New Music From Leif Vollebekk

Posted on May 22, 2024
New Music From Leif Vollebekk

Leif Vollebekk is a Montréal-based singer-songwriter who has sold out headlining tours across North America, Europe, and Australia. His first Secret City Records release, Twin Solitude, was a breakthrough album that landed a spot on the Polaris Music Prize 2017 shortlist and a Juno nomination while gathering over 60 million streams. His follow-up, New Ways, confirmed his undeniable talent. The 11 tracks on Vollebekk’s […]

Maxazine Compares Léonie Gray To Amy Winehouse and Duffy

Posted on May 22, 2024
Maxazine Compares Léonie Gray To Amy Winehouse and Duffy

Maxazine has a review of the new LP from Montréal’s Léonie Gray, writing that self ish “shows her as a talented soul and R&B singer with an irresistible voice… Gray, who is heavily inspired by artists like Amy Winehouse and Duffy, manages to process those influences in her music cleverly… Self ish is a solid addition to the collection of soul and […]

Atwood Magazine Highlights Mia Dyson’s Tender Heart

Posted on May 22, 2024
Atwood Magazine Highlights Mia Dyson’s Tender Heart

Tender Heart, the newest release from Mia Dyson, is “an intimate, soul-stirring record that shines with a beautiful inner light.” This is according to Atwood Magazine, which has an in-depth feature on the record that includes many insights from Dyson herself. Atwood writes, “Her songs implore and inspire us to dive deeper into ourselves as well – […]

New Music From Léonie Gray

Posted on May 22, 2024
New Music From Léonie Gray

Since making her debut by winning several provincial singing competitions in the early 2000s, Léonie Gray has had a long and varied career that has included a lead role in the musical Symbiose; opening slots for well-known artists including Beyries, France d’Amour, Karim Ouellet, Milk & Bones, and Morcheeba; performances at the Montréal International Jazz Festival, at Mtélus, on the CBC Stage and at the Santa-Térésa […]

It’s Psychedelic Baby Does A Deep Dive With Azalia Snail

Posted on May 22, 2024
It’s Psychedelic Baby Does A Deep Dive With Azalia Snail

It’s Psychedelic Baby calls the new Azalia Snail album POWERLOVER, at radio now from Cloud Recordings, “a compelling journey through instrumental soundscapes, rooted in the ambient tradition of Brian Eno while exploring new sonic territories.” And, as the site notes, this album is part of a career that “spans decades, with each album offering listeners a distinct auditory experience. Her work is often […]

Higher Plain Music Loves Beams

Posted on May 22, 2024
Higher Plain Music Loves Beams

Higher Plain Music calls the new one from Beams “a rally cry for peace and humanity in a world that needs regeneration… Canadian indie psychedelic rock band Beams returns with their fourth album Requiem for a Planet and continues to bring their unique genre-striding style. You can probably tell it is difficult for me to cram all the genres in a single […]

A Closer Listen Writes A Glowing Review Of Ezéchiel Pailhès’ New LP

Posted on May 22, 2024
A Closer Listen Writes A Glowing Review Of Ezéchiel Pailhès’ New LP

A Closer Listen likes the new release from French musician Ezéchiel Pailhès, which is at radio now via Circus Company. According to the site, “this is not your typical Una Corda album… This is one of those albums where you almost don’t need to read the review: as soon as you hear the music, your ear catches the groove […]

Flood Shares Beams

Posted on May 20, 2024
Flood Shares Beams

Flood Mag recently shared “A.W.I.L.,” one of the singles from Beams‘ new album Requiem For A Planet. According to Flood, “the track that mimics Grizzly Bear’s intricate guitar tapestries while also bringing to mind the slightly-fuller-than-full-band sound unique to Canadian indie supergroups. Lyrically, the track takes a more positive spin on the record’s central theme, serving as something of […]

Paltrocast Features David J

Posted on May 20, 2024
Paltrocast Features David J

Darren Paltrowitz recently interviewed David J for his Paltrocast series, noting that the Bauhaus and Love & Rockets founder “has remained an in-demand collaborator with notable artists for decades. Albums by Jane’s Addiction, The Dandy Warhols and Tres Vampires have featured material he helped compose. Meanwhile, his musician credits include titles by Porno For Pyros, Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, Armed Love Militia, Dub Gabriel and the aforementioned Jane’s Addiction.” Learn about […]

Crushed Monocle Interviews Dale Crover

Posted on May 20, 2024
Crushed Monocle Interviews Dale Crover

“As one of the most prolific musicians in hardcore and punk,” Bearded Gentlemen Music’s Crushed Monocle Podcast writes, “Dale Crover has been in bands such as Shrinebuilder, Men Of Porn, Crystal Fairy, Fecal Matter, and even briefly in Nirvana for a time. He has shared the stage with artists like Redd Kross, Hank Williams III, OFF!, and Altamont, as well as various solo albums. […]

