Wednesday, October 5, 2016
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
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
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
Excited to hear the rest of Atrocity Exhibition. Bemused it's coming out on Warp. Consistently in on tracks that feature glockenspiel.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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.
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.