New Music From San Fermin

Posted on Oct 17, 2017
New Music From San Fermin

Produced by bandleader Ellis Ludwig-Leone and brought to life by his fellow performers—lead vocalists Charlene Kaye (KAYE) and Allen Tate, trumpet player John Brandon, saxophonist Stephen Chen, violinist Rebekah Durham, drummer Michael Hanf, and guitarists Tyler McDiarmid and Aki Ishiguro—San Fermin‘s 2017 album Belong is a warm, intoxicating LP. It arrived after two previous San […]

NPR and Paste Highlight The Barr Brothers

Posted on Oct 17, 2017
NPR and Paste Highlight The Barr Brothers

NPR has the premiere of “Queens of the Breakers,” the titular song from The Barr Brothers just-released new LP. According to Bruce Warren, the band “has an expansive sound where influences intersect, and the members are equally at home playing jazz fests, folk fests and rock fests. They are super crafty songwriters and performers — sophisticated, […]

L.A. Witch Talks Photos and Rock with Synesthesia

Posted on Oct 17, 2017
L.A. Witch Talks Photos and Rock with Synesthesia

Synesthesia has a beautiful collection of L.A. Witch photos, taken before a Bay Area concert last October. The sepia-toned prints depict the trio setting up for its gig, laying out guitar pedals and setting up mic stands during the calm before the metaphorical storm of their raging, reverb-drenched live set. Along with the photos is […]

My Goodness Performs For KEXP

Posted on Oct 17, 2017
My Goodness Performs For KEXP

KEXP‘s Evie Cooke says My Goodness is one of her favorite bands in Seattle, which is probably why she invited the band to the station to perform songs from 2017’s Scavengers LP. In addition to the performance, the band talked to Cooke for a bit about the process behind making the LP and expanding from […]

The Barr Brothers Go For Adds

Posted on Oct 16, 2017
The Barr Brothers Go For Adds

The Barr Brothers began in the late 2000s, after songwriter Brad Barr and his brother – drummer Andrew Barr – moved to Montréal following a decade in Providence playing in avant-rock trio The Slip. Brad’s apartment shared a wall with Sarah Pagé, a unique and exciting harpist who began collaborating with the brothers and recording […]

Camille Goes For Adds

Posted on Oct 16, 2017
Camille Goes For Adds

OUÏ, from French singer and composer Camille, is coming to the US. OUÏ is her fifth studio album in a career that also includes contributions to the band Nouvelle Vague and the soundtrack to the film Ratatouille; recorded over the course of a year in a fourteenth century monastery in Avignon, the album was co-produced by Camille with […]

SISTERS Go For Adds

Posted on Oct 16, 2017
SISTERS Go For Adds

Emma Goldman famously wrote that “a revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having.” As SISTERS, Emily Westman and Andrew Vait have turned that quote into a pop manifesto. Joy as an act of revolutionary defiance in the face of oppression is the name of their game, and on the new album they sound […]

American Songwriter Calls Ani DiFranco “Edgy and Inventive” on New LP

Posted on Oct 16, 2017
American Songwriter Calls Ani DiFranco “Edgy and Inventive” on New LP

“It’s hard to over emphasize the substantial influence Ani DiFranco has on independent music,” opens American Songwriter‘s review of the icon’s new LP, Binary. Yet, the magazine contends, “few including DiFranco herself would have predicted she’d be active over 25 years later, making music as edgy and inventive as that found on Binary.” According to […]

Anna of the North performs for Stolen Sessions and Senkveld

Posted on Oct 16, 2017
Anna of the North performs for Stolen Sessions and Senkveld

In London recently, Anna of the North visited the roof of citizenM Tower Hill for a stripped-down performance captured by Stolen Sessions and published to their Youtube channel. While the duo of Anna Litterud and Brady Daniell-Smith is known for making sparkling electro, this version of Lovers standout track "Baby" was rendered with just a lighty-reverbed […]

New Music From The Barr Brothers

Posted on Oct 12, 2017
New Music From The Barr Brothers

The Barr Brothers began in the late 2000s, after songwriter Brad Barr and his brother – drummer Andrew Barr – moved to Montréal following a decade in Providence playing in avant-rock trio The Slip. Brad’s apartment shared a wall with Sarah Pagé, a unique and exciting harpist who began collaborating with the brothers and recording […]

