Monthly Archives: April 2020

Swamp Dogg – Sorry You Couldn’t Make It [Joyful Noise]

From promoter: “The soul/R&B musician returns to country roots w/ help from Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, John Prine, Jenny Lewis & more!” Label: Joyful Noise Start w/ 1, 2, 6, 10 FCC: Clean RIYL: Ann Peebles, Mavis Staple

Anna Burch – If You’re Dreaming [Polyvinyl]

From promoter: “Anne Burch‘s If You’re Dreaming​ was tracked with producer Sam Evian in his home studio in the Catskill mountains of upstate New York. With recurring themes of isolation, weariness and longing, her songs deliver an emotional arc with a delicate but uncompromising execution. Burch’s intrinsically catchy songwriting dials down the urgency of her debut […]

Yves Tumor – Heaven To A Tortured Mind [Warp Records]

From promoter: “As an artist Yves Tumor melds restraint and chaos, sometimes identified as making experimental noise but moving through ambient, dream-pop, and 90’s R&B sounds with fluidity and grace, grounded by searingly personal and evocative lyricism.” Label: Warp Records Start w/ 4, 5, 7 FCC: Clean RIYL: serpentwithfeet, Oneohtrix Point Never, Blood Orange

M Ward – Migration Stories [Anti-]

From promoter: While he’s perhaps best known for his own remarkable output—nine acclaimed studio albums that have prompted Rolling Stone to hail him a “folk hero” and The Guardian to praise him as “a maverick auteur who draws upon blues, folk, country and art-rock, and is equally adept within each genre”—Ward may be equally celebrated […]

GIRL SKIN – Shade is on the other side [Jullian]

From promoter: “GIRL SKIN‘s gentle folk songs benefit enormously from their soft chamber-pop bent, which helps an ambitious, sweeping quality to Sid Simons’ softly contemplative lyrics.” Label: Jullian Start w/ 1, 4, 8 FCC: Clean RIYL: Oasis, The Flaming Lips, The Style Council, Elliott Smith

Empress of – I’m Your Empress of [Terrible]

From promoter: “This is the artist’s third LP, following 2018’s downtempo dream pop album Us. Influenced by music curated by her Honduran parents, Rodriguez was later on inspired by avant-pop artists like Bjork and Imogen Heap.” Label: Terrible Start w/ 2, 4, 7 FCC: 8 RIYL: Jay Som, Hatchie, Kilo Kish

Peach Pit – You and Your Friends [Columbia]

From promoter: “Rising indie pop band Peach Pit put unique spins on their boisterous and heart-breakingly relatable sound on their latest release, You and Your Friends. ” Label: Columbia Start w/ 2, 4, 9 FCC: 1, 5, 10, 11 RIYL: Kid Bloom, Wallows, Vundabar