Monthly Archives: March 2017

Dirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors

Latest album from the art-rock band led by Dave Longstreth, most famous for their critically acclaimed 2009 album Bitte Orca. The entire album is inspired by his breakup with former collaborator Amber Coffman (lead vocalist on Dirty Projectors’ most well known song “Stillness is the Move”). The lyrics reflect the emotional toll of the end […]

Tennis – Yours Conditionally

Husband/wife duo Tennis are back with their fourth album, Yours Conditionally, which they wrote and recorded after taking another sailing trip like the one that inspired their debut album. As one of the bands at the forefront of the “indie pop” sound of this decade’s first half, this album goes back to their roots, with […]

Jesca Hoop – Memories Are Now

Singer/songwriter Jesca Hoop returns with her first album since Love Letter For Fire, her successful collaboration with Sam Beam of Iron & Wine. Continues with the acoustic sound of that project, but with a bit of a darker tone. Many of the lyrics seem to reflect on love & personal relationships in the digital age, […]

Sinkane – Life & Livin’ It

Life & Livin’ It is the latest album from Sudanese/British/American artist Ahmed Gallab aka Sinkane. Blends a mix of genres including afropop, funk and more modern indie rock sounds with his unique falsetto vocal style. These songs are catchy and will put you in a good mood. A variety of DJs will enjoy spinning this […]

Harrison Brome – Fill Your Brains

Fill Your Brains is the debut EP from Harrison Brome, a 20 year old singer/songwriter out of Vancouver, B.C. Soulful vocals over hip hop beats and soft synth keys, a little bit on the pop side of things but the creative lyrics keep things interesting. A sound comparable to Chet Faker. Play: 1, 2, 4 […]

Strand of Oaks – Hard Love

Hard Love is the latest album from Strand of Oaks, the roots-rock project of Tim Showalter. The followup to his breakthrough album HEAL, Hard Love is nostalgic yet heavily personal. The first taste of this album was lead single “Radio Kids”, a catchy, radio-friendly classic rock inspired song that has been described as Dinosaur Jr […]

SOHN – Rennen

Rennen is the sophomore album from singer/songwriter/producer Toph Taylor aka SOHN. Chilled out electronic pop with strong R&B influences and interesting production. This album is less heavy on electronic sounds compared to his debut and places more focus on lyrics. Fits very much in the current scene of R&B inspired electronic artists coming out of […]

Cherry Glazerr – Apocalipstick

Apocalipstick is the latest release from Cherry Glazer, the indie rock trio led by Clementine Creevy. This is their first album on the Secretly Canadian label and with it comes a more polished and melodic sound, while still keeping enough of the raw energy of their earlier work. Socially conscious lyrics in many of the […]

Austra – Future Politics

Future Politics is the third album from Austra, a group fronted by singer/songwriter Katie Stelmanis. Austra started out as a synth pop project but has evolved to include more band members and add more instruments to the mix. The one constant is Stelmanis’ operatic vocals. The lyrics on this album are inspired by political turmoil […]

Native Music of Northwest Mexico

All the instruments are wonderfully home made and this presentation is from a public dance at the Heard Museum recorded in the 1970’s.  Vocals, rattles, violins and flute and drum.

Traditional Gourd Dance Singers- Kiowa Traditional Songs

Recorded in 1977 with Bill Koomas, Sr. who revived The Gourd Dance in 1941.  Songs are sung in community and the 49 songs are sung after hours at a social event like a Pow Wow.

Hurray For The Riff Raff – The Navigator

way more rock heavy than Hurray For The Riff Raff’s usual intimate folk songs. a politically charged album full of commentary on immigration RIYL: Shovels & Rope, Valerie June, Shakey Graves FCC: 2, 5, 6, 11 | Play: 3, 8

Debussy & Hosokawa–Point and Line

Pianist Momo Kodama performs these lovely abstract and impressionistic pieces. Play!

Honey Island Swamp Band

Described as “Bayou Americana” with organ, mandolin, horns, upbeat and sweet. Play!

Soul Scratch–Pushing Fire

So. Calif. soul band, horns forward, male lead singer. Play!

Elivin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio

As the title suggests, these are fun, humorous pieces, a mix of covers originals, apt for today’s political climate. Play!

Mark Porkchop Holder–Let It Slide

Slide guitar, rockin’ blues, mostly originals, two covers. Play!

Devon Allman–Ride or Die

Guitarist/vocalist Allman (son of Gregg) with a mix of Southern Rock/Blues. Play!

Froth – “Outside (briefly)”

Froth manage to breath new life into the sometimes stale genre of shoegaze. The band hail from Los Angeles and they capture some of the sun and sea in their music. Outside (briefly) is a blend of 60’s inspired surf rock, psychedelia, indie rock and shoegaze influences. Label: Wichita Play: 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10 FCC: clean RIYL: Twin Peaks, […]

Saro – “In Loving Memory”

On his debut EP, In Loving Memory, Saro puts forth an impressively crafted thematic flow with a solid composition. The EP is a musical representation of the path traveled by those mourning the loss of a love, ending with in my opinion his most realized track, “Rampart”. Label: Mateo Sound Play: 2, 4, 5, 7 FCC: clean RIYL: The xx, […]

Vagabon- Infinite Worlds

This album is the coalescence of everything Vagabon has been working on for the past few years. Originally putting her music out herself, this album is takes those songs and fleshes them out with some hard hitting drums, synths, and some  sludgy guitars. Not all the tracks are heavy though, some take on a dreamy […]

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard- Flying Microtonal Banana

The psychedelic rock group that brought the looping Nonagon Infinity to us a little less than a year ago is back with a slightly different take on their usual sound. They have switched to microtonal instumentation creating a sound that is a bit hard to get used to, but very rewarding once you do. This […]

St. Tropez- St. Tropez

This self-titled album from this four-piece garage punk band is a fast paced, fun, rocker of an album. From the upbeat poppy openers to the slow droning pace of songs like Order, you always have a lot to sink your teeth into.  great for anyone in need of a punk fix. RIYL: Violent femmes, against me, […]

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears- Backlash

Backlash is a really nice blend of rock, soul, and funk. There’s a lot of great guitar riffs,  brass accompaniment, and bumping beats to satisfy most anyone. The track Shadow People takes on this great garage element with powerful fuzzy intrumentals, but is followed immediately by this James Brownian ballad. This Album has a little […]

The Molochs- America’s Velvet Glory

The Molochs new album is at once reminiscent of all the plucky classic rock sound that made Bob Dylan so famous. With the harmonica accompaniment and guitar riffs, even the vocal delivery has a laziness to it that reminds of Bob’s more famous works.  A great album if you are ever driving across America, need […]