Monthly Archives: October 2021

Big Thief/Change/4AD Ltd

This 4 song EP is a nugget of gold for the ears. All tracks dig into the magic of Big Thief’s uniquely tragic folky sound, with Adrienne Lenker’s voice weaving them all together. Play all tracks, FCC: clean. RIYL: Hand Habits, Jonathan Richman, Vashti Bunyan, Wilco.

Yebba/Dawn/RCA Records

Genre: Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock Each song is strong and unique story, lots of layered harmonies and echoey vocals expanding over a broad range. Start with tracks 2, 4, 12. GMR: no. FCC: tracks 5 and 8 are not clean (but worth listening to because they are firrreee). RIYL: Tierra Whack, Emily King, Mereba, James Blake

Bedouine/Waysides/Bedouine Music

Bedouine graces us with her third album, Waysides. Folk with a flair: a melodically and lyrically engaging journey through unexpected chord changes and emotional soliloquies. Start with 1, 2,8. 4. GMR Arist: no. FCC: clean warnings (or just clean)

Helado Negro – Far In [4AD]

Spacious warm synthy lo fi folk with a funky influence, just a little slower. More like a hug than a high five. Helado Negro’s sound is always tender and substantial. Start with 2, 4, 9, 13 FCC Clean

Pepe Deluxe – Phantom Cabinet Vol. 1 [Catskills]

The Phantom Cabinet Vol. 1 is wild album of psychedelic prog-funk and percussive groove-rock, ripe for the dancefloor, laced with exotica flavours and upbeat songwriting. James Spectrum, based in Finland, and musical partner Paul Malmström, based in Brooklyn, have trawled the globe for forgotten instruments of yesteryear, spicing their music liberally with some of the strangest […]

Together Pangea – DYE [Nettwerk]

Fun stuff from the L.A garage punk group. RIYL: Orwells, Buttertones, Beach Goons FCC: 5, 7

Mako Bron – Straight Down [Marshmallow Pavement]

Straight Down is Mako Bron’s second single release in 2021, and the second single from his forthcoming EP. Exhibiting Mako Bron’s ability to compose sophisticated alt-pop, Straight Down pulses with connective big-picture energy. RIYL: Talk Talk, Psychedelic Furs FCC: Clean

Ben Tiberio – Rare Peace [Outside In]

Outside In Music is thrilled to announce the September 17, 2021 release of Rare Peace, the debut album from bassist and composer Ben Tiberio. Tiberio has become a staple on the NYC jazz scene, his scintillating playing can be heard alongside such jazz greats as Ari Hoenig, Dayna Stephens, Gretchen Parlato, and Joel Ross, whose debut record Kingmaker features Tiberio […]

Henry Chadwick – We All Start Again [Swoon City]

A singer-songwriter, musician & producer, Chadwick’s music dances between genres, landing somewhere between indie, garage rock, psychedelia, and shimmery, sunshine-tinged power-pop. We All Start Again comes on the heels of 2016’s debut EP Guest At Home, 2017’s critically praised album Marlin Fisher, and 2019’s EP The President of Make Believe.RIYL: Andy Shauf, Teenage Fanclub, Pernice BrothersStart w/ #1, #2, #4, […]

Good Morning – Barnyard [Polyvinyl]

Always dig this Indie group. Solid drumming, cool song structures, excellent vocal delivery. RIYL: Spoon, Wilco. FCC: Clean

Liily – TV or Not TV [Flush]

Cool, freewheeling, semi-punk like group. Not the intense CBGB’s stuff but maybe a bit New Wave-y. RIYL: Parquet Courts, Liars. FCC: Clean

Leeroy Stagger – Dystopian Weekends [Self-Released]

Though marketed as folk, tends to hit that crossover vibe with fuzzed out guitars and nice organ. Perhaps reminiscent of more electric Dylan works. RIYL: Bob Dylan, Allman Brothers, The Grateful Dead FCC: 7,11


A delightful seven-song album of sound poems. The first song is possibly light applause, or heavy rainfall, or possibly uncooked peas in a funnel; only close, repeated listening can say for sure. The second, ambient car noise with occasional dogs and rushing. The third, seven minutes of cold knitting noises. Number four walks us back […]

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – 662

Release Date: July 23, 2021 Label: Alligator Records Christone “Kingfish” Ingram hails from the city of Clarksdale, in Coahoma County, Mississippi, just ten miles from the legendary crossroads of Highways 61 and 49. A blues guitar prodigy, Ingram proudly carries on the legacy of Mississippi Hill Country Blues. The title track is honest blues played […]

FOZ. – young, mystical, and unlimited [3392111 Records DK]

Excellent tune from local Burlington/VT producer. Infectious beat and heady lyricism. RIYL: R.A.P Ferreira, Freddie Gibbs, Digable Planets FCC: Clean

Chris Campbell–ORISON

Meandering, ambient works, with strings forward. Nice!


Gracious, modern works for clarinet with piano. Play!

Sound Visionaries

Impressionistic, abstract piano works, modern. Play!

Boris Boublil–The Basement

Described as “post rock”, a mix of genres: classical, jazz, rock–excellent pieces. Play!

Varese, Ligeti, Lutoslawski, Baldini

Contemporary, strong works for orchestra. Ligeti’s more lyrical.

Ros Bandt–Medusa Dreaming

Ambient soundscapes inspired by the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul, celebrating water.

Mark Kirschenmann–Cybersonic Outreach

Ambient, eerie trumpet with electronic pedals and effects.

nothing but tuba

Highly varied pieces thru the classical eras, transcriptions for tuba trio!


Nice collection of wind ensemble works, modern/contemporary.


Beautiful solo piano works, contemporary, by Nordic and Baltic composers. Play!