Monthly Archives: May 2021

Bow Thayer – The Zen of Snug (Self-released) [LOCAL]

The latest record from veteran VT musician Bow Thayer is a smooth batch of alt-folk numbers blending a variety of styles. Straight-ahead funky drumbeats lay a foundation for all flavors of twang, with a few oddball electronic flourishes thrown in for good measure. Thayer’s lyrics reflect the confusion, pain and isolation of the last few […]

Lily Seabird – Bug (Self-released) [LOCAL]

BTV singer-songwriter Lily Seabird’s debut single is an inspired slice of twangy alt-rock in uncommon time, with screaming guitar leads and charming vocals delivering lyrics about feeling small and helpless.  FCC: Clean  RIYL: Big Thief, The Breeders, Courtney Barnett, Dinosaur Jr.

Couchsleepers – Creature Comforts (Self-released) [LOCAL]

Harrison Hsiang, the singer-songwriter behind BTV indie project Couchsleepers, can’t figure out if his latest single “is a love song or something opposite.” This duality is reflected in the song’s haunting, dynamic instrumentation, which largely centers around folky picking and slide guitar, occasionally punctuated by massive stabs of drums and keyboard.  FCC: Clean RIYL: Pinegrove, […]

Pioneers–Piano Works by Female Composers

Works from the 18th century on, by women composers with families and societal constraints.

Bela Bartok–String Quartets Nos. 1,3, & 5

The Jerusalem Quartet performs these lovely, modern string quartets with Hungarian elements. Play!

Wesley Fuller–Seven by Seven

Works spanning 50 yrs, originating with tape and acoustic instruments– sci fi sound

Fair Wind

Kai Strobel performs this excellent collection of percussion works (vibraphone, marimba etc.) mostly contemporary. Play!