Monthly Archives: July 2014

HONEYBLOOD // HONEYBLOOD (FATCAT)

MINIMAL SET-UP FEMALE DUO (SINGER/GUITARIST AND DRUMMER). LO-FI PUNK, INDIE-POP. PRETTY VOCALS, URGENT GUITARS, DISCORDANT ANTHEMS. PLAY: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11 FCC:6, 12 RIYL: BLEACHED, SWEARIN, BEST COAST

SLOW CLUB //COMPLETE SURRENDER (WICHITA RECORDINGS)

UPBEAT FOLK-POP W/ EMOTIONAL LUNG-BURSTING FEMALE VOCALS. MOTOWN & 70’S POP INFLUENCED. SLOWBURNERS W/ HORNS. PLAY: 1, 3, 5, 8 FCC: HIDDEN TRACK 12 RIYL: SUMMER CAMP, TENNIS

VARIOUS ARTISTS // PDX POP NOW! 2014 (PDX POP NOW!)

PORTLAND OREGON COMPILATION OF MAINLY INDIE ROCK. FEATURING: BLOUSE, CHARTS, FUR COATS, PONY VILLAGE AND MANY MORE! PLAY: D1: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 18 FCC: 9, 12 D2: 2, 3, 10, 12, 21 FCC: 6

WHITE FENCE // FOR THE RECENTLY FOUND INNOCENT” (DRAG CITY)

GARAGEY PSYCH-ROCK W/ TRIPPIN GUITAR TONES, VOCAL HARMONIES, 60’S VIBE. JANGLY, QUIRKY, DISTORTED & AMAZING. PRODUCED BY TY SEGALL & DRUMS ON 2, 6, 7, 13. MIKAL CRONIN ON PIANO. PLAY: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 RIYL: TY SEGALL, FOXYGEN, WOODS, THEE OH SEES

ALVVAYS // ALVVAYS (POLYVINYL)

AMAZING JANGLY GUITARS INDIE-POP BLISS, IN THE VEIN OF C86 BANDS (1986 UK NME COMPILATION). PRETTY & SWEET FEMALE VOCALS, HARMONIES, BOUNCY DRUMS, POST-PUNK BASS, MINIMAL SYNTHS, DISTORTION. SUPER CATCHY! PLAY: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 FCC: 3 RIYL: FEAR OF MEN, CAMERA OBSCURA, BEST COAST, TEENAGE FANCLUB

Braid – No Coast

No Coast is the first album in 16 years Braid, the Illinois based emo band from the 90’s who were active during a time before emo became mainstream and turned into something completely different.Three of Braid’s members had spent the 00’s in the band Hey Mercedes, and after that band broke up they decided to […]

Noura Mint Seymali – Tzenni (Glitterbeat)

From a long line of Moorish griots, as a child Noura mastered the ardine (a 9-string harp that only women play) & sang with her famous step-mother. As an adult, she performs with her husband, an incredible guitarist, and her talented band – one of the 1st from Mauritania (West Africa) to receive international recognition. […]

Warren Cuccurullo and Ustad Sultan Khan – The Master (Six Degrees)

A remarkable collaboration between former Frank Zappa guitarist, Duran Duran member, & Missing Persons founder Cuccurullo, & the late sarangi master & Indian classical vocalist Khan (from Rajasthan), who played with Tabla Beat Science, Ravi Shankar, & George Harrison among others. Recorded in London in 1998 but only now released, the music creates a lush ambient […]

Dirtwire – Ondar EP (Six Degrees)

An electro-ambient homage to the late throat-singing master Kongar-ol Ondar from Tuva (a Russian state on the north border of Mongolia). This EP was produced from tapes recorded when Ondar performed in Califorina in 2013. The recordings were incorporated into new music created by Evan Fraser (Stellamara ) & David Satori (Beats Antique), who call […]

Woman In A Man’s Suit- Georgie Jessup

Each track is a celebration of Love! With humor and a diverse musical talent Georgie Jessup presents this album like wearing a heart on your sleeve. From her childhood comes the I’m a Werewolf (track 4), the song is about being teased by an older sibling. We all can celebrate “the Love that i come […]

Spiraling, Asending With Prayer- Louie Gonnie

Louie Gonnie was taught much about singing in this prayerful way by his Grandfather. There is a format and song for the directions in these tracks. Each title sets a mindscape while listening. Play All!

