Monthly Archives: November 2019
Label: Daptone Records Play: 1, 2, 5 FCC: Clean This album is a wonderful combination of blues, soul, and R&B. Get with the Program is a funky start to this album. Play any song for a great set.
Label: Little Paradise Records Play: all FCC: clean From promoter: “Bristol Soul Rebels The King Dukes newest album has a track for every mood, whether you want to move your feet or turn back the sands of time and reminisce about times that once were. The quality of the record and the prestige of the […]
Label: Red House Records FCC: Clean Play: 5, 7, 10, 11 RIYL: Pokey LaFarge, Townes Van Zandt, Trampled By Turtles, Shovels & Rope, Old Crow Medicine Show This Charlie Parr album evokes a sense of nostalgia that makes the perfect addition to a softer playlist. Parr’s vocals evoke a blues country sound and the twangy […]
Bossacucanova & Roberto Menescal – Bossa Got the Blues Label: Six Degrees Play: 1, 6, 9 FCC: Clean Bossacucanova is back with their seventh studio album. Really great sound. Full instrumentals and a great addition to any playlist. Track seven is a personal favorite. Very cool jam band/blues influences.
Cliff Beach – Live at Namm Label: California Soul Music FCC: clean Play: 1, 2, 5 Rising Nu- Funk artist Cliff Beach dropped his live session at NAMM. The album is full of blues, soul, and funk. Add to any rock/blues playlist for a great sound and rocking set.
Hannah Williams & The Affirmations Label: Record Kicks Play: 1, 2 FCC: 4 Hannah Williams & The Affirmations put out an album that features a blues/soul/R&B sound that is addictive to say the least. The upbeat, passionate sound of Hannah Williams voice gives a certain depth that is a necessary for any playlist. Play play […]
Label: Royal Potato Family FCC: clean Play: all RIYL: Dr. Dog This album is one that you do not want to turn off. Let It Slide has blues, rock, soul, and funkadelic features. It reminds me a lot of a Dr. Dog album combined with some more blues and electric roots. Play any song to fit into […]
Abstract, somewhat intense (but varying) works for string quartet mostly, but also with dan bau and winds. Play!
A self-taught composer, with songs based on Shakespeare’s sonnets, with piano accompaniment.
Modern concertos for clarinet with orchestra, graceful to forceful. Play!
Really interesting contemporary pieces for various instruments (harp, winds, marimba,piano)–trks 5 & 6 more avant. Trk 6 voice repetitions. Play!
Los Angeles based producer Mtendere Mandowa (Teebs) comes with the holy water on Anicca after a five year hiatus. At 47 minutes, the LP blends his signature production style with some colorful collaborations from Sudan Archives, Panda Bear, MNDSGN and others. This album is for whatever is happening right now, a perfect soundtrack to nearly […]
From promoter: “Born and based in Los Angeles, the 22-year-old performer is a modern-day multidisciplinary artist: singer, songwriter, producer, director, multi-instrumentalist, and boundary-pushing creative. A skilled vocalist and gifted lyricist, August Eve has crafted a distinctively bold sound built on dark, melancholic pop melodies, soulful vocals and heartbreakingly cognizant lyrics, which together paint a vivid […]
From promoter: “the album bursts forth in unabashedly sunny pop mixed with a sprinkling of garage attitude and studio trickery.” Label: Silent Stereo Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 8 FCC: Clean RIYL: Shannon & The Clams, Chastity Belt, Girl Friday
From promoter: “Virginia based artist Angelica Garcia is putting catchy melodies to trap inspired beats on her new radio sampler to communicate her message of embracing your roots.” Label: Spacebomb Start w/ 1, 3 FCC: 4 RIYL: Sleepwalkers, Lucy Dacus, Landon Elliot
From promoter: “German folk trio Milky Chance is taking a more electronic driven approach with their new record Mind The Moon. Since their conception in 2012, the band has been on a steady climb with their polyphonic perspective that has received international praise. Their latest album explores several instrumental techniques including funky drum samples, jangly […]
From promoter: “Alternative-electronic artist DELANILA is blending elements of glitch and alt rock to compose a mysterious but rocking sound. She implements sporadic drum machines and reverbed guitar leads to compliment her smooth vocal delivery.” Label: Zyg Zyg Start w/ 1, 2, 4 FCC: Clean RIYL: Circa, St Vincent, Sleater Kinney
From promoter: “You deserve a hard day’s work after a long night’s rest. explores garage punk, but also a softer, fuzzier, and shoegazey side.” Label: Avenue Noise and Sounds Start w/ 4, 6 FCC: 1 RIYL: Omni, Heaters, Corridor
From promoter: “U.K. group SuggestedFriends‘ sophomore album for HHBTM Records! There’s some major riff worship on this queercore record! Suggested Friends remind me of Hop Along in how they combine punk elements with a subtle folk influence.” Label: HHBTM Start w/ 1, 2, 6 FCC: 3, 5, 8 RIYL: Charly Bliss, Field Mouse, Swearin
From promoter: “Abbott’s distorted guitars and hypnotic vocals, cradled by Nestel-Patt’s lulling synths, are the musical equivalent of a fever dream recalled with surprising sharpness. The LP reunites the band with producer Jorge Elbrecht (Wild Nothing, Japanese Breakfast) and adds Robi Gonzalez (A Place to Bury Strangers, This Will Destroy You) on drums.” Label: Substitute Scene […]
The Basement Takes is a collection of some of Varsity’s scattered singles and other recordings from the first few years of the band’s existence. Finding success in the growing indie-pop space, singer/keyboardist Stephanie Smith utilizes her powerful vocals followed with infectious guitar melodies and rhythm. Label: Run For Cover Start w/ 1, 2, 6, 8 FCC: Clean RIYL: Tennis, […]
From Promoter: “Cherry Ames is a Washington, DC-based indie rock trio that welds psychedelia, shoegaze and noise into a melodic, loud, gorgeous, sonic pigpile. The heart of their sound is the distorted, alternate-tuned guitars of Matt Vandenbroek and Jamie Darken and Trae Tomko’s propulsive, lyrical drumming. Founded in 2017, and after the usual growing pains of lineup […]
From Promoter: “Hoops was born in frontman Drew Auscherman’s teenage bedroom as a solo ambient and beat-driven project à la Oneohtrix Point Never’s Replica. Auscherman named the band after the hoop houses at the nursery where he worked (not for his home state’s mania for basketball). Eventually he corralled a few of his friends to flesh out his […]
Contemporary solo guitar works overing many rhythms, by Takemitsu, Dean, Tower and others. Play!
Flutist Jennie Oh Brown was inspired by her grandmothers and their survival of hardships–lyrical, fun, sad. Play!