I Heart Moosiq Digs The “Infectious” Motherfolk

Posted on Oct 12, 2017
I Heart Moosiq Digs The “Infectious” Motherfolk

I Heart Moosiq is stoked about the recent re-release of Motherfolk's sophomore album Fold, which is currently at radio. The site describes the band as "instantly infectious and earthy charming," comparing their sound to "WATERS and Grouplove with a Midwest hearty robustness and a bit of early Starf*cker’s melodiousness." The site has also posted the […]

NPR Features Demo Taped

Posted on Oct 12, 2017
NPR Features Demo Taped

NPR has a feature on Demo Taped, the Atlanta-bred phenom and 300 Entertainment signee, along with a stream of new single “Insecure.” According to NPR, “The bedroom producer and singer-songwriter has developed a sound steeped, over the last couple of years, in colorful synths and bouncy electro grooves. But Demo Taped has stripped down of […]

DIY Mag Shares Pollyn’s “Findaway,” Featuring Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor

Posted on Oct 12, 2017
DIY Mag Shares Pollyn’s “Findaway,” Featuring Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor

Pollyn, the influential LA-based electro-pop outfit, is no longer active. But DIY Mag says “Findaway” is “not a bad way to bow out.” The group’s final single features vocals from Hot Chip‘s Alexis Taylor, who teams up with Pollyn’s Genevieve Artadi “across rolling beats and stabs of glitchy electronica. Across the top,” says DIY, “the […]

New Music From Camille

Posted on Oct 11, 2017
New Music From Camille

OUÏ, the new album from the award-winning French singer and composer Camille, was released internationally this year to critical and popular acclaim and is now coming to the US. OUÏ is her fifth studio album in a career that also includes contributions to the band Nouvelle Vague and the soundtrack to the film Ratatouille. Recorded over the course […]

DIY Mag Interviews Anna of the North

Posted on Oct 11, 2017
DIY Mag Interviews Anna of the North

DIY Mag calls Anna of the North‘s debut LP Lovers “an irresistibly laidback record, all twinkly synths, soft percussion and unmistakably Scandinavian vocals.” The magazine also has an interview with Anna Litterud, the Norwegian singer whose impulsive move to Australia several years ago led to the creation of Anna of the North with her production […]

Pigeons and Planes Shares Kan Wakan’s “No Line”

Posted on Oct 11, 2017
Pigeons and Planes Shares Kan Wakan’s “No Line”

Pigeons and Planes has “No Line,” a standout track featuring SAÍGO from Kan Wakan‘s just-released three-disc album Phantasmagoria. According to the site, the Bulgarian-born producer “makes widescreen music, songs that shape shift over their runtime, sailing smoothly through different worlds but remaining cohesive throughout. There are orchestral flourishes, psychedelic swirls, and SAIGO’s delicate vocals on ‘No […]

Drowned In Sound Interviews The Dream Syndicate

Posted on Oct 11, 2017
Drowned In Sound Interviews The Dream Syndicate

“Despite being formed exactly a year before I was born,” Drowned in Sound‘s Jaspar Willems writes, “The Dream Syndicate in their current reformed incarnation are definitely not a band out of time.” Willems has a nice long interview with bandleader Steve Wynn, and writes that “their new opus How Did I Find Myself Here? finds […]

New Music From SISTERS

Posted on Oct 11, 2017
New Music From SISTERS

Emma Goldman famously wrote that “a revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having.” As SISTERS, Emily Westman and Andrew Vait have turned that quote into a pop manifesto. Wait Don’t Wait is the band’s second full-length, coming quickly on the heels of a self-released LP (Drink Champagne) that has found an audience amongst […]

The Stranger Says L.A. Witch, On Tour Now, “Sounds Better Than Most”

Posted on Oct 11, 2017
The Stranger Says L.A. Witch, On Tour Now, “Sounds Better Than Most”

Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger recently published a review of L.A. Witch‘s debut LP, which “sounds like it was conjured by some occult force.” According to the article, “their music is smoky and panoramic, capturing both the claustrophobia of seedy bars and the freedom of sweeping vistas. Plenty of other Southern Californian bands can be traced back to […]

Cloud Control Performs For Rolling Stone

Posted on Oct 11, 2017
Cloud Control Performs For Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone AU has an intimate acoustic performance from Cloud Control, whose third album Zone is currently at radio. Writes the magazine, “Zone finds the now-trio taking their sound in a bold new direction, with guitarist/vocalist Alister Wright recently telling Rolling Stone they wanted ‘the best of both worlds: the chaotic [live] stuff mixed with […]

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