EDJ Violent Success Review

Posted on Aug 18, 2014
EDJ Violent Success Review

EDJ‘s self titled, debut solo record has recieved even more praise from Violent Success. “The suspended chords and instrumental atmosphere on EDJ hypnotize the listener in a trance where Johnson’s lyrics capture such accurate portrayals of humanity, un-concocted and from his own experiences, we are reminded of what we can do;.” This is only a snippet […]

The Black Keys – “Weight Of Love” Stereogum Video Premiere (NSFW)

Posted on Aug 18, 2014
The Black Keys – “Weight Of Love” Stereogum Video Premiere (NSFW)

The official (NSFW) music video for The Black Keys‘ “Weight of Love” recently premiered on Stereogum! The video, directed by Theo Wenner, picks up where the music video for “Fever” left off – with a sweaty Dan Auerbach, posing as an evangelical preacher. From there, the music video follows a group of women “indulging in culty activities […]

David Gray – FREEP Feature – Tour Dates

Posted on Aug 18, 2014
David Gray – FREEP Feature – Tour Dates

FREEP recently featured a piece focusing on the collaborative efforts behind David Gray‘s most recent release, Mutineers. The feature discusses the changes and challenges for Gray moving forward from the massively successful White Ladder. With Mutineers, Gray says he has finally returned to the mindset that made White Ladder possible: “I opened the music up to […]

Kan Wakan – Live And Die In Music Interview

Posted on Aug 18, 2014
Kan Wakan – Live And Die In Music Interview

Live And Die In Music recently posted an interview with LA-based orchestral pop outfit, Kan Wakan, whose album Moving On was released earlier this summer. The band, having just returned from touring in the UK, talked about everything from their feelings about their latest release to being compared to Radiohead. With intricate composition and dense, […]

Also At Radio

Posted on Aug 18, 2014
Also At Radio

Fishing – Shy Glow (Create Control) The Donkeys – Ride the Black Wave (Easy Sound Recording Company) Papercuts – Life Among the Savages (Easy Sound Recording Company)

EDJ – AllMusic Review – Debut at CMJ

Posted on Aug 14, 2014
EDJ – AllMusic Review – Debut at CMJ

AllMusic recently published a shining four-star review of EDJ‘s self-titled debut album. Writer James Christopher Monger praised the record’s “not-so-obvious hooks and richly detailed yet never intrusive arrangements.” The former Fruit Bats frontman combines spacious production with intimately acoustic pop across eleven tracks, “all of which,” AllMusic thought, “Are sweet enough for Sunday morning, yet […]

The Donkeys – Radio K Track of the Day

Posted on Aug 14, 2014
The Donkeys – Radio K Track of the Day

Earlier this week, Radio K featured The Donkeys‘ “Scissor Me Cigs” as their Track of the Day. The feature praises their latest album Ride the Black Wave, writing that it  “shimmers with a relaxed pensiveness, and gleams with delicate and dusty instrumentals.” With its smooth, rolling textures and dreamy, reverb-effected guitars, “Scissor Me Cigs” feels […]

Papercuts Live on KEXP

Posted on Aug 14, 2014
Papercuts Live on KEXP

Earlier this summer, Jason Quever’s Papercuts stopped by the KEXP studios to do a live performance. The band performed several tracks from Papercuts‘ latest release, Life Among The Savages, including the album’s stunning title track. Quever‘s intricate and atmospheric storytelling is at its best in the intimate setting of the KEXP studio. In case you […]

Also at Radio

Posted on Aug 14, 2014
Also at Radio

Fishing – Shy Glow (Create Control) David Gray – Mutineers (iht Records) Kan Wakan – Moving On (Verve) Blake Mills – Heigh Ho Sampler (Verve / Record Collection) The Black Keys – Turn Blue (Nonesuch) Kate Tucker & The Sons of Sweden  – The Shape the Color the Feel (Red Valise) Tom The Lion – Sleep […]

EDJ – The A&R Tapes

Posted on Aug 11, 2014
EDJ – The A&R Tapes

In anticipation of EDJ‘s upcoming debut solo album, EDJ and Easy Sound Recording Company teamed up to create a video about the perils of working with an A&R rep. EDJ calls in to check up on the progress of his album release and ends up having to explain that it’s a not a Fruit Bats album […]