New music from Naked Giants – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on Feb 9, 2016
New music from Naked Giants – Digital Servicing Only

Naked Giants, a three-piece garage rock wildebeest from Seattle, combine bluesy guitar solos, pounding backbeats, and juicy basslines to form a psychedelic whirlwind of fuzz. The band has taken Seattle by storm, playing to rowdy crowds at college house parties and all-ages venues on their way to finding airplay at KEXP and winning second place in […]

The Donkeys Play Public Radio Sessions, Continue Tour

Posted on Feb 9, 2016
The Donkeys Play Public Radio Sessions, Continue Tour

At the beginning of their nationwide, southern-routed tour last year, the Donkeys took some time to perform a few songs for Public Radio Sessions. Based in Atlanta, Public Radio is “a takeaway-styled music film production… [that] arranges and films performances… [that] are intimate yet public, hosted in accessible locations.” For their appearance, the Donkeys sat […]

The Cave Singers, Featured on Stereogum and Consequence of Sound, Tour

Posted on Feb 9, 2016
The Cave Singers, Featured on Stereogum and Consequence of Sound, Tour

Seattle’s the Cave Singers, set to release their fifth album Banshee later this month, dropped a couple tracks from the upcoming LP late last year. One of them, “That’s Why,” caught the attention of Stereogum. The song is a triumph of rock ‘n’ roll minimalism, and the site described it thusly: “Unadorned except for a […]

Also at Radio

Posted on Feb 9, 2016
Also at Radio

Zaac Pick – Constellations (Small Space Music) The Pines – Above the Prairie (Red House Records) Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood and the Rajasthan Express – Junun (Nonesuch) St. Germain – St. Germain (Nonesuch) Marco With Love – Promised Land EP (Outright Rock)

The Donkeys Go for Adds

Posted on Feb 8, 2016
The Donkeys Go for Adds

With Midnight Palms, The Donkeys present a fine, half-sized document of their singular sound. At once accessible, adventurous, nostalgic, and progressive, the five-song mini-album oozes with the sticky, syrupy energy of a band fresh off the road and in rare form. Tracked largely live-in-the-studio with veteran producer Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Fruit Bats, Devendra Banhart), Midnight […]

Zaac Pick Goes for Adds

Posted on Feb 8, 2016
Zaac Pick Goes for Adds

Though Constellations is Zaac Pick’s first full-length, the Vancouver-based artist already has a reputation for compelling lyrics and haunting melodies. Pick’s large-scale, cinematic style earned acclaim after the 2009 release of his debut EP, Fierce Wind, while 2011’s Whitewater EP showed an autumnal maturity bred through two years of steady writing and touring. Along the […]

The Pines, on Tour, Get Props From the Current and Hear Ya, Seek CMJ Debuts

Posted on Feb 8, 2016
The Pines, on Tour, Get Props From the Current and Hear Ya, Seek CMJ Debuts

“Just when we think we know what we’ve come to expect from the Pines or consider brushing them off as another in a long string of Americana bands,” writes Minnesota Public Radio‘s the Current, “they put out a new song that hits so close to the gut that it reminds us that they are truly a […]

Marco With Love’s Peter Landi Writes for Modern Drummer

Posted on Feb 8, 2016
Marco With Love’s Peter Landi Writes for Modern Drummer

“Okay,” writes Peter Landi, “time to talk about my drums.” In a guest column for Modern Drummer, the Marco With Love percussionist tells readers about the setup he uses to propel Marco’s rhythmic, rocking songs. “I like to keep it simple and sounding great,” Landi says before giving readers a detailed breakdown of his hardware and […]

Also at Radio

Posted on Feb 8, 2016
Also at Radio

Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood and the Rajasthan Express – Junun (Nonesuch) St. Germain – St. Germain (Nonesuch) EarlyRise – Colors (Self-released) Pell – “Queso” [single] (Federal Prism) The Cave Singers – “That’s Why” [single] (Self-released)

New Music from The Donkeys

Posted on Feb 4, 2016
New Music from The Donkeys

With Midnight Palms, The Donkeys present a fine, half-sized document of their singular sound.  At once accessible, adventurous, nostalgic, and progressive, the five-song mini-album oozes with the sticky, palpable energy of a band fresh off the road and in rare form. Tracked largely live-in-the-studio with veteran producer Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Fruit Bats, Devendra Banhart), Midnight Palms […]