From promoter: “Sa-roc is what one would say is a poet amongst the hip hop world. With every bar feeling more thoughtful than the next, it’s hard to not see of piece of ourselves in her music!” Label: Rhymesayers Entertainment FCC: Clean RIYL: Rapsody, Brother Ali, Little Simz, Sampa the Great
From promoter: “After releasing two critically acclaimed albums in the span of 10 months (TA13OO and ZUU, respectively), Denzel Curry starts off 2020 with a menacing and concise full length produced entirely by Kenny Beats. Unlocked is the product of a manic three day studio session following Denzel recording for an episode of Kenny’s YouTube show, The Cave. The project finds the two […]
Cub Sport is an Australian indie-pop project that have been at it for about six years now. This EP has synth heavy songs, instrumentals, and dreamy vocals. Label: Self-Released Start w/ 1, 3 FCC: Clean RIYL: E^st, Mallrat, Middle Kids
From promoter: “Koko Neetz is an emerging existential pop act out of the Buffalo. Featuring two members from the baroque pop outfit dream beaches, Koko Neetz centers around a more laid-back autumn vibe to dream beaches’ summer feel.” Label: Admirable Traits Start w/ 1, 2, 3, 4 FCC: Clean RIYL: Elliot Smith, Iron & Wine, Father John Misty
From promoter: “Scrappy garage-rock that flows with an Australian spirit, while refusing to downplay the starker sides of our nation’s identity.” Label: Self-Released Start w/ 2, 3, 5 FCC: Clean RIYL: Real Estate, Omni, Parquet Court
Form promoter: “On their third album, Nashville’s Colony House return to the colossal, yet pensive indie rock anthems of their debut with a mix of old tricks (hope-filled lyrics, thundering soundscapes) and new ones (playful beat switches, danceable grooves)” Label: Roon Records Start w/ 3, 4, 5, 9, 13 FCC: Clean RIYL: COIN, Saint Motel, Young The Giant
From promoter: “With Mystic Familiar, Dan Deacon gives us the stunning result of years of obsessive work, play, and self-discovery. It’s at once his most emotionally open record and his most transcendent, 11 kaleidoscopic tracks of majestic synth-pop that exponentially expand his sound with unfettered imagination and newfound vulnerability.” Label: Domino Start w/ 1, 3, 8, 9 […]
From promoter: “The five songs on Wild Nothing’s third EP Laughing Gas see Jack Tatum engaging with a more mechanical and synthetic framework than on previous releases whilst delving further synth and sophisti-pop of the 1980s. The result is undoubtedly pop, but shot through with an underlying uneasiness that allows Laughing Gas to delicately toe the line between the organic and […]
From promoter: “Victoria, BC’s Loving weaves intimate, lo-fi psychedelic folk songs that inspire a sense of ease, yet are deceptively intricate, balmy and inviting.” Label: Last Gang Records Start w/ 1, 2, 5, 7, 9 FCC: Clean RIYL: Whitney, Hoops, Crumb
From promoter: ” Inspired by a disastrous fall, POLIÇA’s When We Stay Alive possesses a new confidence in its sound, reflected in its fierce, determined songs and anchored by the heavy synths and punctuating beats.” Label: Memphis Industries Start w/ 1, 7, 8, 10 FCC: Clean RIYL: Feist, Phantogram, Caroline Polachek
From promoter: “Destroyer‘s 13th studio album is another adventure in loose approximations and atmosphere, gliding deftly with Dan Bejar’s endearingly sardonic delivery over lounging, plush synths.” Label: Merge Records Start w/ 3, 5, 7 FCC: 1, 4, 6, 10 RIYL: Wolf Parade, Deerhunter, The New Pornographers
From promoter: “Coming four years after their last release, alt-rock mainstays Nada Surf continues to evoke altruistic and vulnerable emotion in their new album, Never Not Together. The New York band binds catchy hooks with mellow rock instrumentals to create a perfect blend of meaning and motion in each empathetic track.” Label: Barsuk Start w/ 2, 5, […]
From promoter: “Norway indie punk outfit Sløtface examine what it’s like to be an American citizen today on their latest record Sorry For The Late Reply. The sparky, melancholic lyrics paired with the explosive, fierce vigor of the vocals on each track encapsulate a multi-faceted frustration that the band continually express towards social inequality.” Label: Nettwerk […]
From promoter: “Art folk-punk singer-songwriter Ezra Furman crafts emotional, heart-wrenching tracks on her soundtrack for season two of “Sex Education.” The show is a coming of age story about two teens who create an unauthorized sex therapy clinic in their high school, featuring cliché-busting portrayals of queer characters.” Label: Bell Union Start w/ 4, 10, 12, 14, 16 […]
Antibalas is an Afrobeat band that began 22 years ago in pre-gentrified Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Founder saxaphonist Martin Perna and Duke Amayo a senior master of the Jao Ka Kung Fu school of matial arts are accompained by an 17 piece band. This EP has 3 cuts. Give a listen. Play: All Similar to: Karl Hector […]
New instrumental album from Quebec musicians Francois Couture (guitar), Daniel Marcoux-base, Sylvian Neault- violin, and Steve Normandin- piano accordion with a definite French flavor. Some cuts folk influenced, some jazzy. A quartet to give a listen to. Play: all FCC: clean Similar to: Lord Bubba’s Nu Jazz Project, Greta Panettieri, Mister Dumont
Flute and percussion (vibes, marimba etc) with words covering the topics of social media, novels, ads and folk stories.
Interesting contemporary horn-based works with accompanying winds and piano.
Modern/abstract orchestra w/ violin–some stridence, but also quiet, very nice. Play!
Mostly solo flute, contemporary, some strident pieces but predominantly quiet, Helmuth’s with electronics. Play!
Lovely contemporary works for harp with winds/ strings. Excellent!
Wonderful minimalist pieces by Southam and Glass, transcribed for marimba. Play!
Trio Accento performs contemporary works varying in ambience and rhythm, including jazz and kazoos!
Lovely Impressionistic cello pieces by Debussy, Koechlin, Ravel, Faure and Boulanger. Play!
Modern works for mandolin, with guitar, violin and/or piano, with elements of Renaissance, but not quite. Play!