On Room Inside the World—Ought’s third album and their first for Merge—growing up doesn’t mean mellowing out so much as it means learning to pay attention, listening carefully and openly, staying somewhere long enough to really understand where you are. Recorded at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn with producer Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Silver Jews), Room […]
Best mates first, bandmates second – the heart of Hockey Dad has always existed in the friendship between duo Zach Stephenson and Billy Fleming. The fast-paced, punk style of Billy’s drums is executed in perfect synchronicity with Zach’s jangly guitar, anthemic choruses and ever-confident vocals to give life to their unmistakable and infectious brand of […]
A collection of sugary, 90s-influenced indie rock. The nine songs that comprise Quit The Curse come on sugary and upbeat, but their darker lyrical themes and serpentine song structures are tucked neatly into what seem at first just like uncommonly catchy tunes. Burch’s crystal clear vocal harmonies and gracefully crafted songs feel so warm and friendly that […]
In this solo album from Steven Rushingwind we are appreciating his flute playing as it travels with wind and stirs the heart-felt emotions. Play all tracks on this album for the beauty and gentle notes of the native flute from Steven dedicated to his family of Cahuilla Peoples.
Following a deal with indie label Domino after his debut Fading Love on Double Six Records, the English electronic musician relished the idea that he wouldn’t become a “massive disappointment.” Thankfully, he won’t be eating those words following the release of All That Must Be. Here is an album to warm up the dance floor, […]
Seventeen years in the making, this 4 album box set includes Dabrye’s One/Three (2001), Two/Three (2006), Three/Three (2018) and Instrmntl. Experience Dabrye’s vision in full — a marriage between hip-hop and electronic music that redefined a style, exploded a genre, and helped spawn a new generation of musicians looking to take it even further. Absolute gold. […]
Interesting solo piano pieces, abstract and lyrical or strident. Play!
A cool review in 7-days, “https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/peter-mayhew-band-come-to-your-senses/Content?oid=12093644” winner of best rock album in 2017. Album dedicated to Mother Earth…Rock local we appreciate!! play all
John Soloman described this album, an empty steel water tower turned music venue .. boasts an abundant amount of resonance, making it one of the state’s standout places to perform and record music. Flautist James Marienthal recorded Alive Inside the Tank there with Mysteries of the Night, his duo with vocalist and percussionist Sarah Gibbons, […]
Beginning in the Melbourne DIY punk scene in 2015, Camp Cope have since propelled themselves to success in Australia, selling out Sydney Opera House, while all the while being feminist voices of their generation. Their second full length anchors on the cycles of life, loss, and growth through resilience, and those moments of finding and […]
LA producer/composer Brian Allen Simon retreats to the hills of Tuscany to further the vision of eclectic mix of woodwinds, synthesizers, and field recordings. Simon decamped overseas to attempt to find something pure and forgotten — capable of reaching into our DNA coding. Hints of John Cage and Steve Reich suffuse his manipulation of space, […]
“It’s awash in loops and effects, in sustained shimmering tones and percussion overdubs… there are echoes of late-1960s studio extravaganzas like the Rolling Stones’s Their Satanic Majesties Request, Tim Buckley’s Goodbye and Hello and the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds” – New York Times “The hypnotic drones and shimmery rhythms suggest a blend of darkness and light that resides well […]
Mount Eerie, AKA Phil Elverum, follows up his stunningly tragic and beautiful 2017 album A Crow Looked at Me with this record. A Crow Looked at Me came just months after Elverum lost his wife Genevieve to cancer, and the album captured the grief and anguish of such a loss in a raw, unfiltered outpour […]
Vessel is the third studio album by New York native songwriter and composer Greta Kline’s indie pop outfit, Frankie Cosmos. The group has taken several different shapes since their first full band album, Zentropy, erupted in New York’s DIY music scene in 2014. For Vessel, the band’s line up comprises of a number of talented […]
From the promoter: “With every record, Damon McMahon aka Amen Dunes has transformed, and Freedom is the project’s boldest leap yet. On the surface, Freedom is a reflection on growing up, childhood friends who ended up in prison or worse, male identity, McMahon’s father, and his mother, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer at the beginning of recording. The […]
You have to wonder when someone describes an album, or anything for that matter, as simply “interesting.” And what we have here from Mancheser U.K. based artist Chaines is very interesting. No off-the-shelf hits or instant bangers, but rather a masterful orchestration of unrelated elements. Pulses of techno, ambient tapestries, sparkling vocal samples, dropped pianos, […]
The Nova Scotia quartet’s chilled-out, endearing folk-centric rock n roll gets a slightly more cutting edge on on their third album. Label: Paradise Of Bachelors Start w/ 1, 3, 4, 7 FCC: 5, 10 RIYL: Ultimate Painting, LVL UP, EZTV, Stephen Malkmus, Lou Reed
Lauren’s arresting voice slices through the classic rock instrumentation delivered through the perfect modern filter by her band Label: Weekday Records Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 7, 9 FCC: 5 RIYL: Courtney Barnett, Caroline Rose, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Phoebe Bridgers
Recorded at Marfa Myths 2017, Stockholm’s psychedelic masters Dungen and adventurous Brooklyn indie-folk pioneers Woods collaborated to create seven new sweaty, psychedelic songs. Label: Mexican Summer Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 5 FCC: Clean RIYL: Kevin Morby, Chad VanGaalen, Real Estate, Kurt Vile, Vetiver, Ducktails, Cotton Jones
Scottish experimental avant-pop group Young Fathers are back with their most confident project yet, and it is nothing short of transcendent. Cocoa Sugar takes the raw, creative energy we love them for, mixes it disparate sonic motifs and amplifies it through the roof. “chaotic but sleek” – Pitchfork 7.3 Review Label: Ninja Tune Start w/ 1, 3, 5, […]
Former singer of The Slits, Hollie Cook has combined reggae, pop and R&B on her new album, Vessel of Love. Her songwriting and the instrumentation take you on a tropical adventure. Give it a listen. Label: Merge Records Start w/ 1, 6, 8 FCC: Clean RIYL: Hirie, Nattali Rize, Kelissa
This album is full heavy synth tracks. Vitalic has brought together pop, techno, and retro-futuristic disco to create an addicting album. It is full of mostly instrumental tracks but features singers including Mark Kerr, Miss Kittin, and David Shaw and the Beat. Label: Citizen Records Start w/ 1, 2, 6, 8, 12 FCC: Clean RIYL: […]
Both modern and contemporary, abstract pieces. Lovely!
Very nice, contemporary pieces by Mexican composers of varying ages. Play!
Classical and jazz/avant-garde–ambient, flowing strings, drum and piano. Nice!