Monthly Archives: August 2018

Foxtrott// Meditations II [One Little Indian]

Montreal based artist combining reggae, classical music, and hip hop. Very unique music that doesn’t sound like anything I’ve heard before, check it out FCC: None Play: All RIYL: Jai Paul  

Cary Brothers// Bruises [Procrastination Music]

Feel good, upbeat rock reminiscent of the 80s. FCC: None Play: 3 RIYL: Howie Day  

Donnie Law// Clouds keep repeating [Sniffing Indie Kids Records]

Really pleasant, singer-songwriter indie rock EP from Donnie Law. Male vocals, soft guitar. Nice soft listen on the ears. Play this to slow things down a bit. FCC: None Play: 2, 5 RIYL: The Walters, Sufjan Stevens

El Ten Eleven// Banker’s Hill [Topshelf]

All instrumental album, featuring some really wavy bass and guitar, strong percussion, and lots of work with foot petals. Very funky and eclectic, really worth a listen! FCC: None Play: 1 RIYL: Ratatat  

Lucero// Among the Ghosts [Liberty & Lament]

Memphis-based Lucero’s ninth studio album, hard rock with a strong country twang. Male vocalist. Nice piano on some tracks. Give it a listen if you’re into country! FCC: None Play: 3, 4 RIYL: Tom Petty  

Clearance// At Your Leisure [Topshelf]

Second studio album from Clearance, soft guitar and male vocals. Very mainstream soft rock, a little something for anyone! FCC: None Play: 2, 9 RIYL: Whitney, Ben Gibbard, Pavement

Guts Club// Trench foot [self-released]

Really rocking, singer-songwriter album from Guts Club. Strong, almost country sounding female vocals and soft instrumentals. FCC: 2 Play: 4, 9 RIYL: Fever Dolls, Lady Lamb, Courtney Barnett

Claire Morales// All that wanting [self-released]

Second studio album from Claire Morales. Features strong and haunting female vocals, as the album cover suggests. Beautiful instrumentals as well. Really recommend playing this one if you like ladies rocking! FCC: None Play: 3, 10 RIYL: Florence and the Machine, Lady Lamb

virginia wing// ecstatic arrow [fire records]

Experimental pop with strong female vocals, some songs almost sound jazzy while others feature more experimental sounds reminiscent of Bon Iver. FCC: None Play: 2, 7 RIYL:  Maggie Rogers, Bon Iver

The Ramona Flowers// Strangers [Distiller Records LLP]

One of the Ramona Flowers many albums, very dream pop-y with light electric guitar and synth beats. Very high spirited, something for everyone FCC: None Play: 3, 6 RIYL: Passion Pit,

Krrum// Honeymoon [+1 Records/ 37 Adventures]

Krrum’s first studio album borders on electronic, unique percussion, vaguely reminiscent of 80s rock, dreamy vocals. Play if you want something different! FCC: None Play: 1, 8 RIYL: NoMBe, The Palms

Jo Passed// Their Prime [Sub Pop]

Very eclectic album, some songs with a dreamy psychedelic sound and others bordering more on traditional rock. Ethereal vocals FCC: None Play: 4, 7 RIYL: Beach House  

S.M.Wolf//Bad Ocean [Piaptk]

Third studio album from S.M. Wolf, clash of early ’00s rock revival and beach rock. Male vocalist, strong guitar. FCC: None Play: 2, RIYL: The Strokes, Best Coast

Kevin Kastning & Balazs Major–Kismaros

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

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!

Tanguero

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