Monthly Archives: August 2018
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
Feel good, upbeat rock reminiscent of the 80s. FCC: None Play: 3 RIYL: Howie Day
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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’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
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
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
Further explorations and improvisations for percussion and 30 string contra-alto guitar. Play!
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!
Songs for an hommage to Plath’s work and living places, with instruments, electronics and tape.
Abstract solo works for a variety of instruments, some with tape. Interesting!
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
Fast paced rock with high-pitched female vocals. Looping guitar rifts, light percussion FCC: None Play: 4, 6 RIYL: Best Coast, Cherry Glazerr
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
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
Very beachy, soft rock. Male vocalist, play if you want some easy summer tunes! FCC: None Play: 1, 6 RIYL: Sublime
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