The musical project founded by producer/writer, Sarah Tudzin, was originally an outlet to showcase and experiment as a producer. It quickly grew into a full-time band, and after the success of her debut album, Kiss Yr Frenemies, and coining the term “tenderpunk,” illuminati hotties were on their way to recording and releasing a highly-anticipated sophomore album. […]

Ashley Shadow (aka Ashley Webber) forged her own identity as a songwriter with 2016’s eponymous self-titled debut. Her sophomore effort, Only the End, maintains the moody introspection that is ingrained in Pacific Northwest life, but now comes armed with a palpable hope complementing her signature melancholy. Her confident vibrato above lightly, distorted guitars mirrors the album’s […]

The solo project of Jason Albertini from Duster (& a past member of Built To Spill). Helvetia Presents Sudden Hex is the eighth installment of the inaugural Joyful Noise Recordings 2021 Gray Area Cassette Series that features 10 artists from JNR’s extended family.RIYL: Spirit Of The Beehive, Horse Jumper Of Love, Guided By VoicesStart w/ #3, #10, #11, #13, #14 […]

After years under the artist name De Joie, Kaley Rutledge is stepping out into the music world as entirely herself. In this debut record she takes you on a journey that strikes a balance between softness and grit, speaking sincerely about topics ranging from rediscovering lifeʼs simple pleasures to the pain of losing someone you love. […]

More on the fuzzed out side like the White Stripes and Black Keys. Pretty solid stuff! “The band’s gritty blues-rock sound draws from classic blues legends… and modern artists such as The Black Keys, Gary Clark Jr. and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.” American Blues Scene FCC: Clean

A chiller indie vibe. RIYD: TV On The Radio, Death Cab For Cutie, Snow Patrol FCC: Clean

Really fun new record that gives me some hefty, fun alt vibes. RIYD: Alexalone, Modest Mouse, Built To Spill, Heligoats, Beat Happening, (Sandy) Alex G#6 FCC Dirty

Recordings of works composed in the style of other composers: Chopin, Liszt, Paganini and others.

Examples of the sounds a violin can make–scratches, slides, etc.

Some of the works Beethoven liked the most, solo piano.

Vocal renditions of recognizable classical works by Holst, Bach, Mendelssohn and others.

The Merz Trio performs works of composers from 1914, interspersed with texts from the same time period. Some very nice pieces here!

Ambient, meandering, mystical piano works, some voice, with lovely Indian elements. Play!

Almost too pretty works for piano & orchestra. Short pieces.

A collection of varied pieces for trumpet, classical, traditionals and rag. Nice!

Bach’s well-known cello suites, transcribed here for bass clarinet. Fine!

Very gracious, British works by Frederick Delius, early 20th century, folk elements and variations.

Luscious, romantic solo piano. Play!

From Promoter: My Morning Jacket are back with their self titled ninth studio album. Back in the studio with ATO Records, the band is playing to their strengths on this record: expertly crafting solid indie rock songs that aren’t afraid to experiment. This record balances catchy bite sized tracks along with longer, meandering psychedelic explorations. […]

This 4 song EP is a nugget of gold for the ears. All tracks dig into the magic of Big Thief’s uniquely tragic folky sound, with Adrienne Lenker’s voice weaving them all together. Play all tracks, FCC: clean. RIYL: Hand Habits, Jonathan Richman, Vashti Bunyan, Wilco.

Genre: Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock Each song is strong and unique story, lots of layered harmonies and echoey vocals expanding over a broad range. Start with tracks 2, 4, 12. GMR: no. FCC: tracks 5 and 8 are not clean (but worth listening to because they are firrreee). RIYL: Tierra Whack, Emily King, Mereba, James Blake

Bedouine graces us with her third album, Waysides. Folk with a flair: a melodically and lyrically engaging journey through unexpected chord changes and emotional soliloquies. Start with 1, 2,8. 4. GMR Arist: no. FCC: clean warnings (or just clean)

Spacious warm synthy lo fi folk with a funky influence, just a little slower. More like a hug than a high five. Helado Negro’s sound is always tender and substantial. Start with 2, 4, 9, 13 FCC Clean

The Phantom Cabinet Vol. 1 is wild album of psychedelic prog-funk and percussive groove-rock, ripe for the dancefloor, laced with exotica flavours and upbeat songwriting. James Spectrum, based in Finland, and musical partner Paul Malmström, based in Brooklyn, have trawled the globe for forgotten instruments of yesteryear, spicing their music liberally with some of the strangest […]

Fun stuff from the L.A garage punk group. RIYL: Orwells, Buttertones, Beach Goons FCC: 5, 7