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 […]

Birthday Massacre – Dreams of You (Single)[Metropolis]

Very cool, “dreamy” but dark electronic tune. FCC: Clean RIYL: Collide, Ayria, Angelspit

Johnny Payne – King of Cups [Light Organ]

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 – 11:11 [Rough Trade]

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

Macie Stewart – Mouth Full of Glass [Ordinal]

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

Eric Scott Stevens – The Indelible Afterimage [S/R]

Another nice indie record, soft double tracked voice (on some tracks) with some cool arrangements and instrumentation. FCC: Clean RIYL: Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile

Grace Cummings – Storm Queen [ATO]

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

Immanuel Wilkins – The 7th Hand [Blue Note]

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

Broken Social Scene – Old Dead Young [Arts and Crafts]

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

Anna Ash – Sleeper [Black Mesa]

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

Big Thief – Simulation Swarm [4AD]

Beautiful folk rock w/ heady lyrics, my favorite record of theirs yet! FCC: Clean, RIYL: Faye Webster, Lomelda, Adrienne Lenker

Keyboard Fantasies Reimagined – [Transgressive / PIAS]

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 […]

VTSS – Projections EP [Technicolour]

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 […]

Medium Zach – Bad By Myself [Self-Released]

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, […]

The Young Love Scene – Pickmeup / Bluebird (Bad Dummy)

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, […]

Ali McGuirk – That’s the Way I Feel About You [Signature Sounds] (LOCAL)

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 […]

Bow Thayer – Babel [Self-released] (LOCAL)

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 […]

Ib Glindemann–Concertos

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”.

Schubert Piano Sonatas

Complete recording of Schubert’s late classical sonatas. Gracious.


Modern bass trombone works inspired by Appalachia. Play!

George Rochberg–Caprice Variations

Abstract, tweaky, solo violin from the late 1960’s, short.

Christos Tsitsaros–Faraway Journey

Solo piano and/or chamber works, impressionistic, modern.

Project Fusion

Transcriptions and originals for saxophone quartet, Baroque to modern. Play!

Antonin Dvorak–Unreleased

Romantic, previously unreleased works by Czech composer. Lively!

Portrait of Sardinia–New Music for Guitar

Contemporary/modern works written for guitar, inspired by Sardinia