New Music From Tinariwen

Posted on Aug 21, 2019
New Music From Tinariwen

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 […]

AllMusic Premieres Sunny War’s Boundary-Pushing New LP

Posted on Aug 21, 2019
AllMusic Premieres Sunny War’s Boundary-Pushing New LP

Sunny War’s newest album, Shell Of A Girl, drops this Friday after months of buildup. AllMusic has an exclusive premiere of the full-length, and the site writes that the album pushes the boundaries of folk music. It’s also got an interview with the singer-songwriter, who is known for her confessional lyrics, raw delivery, and deft […]

Treble Chooses Nérija’s Blume As Album Of The Week

Posted on Aug 21, 2019
Treble Chooses Nérija’s Blume As Album Of The Week

The full-length debut from London jazz septet Nérija “sounds like a group of incredibly talented friends—all of them women except bassist Rio Kai—enjoying the shared musical space they occupy together.” This is according to Treble Magazine, which recently chose Blume for an Album of the Week feature. “That kind of freewheeling, almost comforting sensibility isn’t […]

New Music From Samantha Sidley

Posted on Aug 20, 2019
New Music From Samantha Sidley

Samantha Sidley’s Interior Person, the full length LP due out in September via Release Me Records, is a testament to the jazz singer’s lifelong love of vocalists. “My whole life was a song,” Sidley says of her childhood. “If I looked at a tree, it was a song. If I felt happy, sad, joy, it […]

Pitchfork Enjoys The New Flaming Lips LP

Posted on Aug 20, 2019
Pitchfork Enjoys The New Flaming Lips LP

“As far as concept albums about magical, abnormally sized severed heads go,” writes Pitchfork about the new LP from The Flaming Lips, “this is a pretty breezy listen.” The site praises the narrative album for its “inspiring” casting of The Clash’s Mick Jones in its storyteller’s role and writes that it “reminds us that [The […]

Particle Kid Plays For KUTX

Posted on Aug 20, 2019
Particle Kid Plays For KUTX

Particle Kid recently showed up at the studios of KUTX in Austin to perform a few songs. According to the station’s website, “Micah Nelson has had mentors of mythological status. A member of Neil Young’s backing band, Promise of the Real, Micah has absorbed Young’s audiophilic attention to detail in each recording of the songs nine […]

The Flaming Lips Go For Adds

Posted on Aug 19, 2019
The Flaming Lips Go For Adds

Released on Record Store Day, the first limited edition pressing of The Flaming Lips’ 15th studio album sold out instantly. Now, King’s Mouth: Music And Songs is available in wide release. The LP was produced by The Flaming Lips, Dennis Coyne, and Scott Booker with additional production by Dave Fridmann and Mike Fridmann. The Lips’ […]

Señor Fin Goes For Adds

Posted on Aug 19, 2019
Señor Fin Goes For Adds

Formed in Denton, Texas, Señor Fin is a rock band that moved to Seattle in 2015. The five piece is currently composed of Jesse Miller (guitar), Jesse Botello (bass), Jon Rath (keys), Mason Lynass (drums), and Ronan Delisle (guitar), all of whom sing. Their previous releases have earned comparisons to such diverse talents as Joni […]

Gregory Ackerman Goes For Adds

Posted on Aug 19, 2019
Gregory Ackerman Goes For Adds

LA-based singer-songwriter Gregory Ackerman’s upcoming EP Stresslove is made of “love songs meant for those who had fallen out of love.” As with his 2018 debut album And Friends, the EP was produced by Pierre de Reeder, the former bassist of Rilo Kiley and the engineer of recent recordings with bandmate Jenny Lewis, M. Ward, She […]

Relix Premieres Particle Kid’s “Still Going” Video

Posted on Aug 19, 2019
Relix Premieres Particle Kid’s “Still Going” Video

Micah Nelson, the son of legend Willie Nelson and the brains behind the Particle Kid project, recently told Relix that his song “Still Going”  “is basically me writing down my thoughts and memories as they came to me over the three chords, of being a kid, getting older, not wanting to get older, dealing with […]

LAist Posts The Bird And The Bee’s Letter To Van Halen

Posted on Aug 19, 2019
LAist Posts The Bird And The Bee’s Letter To Van Halen

Inara George and Greg Kurstin, who together make up The Bird And The Bee, sent the members of Van Halen‘s classic lineup a letter explaining why they decided to devote an entire album to covering the group’s songs. “Thank you for teaching us how to rock,” the band writes in the letter obtained by LAist. “The […]

