B. Wurtz, Appearing Virtual for CAP UCLA This Weekend, Soundtracks Hyperallergic Podcast

Posted on Oct 24, 2020
B. Wurtz, Appearing Virtual for CAP UCLA This Weekend, Soundtracks Hyperallergic Podcast

B. Wurtz, the acclaimed visual artist, just released his first musical album, Some Songs, via Hen House Studios. One of the album’s tracks, “The Shady Road,” has been featured in a Hyperallergic podcast exploring the artistic world of the Taíno people. “Taíno civilization was decimated Christopher Columbus and other European explorers during first contact,” Hyperallergic explains, “but the […]

Jambase Interviews Wayne Coyne

Posted on Oct 24, 2020
Jambase Interviews Wayne Coyne

Jambase recently spoke with Wayne Coyne, whose Flaming Lips just released American Head. “With mortality and the daily realities of COVID-19 on our minds,” the site writes, “Coyne got on FaceTime for an insightful interview that touched on all of The Flaming Lips’ current operations. He’s an enthusiastic guy which shows in the way he […]

Braids Plan Second 24-Hour WWWorld Tour This Thursday

Posted on Oct 24, 2020
Braids Plan Second 24-Hour WWWorld Tour This Thursday

Braids will embark on their second 24HR WWWORLD TOUR this Thursday, October 29th, playing six concerts in six different time zones in one day from their Montreal studio. Fans can tune in via their YouTube channel or on their Instagram account. The Manchester concert at 4pm EDT will be streamed via The Line of Best Fit’s […]

New Music From Sol y Canto

Posted on Oct 23, 2020
New Music From Sol y Canto

Sol y Canto’s mission is to create music and performances that move, delight, excite, and connect – connect the audience to the richness of Latin American culture; connect individuals, Hispanic and non-Hispanic, to each other through shared experience of music, poetry, humor and a joyful, playful vibe; and connect us all to our hopes and […]

The Good Ones Play Tiny Desk (At Home)

Posted on Oct 23, 2020
The Good Ones Play Tiny Desk (At Home)

Last month, Rwanda’s The Good Ones premiered their newest song “Soccer (Summer 1988)” via NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts series. Writes Bob Boilen, “This is the tiniest of Tiny Desk (home) concerts, a single song, recorded in Rwanda by The Good Ones. In 2019, the band’s album RWANDA, you should be loved was one of my […]

Lido Pimienta Plays Tiny Desk (At Home)

Posted on Oct 23, 2020
Lido Pimienta Plays Tiny Desk (At Home)

Lido Pimienta‘s Tiny Desk Concert (At Home) went online last week. “Backed up by a bevy of international musicians based in her new home of Toronto,” writes Bob Boilen, “Pimienta’s quartet of songs challenge the concept of just what qualifies as ‘Latin music’ in a way that both honors and expands tradition. There is added […]

New Music From The Shilohs

Posted on Oct 21, 2020
New Music From The Shilohs

A rock band in the timeless sense of the term, The Shilohs always take a song-first approach delivered with to-the-point sincerity. Johnny Payne (vocals/guitar), Mike Komaszczuk (vocals/guitar), Daniel Colussi (vocals/bass) and Ben Frey (drums) formed in 2008 with a drive to write “short, snappy pop songs” in contrast to the slower stoner rock that predominated […]

New York Music Daily Places Dennis Davison Among The Best Of 2020

Posted on Oct 21, 2020
New York Music Daily Places Dennis Davison Among The Best Of 2020

According to New York Music Daily, Dennis Davison has “always been a solid guitarist and distinctively articulate singer, but it turns out he’s competent on bass, drums and keys as well.” The site recently took a dive into The Book Of Strongman, which the former Jigsaw Seen guitarist and singer released this month, and compared […]

Random Lengths News Interviews Sunny War, Who Will Be Playing A Virtual Festival Soon Along With B. Wurtz, Particle Kid, Kronos Quartet, and more

Posted on Oct 21, 2020
Random Lengths News Interviews Sunny War, Who Will Be Playing A Virtual Festival Soon Along With B. Wurtz, Particle Kid, Kronos Quartet, and more

Random Lengths News reports that “musicians and poets from across the United States, Canada and Latin America will hold court from Oct. 28 through 31 at the Tune In Festival presented by the Center for the Art of Performance, also known as CAP UCLA.” Lots of A man A plan A canal-associated acts are participating, […]

New Music From Pluralone

Posted on Oct 20, 2020
New Music From Pluralone

Amidst the backdrop of a global pandemic, political unrest, and wildfires raging across the western United States, Josh Klinghoffer hunkered down and found the inspiration to complete the sophomore album for his latest project, Pluralone. The release, aptly titled I Don’t Feel Well, comes on the heels of Pluralone’s critically-acclaimed debut album, To Be One […]

