Monthly Archives: August 2019

FRIGHTENED RABBIT, VARIOUS ARTISTS – Tiny Changes: A Celebration of Frightened Rabbit’s ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’ Artist Name // Atlantic Records

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’, Frightened Rabbit asked other artists to record their own versions of songs on the album. If you’re familiar with the band, there are fresh takes on old favorites. The album features artists like Josh Ritter, Daughter and Manchester Orchestra! Be sure to check it […]

ANGIE MCMAHON – Salt // Dualtone

First full LP for Australian singer songwriter Angie Mc Mahon. Let her rich alto voice wash over you. Sometimes mournful, but her more upbeat tracks are great. Label: Dualtone Start w/: 3,4,5 RIYL: Jack River, Alex the Astronaut FCC: Clean

BLEACHED – You Don’t Think You’ve Had Enough // Dead Oceans

Bleached is an LA based trio with sisters Jennifer (lead vocals, guitar, synth) and Jessica Calvin (lead guitar, bass) and Nick Pilot (drums percussion). Jennifer and Jessica were formerly members of Miko Miko. It is a punk rock album with great hooks and every song sounds different. Label: Dead Oceans Start w:/ 4,5 RIYL: Fierce […]

ALEX MCARTOR – Spoken Word

17 year old Alex McArtor’s has a powerful voice and writes lyrics with intensity of someone way beyond her years. Spoken Word is an EP has a classic indie pop meets soul. A must play!!! Label: Self-released Start w/: all RIYL: Lana Del Rey, Adele FCC: Clean

JORY VINIKOUR & CHICAGO PHILHARMONIC – 20th Century Harpsichord Concertos // Cedille

Excellent works, ranging from a bit more traditional but modern, to frankly wild. Label: Cedille Start w/: 2, 4,5,6, 8, 12 FCC: Clean

MEOW MEOW AND THOMAS LAUDERDALE – Hotel Amour // Heinz Records

If you’ve heard classic jazz/full band pieces from the 20th century, you will find this album quite reminiscent of the era. Every violin, cello, horn, drum, etc. at the very least sounds like it was played by a human, an impressive feat in this age of virtual instrumentation. A large portion of the album’s vocals […]

TACOCAT – This Mess Is A Place // Sub Pop Records

Female-Fronted Indie Rock/Power Pop band with crisp guitar sound. Well-written lyrics that are both snarky and poignant. Great use of distortion throughout with catchy rhythms that will have you tapping your feet the whole way through. LabeL: Sub Pop Start w/: 1,2,6,8,9,10 RIYL: Cherry Glazerr, Waxahatchee, Speedy Ortiz, Hinds FCC: 3

THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS – Live at the Ramblin’ Man Fair // Alligator Records

The Tennessee Headhunters open up this live album with a bang, heavy guitar and strong vocals. Country twang and tight harmonies bring a softer side to the album as it progresses. Classic rock and country element blend together leaving fans of both happy. Legendary pianist Johnnie Johnson joins the band for the last 3 tracks, […]

Carl Rutti–Harp & Piano

Duo Praxedis performs these gracious works. Play!

Feng

All contemporary works by Asian composers, graceful, lilting, abstract. Play!

Andrea Padova Plays Lo Muscio

Abstract, Impressionistic piano pieces, some jazzy, some “interpretations” of well-known works.

Ullman, Krasa, Schulfhoff, Haas

Bennewitz Quartet performs works by these Czech composers, all perished by the Nazis. Intense, sad, nice.

Patterns–Chamber Works

Varied, contemporary works for guitar, strings or percussion. Play!

