Monthly Archives: February 2022
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Lots of silences, clicks, scratches. Beware the silence!
The Canadian Brass perform pieces by Canadian composers, pop, rock, classical.
Gracious music performed by harp, originally composed for harpsichord. Classical era. Play!
Trio Casals performs these contemporary chamber pieces for string trio. Play!
Modern works for orchestra and voice. Nice!
Abstract works, tense but lyrical, for strings and piano.
Lovely collection of harp works Baroque to modern. Play!
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!
Lovely collection of pieces, classical to modern. Varied: flute, strings, piano, some voice.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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