Monthly Archives: June 2014
Born in Angola, where a Latin influence pervades the local semba & kizomba sounds, raised in the Congo, home to Congolese rumba & soukous, and after years living on the US west coast & developing a love for Cuban son & salsa, here Lemvo & his band display a deep understanding of all these genres […]
Here is original new Latin music in the highly danceable “salsa dura” style that became popular in the 1970s. Performed live by this 14 member New York-based band & recorded on analog tape at Dunham Records studio in Brooklyn NY. Es muy bueno! Official website Listen on Bandcamp
Cuban style Latin music with son cubano, charanga, mambo, & salsa roots, played by five top New York City musicians & featuring a gorgeous classic sound thanks to being recorded live on analog tape. Music includes impressive flute & violin, an uncommon tres cubano guitar, & heartfelt vocals. Bound to be an instant classic. Official […]
Fela Kuti’s influence has been felt in Japan as well! From Tokyo, JariBu (means “try” in Swahili) is a 13-piece ensemble that mixes Afrobeat with funk & jazz & calls their sound neo-Afrobeat. It features a highly energetic a horn section (sax, trumpet, trombone), beautifully wild flute, & righteous backing vocals (with occasional J-pop undertones). […]
Surreal psychedelic abstractions of Latin American & Caribbean tropical rhythms playfully reinvented by this Bogota Colombian band led by Elbis Alvarrez (also in Frente Cumbiero & Ondatropica). Ten tracks twist ten styles, from salsa & merengue to reggaeton. Pretty far out-there!
New collection of electrified, trance-inducing African tribal music from this 15-member multi-tribal collective from the Kasai province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Features traditional instruments like the slit & buzz drums, thumb piano, & xylophone, often plugged-in & distorted, along with evocative chanting vocals. Great late-night listening.
Second throwback-reggae-tinged tropical pop CD from this British vocalist; daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook & Culture Club vocalist Jeni Cook (Boy George is Holly’s godfather). Formerly with the post-punk band “The Slits”. Features well-integrated strings by the Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra! Nice laid-back summer music to make you sway.
The latest release from artist Ben Frost is an album titled Aurora. The music is very experimental with elements of Dark Ambient, Drone Ambient along with IDM. The music is pretty dark and has a hard edge to it with clashing drums, grinding synths and hissing drone. These aren’t dance floor friendly tracks but there […]
Debut from artist Hanssen is an album titled Seven Years Week. The music is floating, dreamy Ambient but it does have some beats behind to give it a little bit of tempo. The music still has a nice mellow vibe though and is perfect for chilling out to. RIYD: Robert Leiner, PVP Tracks: All Good
The latest from artist Martyn is an album titled The Air Between Words. The music is a blend of Chicago House and Minimal Techno with hints of Jazz and Lounge. The tracks are fresh and upbeat with bouncing bass lines and smooth synths. Martyn again stands out from the rest with these innovative tracks. RIYD: […]
Debut from the group Astronomique is an EP titled Burning Stars Fade. The music is a mix of Alternative and Synth Dance with melodious vocals from singer Logan Andra Fongemie. The music is pretty melodious as well with similarities to My Bloody Valentine as well as Soft Metals. Overall a pretty solid debut. Tracks: 1,2,5
Deadmua5 is back with a two disc album titled While (1<2). The music is for the most part straight up EDM with some bizarre, melancholy Emo Rock interludes interspersed into the music. There are some really hot dance tracks here but with most things Deadmau5, there seems to be some really sweet gems on his […]
Local! A Very happy feel with many catchy, toe-tapping tunes that you’ll want to hear over and over again. Much of the album was premiered on the air at WRUV on Mouthful of Cavities last year. This record is a ton of fun. try: 2 3 4 9 13 15 ALL!
3 piece ‘garage’ rock band from Portsmouth NH. Chelsea is a power house behind the mic and guitar. Full of energy and talent. Can’t wait to hear where these 3 people go! try: 2 3 5 10
Phish’s 12th studio album & first in 5 years. The boys seem to be having more fun these days. Heavy orchestration throughout, and even more collaboration than every before. A solid album that is worth the listen. Try: 1 2 7 8 9 RIYL: Phish
My favorite moe. album in many years. I feel like this is a return to classic moe. that we all have come to know and love. In your face Rock that gets your head bobbing and feet moving. Middle of the album has a bluegrass feel; no doubt Al’s influence from Floodwood. A few nice, […]
UK DREAM-POP & POST-PUNK W/ TOUCHES OF SHOEGAZE, LOTS OF REVERB, PRETTY FEMALE VOCALS, GUITAR FEEDBACK. PLAY: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 RIYL: CAMERA OBSCURA, TENNIS, LA SERA
MONTREAL SLACKER-ROCK FAVORITE. DEMOS FROM HIS SALAD DAYS SESSIONS. PLAY: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 INSTRUMENTALS: 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14 RIYL: PURE X, REAL ESTATE
SF 60’S FOLK. INTIMATE, SEDUCTIVE, SPOOKY. UNPREDICTABLE MELODIES, ACOUSTIC ARPEGGIOS, HARMONIES. RECORDINGS FROM THE PAST 5 YEARS. PLAY: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 ALL RIYL: ANGEL OLSEN, JOANNA NEWSOM, JONI MITCHELL, MOUNTAIN MAN
NJ DUO RETRO-60’S FOLK-POP W/ A MODERN ATTITUDE. CHIMY GUITARS, FLUTES, BRIGHT SYNTHS, SURF & PSYCH, LUSH & LO-FI. NICE!! PLAY: 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 + RIYL: MAC DEMARCO, PURE X, MINKS, FOXYGEN
HAUNTING EMOTIVE FOLK-ROCK W/ FINGERPICKED ACOUSTIC, STAND-UP BASS, BREATHY VOCALS, ELECTRONIC TEXTURES. PLAY: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8 FCC: 7 RIYL: MODEST MOUSE, SANTSENECA, YOUR FRIEND
MONTREAL ORCHESTRAL FOLK-POP W/ FEMALE VOCALS, KEYBOARDS, ELECTRO, PERCUSSIONS. WARM INSTRUMENTS & DARK LYRICS. PLAY: 1, 2, 8, 10 FCC: 3 RIYL: ARC IRIS, REGINA SPEKTOR
PSYCHEDELIC SPACE-POP, HAPPY-GO-LUCKY FEMALE VOCALS, FLOATY KEYBOARD TEXTURES & GUITARS. INFLUENCED BY POST-PUNK, DISCO, NEW WAVE. PLAY: 1, 2, 3 RIYL: LADYTRON, CUT COPY
LO-FI GUITAR-POP W/ FLICKERED ACOUSTIC GUITARS, STEREO PANNING EFFECTS AND CAMPFIRE WHISPER VOCALS & WEIRDNESS. PLAY : 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 16 FCC: 2, 15 RIYL DODOS, GRIZZLY BEAR, ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
PSYCHEDELIC NOISE-ROCK, FUNKADELIC GARAGE. GLAM-CORE WITH GUITAR SIMULATOR, DIGITAL SAW, BLUES SYNTH. PLAY: 1, 4, 5, 6, 8 FCC: 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 11 RIYL: ARIEL PINK, MGMT, THE KILLS