Monthly Archives: June 2022

Andriana Chobot – Return to Sincere (Voltage Controlled Life) [LOCAL]

The long-awaited debut album from Andriana Chobot proves that she’s one of Burlington’s best singers and songwriters. Keyboards (her main instrument) are at the heart of the instrumentals, but around them, compositions take elements from jazz, blues, pop, and even dancehall. Themes of romance, politics, and everyday life crop up throughout her lyrics. Track Picks: […]

Roost.World – New York (P.O.R.C.H.) [LOCAL]

The latest single from BTV electronic rockers Roost.World bears an 80s synth-pop aesthetic. Though it’s a thoroughly danceable tune, the lyrics about missing friends who’ve moved in to the big city give it a melancholy undertone.  FCC: Clean RIYL: LCD Soundsystem, New Order, Guerilla Toss, nodrums

Oneida – Beat Me to the Punch (Joyful Noise)

If you liked the last single from NYC’s Oneida, you’ll like this one too, since it’s quite similar – simple chord structures, infinitely chugging motorik rhythms, and a guitar solo that quite literally sounds like a car crash taking up the latter half of the track. FCC: Clean RIYL: Buzzcocks, Sonic Youth, Oh Sees, Dinosaur […]

Maya Lucia – Sleepy Baby Club (haus of lucia)

NYC’s Maya Lucia pursues a passionate rock sound on her latest single, rising from ethereal, echoey voices to an edgy, scream-along chorus.  FCC: Clean RIYL: Slothrust, Mannequin Pussy, Lucy Dacus, Clay Aching

Particle Kid – Time Capsule (Overseas Artists)

Micah Nelson, son of country legend Willie, mines a twangy vein of psychedelic rock under his Particle Kid moniker. Features guest appearances from (among others) Jim James, Margo Price, Sean Ono Lennon, and, of course, his dad.  Track Picks: 7, 10, 15, 19 (clean version only), 26  FCC: 3, 11, 13, 17, 19 (clean edits […]

Ex Aequo

Gracious transcriptions of works Baroque to modern for flute + guitar. Play!

Andy Teirstein–Restless Nation

Widely varied works for strings, oud or banjo/harmonica or a combination of. Play!

African Pianism

Varied solo piano pieces, a few with percussion, by African composers. Nice!

Jane Antonia Cornish–SIERRA

Flowing, building piano works, lilting and abstract.

Impressions of Spain

Mostly Romantic era guitar works by Spanish composers, for guitar trio. Play!

Piano Spectrums

Contemporary piano pieces, mostly lyrical, some forceful.

Jeffrey Derus–From Wilderness

Inspired by landscapes from Mexico to Canada, quiet choral with some instrumentation.

Mozart Matures

Classical era works, gracious, some lesser known pieces.

Color Channel – So Far [Justance]

The latest track from Boston rockers Color Channel is a slow-burning groover drenched in woozy synths and spacey vocal harmonies, eventually bursting out in a passionate outro chorus.  FCC: Clean RIYL: Future Islands, alt-J, My Morning Jacket, Madaila

The Young Love Scene – Livin In America (Bad Dummy)

The latest single from LA-based one-man band The Young Love Scene is a warbled shoegaze lament reflecting the feeling of, well, living in modern America. Tremoloed guitars, tape warp effects, echoey vocals, and a surprisingly triumphant synth outro abound. FCC: Clean RIYL: Low, Deerhunter, Cocteau Twins, Father Figuer

Willverine & Blackmer – Who Can Wave Me to the Way Out (Self-released) [LOCAL]

Local producer and trumpeter Will Andrews teams up with singer-songwriter Sam Dupont for an album of moody modern synth-pop. DuPont’s passionate vocals and lyrics – largely dealing with a painful breakup – give these songs the good kind of bad vibes, even if Andrews’s production might sometimes make you want to get up and dance.  […]

Cosmic the Cowboy – Cruise Control [Photo] (LOCAL)

On their latest single, BTV’s Cosmic the Cowboy sound like their name would have you believe, blending twang, jangle and psychedelia with simple, subtly apocalyptic lyrics. FCC: Clean RIYL: Wilco, Cory Hanson, Particle Kid, Danny and the Parts

All Night Boogie Band – Taste These Blues [Self-released] (LOCAL)

All Night Boogie Band have become one of Burlington’s most popular live acts, and it’s easy to see why on their first studio outing. Jess Leone’s powerful voice, Brendan Casey’s gutsy guitar chops, Van Garrison’s glittering piano, and the locked-in rhythm section of Bruno John and Zach Santos add up to a powerful modern rendition […]

Heitor Villa-Lobos–Piano Works

Gracious solo piano pieces, Romantic to modern. Play!

Diego Conti–Music for Violin & Percussion

Minimalist, abstract works for violin and/or percussion. Play!

Rooted Time

Piano works composed in 2020/21. Gracious or lively, by Clive Osgood and George Arthur.

Michael Pisaro-Liu–Radiolarians

Noise elements both harmonic and melodic + droning.

Zibuokle Martinaityte–Ex Tenebris Lux

New works for strings, percussion–slow, building.

Serenata Espanola

Romantic to modern Spanish classical guitar. Play!

Mya Byrne – “Where the Lavender Grows” (single) [self-released]

Good news for fans of laid-back, sixties-style folk rock: new Mya Byrne single! A solid, mid-tempo swayer, featuring a touch of California surf guitar, and carried on the back of Byrne’s clear and reassuring vocals. Innocuous and a little soft, perfect for ending a set. We will indeed, meet Byrne where the lavender grows. Get […]