Monthly Archives: March 2018

Flame 1 – Burial & The Bug – Fog / Shrine [Pressure]

Here we have a collaboration between U.K. electro titans Burial and The Bug on newly minted Pressure Records. And what a splendid shade of grey Fog / Shrine is.  Sound without sound. The foreboding bass line and smokey atmospherics reverberate through an empty room. A club abandoned, outstandingly. Label: Pressure Release Date: 3/30/2018 Play: Both […]

Christian Kleine – Electronic Music From The Lost World 1998-2001 [ASIP]

It’s unclear if the music was actually composed between 1998 – 2001, or if German producer Christian Kliene was simply inspired by that era of electronic music.  Regardless, Electronic Music From sounds as serene as the Alps of South Germany, where Kliene was born and raised. It wanders around ambient, trip hop, drum n’ bass, […]

Trace Mountains – A Partner to Lean On [Figure 2 RC]

A Partner to Lean On, the first proper full length from Trace Mountains, is both an extension of front man Dave Benton’s (LVL UP) initial excursion to explore the world of sounds in solitude, and a continuation of his lifelong relationship with music-making as a social process. The songs featured on A Partner to Lean On came about over […]

Ought – Room Inside The World [Merge]

On Room Inside the World—Ought’s third album and their first for Merge—growing up doesn’t mean mellowing out so much as it means learning to pay attention, listening carefully and openly, staying somewhere long enough to really understand where you are. Recorded at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn with producer Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Silver Jews), Room […]

Hockey Dad – Blend Inn [Kanine]

Best mates first, bandmates second – the heart of Hockey Dad has always existed in the friendship between duo Zach Stephenson and Billy Fleming. The fast-paced, punk style of Billy’s drums is executed in perfect synchronicity with Zach’s jangly guitar, anthemic choruses and ever-confident vocals to give life to their unmistakable and infectious brand of […]

Anna Burch – Quit The Curse [Polyvinyl]

A collection of sugary, 90s-influenced indie rock. The nine songs that comprise Quit The Curse come on sugary and upbeat, but their darker lyrical themes and serpentine song structures are tucked neatly into what seem at first just like uncommonly catchy tunes. Burch’s crystal clear vocal harmonies and gracefully crafted songs feel so warm and friendly that […]

Keeper Of Secrets-Steven Rushingwind

In this solo album from Steven Rushingwind we are appreciating his flute playing as it travels with wind and stirs the heart-felt emotions.  Play all tracks on this album for the beauty and gentle notes of the native flute from Steven dedicated to his family of Cahuilla Peoples.

George FitzGerald – All That Must Be [Domino]

Following a deal with indie label Domino after his debut Fading Love on Double Six Records, the English electronic musician relished the idea that he wouldn’t become a “massive disappointment.” Thankfully, he won’t be eating those words following the release of All That Must Be. Here is an album to warm up the dance floor, […]

Dabrye Box Set [Ghostly International]

Seventeen years in the making, this 4 album box set includes Dabrye’s One/Three (2001), Two/Three (2006), Three/Three (2018) and Instrmntl. Experience Dabrye’s vision in full — a marriage between hip-hop and electronic music that redefined a style, exploded a genre, and helped spawn a new generation of musicians looking to take it even further. Absolute gold. […]

Sara Feigin–Piano Works

Interesting solo piano pieces, abstract and lyrical or strident. Play!

Come To Your Senses- Pater Mayhew Band

A cool review in 7-days, “https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/peter-mayhew-band-come-to-your-senses/Content?oid=12093644”  winner of best rock album in 2017.  Album dedicated to Mother Earth…Rock local we appreciate!!  play all

Inside The Tank-Mysteries Of The Night

John Soloman described this album, an empty steel water tower turned music venue .. boasts an abundant amount of resonance, making it one of the state’s standout places to perform and record music. Flautist James Marienthal recorded Alive Inside the Tank there with Mysteries of the Night, his duo with vocalist and percussionist Sarah Gibbons, […]

Camp Cope – How To Socialise & Make Friends [Run For Cover]

Beginning in the Melbourne DIY punk scene in 2015, Camp Cope have since propelled themselves to success in Australia, selling out Sydney Opera House, while all the while being feminist voices of their generation. Their second full length anchors on the cycles of life, loss, and growth through resilience, and those moments of finding and […]

Anenon – Tongue [Friends of Friends]

