Monthly Archives: January 2022
Brand-new at the beginning of the year, this soul-funk cover of a 1970 Doris song cruises along in a sweet, cocktail-drinking, canapé-eating groove that’s never heard of a pandemic. Flies a little close to the original and lacks the big organ n’ horns solo, but sometimes all you need is a modern throwback that’s horrifically […]
Very cool, “dreamy” but dark electronic tune. FCC: Clean RIYL: Collide, Ayria, Angelspit
Music with some really fun energy! A modern dad rock classic that features a lot hipper elements than something like Air Supply (is that a dad rock band?) FCC: Clean RIYL: The Grateful Dead, John Andrews
Pinegrove’s second record for Rough Trade is filled with the great tunes fans love with the lyrics focusing on the environment and current political climate. Highly enjoyable. FCC: Clean RIYL: Foxing, The Hotelier, Field Medic
Guitar playing that resembles the Brazilian tradition in some respects and a lot of gorgeous harmonies, horns, and strings. Really dig this one a lot! FCC: #2 RIYL: Bnny, Boy Scouts
Another nice indie record, soft double tracked voice (on some tracks) with some cool arrangements and instrumentation. FCC: Clean RIYL: Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile
Really unique voice with some strongly emotive song that feel more theatrical than folk really. Sing-y talk-y in a sense. FCC: Clean RIYL: Ashley Shadow, Lily Konigsberg, Silverbacks
The sophomore release from wonderful Philly saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins. Same quartet as his previous release Omega and this one is equally as good, building upon a strong foundation and forging ahead a new tradition. FCC: Clean RIYL: Joel Ross, Kenny Garrett, Harish Raghavan
Fun indie joint that does a great job in creating a welcoming texture to their tunes, no matter how rough or soft they meet be. FCC: Clean RIYL: Built to Spill, Grizzly Bear, Spoon
Some brilliant fuzzy folk music out of LA. Well-produced with some nice, homey and warm feeling white noise and lush horns and strings. FCC: Clean RIYL: May Erlewine, Frazey Ford, Vulfpeck
Beautiful folk rock w/ heady lyrics, my favorite record of theirs yet! FCC: Clean, RIYL: Faye Webster, Lomelda, Adrienne Lenker
Beverly Glenn-Copeland releases Keyboard Fantasies Reimagined, a multi-artist reinterpretation of his seminal 1986 work. Keyboard Fantasies was also released earlier this year, marking its 35th anniversary. Keyboard Fantasies Reimagined is a collection of songs re-worked and re-imagined by a group of creative kindred spirits. The album features works by Bon Iver, Flock Of Dimes, Julia […]
Polish born, London based producer VTSS’ first project for Ninja Tune’s Technicolour imprint is hard, fast and uncompromising, cementing her place as one of the new premier techno producers. From the AFX hall-of-mirrors of the opener, ‘The need to avoid’, to the gabber yelps of ‘Propaganda of success’, the EP echoes the heritage of vintage […]
The Minneapolis producer presents his debut solo instrumental album after 20+ years of honing his craft through his hip-hop group Big Quarters, mentoring young artists in the Twin Cities, developing into a respected engineer himself, while still producing behind the scenes (I Self Devine, Lady Midnight, 26 Bats!, Homeboy Sandman, Mankwe Ndosi, Javier Santiago, Kara Walker, […]
A pair of downbeat acoustic gems from LA-via-BTV singer-songwriter Gordon Goldsmith. Shimmering waves of guitar and bells with whispery vocals. A note for programmers: the last 20 seconds of ‘Bluebird’ consist of a bizarre spoken outro which you may or may not wish to play. FCC: Clean RIYL: Lou Barlow, Iron and Wine, Ugly Casanova, […]
Boston/Burly-based blues musician Ali McGuirk brings her rich vocals to this cover of the Bobby Womack classic, featuring members of the Marcus King and Tedeschi Trucks Band backing her up. Also consider playing the song “Long Time,” from her first album, “Slow Burn.” If you play either song, please announce that Ali McGuirk will be […]
The latest single from veteran New England singer-songwriter Bow Thayer’s upcoming album “The Book of Moss” layers twangy banjo and slide guitar over a funky groove and distant Eastern-sounding drones, with Biblical lyrics about the unifying spiritual power of music. Also consider playing Bow Thayer’s previous single, “Ogallala!” FCC: Clean RIYL: Leo Kottke and Mike […]
Known as a jazz composer, these are classical works for orchestra and they sound like a composer of movie music, TV etc. Sort of “light classical”.
Complete recording of Schubert’s late classical sonatas. Gracious.
Modern bass trombone works inspired by Appalachia. Play!
Abstract, tweaky, solo violin from the late 1960’s, short.
Solo piano and/or chamber works, impressionistic, modern.
Transcriptions and originals for saxophone quartet, Baroque to modern. Play!
Romantic, previously unreleased works by Czech composer. Lively!
Contemporary/modern works written for guitar, inspired by Sardinia