Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Abhi/Dijon - "Often"

They've only got eight tracks on Soundcloud and "Often" is the first one in about a year, but GODDAM, does it make me eager for more. Contemporary electro-soul with breathy vocals and subtle production? COUNT ME IN.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Moss Of Aura - We'll All Collide

Honestly, just start at "Wheels" and play this thing straight through on the Bandcamp link below. If you aren't hooked by "Dim," then I don't know what to say to you. Ringing guitars? Slippery synths? Punchy percussion? This is some throwback loveliness.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Wadada Leo Smith - America's National Parks

This full-length tribute to the National Park system from legendary composer/musician Wadada Leo Smith comes out mid-October on Cuneiform Records. Thanks to the wonderful folks at the label, I've got an advance copy of the record and will be airing "Yosemite: The Glaciers, the Falls, the Wells and the Valley of Goodwill 1890" in its entirety on TGIFR tonight around 7:30PM CT. There's only a small taste of the record up on the Bandcamp page, but if you want to hear more, tune in to Expansive Prairie Skies next Thursday night for a deep-dive listen.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Klô Pelgag - "Samedi soir à la violence"

The lead-off track to the latest album from Montreal's Klô Pelgag, "Samedi soir à la violence" promises great things from the rest of L'Étoile thoracique. Piano AND glockenspiel? Yes, please.

Money Chicha - "Ponte Loca"

Leave it to the geniuses behind Wax Poetics to unearth a cover of Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" done as a cumbia. While the guitarist of Austin band Money Chicha isn't a transcendent player like the Purple One was, he wrings the living hell out of his axe and fuzzes it up but good. I'm back after a baby break so expect more posts in the coming days.