Monthly Archives: February 2020

Kirk Windstein – Dream in Motion

Release date: January 24, 2020 Label: Entertainment One Crowbar vocalist and guitarist, Kirk Windstein has released a solo record. In fact, Dream in Motion sounds a lot like Crowbar but slower and darker. Windstein’s voice reminds me of the deep south, whiskey, and cigarettes. The title track is easily the best on the album, channeling darkness and and infectious hooks […]

THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS – “Don’t Believe” [Single] // [Cooking Vinyl]

The Psychedelic Furs are out with a new single “Don’t Believe,” from the highly anticipated upcoming studio album, Made of Rain. From its exhilarating opening bars, Made Of Rain – the first Psychedelic Furs album in 29 years – sounds like them and them alone. It’s a joy to hear again, fresher than ever, that unique […]

Asgeir – Bury The Moon [One Little Indian]

From promoter: “Inspired by the countryside of his homeland, Iceland’s Ásgeir moves from beautiful folk passages to delicate electronics. Both intensely personal and of the nature.” Label: One Little Indian Start w/ 1, 2, 5, 9 FCC: Clean RIYL: Bon Iver, James Blake, Sufjan Stevens

flor – ley lines [Fueled By Ramen]

From promoter: “On their second full-length album ley lines [Fueled By Ramen], flor draw fearlessness from the strength of their union as friends and bandmates, a D.I.Y. journey, and shared willingness to bring bold pop ambition to alternative music.” Label: Fueled By Ramen Start w/ 1, 3, 5, 7, 10 FCC: Clean RIYL: Grouplove, Young the Giant, COIN

Forever – Close to the Flame [Cascine]

From promoter: “Describing her ambition to “alchemize my heartache by turning my sad songs into dance tracks,” Forever’s personas of popstar, poet, and provocateur collide on Close To The Flame to form a haunting and seductive project. The 6 songs capture both the grandeur and the grotesqueries of love and loss — including twisted romance […]

Church Girls – The Haunt [Anchor Eighty Four]

From promoter: “Sparkling indie rock from this Philly group that surrounds lithe vocal melodies with wreaths of guitar.” Label: Anchor Eighty Four Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 9, 11 FCC: Clean RIYL: Mannequin Pussy, Speedy Ortiz, Joyce Manor

Christopher Paul Stelling – Best of Luck [Anti]

From promoter: “Christopher Paul Stelling is a guitar virtuoso, a folk singer-songwriter and a touring troubadour. His new album Best of Luck was produced by Grammy award winning musician-producer, Ben Harper” Label: Anti Start w/ 2, 3, 4 FCC: Clean RIYL: Barr Brothers, The Milk Carton Kids, The Tallest Man On Earth

Arbor Labor Union – New Petal Instants [Arrowhawk]

From promoter: Formerly known as Pinecones, this is the follow up their 2016 Sub Pop release I Hear You” Label: Arrowhawk Start w/ 2, 6, 8 FCC: Clean RIYL: Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Garcia Peoples

Eldridge Rodriguez – Slightest of Treason [Midriff]

From promoter: “Eldridge Rodriguez began as the songwriting moniker Cameron Keiber used as a catch-all for his musical projects. The studio and live band soon took formal shape with Clayton Keiber, Dennis Grabowski and Dave Grabowski. Eldridge Rodriguez is modern blues, sad-pop, all that stuff.” Label: Midriff Start w/ 1, 2, 8 FCC: Clean RIYL: The Walkmen, Doves, Dinosaur […]

Hey Cowboy – Get In My Fanny Pack and Let’s Go [Self-Released]

From promoter: “Describing themselves as “3 cowgals from Texas making synthpop music,” Austin based Hey Cowboy! continue delivering their signature blend of dreamy bedroom pop on Get In My Fanny Pack and Let’s Go .” Label: Self-Released Start w/ 2, 4, 7, 10 FCC: 13 RIYL: Weyes Blood, Stereolab, Frankie Cosmos

Say Hi – Diamonds and Donuts [Euphobia]

From promoter: “This album of warbly synth-pop was created around the concept of focus groups; Say Hi‘s Eric Elbogen commissioned 13 psychological focus-group “for the sole purpose of generating complex philosophies about human nature that could be translated into musical compositions.” Label: Euphobia Start w/ 2, 3, 5, 7 FCC: Clean RIYL: M83, Grandaddy, Generationals

The Mommyheads – The Mommyheads [Self-Released]

From promoter: “Incorporating delicately picked, Television-like Fender guitar chiming, ultra-catchy power pop infused tenor vocal melodies, and a snap-tight rhythm section, the group has fully realized a record of astounding ambition and scope.” Label: Self-Released Start w/ 4, 9, 10, 12 FCC: Clean RIYL: Wilco, Pavement, The Shins, Jack White  

Francesca Blanchard – Ex-Girlfriend (Tone Tree Music) [LOCAL]

The latest single from this Burlington-based singer-songwriter starts out as a story of personal romantic jealousy and builds into a commentary on social media addiction and its impacts on mental health. (If you play this song, feel free to announce Francesca’s upcoming shows – Weds. Feb. 26 at Light Club Lamp Shop and Thurs. March […]

Caboclo

Transcriptions of Brazilian modern works, for recorder quartet. Fun!

New Nordic Piano Music

Abstract, modern (1960’s-80’s) solo piano, lots of staccato and rhythmic variations. Play most!

Anne Neikirk–Spring Shadows

Abstract, mostly lyrical works for sax, flute, harp or percussion, with subtle electronics

Prisma vol. 3

Gracious, new orchestral works, fairly short and varying in intensity/stridency. Play most!

Charles Amirkhanian–Loudspeakers

Pianola/player piano and MIDI and text-sound pieces with electronics and voices.

Presenting Liz Hogg

Works for or transcribed for guitar, from several musical eras, nice mix!

Dancing on Glass

Varying, nice string chamber pieces by women composers, all contemporary.

From Shadow to Light

Modern Polish wind works–elegant, gracious. Play!

Gloriosa Trio

Modern and contemporary works for piano trio, all varied. Play!

Kate Amrine–This Is My Letter to the World

Trumpet-based pieces with inspiration/words on political issues, abortion, climate change…

The Jayplayers- I still Love you [The Jayplayers]

Great single from Pennsylvania folk rock band the Jayplayers. Features Keeley McCue lead vocals and Chris Weidensaul on back up vocals. A fixture in Philadelphia Folk scene. Play! FCC: clean

Bart Budwig: Another Burn on the AstroTurf [Fluff and Gravy]

Songwriter with country, jazz rock, and folk influences. Check out 1,3,4,6 FCC:clean similar to: An American Forest, John Craigie, Smooth Hound Smith