Atwood Magazine Makes Inara George’s Duet With Dave Grohl An “Editor’s Pick”

Posted on Oct 19, 2020
Atwood Magazine Makes Inara George’s Duet With Dave Grohl An “Editor’s Pick”

Inara George‘s “Sex In Cars” – the Road Angel Project version, featuring Dave Grohl – is an Editor’s Pick over at Atwood Magazine. “The stirring duet between Inara George and Dave Grohl is a breathtaking release from innocence filled with intimacy, movement, and space,” Atwood writes. “Pulsing and tender, the recording adds a burst of […]

When The Horn Blows Says L.A. Witch Is The Coolest Band In The World

Posted on Oct 19, 2020
When The Horn Blows Says L.A. Witch Is The Coolest Band In The World

When The Horn Blows calls L.A. Witch “the world’s coolest band,” delighting in the fact that they “are back with their sophomore LP Play with Fire. Its simple, no b.s. attitude is perfect for anyone looking for a great new rock n’ roll album to check out. If L.A. Witch is a new name for you, […]

Redbrick Says Phil Elverum Achieves “A Lot With A Little” On The Microphones in 2020

Posted on Oct 19, 2020
Redbrick Says Phil Elverum Achieves “A Lot With A Little” On The Microphones in 2020

In a review of The Microphones in 2020, Redbrick’s Ben Forsdick admits that the new release from Phil Elverum has a long, repetitive intro that might be challenging for some listeners. However, he contends, “as this piece progresses past the opening passage, there is little else to complain of.” Forsdick hails Elverum’s “consistently vivid” lyrical […]

The Flaming Lips Play A Bubble Show and Plan More

Posted on Oct 19, 2020
The Flaming Lips Play A Bubble Show and Plan More

A couple weeks ago, Pitchfork reported that The Flaming Lips were planning a “bubble concert,” during which audience members would be encased in the same hamster ball-style plastic bubbles that frontman Wayne Coyne has long used for crowd-surfing fun. Then, last week the band showed up on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert for a […]

Magnet Shares Dennis Davison’s “Auras” Clip

Posted on Oct 19, 2020
Magnet Shares Dennis Davison’s “Auras” Clip

Magnet Magazine writes that Dennis Davison, longtime leader of the Grammy-nominated garage-psych heroes The Jigsaw Seen, “has always made music that’s firmly rooted in the past while always looking toward the future. Take Book Of Strongman track ‘Auras.’ Both the song and its accompanying video will appeal to Miller Lite-ingurgitating millennials as well as their […]

Seattle Times Loves Naked Giants’ The Shadow

Posted on Oct 19, 2020
Seattle Times Loves Naked Giants’ The Shadow

The Seattle Times has a loving review of local trio Naked Giants’ new LP The Shadow. “Over a two-year stretch, the frenetic garage rockers pulled double duty on the road with Car Seat Headrest, opening for the Seattle indie-rock heavyweights and joining Car Seat’s touring band as its crowds grew from clubs to theaters. As […]

New Music From The Good Ones

Posted on Oct 15, 2020
New Music From The Good Ones

In November of 2019, The Good Ones released their critically acclaimed third album Rwanda, You Should Be Loved, which was produced by Grammy-winner Ian Brennan and featured guest collaborations with Wilco’s Nels Cline, TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Fugazi’s Joe Lally, Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker, and more. The Good Ones also embarked on their first ever […]

Lido Pimienta Is Nominated For A Latin Grammy And Shortlisted For The Polaris Prize

Posted on Oct 15, 2020
Lido Pimienta Is Nominated For A Latin Grammy And Shortlisted For The Polaris Prize

Lido Pimienta‘s Miss Colombia has been nominated for “Best Alternative Album” at the Latin Grammys! We can’t say we’re surprised… after all, Pimienta is already a Polaris Music Prize winner for 2017 La Papessa, and she’s on the shortlist for the 2020 Polaris Music Prize to be announced next Monday, October 19. Of course, the […]

Beat Highlights Bananagun As Among The Best In Melbourne

Posted on Oct 15, 2020
Beat Highlights Bananagun As Among The Best In Melbourne

Beat Magazine has highlighted Bananagun‘s “People Talk Too Much” as one of the best songs by a Melbourne-based artist to be released in 2020. The mag writes glowingly about the entirety of the album from which it’s culled. “One of the most anticipated Melbourne albums of the year came by way of psych pop collective […]

QRO Mag Gives The Nod To The Flaming Lips

Posted on Oct 15, 2020
QRO Mag Gives The Nod To The Flaming Lips

“Last year,” QRO Mag reminds us, “masters of the indie-spectacular The Flaming Lips released King’s Mouth, a psychedelic journey that finally matched up to their amazing live shows and such classic turn-of-the-millennium records of theirs as The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.  Well, the amazing live band can’t shoot their confetti cannons […]

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