New Music From The Smoking Flowers

Posted on Jun 20, 2019
New Music From The Smoking Flowers

On last year’s Let’s Die Together LP, The Smoking Flowers presented an urgent and cathartic story about a couple that lives together, writes together, plays together, and simply loves life together. The album was a response to Kim Collins’ triumphant battle with breast cancer, a battle that she faced head-on with her husband and musical partner […]

Lost In Stars Shares Video Via Slow Breathing Circuit

Posted on Jun 20, 2019
Lost In Stars Shares Video Via Slow Breathing Circuit

Slow Breathing Circuit has the new Lost In Stars video, for “Hush & Hum.” The track appears on the artist’s new LP Fábula, and the video is the second that LiS mastermind Dylan Willoughby has produced for the album. The site writes, “A poet as well as a composer, Willoughby has always had a deep […]

LA Record Premieres “What We Live” By Soft Sailors

Posted on Jun 20, 2019
LA Record Premieres “What We Live” By Soft Sailors

LA Record has the newest track from Soft Sailors, called “What We Live.” The magazine premiered the song a couple of weeks ago, calling it “an anxious/angsty art-wave track which touches on Sparks, Geza X and maybe a little of Peter Ivers’ manic midnight energy. It’s a song that wrestles with the power and weight […]

The Silver Snails Launch Pilot Light Tour

Posted on Jun 20, 2019
The Silver Snails Launch Pilot Light Tour

The Silver Snails have traveled from Italy to the United States, and they’ve got a string of live dates! Dubbed the Pilot Light tour, the itinerary hits several locations in Washington and Oregon. If you’re interested in having the band in your studio – either as a full band or in a stripped-down format – […]

New Music From Gregory Ackerman

Posted on Jun 19, 2019
New Music From Gregory Ackerman

“‘We’ve Got a Runner’ was a song I wrote after a break up,” explains Los Angeles-based songwriter Gregory Ackerman. “I recorded it in my room and posted a demo on SoundCloud in 2015, but I always wanted to resurrect it in the studio.” The song is now the advance single from Stresslove, Ackerman’s upcoming EP of “love […]

Paste Premieres “Ocean” From Fruit Bats

Posted on Jun 19, 2019
Paste Premieres “Ocean” From Fruit Bats

Paste has the premiere of “Ocean,” a new Fruit Bats track from the band’s almost-released new LP Gold Past Life. “This is a song about late bloomers, late discoveries, adult baptism, coming-of-age when you’re way past the right time to do that,” main Fruit Bat Eric D. Johnson told Paste. “About growing, I guess. And […]

Billboard Announces The New Bird And The Bee Album

Posted on Jun 19, 2019
Billboard Announces The New Bird And The Bee Album

Billboard has announced the new LP from The Bird And The Bee: Interpreting The Masters Volume 2: A Tribute To Van Halen. The new record, which is a sequel of sorts to the band’s 2010 collection of Hall & Oates covers, “is a collection of covers of some of the most massive and wild songs […]

Chunky Glasses Is Transfixed By Combo Chimbita

Posted on Jun 19, 2019
Chunky Glasses Is Transfixed By Combo Chimbita

“Combo Chimbita are pushing the boundaries of Latinx music into new territory,” according to Chunky Glasses, “while still paying homage to those that came before them.” The site has a review of the band’s recent show in DC, which describes their “mystical sound” made “of psychedelic rock, funk, Afro-Caribbean sounds like cumbia, and lots of […]

Fruit Bats Go For Adds

Posted on Jun 17, 2019
Fruit Bats Go For Adds

Set for release on the first day of summer, Gold Past Life – the new album from Fruit Bats and the first to be released by Merge – marks both an end and a beginning. It’s the end of an unintentional thematic trilogy of records Eric D. Johnson began with 2014’s “solo album” EDJ and […]

Tinariwen Goes For Adds

Posted on Jun 17, 2019
Tinariwen Goes For Adds

The story of Amadjar – the upcoming album from the Grammy award-winning Tuareg musicians Tinariwen – begins at the end of October 2018 at the Taragalte Festival of nomadic cultures in the Moroccan Sahara. Following their appearance at the festival, Tinariwen hit the road and headed for Mauritania, via southern Morocco, Western Sahara and the […]

