings” The Beths. Reminds me of the Cranberries with different subtleties and complexities.

Heady, densely constructed, and swirling. Shoegaze-y, too, which I dig quite a bit!

Absolutely gorgeous folk music. Expressive voice that is superficially reminiscent of Phoebe Bridgers. Chords choices are excellent FCC: 1,5,7,10

From promoter: “Songs about magic, anarchy, and yearning by Bailey Cogan (they/them). The album “is a departure from the heavy jazz and R&B sounds that once defined the band’s music, introducing more experimental song structures, drum machines and synths.” Being unmoored to any one genre puts the group in a unique spot, allowing them to […]

From promoter: “Beneath a wall of overdrive, distortion, and reverb, songwriter Karly Hartzman processes memory with power and tenderness through flashes of vivid, raw imagery and emotionality. In this follow up to 2020’s I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone, an undercurrent of the Southern Gothic permeates Wednesday’s unique synthesis of shoegaze, grunge, and […]

From promoter: “alexalone is fronted by Alex Peterson (they/them), who has played in Hovvdy and Lomelda’s live bands, and alexalone will back Lomelda and embark on a joint tour in January. The sounds of alexalone will usher you into warm, fuzzy, lonely spaces, then shock you alive with pulsing energy. ALEXALONEWORLD, their debut album, isn’t […]

Sean Shibe plays these modern, Impressionistic works transcribed for guitar. Play!

Modern works composed from 1930’s to 1950’s–abstract, lyrical with tension.

Lovely Romantic era piano pieces by both Schumanns ( Clara & Robert, the “power couple” of music at the time).

Contemporary, really interesting works with jazz elements, winds and strings. Play!

Modern & contemporary works for sax + piano, 2 pieces from Classical era.