Monthly Archives: June 2019

Gabrielle Marlena – Manners [Breakstone Records]

From promoter: “Manners is a biting expose about a woman choosing her own definition and taking back power over her emotions. As confessional as always, the album hosts occasional self-doubt followed by cautious self assurance.” Label: Breakstone records Start w/ 1, 3, 4, 6 FCC: Clean RIYL:  Lucy Dacus, Cat Power, Sharon Van Etten

Brijean – Walkie Talkie [Native Cat]

From promoter: “Brijean Murphy is one in indie’s most in-demand pop percussionists, playing on tour in Poolside, Toro y Moi, & US Girls.” Label: Native Cat Start w/ 3, 5, 7, 8 FCC: 2 RIYL: Empress Of, Yumi Zouma, Barrie

Bobby Feeno – A Late February [Mass Appeal]

From promoter: “In 2016 Arian Foster retired from the NFL on a high note! Now he’s releasing a new EP, featuring Xavier Omar and more, on Mass Appeal Records.” Label: Mass Appeal Start w/ 1, 2, 3, 5 FCC: Clean RIYL: J Cole, Chance the Rapper, Mos Def

Young Mammals – Lost In Lima [Self-Released]

From promoter: “Even when delightfully meandering through the Lima streets, Young Mammals “Lost in Lima” never loses sight of the Houston-based noise group’s tangy power pop care.” Label: Self-released Start w/ 1, 3, 5, 8 FCC: Clean RIYL: Parquet Courts, The Growlers, Deerhunter, Allah-las

Wanderwild – Sleep Tight, Socialite [Self-Released]

From promoter: “Wanderwild’s early-2000’s inspired indie rock may be Athens best bet to crack the streaming algorithm, with the band honing its songwriting chops to fit squarely between edge and access.” Label: Self-Released Start w/ 2, 3, 5, 8 FCC: 1 RIYL: Interpol, Local Natives, The Strokes

Tim Heidecker – What the Brokenhearted Do… [Jagjaguwar]

From promoter: “Working with producer Jonathan Radio, Heidecker has delivered his most accomplished album to date. In addition to being absolutely gutting, the soulful “I’m Not Good Enough” is a masterclass in less-is-more songwriting, a soulful dirge brushing confidently against a big, “Hey Jude” melody before gently coming to a startling close and leaving you […]

Tanbark – Tanbark [Self-Released]

From promoter: “Indie folk duo Tanbark evokes waves of poignant nostalgia and reflection…a charming, mellow, and heartwarming sundtrack to a story built on fantasy and faraway connection.” Label: Self-released Start w/ 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, FCC: Clean RIYL: Phoebe Bridgers, Julian Baker, Caroline King

Slow Dakota – Four Singles [Massif]

From promoter: “Since 2012, PJ Sauerteig has released music under the moniker, Slow Dakota. His music is known for blending baroque pop, folk, classical, and electronic composers.” Label: Massif Start w/ 1, 3 FCC: Clean RIYL: Sufjan Stevens, Wild Nothing, Andrew Bird

Sadgirl – Water [Suicide Squeeze]

From promoter: “With their new album Water, the Los Angeles trio taps into the romantic and nostalgic spirit of their native city while exuding a time tested authenticity suggesting that they’ve had a peek behind the curtain of the manicured lawns, glitz boulevards, and relentless sunshine.” Label: Suicide Squeeze Start w/ 1, 2, 5, 8, 9 FCC: 4 […]

Lost In Stars – Fabula [Dark Sky Covenant]

From promoter: “Lost In Stars latest is a blissed out electronic delight that truly transports the listener to another world.” Label: Dark Sky Covenant Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 FCC: Clean RIYL: Caribou, Ritualz, Cut Copy

Julia Shapiro – Perfect Vision [Hardly Art]

From promoter: “Out of the uncertainty of the future of her music career and her health, she began to record the songs that would become Perfect Version, her solo debut for Hardly Art. What she created in the space of ten songs is an intimate and beautifully self-aware examination of feeling lost in the life you’ve […]

Holy Ghost! – Work [West End]

