New works for strings, percussion–slow, building.
Romantic to modern Spanish classical guitar. Play!
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 […]
NYC-based musician Brayden Baird’s latest release under the “nodrums” moniker was two years in the making – unusual for the typically prolific artist. It’s a captivating and thoroughly catchy blend of electronic dance beats and droll vocals singing lovely melodies and clever lyrics, mixed with intriguing and creative sample collages (sometimes within the same track). […]
Veteran NYC rock group Oneida’s latest release, the first single from the upcoming album “Success,” is a hefty chunk of edgy guitar noise over a motorik beat. There’s a poppy tune buried in there, followed by a fierce instrumental outro. FCC: Clean RIYL: Buzzcocks, Parquet Courts, Sonic Youth, Oh Sees
Troy, NY’s Jacob Shipley turns out a lovely bit of piano, guitar, and synth-driven folk rock on his latest single. FCC: Clean RIYL: Brett Dennen, Bruce Hornsby, Darlingside, Low Echo
BTV’s premier “krautlaw” group Cosmic the Cowboy display a unique blend of Americana and psychedelic elements on their 2020 debut album. Lead singer-songwriter Trevor Sohnen is a tremendous crafter of hooks, and the fuzzed-out production suits the music brilliantly. Track Picks: 3, 4, 8 FCC: 2 RIYL: My Morning Jacket, MJ Lenderman, Kurt Vile, Danny […]
Vermont folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Fern Maddie’s debut album is a mix of arrangements of traditional ballads, original songs that fit in so well you can hardly tell the difference, and instrumentals that showcase unique instruments. Track Picks: 3, 5, 7, 9 FCC: Clean RIYL: Sandy Denny, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Rosalie Sorrels, Nate Gusakov
Modern recorder works (1951-1988) yet sound like from the Renaissance! (with piano).
Lyrical, Impressionistic solo piano, some jazz. Play!
Contemporary, abstract chamber works for strings, viola or mixed ensemble. Play!
Lyrical, mostly quiet pieces for 1 or 2 guitars. Play!
Interesting works for a variety of Western and/or Asian wind instruments. Play!
Contemporary chamber works for varied instruments. Nice!
Works by Romanian and Turkish composers, inspired by folk music. Play!
Contemporary harp works, abstract, some with electronics. Play!
Eliana Samalin’s new single is a delightful sequel/alternative to Charlie Burg’s “Bookstore Girl”. Through powerful harmonies and captivating rhythm, Samalin provides a new perspective and tone in this classic bookstore love story.
Impressionistic works + tango, for flute and harp transcriptions. Known works. Play!
Classical/Romantic yet contemporary works for brass. Play!
Abstract, new pieces for string quartet, mostly women composers.
Microtonal works for a variety of instruments. Play!
Voice/hand claps/percussion, definitely different.
Modern & Impressionistic works with harp + flute. Play!
Varied piano pieces from the turn of the 20th century. Play!
Lyrical Latin works for flute and guitar. Play!