Monthly Archives: February 2022

Softcult – Year of the Snake EP + Year of the Rat EP [Easy Life]

Softcult is an Ontario-based duo interested in 2000s mallcore nostalgia and dreamy shoegaze. The production is pop-oriented but never feels too glossy. There are some fantastic harmonies and melodies that weave through both EPs. There are clean versions of FCC’d songs on the CD (not on streaming). Play: 2, 3, 9, 10 FCC: 1, 11 […]

Wet Tuna – Sweet Chump Change / Goin’ Up the Country [Three Lobed] (LOCAL)

VT psychedelic experimental project Wet Tuna have a new single out. It’s spacey, swampy and funky, with stream-of-consciousness beat-poet vocals and enveloping instrumentals over a jazz-fusion groove. The Bandcamp release of the single has an exclusive spaced-out cover of the Canned Heat classic “Goin’ Up the Country” on the B-side – stream on Bandcamp or […]

Fulanno- Nadie está a salvo del mal

Fulanno– Nadie está a salvo del mal (No one is safe from evil)Release date: 2022Feb18Label: Helter Skelter/Regain RecordsRating: 5/5 Latest release from Argentinian stoner-doom group Fulanno. Fuego en la Cruz plods along to ominous doom notes. Los Eligados thunders along with ominous licks, reminiscent of Uncle Acid. After listening through, the tracks that made an […]

The Mommyheads – Swiss Army Knife

Released 2/11/22 Label: Mommyhead Music USA Eclectic collection of lofi/indie rock from the early days of Mommyheads. The combination of super unique songwriting, frantic guitars with frizzy tones, and the bands weird, wacky, and wonderful energy permeating throughout makes this a fun and engaging listen all the way through. Start with: 14, 7, 21, 19 […]

Regina Spektor-Becoming All Alone

A brand new single from the hero of New York’s anti-folk scene, Regina Spektor, was released on Tuesday, 02/22/2022 with the announcement of her new album, Home, Before and After. This album will be released in June 2022-6 years after her last, Remember Us to Life. This is a dreamy piano ballad that reaches back […]


Wild Rumpus performs rock, chamber & avant-garde, raucous and quiet.

Thomas DeLio–Transparent Waves

Lots of silences, clicks, scratches. Beware the silence!


The Canadian Brass perform pieces by Canadian composers, pop, rock, classical.

Harp Music by the Harpsichordists of the 17th Century

Gracious music performed by harp, originally composed for harpsichord. Classical era. Play!

Moto Finale

Trio Casals performs these contemporary chamber pieces for string trio. Play!

John Harbison–Diotima

Modern works for orchestra and voice. Nice!

Gavin Higgins–Ekstasis

Abstract works, tense but lyrical, for strings and piano.

Orchestra Italiana di Arpe

Lovely collection of harp works Baroque to modern. Play!

Bernard Parmegiani–Stries

Analog computer works, eerie, sci-fi sounds, but very interesting!


Themes of America by foreign composers and one American. Nice!


Performed on a guitar with Baroque tuning (well-tempered). Nice!

Chamber Music (Re)Discoveries

Lovely collection of pieces, classical to modern. Varied: flute, strings, piano, some voice.

Nico Padden – Pirate Queen [S/R]

From Promoter: “Nico Padden is a one-woman folk-rock riot. Her new album Pirate Queen celebrates women who step outside the lines. Ben Folds said Nico has “a big voice, gorgeous voice,” and that the title track is “original and classic at the same time.” Pirate Queen is a mix of Americana, vintage pop/rock, and folk, recorded […]

The Webstirs – The Webstirs [Presmark]

From Promoter: “Veterans of Chicago’s thriving music scene, The Webstirs’ newest album continues their streak of writing catchy, clever indie-pop earworms that blend together the best of classic and modern rock. Formed in 1994 by childhood friends Mark Winkler and Preston Pisellini, the band has always been anchored in the strong melodies and rich harmonies of […]

Shred Kelly – Like a Rising Sun [DevilDuck]

From Promoter: “ Shred Kelly is a five piece, alternative folk rock band that emerged from the heart of the Canadian Rockies in 2009. Over the past decade the band have taken their highly energetic live show from humble beginnings on the Canadian ski-town circuit to the International stage. Sounds like: Pete Seeger met up […]

Alice Glass – PREY//IV [Eating Glass]

From Promoter: “ Alice Glass is one of the most recognizable and singular voices in the last decade of electronic pop, leaving an unmistakable mark on the genre with her versatile ability to go from an eerie lilt to an absolute roar. As one-half of Crystal Castles, she received critical acclaim internationally including NME’s John Peel Award For Innovation […]

Sunset Honor Unit – Sunset Honor Unit [Marching Bananas]

From promoter: “ Sunset Honor Unit is an underground pop supergroup fronted by primary songwriters Drew Kirby (Mothers, Twen, New Wives) and Jake Chisenhall (Delorean Gray, Fake Flowers), backed by Noah Estrella (Floral Print), Dariush Mirsajedin (Ladrones) and Jason Bronson. The group focuses on classic forms of pop escapism filtered through a modernized, hyper-saturated DIY […]

Future Kult – Future Kult [Action Wolf]

From Promoter:” The initial spark of Future Kult caught on in a remote river valley in Hidalgo, deep in the Mexican countryside. For three months in late 2020, film composer Sion Trefor and musician/art producer Benjamin Zombori left their respective lives in Cardiff and Berlin behind and set out to channel the music of the […]

Deserta – Every Moment, Everything You Need [Felt]

From Promoter: “ Through a patchwork of reverb-tinged textures – drone guitars, lingering synths and driving percussion – the Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Matthew Doty weaves together stories of care, frustration and catharsis that ultimately stretch to a gentle resolve. The new album continues the sonic and thematic explorations of 2020’s Black Aura My […]

Guthrie Galileo – Balladeer (Deluxe) [Winedark Sound] (LOCAL)

Burlington’s indie R&B sweetheart Guthrie Galileo has reissued his EP “Balladeer” with two new tracks, the Latin-flavored guitar-and-sax groover “Tender” and the spacey nigh-instrumental synth number “The Lake.”  Track Picks: 2, 3 FCC: Clean RIYL: The Weeknd, Toro y Moi, Hippo Campus, Usher