Monthly Archives: May 2021
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 […]
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.
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, […]
Works from the 18th century on, by women composers with families and societal constraints.
The Jerusalem Quartet performs these lovely, modern string quartets with Hungarian elements. Play!
Works spanning 50 yrs, originating with tape and acoustic instruments– sci fi sound
Kai Strobel performs this excellent collection of percussion works (vibraphone, marimba etc.) mostly contemporary. Play!