Monthly Archives: June 2019

Jimbo – Where the Vultures Gather (EP)

Release date: July 12, 2019 Label: Self-Released First off…great band name. Jimbo is a Canadian band that blends psychedelic rock with 90s grunge. Where the Vultures Gather has a radio-friendly sound but that doesn’t mean the band is pulling punches. Mama Wawa is a fuzzy stoner/psych track that will peel the paint off the walls. Pyretherin is less aggressive but moves […]

The Guitar

A mix of Baroque and modern works/transcriptions. Play most!

David Loeb–Violin with an Asian Soul

Here the violin remarkably imitates sounds of the shakuhachi, nokhan and Balian scales. Play!

Forgotten Romantics

As title says, overlooked Romantic composers, pieces for clarinet. Lovely!

Renderings–A Musical Landscape for Violin and Harp

Inspired by specific photos of nature, mostly modern pieces, gracious.

Donnacha Dennehy–Surface Tension

Two pieces, one for percussion (minimalist) the other for string ensemble, winds, percussion, building to dissonance.

Mass Transit–Orion Saxophone Quartet

All modern transcriptions, with different musical styles, minimalist, or dance. Works by Reich, Glass and others. Play!

Lawrence Moss–new dawn

Highly varying pieces for a variety of instruments, orchestra, and/or voice, abstract and very interesting! Play!

New Music with Guitar, Vol. 12

A mix of instrumentals, some with voice, all modern/contemporary. Play!

Endeavor–Works for Oboe and Piano

Nice mix of pieces, modern (one Romantic). Play!

Luciano Simoni–Chamber Music

Gracious, modern works for strings, piano or cimbalom. Nice!

True Delusions -Song For Judee Sill and Other Songs [Self-Released]

From promoter: “True Delusions was birthed from the ashes of Angelwork, a Twin Cities garage band. Our ranks dropped to explore nonmusical endeavors one by one, until it was only me and the drummer. We butt heads on numerous occasions. The band eventually exhausted itself. I kept writing music and recording tracks in my home. […]

The Raconteurs – Help Us Stranger [Third Man]

From promoter: “With their first full length since 2008 Consolers of the Lonely, The Raconteurs jump back in with a snarling album that will be sure to hit home with rock n’ roll purists.” Label: Third Man Start w/  2, 6, 7, 8, 9 FCC: Clean RIYL: The White Stripes, Jack White, the Black keys

The Citie – < 3 Me [Self-Released]

From promoter: “The Citie’s debut album, < 3 Me, is filled with forlorn lyrics and clean guitar tones. With this record, The Citie contrasts bright guitar tones with lyrics filled with unrequited love.” Label: Self-Released Start w/ 1, 6, 7 FCC: 2 RIYL: Wallows, Mac Demarco, Dope Lemon

Summer Cannibals – Can’t Tell Me No [Tiny Engines]

From promoter: “Summer Cannibal’s fourth album Can’t Tell Me No is a defiant release whose very existence is the result of taking back power – after escaping a manipulative personal and creative relationship, guitarist/vocalist and bandleader Jessica Boudreaux chose to scrap an entire record that had been finished for over a year and start from […]

Samana – Ascension [Self-Released]

From promoter: “Between themselves Rebecca Rose Harris and Franklin Mockett are artistic polymaths. Franklin crafts the intricate instrumentation, recording and production of the music to tape, whilst Rebecca Rose is the visionary behind the conceptual imagery, artwork, lyrics and film.” Label: Self-Released Start w/ 1, 3, 4, 8, 9 FCC: Clean RIYL: Beach House, Nick Cave, Weyes Blood, jazzy […]

Prismatics – New Emotion [Self-Released]

From promoter: “Prismatics is an American progressive pop trio born out of the Midwestern haze and heavily inspired by the art pop and New Wave movements of the past.” Label: Self-released Start w/ 1, 2, 5 FCC: Clean RIYL: Weyes Blood, St Vincent, Zola Jesus, Kate Bush

Prettiest Eyes – Volume 3 [Castle Face]

From promoter: “Last years “Pools” having taken up a sizable chunk of our cold dark hearts, we were delighted to hear that LA post-industrial trio Prettiest Eyes have a new gang of crowd stirrers.” Label: Castle Face Start w/ 1, 3, 5, 11 FCC: 10 RIYL: Thee Oh Sees!, POW!, The Intelligence

Nightjacket – Beauty in the Dark [Self-Released]

From promoter: “Shoegazey pop band Nightjacket makes dreamy, lovesick jams for nocturnal settings. Wailing, MBV-ish guitars headline “You’re Trying Too Hard,” followed by Belle’s sultry, melancholic delivery.” Label: Self-Released Start w/ 1, 3, 4, 8, 10 FCC: Clean RIYL: Beach House, Warpaint, neko Case, Jenny Lewis

Mannequin Pussy – Patience [Epitaph]

From promoter: “A near perfect pop punk heartbreaker, Mannequin Pussy’s Drunk II mirrors an escapist night out post breakout: Taking aim, honest admission spill out, acrimonious and almost regrettable.” Label: Epitaph Start w/ 1, 3, 4, 6, 7 FCC: 2, 9 RIYL: Bully, Slothrust, Diet Cig, Cherry Glazerr

Hot Chip – A Bathfull of Ecstasy [Domino]

From promoter: “After crafting some of the most exciting and critically lauded synth-pop albums of the 2000’s, UK’s Hot Chip is returning with their electrifying new album.” Label: Domino Start w/ 1, 3, 5, 6 FCC: Clean RIYL: Cut Copy, LCD Soundsystem, Yeasayer, Holy Ghost!

Horse Jumper of Love – So Divine [Run For Cover]

From promoter: “So Divine sees Horse Jumper of Love experimenting further with their hypnotic, multifaceted brand of slow core.” Label: Run For Cover Start w/  1, 2, 5, 7, 10 FCC: Clean RIYL: Spirit of the Beehive, Duster, Hovvdy

Hatchie – Keepsake [Whammy]

From promoter: “After making waves with her debut EP Sugar and Spice, Australian singer/songwriter Hatchie has swiftly become one of the most promising names in new music.” Label: Whammy Start w/ 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 FCC: Clean RIYL: The Cranberries, Alvvays, Japanese Breakfast

Gringo Star – Controlled Burn Live In Atlanta [Baby Robot Records]

From promoter: “Late-night euphoria for the lonely, the exultant, the wishful and the drunk.” Label: Baby Robot Records Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 6, 14 FCC: Clean RIYL: King Tuff, Night Beats, Shannon and the Clams

Girl Friday – Fashion Conman [Hardly Art]

From promoter: “Girl Friday, your favorite feminist collective, has delivered their newest EP titled Fashion Conman. It can be described much like Girl Friday describes themselves, an explicitly feminist project. With 90s alt rock, 80s mod pop, and 70s post punk influences, Girl Friday delivers not only a hard-hitting sound, but a hard-hitting message.” Label: Hardly […]