West Coast Venues Welcome foamboy

Posted on May 20, 2024
West Coast Venues Welcome foamboy

Foamboy has some tour dates on the West Coast next month. The Portland-based duo’s newest album Eating Me Alive is at radio now from N.I.T.A. Records, and it’s been praised by KCRW, KEXP, WBUR, Treble Zine, Audiofuzz, and more. According to 48 Hills, they might even be “the dopest musicians in the Pacific Northwest.” Catch foamboy live, and help them […]

Torn Boys’ Kelly Foley Speaks With The Five Count

Posted on May 20, 2024
Torn Boys’ Kelly Foley Speaks With The Five Count

The Five Count recently spoke to Kelly Foley, “best known as a founding member of the band Torn Boys. He also played with bands like The Ophelias and Gary Young’s Hospital. During the show he discussed the early days of Torn Boys, what he did after the band disbanded in the ‘80s, and the new Torn Boys album 1983.” Check that out right here. 1983 is […]

New Music From Ezéchiel Pailhès

Posted on May 16, 2024
New Music From Ezéchiel Pailhès

The French composer and singer Ezéchiel Pailhès made his debut in 2001 with the electro-pop duo Nôze and has released four subsequent albums. The academically-trained pianist, brought up on classical music and jazz, has long been meaning to write a solo piano album. Then, in 2022 – just as he was getting ready to start producing an album of […]

Azalia Snail Chats With The Strange Brew

Posted on May 16, 2024
Azalia Snail Chats With The Strange Brew

The Strange Brew recently interviewed Azalia Snail, whose new album POWERLOVER is at radio now from Cloud Recordings and going for NACC adds next week. From the jump, Snail explains that the track “Zap You Of That Hate” is “an attempt to fire up feelings to relinquish the negative aspects of human behavior. As it sadly appears, we are […]

Post-Punk Monk Dives Into David J’s Attic

Posted on May 16, 2024
Post-Punk Monk Dives Into David J’s Attic

A recent feature on Post-Punk Monk really digs into Tracks From The Attic, the new three-disc collection of cassette home recordings made by Bauhaus and Love & Rockets founder David J, exploring not only the music but the exquisite packaging as well as the multiple formats on which it’s available. According to the Monk, “The songs themselves consist of 34 tracks recorded onto […]

Melvins’ New LP Impresses Smells Like Infinite Sadness

Posted on May 16, 2024
Melvins’ New LP Impresses Smells Like Infinite Sadness

Smells Like Infinite Sadness says “Tarantula Heart is yet another reminder of how uncompromisingly dedicated the Melvins are to keeping their weird, wonderful, inimitable sound from ever going stagnant. It scratches the itch fans want, while adding ingredients they never knew they needed, leaving us to wonder what their controlled madness has in store for us next.” Read the […]

Rose’s Pawn Shop Heads To The PNW

Posted on May 16, 2024
Rose’s Pawn Shop Heads To The PNW

Rose’s Pawn Shop has some May dates in the Pacific Northwest. The band’s most recent album, Punch Drunk Life, was recommended by Old Gray Cat for “anyone who enjoys the Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Desert Rose Band and Dan Fogelberg circa High Country Snows.” According to Americana Highways, it contains “12 exceptional songs with tight well-written stories, hard-fought battles, facing a crossroads, dealing with loss, […]

New Music From Azalia Snail

Posted on May 15, 2024
New Music From Azalia Snail

POWERLOVER is the 15th solo album by Azalia Snail, the pioneering avant-garde musician who was tremendously influential during the rise of the DIY recording movement in the 1990s. According to Robert Schneider (Apples In Stereo, Elephant 6 Recording Co.), “She is a singular creative influence on us, our scene, and our generation.” This new, all-instrumental album is out now […]

The Slow Music Movement Recommends Kapitan and Rejoicer’s New Album As “Earthly Escapism”

Posted on May 15, 2024
The Slow Music Movement Recommends Kapitan and Rejoicer’s New Album As “Earthly Escapism”

The Slow Music Movement Blog recently recommended Music For Superstars, the new collaboration between Kapitan & Rejoicer.  “If you need some sci-fi evoking, reality detaching, earthly escapism,” the site writes, “then hit play on the new ambient electronic expedition from Kapitan & Rejoicer, a fine soundtrack to help you orbit the sofa, bravely voyage into the kitchen to […]

Exclaim! Praises Beams’ Thoughtfulness On New LP Requiem For A Planet

Posted on May 15, 2024
Exclaim! Praises Beams’ Thoughtfulness On New LP Requiem For A Planet

“Recorded in a secluded barn nested in the Shawangunk mountains in New Paltz, NY, ” Exclaim! writes about Beams’ new LP, “Requiem for a Planet evokes the deep-ache feeling of memories being passed through generations, a set of oral teachings that works to catalogue all the beauty that once grew from our long-destroyed home… Every note of Requiem for a Planet has been […]

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