KihtAWasohWapAkwani- Beautiful Flower-Cree Confederation

If you love the Pow Wow Drum this album is for you. Fawn Wood is in the backup singing. All the songs are original, some traditional sung with great Northern Style. Comeing to a Pow Wow near you!!

Eaux-Plastics

The latest from the group Eaux is an EP titled Plastics. The music has a Minimal Techno as well as an Avant Rock and Experimental feel but also has dreamy, lush vocals from Sian Ahern. The mix of steady, droning beats with Ahern’s haunting vocals creates a contrast that gives the music a greater complexity […]

The Bug-Angels and Devils Radio Sampler

Angels and Devils Radio Sampler from The Bug showcases three tracks from that album. The music is a blend of Downtempo with Atmospheric Bass Music and Jungle and the tracks are down and dirty. Tracks: All Good

The Acid-Liminal

Debut from the group The Acid is titled Liminal. The music has a mellow vibe and is a mix of Ambient Indie Rock with Emo Rock. The tracks have a dreamy, spacey feel to them with “chillingly soft spoken vocals” according to another of our DJs. The tracks also have some minor elements of Electro […]

Nicodemus and Brian J-Wanted Man

Wanted Man is a single from Nicodemus and Brian J. The single contains the original edit plus four other versions. The original has a Minimal Techno and Deep House vibe and the remixes have a Ska based sound. Tracks: All Good

Eno/Hyde-High Life

High Life is the second collaborative effort from Brian Eno and Karl Hyde. The album has been described as “an experiment that draws inspiration from the repetitive minimalism of composers like Steve Reich and Philip Glass and the polyrhythmic music of Fela Kuti and funk as well as continuing the landmark careers that Eno and […]

Xeno and Oaklander-Par Avion

Debut album from duo Xeno and Oaklander is titled Par Avion. The music is spacey Synth Dance with elements of New Wave and Cold Wave. The album is built on contrasts, from the haunting vocals of Liz Wendelbo’s to counterparts Sean McBride’s more stilted, cold vocals. The contrast continues with the spacey synths mixed with […]

Bright Light Bright Light-Life Is Easy

The latest from Bright Light Bright Light is an album titled Life Is Easy. The music is upbeat, uplifting Pop House similar to Erasure or Pet Shop Boys and is ready for any dance party. RIYD: Pet Shop Boys, Erasure Tracks: 2,4,5,8,10,11

Anushka-Broken Circuit

Debut album from artist Anushka is titled Broken Circuit. Anushka a.k.a Victoria Port teamed up with Max Wheeler to make an easy blend of Electro Soul and Downtempo Dance. The music is very light and carefree and Wheeler accentuates Port’s voice with beats and sequences that don’t overpower her vocals. This is a perfect summertime […]

Plastikman-EX

EX is the latest from Plastikman a.k.a Richie Hawtin and this is his first new material since 2003. EX was performed live at the Guggenheim museum in New York City at the request of Belgian designer Raf Simons for the Guggenheim’s annual fundraiser, performed around a specially constructed LED obelisk. The music is classic Hawtin-Minimal […]

Bassnectar-Noise vs. Beauty

The latest from Bassnectar is an album titled Noise vs. Beauty. The music is still true Bassnectar with lots of glitch and chunky bass lines but as always the sound evolves and changes. There’s Hip Hop and spacey 8-bit threaded into the tracks and Reggeaton. Bassnectar’s music seems to get smoother and smoother as his […]

Fhloston Paradigm-The Phoenix

The Phoenix is the debut album for artist King Britt under the moniker Fhloston Paradigm. The name is a misspelling of the film The Fifth Element planet Fhloston Paradise and this is a good starting point to describe the music. The music has a very strong futuristic, sci-fi feel and the track titles re-enforce this […]

John Mark Nelson– “Sings The Moon”

John Mark Nelson is a singer/songwriter hailing from Minneapolis, MN. Only 19 years old, he evokes the spirit of a maturer being, with sophisticated compositions and an incredible attention to detail in both his instrumentation and lyricism. Pretty mellow folk pop, with only a few songs that really stick out. RIYL: Sufjan Stevens, Horse Feathers, […]

La Santa Cecilia – Someday New (Universal Latino)

LA-based Mexican-American band named after the patron saint of musicians & voted one of the top Hispanic bands to watch in 2014. Features gorgeous vocals by Marisol Hernandez. Includes varied styles including Tex-Mex, cumbia, boleros, & bossa nova. Lot’s of fun and talent! Official website here