LA producer/composer Brian Allen Simon retreats to the hills of Tuscany to further the vision of eclectic mix of woodwinds, synthesizers, and field recordings. Simon decamped overseas to attempt to find something pure and forgotten — capable of reaching into our DNA coding. Hints of John Cage and Steve Reich suffuse his manipulation of space, […]

Yo La Tengo – There’s a Riot Going On [Matador]

“It’s awash in loops and effects, in sustained shimmering tones and percussion overdubs… there are echoes of late-1960s studio extravaganzas like the Rolling Stones’s Their Satanic Majesties Request, Tim Buckley’s Goodbye and Hello and the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds” – New York Times “The hypnotic drones and shimmery rhythms suggest a blend of darkness and light that resides well […]

Mount Eerie – Now Only [Phil Elverum & Sun]

Mount Eerie, AKA Phil Elverum, follows up his stunningly tragic and beautiful 2017 album A Crow Looked at Me with this record. A Crow Looked at Me came just months after Elverum lost his wife Genevieve to cancer, and the album captured the grief and anguish of such a loss in a raw, unfiltered outpour […]

Frankie Cosmos – Vessel [Sub Pop]

Vessel is the third studio album by New York native songwriter and composer Greta Kline’s indie pop outfit, Frankie Cosmos. The group has taken several different shapes since their first full band album, Zentropy, erupted in New York’s DIY music scene in 2014. For Vessel, the band’s line up comprises of a number of talented […]

Amen Dunes – Freedom [Sacred Bones]

From the promoter: “With every record, Damon McMahon aka Amen Dunes has transformed, and Freedom is the project’s boldest leap yet. On the surface, Freedom is a reflection on growing up, childhood friends who ended up in prison or worse, male identity, McMahon’s father, and his mother, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer at the beginning of recording. The […]

Chaines – The King [Slip]

You have to wonder when someone describes an album, or anything for that matter, as simply “interesting.” And what we have here from Mancheser U.K. based artist Chaines is very interesting. No off-the-shelf hits or instant bangers, but rather a masterful orchestration of unrelated elements. Pulses of techno, ambient tapestries, sparkling vocal samples, dropped pianos, […]

Nap Eyes – I’m Bad Now [Paradise Of Bachelors]

The Nova Scotia quartet’s chilled-out, endearing folk-centric rock n roll gets a slightly more cutting edge on on their third album. Label: Paradise Of Bachelors Start w/ 1, 3, 4, 7 FCC: 5, 10 RIYL: Ultimate Painting, LVL UP, EZTV, Stephen Malkmus, Lou Reed

Lauren Ruth Ward – Well, Hell [Weekday Records]

Lauren’s arresting voice slices through the classic rock instrumentation delivered through the perfect modern filter by her band Label: Weekday Records Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 7, 9 FCC: 5 RIYL: Courtney Barnett, Caroline Rose, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Phoebe Bridgers

Dungen & Woods – Myths 003 [Mexican Summer]

Recorded at Marfa Myths 2017, Stockholm’s psychedelic masters Dungen and adventurous Brooklyn indie-folk pioneers Woods collaborated to create seven new sweaty, psychedelic songs. Label: Mexican Summer Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 5 FCC: Clean RIYL: Kevin Morby, Chad VanGaalen, Real Estate, Kurt Vile, Vetiver, Ducktails, Cotton Jones

Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar [Ninja Tune]

Scottish experimental avant-pop group Young Fathers are back with their most confident project yet, and it is nothing short of transcendent. Cocoa Sugar takes the raw, creative energy we love them for, mixes it disparate sonic motifs and amplifies it through the roof. “chaotic but sleek” – Pitchfork 7.3 Review Label: Ninja Tune Start w/ 1, 3, 5, […]

Hollie Cook – Vessel of Love [Merge Records]

Former singer of The Slits, Hollie Cook has combined reggae, pop and R&B on her new album, Vessel of Love. Her songwriting and the instrumentation take you on a tropical adventure. Give it a listen. Label: Merge Records Start w/ 1, 6, 8 FCC: Clean RIYL: Hirie, Nattali Rize, Kelissa

Vitalic – Voyager [Citizen Records]

This album is full heavy synth tracks. Vitalic has brought together pop, techno, and retro-futuristic disco to create an addicting album. It is full of mostly instrumental tracks but features singers including Mark Kerr, Miss Kittin, and David Shaw and the Beat. Label: Citizen Records Start w/ 1, 2, 6, 8, 12 FCC: Clean RIYL: […]