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 […]

Paste Premieres The Pines’ “Hanging From the Earth”

Posted on Feb 4, 2016
Paste Premieres The Pines’ “Hanging From the Earth”

“It’s a dreamy country love song of sorts,” says the Pines’ Benson Ramsey about “Hanging From the Earth.” The gorgeous song, one of many highlights on the band’s new LP Above the Prairie, was recently premiered on Paste Magazine. In the accompanying feature, Ramsey explains, “It’s sort of a meditational breakdown on the fact that we […]

As He Plots US Tour, Ambient Music Guide Reveres St. Germain

Posted on Feb 4, 2016
As He Plots US Tour, Ambient Music Guide Reveres St. Germain

The Ambient Music Guide has given props to St. Germain in its wrap up of 2015, mentioning his self-titled comeback LP amongst its favorite albums of the year. “Repeated listens reveal a wonderful complexity and level of detail,” the site says. “This is tuneful, exotic and soulful music from an act who everyone thought had […]

Also at Radio

Posted on Feb 4, 2016
Also at Radio

Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood and the Rajasthan Express – Junun (Nonesuch) Marco With Love – Promised Land EP (Outright Rock) EarlyRise – Colors (Self-released) The Cave Singers – “That’s Why” [digital single] (self-released)

New Music from Zaac Pick

Posted on Feb 3, 2016
New Music from Zaac Pick

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 […]

Futurebirds Talk to Seventh Hex, Perform for OurVinyl, and Tour

Posted on Feb 3, 2016
Futurebirds Talk to Seventh Hex, Perform for OurVinyl, and Tour

In a recent interview with The Seventh Hex, Futurebirds member Carter King explained the dire feelings that went into writing the new album Hotel Parties while touring behind their last album. “We couldn’t see at the time that we were shedding some necessary skin. It just looked to us like the wheels were coming off. […]

NEEDS Does Daytrotter

Posted on Feb 3, 2016
NEEDS Does Daytrotter

Daytrotter is an Internet institution with a decade-long history of documenting the most important musicians of the day, from up-and-comers to legends. Thus, it is an honor for NEEDS to now be included amongst the ranks of bands that have recorded Daytrotter Sessions. Tracked on January 25 at the Horseshack in Davenport, IA, the band’s […]

Also at Radio

Posted on Feb 3, 2016
Also at Radio

The Pines – Above the Prairie (Red House Records) Marco With Love – Promised Land EP (Outright Rock) Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood and the Rajasthan Express – Junun (Nonesuch) St. Germain – St. Germain (Nonesuch) EarlyRise – Colors (Self-released)

The Pines Go For Adds

Posted on Feb 1, 2016
The Pines Go For Adds

Called “quietly gripping” by legendary rock journalist David Fricke (Rolling Stone), Minneapolis-based The Pines sound like a Brian Eno for the Great Plains. Their native Midwest is their muse, and their songs explore the vast expanses around and above them to find beauty in the isolated towns and farms that dot the landscape and the […]

Marco With Love Performs on Blind Blind Tiger

Posted on Feb 1, 2016
Marco With Love Performs on Blind Blind Tiger

Marco With Love, whose Promised Land EP has been on the Radio 200 for the past three weeks, bring an exuberant swagger to their performances that makes them a joy to watch live. On a recent trip to Los Angeles, the NYC-based quartet stopped by Blind Blind Tiger to document their energetic style in front […]