The Bird And The Bee Go For Adds

Posted on Jun 17, 2019
The Bird And The Bee Go For Adds

Since forming in 2005, The Bird And The Bee have brought a breezy elegance to their music, putting their own idiosyncratic twist on time-bending indie-pop. When we last checked in with the duo, they had just presented the dreamlike and dance-heavy album Recreational Love. Since that triumph, vocalist Inara George has released a solo album […]

Fault Magazine Premieres Golden Daze’s “Flower” Video

Posted on Jun 17, 2019
Fault Magazine Premieres Golden Daze’s “Flower” Video

“If you’re looking for music to get lost to in quiet contemplation, then look no further” than Golden Daze. This is according to Fault Magazine, which last week premiered the duo’s new music video. The clip for “Flower,” writes Fault, “is a self-described ‘meditation on aging’ that perfect fits the musical backdrop of the dreamy, lo-fi […]

Americana UK Shares Tanbark’s “Heart-Shaped Locket”

Posted on Jun 17, 2019
Americana UK Shares Tanbark’s “Heart-Shaped Locket”

Americana UK has shared the Tanbark song “Heart-Shaped Locket,” which is one of many highlights on the band’s new self-titled second LP. The article hones in on the “distinctive” vocals of the band’s singer, Chloe Nelson. Check it out here. Tanbark debuted last week at the NACC Radio 200, landing at #160! Give them some spins […]

Golden Daze Gets Props From Ghettoblaster

Posted on Jun 12, 2019
Golden Daze Gets Props From Ghettoblaster

Eddie Ugarte of Ghettoblaster wrote, about the new Golden Daze LP, that, “as soon as Simpatico begins, a sense of sweet calmness seems to take over me, as if I’m enveloped in a cocoon slowly hurling through space.” He continues, “Golden Daze moves in so many directions but always end up at the same spot, […]

Tanbark’s Chloe Nelson Tells Her Story To Hairstory

Posted on Jun 12, 2019
Tanbark’s Chloe Nelson Tells Her Story To Hairstory

Hairstory has an interview with Chloe Nelson, the compelling lead vocalist of Tanbark. In the interview, she explains the importance of a strong stage presence and look. “I am particularly fond of Willie Nelson’s braids, Françoise Hardy’s bangs, Dolly Parton’s enormous blondness,” she says. “When you see a show, your eye has to linger on […]

Grimy Goods Loves Combo Chimbita Live

Posted on Jun 12, 2019
Grimy Goods Loves Combo Chimbita Live

Grimy Goods caught the same recent Combo Chimbita show that we did, at The Echo in Los Angeles. The performance, according to the site, was full of “all kinds of fire. Lead singer Carolina Oliveros captivated the audience with her raw strength. The intensity of her performance along with the entire musicianship provides a unique […]

Americana Highways Has High Praise For Tanbark

Posted on Jun 11, 2019
Americana Highways Has High Praise For Tanbark

“On the new self-titled album,” Americana Highways contends, “Tanbark shows that you can tune out the noise simply by turning down the volume and making good music. Even if you’re a rocker, every once in a while, it’s nice to hear something that goes for depth rather than volume and tempo.” The review goes on […]

Consequence Of Sound Explores The Origins Of Particle Kid

Posted on Jun 11, 2019
Consequence Of Sound Explores The Origins Of Particle Kid

Consequence Of Sound has the lowdown on Micah Nelson, the man behind the Particle Kid moniker. “You can learn a lot when you’re both a member of Neil Young’s backing band, Promise of the Real, and the son of Willie Nelson,” CoS says for background context. “Not only do you have the chance to learn […]

Soft Sailors Go For Adds

Posted on Jun 10, 2019
Soft Sailors Go For Adds

Soft Sailors, led by Los Angeles scene veteran Geoff Geis (Pizza!, Big Whup, So Many Wizards, Mabson Enterprises), is a smart, emotive, and economical band that modulates between jangly college rock and feedback-drenched, guttural grunge. Geis teased the project last year with The Soft Sailors Mixtape, a collection of home recordings that interspersed intimate originals […]

WUNC Takes A Station Break With Sunny War

Posted on Jun 10, 2019
WUNC Takes A Station Break With Sunny War

WUNC got an opportunity to present a song to a recent Station Breaks feature on NPR Music. Thanks to WUNC Music Librarian Brian Burns for choosing to shine a light on Sunny War‘s “Shell,” which will be on her new LP Shell Of A Girl later this summer. “‘Shell’ is a perfect song for the […]

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