Monthly Archives: August 2022
Oneida – Success [Joyful Noise]
The latest album from NYC punk minimalists Oneida starts off chugging like a speeding train and never slows down once. Motorik beats, rarely more than two chords per song, and washes of tuneless guitar make this a powerful barebones rock record. Track Picks: 2, 4, 5 FCC: Clean RIYL: Sonic Youth, Oh Sees, Buzzcocks, Parquet […]
Ali McGuirk – X Boyfriends (Signature Sounds) [LOCAL]
An ode to exactly what the title says, Ali McGuirk’s latest single pairs her smoky voice with a reggae-tinged neo-soul groove, with stabs of electric guitar and whirls of Hammond organ. FCC: Clean RIYL: Al Green, Susan Tedeschi, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Sarah King
Tyler Mast – Ayla / In the Lupines (Self-released) [LOCAL]
BTV singer-songwriter Tyler Mast has released two singles from his new album “In the Company of a Friend.” “Ayla” is a passionate piano-led soul ballad featuring fellow singer-songwriter Josh Panda, while “In the Lupines” rides a sensual, swampy groove to a secret place out in nature. If you play either song, please announce the Tyler […]
FOZ. – Building Blocks (The Swamp) [LOCAL]
BTV’s FOZ. keeps making strides in his rhymes and productions on his latest release and first full-length album. Gorgeously warped samples provide the backdrop, while his nonchalant delivery disguises complex multisyllabic rhymes. Track Picks: 1, 3, 4, 9 FCC: 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 RIYL: Nujabes, A Tribe Called Quest, Madlib, Eyedea
Moondogs – Acid Test (Aqua Bear) [LOCAL]
Moondogs may now be one of BTV’s hottest live acts, but their debut album was largely the one-man bedroom project of Will Sturcke. Here, programmed beats, synths and wailing guitar combine to create a trippy mix of jam, psychedelia and hip-hop. Track Picks: 1, 2, 8, 9, 12 FCC: 4, 5, 6 RIYL: Dispatch, MGMT, […]
Joyce Manor – 40 oz. to Fresno
Release Date: June 10, 2022 Label: Epitaph From the label: It’s strangely fitting that the title was taken from an auto-corrected text message about Sublime. Those types of happy accidents are all over 40 oz. To Fresno and are worth the subsequent sonic hangover. Vocalist Barry Johnson summarizes, “This album makes me think of our […]
Bow Thayer – Goldfish Bowl (Self-released) [LOCAL]
VT folkstar Bow Thayer adopts a jazzy, early-20th-century Americana sound for his latest single, an existential number questioning the nature of reality and existence. FCC: Clean RIYL: The Devil Makes Three, Brown Bird, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Session Americana
Luminous Crush – Kinds of Light (Lonely Highway) [LOCAL]
Central VT duo Luminous Crush pull together a diverse tapestry of sounds for their latest album. Tracks alternate between pristine power-pop gems and enveloping psychedelic soundscapes, with gorgeous layered vocal harmonies common throughout. Highly recommended! Track Picks: 4, 6, 8, 9 FCC: Clean RIYL: Guerilla Toss, Animal Collective, Marika Hackman, Stereolab
Ali McGuirk – All Back (Signature Sounds) [LOCAL]
The latest single from BTV singer-songwriter Ali McGuirk rides a smooth, easy R&B groove, with burbling Hammond organ courtesy of Larry Goldings. Described by the artist as “a song for the end of the pandemic,” McGuirk’s powerful and smoky voice is the star of the show as always. FCC: Clean RIYL: Bonnie Raitt, Al Green, […]
Calexico – El Mirador
Label: Anti- Release Date: April 8, 2022 From the label: Oscillating between haunting desert noirs and buoyant jolts of cumbia, Calexico recently announced their 10th studio album El Mirador. The first single from the record, Harness The Wind, features backing vocals from Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam. This record could be labeled “Arizone noir” and […]
Trios from Contemporary Chicago
Varied, abstract trios (violin, cello, piano). Play!
Gracious Brazilian classical guitar, originals and transcriptions.
Transcriptions of French & Spanish Romantic works for viola. Play!
Georg Philipp Telemann–Twelve Fantasias for Solo Flute
Baroque solo flute works, gracious.
Textures in Classics
A mix of classical, modern & Romantic works for piano.
Five by Four
Mostly vigorous piano duets, modern & contemporary.
Piano Music of Mike Garson
Varied styles: classical/Romantic/pop/rock.
It’s About Time!
Works for 2 horns, varied, with piano, modern and contemporary.
Modern works for classical guitar Spanish, Latin American, American composers. Play!
Infinite Bach–John Ullen
Bach rewritten, still Baroque but modern–violin + orchestra.