New Music From Leif Vollebekk

Posted on Jun 4, 2020
New Music From Leif Vollebekk

Last November, Montréal’s Leif Vollebekk released his critically-acclaimed fourth studio album, New Ways. The album, a sonic documentation of everything that Leif felt; tenderness and violence, sex, and rebirth, has accumulated more than 11 million streams. Now, Vollebekk shares Rest, a two song set available now across all streaming services. In a time of social distancing, life has brought […]

DIY Mag Shares Braids’ New Video

Posted on Jun 4, 2020
DIY Mag Shares Braids’ New Video

DIY Mag has the stunning video for “Just Let Me,” from the upcoming Shadow Offering LP by Braids. The video was directed by the trio’s singler, Raphaelle Standell-Preston,who told DIY, “I am grateful to have been able to explore this very question with two incredible dancers and dear friends Stephen John Quinlan, Justin De Luna, and choreographer […]

Backseat Mafia Premiers Dive Index’s “Waving At Airplanes”

Posted on Jun 4, 2020
Backseat Mafia Premiers Dive Index’s “Waving At Airplanes”

Backseat Mafia has the premiere of “Waving At Airplanes,” from the new Dive Index album of the same name. The site writes that “the track, featuring Natalie Walker of trip-hop collective Daughter Darling, is this beautifully hazy slice of glitchy electronic soul, her smooth vocal draping over scattered beats and stuttering synths. Added in some […]

Los Angeleno Hosts Live Sets With Alex Lilly, Samantha Sidley, Soft Sailors, And More

Posted on Jun 4, 2020
Los Angeleno Hosts Live Sets With Alex Lilly, Samantha Sidley, Soft Sailors, And More

Los Angeleno has been hosting a weekly music series during the coronavirus lockdown, showcasing local musicians in Los Angeles by giving them the opportunity to produce short musical performance videos. The series has featured quite a few talented guests, including A man A plan A canal artists. Alex Lilly, Samantha Sidley, and Soft Sailors have all […]

New Music From Inara George

Posted on Jun 3, 2020
New Music From Inara George

Inara George (The Bird and The Bee, The Living Sisters) is welcoming a new bundle of songs, the first in a planned series of collaborative releases that don’t carry what she describes as “the huge pressure of a full album.” The Youth Of Angst, available from Release Me Records, features George’s longtime friend, producer Wendy Wang. […]

That Music Mag Recommends Dive Index

Posted on Jun 3, 2020
That Music Mag Recommends Dive Index

That Music Mag recommends the new album from Dive Index, calling Waving At Airplanes “a beautiful exploration of humanity.” The site praises the album’s “attention to detail,” writing that “there are so many complex ideas and themes they are able to cover while creating incredible musical moments that take listeners to a whole new level.” […]

Lido Pimienta, Still #1 At NACC World and NACC Latin, Talks To The Creative Independent

Posted on Jun 3, 2020
Lido Pimienta, Still #1 At NACC World and NACC Latin, Talks To The Creative Independent

“There’s something so beautiful,” Lido Pimienta observed in a new interview with The Creative Independent, “about just working in silence, and not constantly posting and publishing and talking about what you’re doing. This need to be out there all the time really is a sickness of our generation.” The Colombian/Canadian artist was speaking about creation […]

Psychedelic Baby Jams Out To The Dream Syndicate

Posted on Jun 3, 2020
Psychedelic Baby Jams Out To The Dream Syndicate

On The Universe Inside, writes Psychedelic Baby, The Dream Syndicate “has gone full throttle psychedelic jam, an acid drenched adventure into the inner workings of the unknown, sort of what you’d expect from the Grateful Dead on a luscious noodling night when everything clicked and the stage was theirs for as long as they wished […]

The Fat Angel Sings About Leif Vollebekk’s New Ways

Posted on Jun 1, 2020
The Fat Angel Sings About Leif Vollebekk’s New Ways

The Fat Angel Sings recently reviewed the new LP from Leif Vollebekk, writing that “New Ways exudes humanity… Vollebekk alternates between a raspy Ray Charles moan and rapid-fire Kendrick Lamar triplet rhymes—occasionally just ahead of or behind the beat, depending on where the groove takes him.” The review notes how “gracefully these songs flow” as […]

Tomorrow, See Lido Pimienta Play Pickathon

Posted on Jun 1, 2020
Tomorrow, See Lido Pimienta Play Pickathon

Pickathon is presenting a concert a day to benefit the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. Tomorrow, Tuesday June 2, Lido Pimienta is the featured performer. According to Pickathon’s description, “Pimienta is a Polaris Prize winning hero of Canadian music and her Lucky Barn interview is for real. The audience interaction from that show is intense and […]

