Monthly Archives: August 2018

Kevin Kastning & Balazs Major–Kismaros

Further explorations and improvisations for percussion and 30 string contra-alto guitar. Play! Advertisements

Poul Ruders–Occam’s Razor

Composed since 2000 on, guitar-based pieces, solo, duos, quartets, with other instruments. Mostly very short pieces, varying rhythmically. Play!


Modern/ Romantic South American music for or transcribed for, classical guitar, including pieces by Piazzolla, Lauro, Gismonti and others. Play!

Jenny Olivia Johnson–Sylvia Songs

Songs for an hommage to Plath’s work and living places, with instruments, electronics and tape.

Douglas Anderson–One at a Time

Abstract solo works for a variety of instruments, some with tape. Interesting!

Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

Deafheaven are often categorized as black metal and vocalist George Clarke’s vocals would fit with any band in the genre. But to shoehorn Deafheaven into such a confining label is a disservice. On Ordinary Corrupt Human Love, Deafheaven dabbles in shoegaze, post-rock, and even balladry. The album opens with You Without End. Spoken word and piano give way […]

daisy o’conner//mixtape [self-released]

Small EP by O’Conner, the two clean songs are worth a listen! Strong and jazzy female vocals over mellow rock. FCC: 1,2,4 Play: 3,5 RIYL: Liza Anne, Margaret Glaspy

peach kelli pop// gentle leader [mint records]

Fast paced rock with high-pitched female vocals. Looping guitar rifts, light percussion FCC: None Play: 4, 6 RIYL: Best Coast, Cherry Glazerr

Tancred// Nightstand [Polyvinyl Record Co]

Rocking, high-pitched and speedy vocals from Tancred on her album Nightstand. Really nice lyrical work, some songs slow and emotive while others are fast paced and meant to rock to. FCC: 3 Play: 2, 9 RIYL: Jay Som, Kississippi, Forth Wanderers

TC Superstar// Heat Death [Porch Fire Records]

Nice EP from TC Superstar, features quirky lyrics that tell a story and synth in the background. Strong percussion lines FCC: None Play: All! RIYL: The National, Jr Jr

Nuke the Soup// Deeper [Mark Davison]

Very beachy, soft rock. Male vocalist, play if you want some easy summer tunes! FCC: None Play: 1, 6 RIYL: Sublime

Mark Huff// Stars for Eyes [self-released]

Third studio album from Mark Huff features lyrics spanning heartbreak, personal struggle and more. Some songs have a twang reminiscent of Petty, while others are softer and almost psychedelic. Play! FCC: none Play: 3, 5 RIYL: Tom Petty, Phish

Rafael Vigilantics// Crime Is the Only Pursuit [Blank City Records]

Unique and explorative EP by Rafael Vigilantics, male vocalist with a sound that borders on rap. The three clean songs on this song each have a very different sound, check this out for a quirky play FCC:1, 5 Play: 4 RIYL: Rainbow Kitten Surprise, The National

Lady Legs// Holy Heatwave [Communicating Vessels]

Soft surf rock, strong male vocals. All around happy-sounding album with light beats and upbeat percussion. FCC:8 Play: 5, 7, 11 RIYL: Best Coast, The Walters, Local Natives, Mac Demarco

The Sidekicks// Happiness Hours [Epitaph]

Happiness Hours, the fifth studio album by the Sidekicks is a nice summer rock album with emotional/ break up lyrics and sounds ranging from soft to heavy drum lines. Little bit of something for everyone on this one FCC: 7 Play: 1, 6 RIYL: The Strokes, Pinegrove

Michael Winkler–midlife

Lyrical, contemporary guitar pieces, varied rhythmically. Play!

Black Fast – Spectre of Ruin

Black Fast– Spectre of Ruin Release date: 2018Jul13 Label: Entertainment One Black Fast’s mission is simple: play fast, destructive, and heavy metal. Spectre of Ruin is a sneaky pick for best heavy metal album of 2018. Black Fast can best be described as thrash metal and the album art provides a pretty accurate description of what […]