From promoter: “The new Holy Ghost! record Work will be the first original LP released in deuces, by the iconic New York city disco label, West End Records. This NYC pairing is only fitting, considering members Nick Milihiser and Alex Frankel went to elementary school together on the Upper West Side. Initially forming as the hip […]

Damn Tall Buildings – Don’t Look Down [Self-Released]

From promoter: “Primary vocalist and lyricist Max Capistran’s singing recalls old blues and The Band-style roots-rock, whereas Sasha Dubyk’s time studying musical theater is evident in her rich vocal tone and soulful flair.” Label: Self-Released Start w/ 1, 4, 5, 7, 11 FCC: 3 RIYL: The Ballroom Thieves, Milk Carton Kids, These Wild Plains

Crumb – Jinx [Self-Released]

From promoter: “After two years of nearly non-stop touring, rock, jazz, and soul fusion group Crumb shifts into blissful psychedelic with their first full-length album, Jinx.” Label: Self-Released Start w/ 1, 2, 7, 9, 10 FCC: Clean RIYL: Homeshake, Mild High Club, Inner Wave

Cat Clyde – Hunters Trance [Cinematic]

From promoter: “Cat Clyde’s second record, Hunters Trance is filled will old should and emotion. Clyde is no stranger to exploring her own depths, and this time she’s supplied insight into that and more. The LP includes everything from twangy tunes, scolding ballads, and straightforward 60s rock inspired songs. Clyde delivers seemingly effortless, sharp vocal […]

Baroness – Gold & Grey [Abraxan Hyms]

From promoter: “While retaining the metal leaning rock sound that has defined their career, Baroness is delving into sonic territories that they have yet to tackle. Gold & Grey’s songs are mirrored by the album art, a beautiful visual cacophony that, much like the new album, finds beauty in anarchy and chaos.” Label: Abraxan Hyms Start […]

Balkanisms–Guitar Music from the Balkans

Mostly modern/contemporary works with that eastern Slavic tonality. Play!

The Kernis Project: Debussy

Jasper String Quartet performs 1 piece by Kernis, abstract, nice, a bit intense in parts, and 1 by Debussy–impressionistic/abstract.

Jeff Adler–A Path of Light

Hevreh Ensemble performs these classical/jazz/world pieces with Native American flutes, clarinet, piano, percussion, strings (Ethel) some electronics. Nice!

Stefan Wolpe–Music for Two Pianos Vol. 8

Quattro Mani performs modern music for four hands, a ballet about Moses, abstract, intense in storyline, and two basic Rows (12 tone, and intervals), one intense, the other quieter.

Luxury – Trophies [Self-Released]

From promoter: “Luxury are the subject of the film Parallel Love, the true story of a young band overcoming a devastating tour wreck.” Guitar heavy rock music Label: Self-Released Start w/ 1, 2, 3, 10 FCC: Clean RIYL: My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, The Replacements

Yeasayer – Erotic Returns [Self-Released]

From promoter: “Erotic Returns captures the sleaze and grime so prevalent in our current age, with songs veering from intensely personal to fervently political, all challenging the audience.” Label: Self-Released Start w/ 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8 FCC Clean RIYL: Local Natives, Grizzly Bear, Deerhunter

Wild Once – Perennials [Admirable Traits]

From promoter: “Wild Once finalized their lineup in 2018 after forming from the ashes of Rust Belt Lights, As Summer Dies, and Jealous Girls.” Label: Admirable Traits Start w/ 1, 3, 4 FCC: Clean RIYL: The Get Up Kids, Wild Pink, LVL UP, You Blew It!

The Mattson 2 – Paradise [Company Records]

From promoter: “When things are right, they’re right; it’s rare that everything falls into place. It’s rarer still to capture that feeling on wax, which is what The Mattson 2 have achieved with their latest album, paradise.” Label: Company Records Start w/ 1, 4, 5, 7 FCC; Clean RIYL: TOro y Moi, Vinyl Williams, Tortoise

Sufjan Stevens – Love Yourself [Asthmatic Kitty Records]

A subtly gorgeous electronic slow dance EP in celebration of Pride month. Label: ASthmatic Kitty Records Start w/ 1, 3 FCC: Clean RIYL: Iron & Wine, Perfume Genius, Fleet Foxes