BreakThru Radio Premieres Thurlowood Video

Posted on Jun 1, 2020
BreakThru Radio Premieres Thurlowood Video

The last few months have been extremely trying, but BreakThru Radio contends that “fierce piano and vintage end-of-the-world scenarios are all you need right now.” Those elements can be found aplenty on Thurlowood‘s new LP Discontinue Normal Program, from which the track “Shells” is culled. The song, like the full length itself, deals with dark […]

Billboard Premieres “I Can’t Listen” By Samantha Sidley

Posted on Jun 1, 2020
Billboard Premieres “I Can’t Listen” By Samantha Sidley

In December, Billboard premiered the video for Samantha Sidley‘s “I Can’t Listen.” The song, from her Interior Person LP, was written by Inara George about struggles with depression. Yet, according to Billboard, Sidley is “positively ebullient about the black-and-white, noir-styled video” for the song. “It feels like a movie, an old French film,” Sidley told […]

New Music From Dive Index

Posted on May 27, 2020
New Music From Dive Index

Waving At Airplanes, the fifth full-length from electronic composer/producer Will Thomas’ collaborative Dive Index project, provides an immersive and delicately nuanced exploration of both the human condition and the condition of humanity. With vocals shared between Natalie Walker (of trip-hop collective Daughter Darling plus an extensive solo career) and critically-acclaimed English multi-instrumentalist Merz, the album […]

Peekaboo Interviews Josh Kinghoffer Of Pluralone

Posted on May 27, 2020
Peekaboo Interviews Josh Kinghoffer Of Pluralone

Peekaboo Music Magazine recently spoke with Josh Klinghoffer, also known as Pluralone. Klinghoffer, who was in Red Hot Chili Peppers for a decade until 2019, has another project called Dot Hacker and this interview starts with Klinghoffer explaining how Pluralone is different from that group. He explains that his new LP, To Be One With […]

Sunny War Does The Basic Folk Podcast

Posted on May 27, 2020
Sunny War Does The Basic Folk Podcast

Basic Folk podcast host Cindy Howe writes, “Sunny War has a cool finger picking style and a singing voice that matches her persona: whimsical, yet strong. Sunny’s probably the bravest person I have ever talked to in my life.” Howe has an interview with War, who she says was “full of surprises.” Find out how […]

Treble Zine Gets Into The Dream Syndicate

Posted on May 27, 2020
Treble Zine Gets Into The Dream Syndicate

“What a hell of a reinvention,” writes Treble Zine in its exploration of the new Dream Syndicate LP The Universe Inside. “The Dream Syndicate I remember and the one presented here are, to be brief, quite a bit different.” The review really dissects what makes the record work, touching on other artists like Crazy Horse […]

Discogs Interviews Lido Pimienta

Posted on May 25, 2020
Discogs Interviews Lido Pimienta

In a wide-ranging interview with Discogs, Lido Pimienta gives all the details about the making of her new album Miss Colombia and also delves into her relationship with Colombian culture and her current hometown of Toronto. She explains why there's no electric guitar on her album, and why she feels so strongly about highlighting Afro-Colombian music. […]

Jammerzine Shares Thurlowood’s “Survivalist”

Posted on May 25, 2020
Jammerzine Shares Thurlowood’s “Survivalist”

Jammerzine recently premiered “Survivalist,” one of the tracks on Thurlowood‘s stunning new LP Discontinue Normal Program. “Enhanced by that subtle power provided by the rhythm and his beautiful falsetto, Thurlowood provides a positively haunting track with a spacious electronic orchestral style of sounds and a throbbing beat that reacts to the emotions.” In addition to […]

Thank Folk For That Praises Leif Vollebekk

Posted on May 25, 2020
Thank Folk For That Praises Leif Vollebekk

Leif Vollebekk is “certainly completely charming and utterly captivating” on New Ways, his new album at radio now. This is according to Thank Folk For That, which gave the Montréal-based singer-songwriter a four-out-of-five star review. Although the record features plenty of the Americana sound of its predecessor, Twin Solitude, it also “demonstrates an occasional and […]

Los Angeleno Spotlights Alex Lilly’s New Gig As a Personal Jingle Writer

Posted on May 25, 2020
Los Angeleno Spotlights Alex Lilly’s New Gig As a Personal Jingle Writer

Los Angeleno has a feature on Alex Lilly, who has been coping with the Covid-19 pandemic in a creative way. Lilly released her debut solo album 2% Milk last year, but she also works as a writer of commercial jingles. “When work and social life all came to a screeching halt,” the site explains, “she […]

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