Release Date: June 11, 2021 Label: Anti- From the promoter: After releasing a series of singles over the past few months, Danny Elfman is announcing his first solo album in thirty-seven years today, titled Big Mess. A slow burning track, True faces down hopelessness and despair head on. Elfman’s vocals are gritty and growling here, […]

The long-awaited debut album from Andriana Chobot proves that she’s one of Burlington’s best singers and songwriters. Keyboards (her main instrument) are at the heart of the instrumentals, but around them, compositions take elements from jazz, blues, pop, and even dancehall. Themes of romance, politics, and everyday life crop up throughout her lyrics. Track Picks: […]

The latest single from BTV electronic rockers Roost.World bears an 80s synth-pop aesthetic. Though it’s a thoroughly danceable tune, the lyrics about missing friends who’ve moved in to the big city give it a melancholy undertone.  FCC: Clean RIYL: LCD Soundsystem, New Order, Guerilla Toss, nodrums

If you liked the last single from NYC’s Oneida, you’ll like this one too, since it’s quite similar – simple chord structures, infinitely chugging motorik rhythms, and a guitar solo that quite literally sounds like a car crash taking up the latter half of the track. FCC: Clean RIYL: Buzzcocks, Sonic Youth, Oh Sees, Dinosaur […]

NYC’s Maya Lucia pursues a passionate rock sound on her latest single, rising from ethereal, echoey voices to an edgy, scream-along chorus.  FCC: Clean RIYL: Slothrust, Mannequin Pussy, Lucy Dacus, Clay Aching

Micah Nelson, son of country legend Willie, mines a twangy vein of psychedelic rock under his Particle Kid moniker. Features guest appearances from (among others) Jim James, Margo Price, Sean Ono Lennon, and, of course, his dad.  Track Picks: 7, 10, 15, 19 (clean version only), 26  FCC: 3, 11, 13, 17, 19 (clean edits […]

Gracious transcriptions of works Baroque to modern for flute + guitar. Play!

Widely varied works for strings, oud or banjo/harmonica or a combination of. Play!

Varied solo piano pieces, a few with percussion, by African composers. Nice!

Flowing, building piano works, lilting and abstract.

Mostly Romantic era guitar works by Spanish composers, for guitar trio. Play!

Contemporary piano pieces, mostly lyrical, some forceful.

Inspired by landscapes from Mexico to Canada, quiet choral with some instrumentation.

Classical era works, gracious, some lesser known pieces.

The latest track from Boston rockers Color Channel is a slow-burning groover drenched in woozy synths and spacey vocal harmonies, eventually bursting out in a passionate outro chorus.  FCC: Clean RIYL: Future Islands, alt-J, My Morning Jacket, Madaila

The latest single from LA-based one-man band The Young Love Scene is a warbled shoegaze lament reflecting the feeling of, well, living in modern America. Tremoloed guitars, tape warp effects, echoey vocals, and a surprisingly triumphant synth outro abound. FCC: Clean RIYL: Low, Deerhunter, Cocteau Twins, Father Figuer

Local producer and trumpeter Will Andrews teams up with singer-songwriter Sam Dupont for an album of moody modern synth-pop. DuPont’s passionate vocals and lyrics – largely dealing with a painful breakup – give these songs the good kind of bad vibes, even if Andrews’s production might sometimes make you want to get up and dance.  […]

On their latest single, BTV’s Cosmic the Cowboy sound like their name would have you believe, blending twang, jangle and psychedelia with simple, subtly apocalyptic lyrics. FCC: Clean RIYL: Wilco, Cory Hanson, Particle Kid, Danny and the Parts

All Night Boogie Band have become one of Burlington’s most popular live acts, and it’s easy to see why on their first studio outing. Jess Leone’s powerful voice, Brendan Casey’s gutsy guitar chops, Van Garrison’s glittering piano, and the locked-in rhythm section of Bruno John and Zach Santos add up to a powerful modern rendition […]

Gracious solo piano pieces, Romantic to modern. Play!

Minimalist, abstract works for violin and/or percussion. Play!

Piano works composed in 2020/21. Gracious or lively, by Clive Osgood and George Arthur.

Noise elements both harmonic and melodic + droning.

New works for strings, percussion–slow, building.

Romantic to modern Spanish classical guitar. Play!