Paste Says King’s Mouth Features The Flaming Lips’ “Most Convincing Pop Tunes In Years”

Posted on Aug 15, 2019
Paste Says King’s Mouth Features The Flaming Lips’ “Most Convincing Pop Tunes In Years”

Paste reports that the new Flaming Lips LP King’s Mouth is ” the Lips’ most ebullient and downright listenable album in years, with a surreal narrative arc and concision that recalls 2002’s Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.” The review compares the vibe of the record to that of a Gorillaz album, and notes the smart […]

The Washington Post Interviews Fruit Bats About Gold Past Life

Posted on Aug 15, 2019
The Washington Post Interviews Fruit Bats About Gold Past Life

In a recent interview with The Washington Post, Fruit Bats’ Eric D. Johnson explains that, with Gold Past Life, “I set out to write a record about a sense of place. That was even one of the working titles of the album: ‘Sense of Place.’ The nostalgia thing took me by surprise. And I didn’t […]

Nérija Stands Apart, According To Pitchfork

Posted on Aug 15, 2019
Nérija Stands Apart, According To Pitchfork

Pitchfork explains that, while “loud and energetic septet Nérija is just the latest formidable voice to emerge from London’s jazz scene…the 10 original compositions on Blume stand apart. The players have a familiar rapport that still allows room for risk, and the music thrums with tension while never losing the reggae and funk bits that […]

Caravan 222 Begins Tour

Posted on Aug 15, 2019
Caravan 222 Begins Tour

Caravan 222 embarks on a tour tomorrow. The San Franciscan super troupe and musical collaboration consists of Jacob Landry (Lee Gallagher and the Hallelujah), Kyle Demartini (Down Dirty Shake), Nate Porter (New Sun Company), Dashiel McClary (Big River Ever After), and their Chilean counterpart, Simon Todorovic (A Full Cosmic Sound).The band invokes a range of […]

Particle Kid’s Window Rock Is An Amped Featured Album

Posted on Aug 14, 2019
Particle Kid’s Window Rock Is An Amped Featured Album

Particle Kid‘s new Window Rock was recently an Amped Featured Album of The Week. The site writes, “Often minimalistic and atmospheric, Window Rock finds the artist following his instincts and creating a musical universe that incorporates a bit of Jeff Buckley here, a dibble-dabble of Radiohead there, a subtle pinch of Sonic Youth, and large […]

Combo Chimbita, Highlighted Recently by Beatroute, Play shows In New Hampshire and Massachusetts

Posted on Aug 14, 2019
Combo Chimbita, Highlighted Recently by Beatroute, Play shows In New Hampshire and Massachusetts

Combo Chimbita has a couple of shows in the Northeastern US this weekend, and will be playing a string of shows in the Southwest and Texas right before heading on their European tour this fall. The band is supporting their album Ahomale, which earlier this year topped the NACC Latin charts as well as the […]

The Bird And The Bee, Featured In The New Yorker, Plays The Late Late Show

Posted on Aug 13, 2019
The Bird And The Bee, Featured In The New Yorker, Plays The Late Late Show

The Bird And The Bee have found success with their new Van Halen covers album. The New Yorker writes that “on the duo’s new, oddly effective Van Halen-tribute LP, Greg Kurstin’s jazz-nurtured piano replaces Eddie Van Halen‘s guitar feats, and Inara George’s serenity supplants David Lee Roth’s glorious buffoonery.” Read the spot here. George is […]

Pure Grain Audio Premieres The New Video From Aina Haina

Posted on Aug 13, 2019
Pure Grain Audio Premieres The New Video From Aina Haina

Pure Grain Audio has premiered the video for Aina Haina‘s “Don’t Need Your Love,” which is one of the catchiest songs on their new LP Second Best. According to the site, the band produces “punchy alt-rock.” Pure Grain Audio has a quote from video director Christopher Coats, who gives interested readers an overview of the […]

Nérija Goes For Adds

Posted on Aug 12, 2019
Nérija Goes For Adds

Nérija (pronounced ‘ne-ree-ya’) is the septet of contemporary jazz luminaries Nubya Garcia (tenor saxophone), Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet), Cassie Kinoshi (alto saxophone), Rosie Turton (trombone), Shirley Tetteh (guitar), Lizy Exell (drums), and Rio Kai (bass). Rooted in friendship, Nérija is a collective whose breakneck shifts in tempo and style rely on a deep understanding of mood, […]

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