Mountain Dust – Seven Storms

Release date: May 18, 2018 Label: Relapse Records Montreal’s Mountain Dust recently released an opus entitled Seven Storms. The band  differentiates themselves from many in the herd with diverse instrumentation and songwriting prowess. Seven Storms is rooted in heavy rock from the late ’60s and early ’70s; however, their sound also references spaghetti Westerns –  […]

Homeshake – Helium [Sinderlyn]

From promoter: “Collaborating with innovative sonic and visual artists, HOMESHAKE returns with a 5-track EP that adds further dimension to February’s captivatingly woozy record Helium.” Label: Sinderlyn Start w/ 3, 5, 7, 8, 13 FCC: Clean RIYL: Mild High Club, Gus Dapperton, Washed Out

Marika Hackman – Any Human Friend [Sub Pop]

From promoter: “The British singer-songwriter’s third album is a singular, extraordinarily horny, and occasionally bleak pop record largely about the complexities of queer desire.” Label: Sub Pop Start w/ 4, 5, 7, 10 FCC: 2, 3, 6, 9 RIYL: Big Thief, Courtney Barnett, Lucy Dacus, Jesca Hoop

Los Coast – Samsara [New West]

From promoter: “Los Coast has made a splash with their eagerly awaited debut album, Samsara. The Austin, Texas natives have managed to stick to their 60’s soul roots while incorporating a wide range of other genres such as psychedelic pop, old-school hip-hop, and acoustic folk.” Label: New West Start w/ 2, 3, 6, 10, 11 FCC: 1, 4, […]

Lea Porcelain – Love Is Not an Empire [Self-Released]

From promoter: “The Berlin based two-piece, Lea Porcelain, have mastered the atmospheric ethereal effect of build ups in their latest EP, Love Is Not an Empire. Many of the tracks on this collection slowly add layers upon layers as they go, creating a breathtaking effect. Label: Self-Released Start w/ 1, 2, 5 FCC: Clean RIYL: […]

SAFIA – Story’s Start Or End [BMG]

From promoter: “Australian trio SAFIA are ready to break out once more synth their sophomore album Story’s Start or End, chock full of slick synth pop jams, plump for the twilight hour.” Label: BMG Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12 FCC: 9 RIYL: Rufus Du Sol, Mansionair, Empire of the Sun, Flight Facilities

Heran Sound – Cambridge EP [Self-Released]

From promoter: “Born with 15% hearing, dipping down to 0%, he regained his sound at age 9 and became obsessed with music” Label: Self-Released Start w/ 1, 2, 3 FCC: Clean RIYL: Bon Iver, Burial, James Blake

Happy Just To See You – Happy Just To See You [Midnight Werewolf Records]

From promoter: “Happy Just to See You is a 5-piece indie-rock band based out of Manchester, New Hampshire with a penchant for sharp melodies and expressive instrumentation.” Label: Midnight Werewolf Records Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 8 FCC: 6 RIYL: Strange Ranger, Palehound, Horse Jumper of Love

The Desert Line – The Desert Line [Self-Released]

From promoter: “Taking their name from a decommissioned train line that traversed the rugged California-Mexico borderlands, indie rock band, The Desert Line, ushers the listener across a diverse soundscape all their own on their second LP.” Label: Self-Released Start w/ 1, 2, 3, 12 FCC: Clean RIYL: Wilco, Alabama Shakes, Yo La Tengo

R.Y.E. – Love [Mint 400 Records]

From promoter: “Ryan Yoker’s melodic classic rock packs the grit of early Stones and The Band with the bravado of the Kinks and early 90’s Britpop to create some truly memorable songs.” Label: Mint 400 Records Start w/ 1, 3, 5 FCC: Clean RIYL: Oasis, Jack White, Stone Roses

WHY? – AOKOHIO [Joyful Noise]

From promoter: “AOKOHIO finds WHY’s Yoni Wolf rethinking fundamental aspects of his approach to creating and delivering music. Presented in six “movements” of two to four tracks each, the newest outing from the Cincinnati-born multi-instrumentalist/producer explores a vast dimension of personal strife and nostalgia.” Label: Joyful Noise Start w/ 1, 4, 6, 13, 19 FCC: 2, 15, 17 […]

Homeshake – Helium Remixes EP [Sinderlyn]

From promoter: “Collaborating with innovative sonic and visual artists, HOMESHAKE returns with a 5-track EP that adds further dimension to February’s captivatingly woozy record Helium. On Helium Remixes EP, electronic artists Ciel, Tayepal, Jessy Lanza, and Foodman re-energize Helium’s leading tracks with upbeat rhythms, further vocal distortion, and mesmerizing loops while maintaining HOMESHAKE frontman and ex-Mac Demarco guitarist Peter Sagar’s raw, understated sound.” […]