The Good Ones Hit #1 At NACC World

Posted on Feb 5, 2020
The Good Ones Hit #1 At NACC World

Thanks to all the stations who charted The Good Ones’ Rwanda, You Should Be Loved to NACC World this week. It’s been a long journey! Big ups to CJAM 99.1 fm, CJLO 1690 am, CJSW 90.9 fm, KALX  90.7 fm, KAXE 91.7 fm/KBXE 90.5 fm, KGLT 91.9 fm, KMUD 91.1 fm, KRCC 91.5 fm, KRSC […]

American Songwriter Interviews Melody Federer About Her New Single With Burt Bacharach

Posted on Feb 5, 2020
American Songwriter Interviews Melody Federer About Her New Single With Burt Bacharach

Melody Federer recently teamed up with the one and only Burt Bacharach for a single, entitled “Bridges,” and American Songwriter says the two are a “match made in musical heaven.” Says the site, “The track shuffles along with a strong vocal melody and baseline that provide the perfect backing for the piano and strings to dance […]

New Music From Yorkston/Thorne/Khan

Posted on Feb 3, 2020
New Music From Yorkston/Thorne/Khan

Yorkston/Thorne/Khan – the trio of James Yorkston (guitar, nyckelharpa, vocals), Jon Thorne (double bass, vocals) and Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi, vocals) – is pleased to announce their new album Navarasa: Nine Emotions. At the heart of the trio’s transporting new record is the Indian subcontinent’s concept of navarasa – the nine (nava) emotions or sentiments (rasa) […]

New Music From Melody Federer and Burt Bacharach

Posted on Feb 3, 2020
New Music From Melody Federer and Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach and Melody Federer – a match made in musical heaven – have joined creative forces for “Bridges,” their first collaborative effort. Bacharach, a pop culture icon and one of the world’s greatest contemporary composers, is entering the eighth decade of a career that has spanned generations and continents. Federer, a noted solo artist as well […]

Under The Radar Interviews Vetiver

Posted on Feb 3, 2020
Under The Radar Interviews Vetiver

Under The Radar proclaims that Up On High “might just be Vetiver‘s most beautiful effort to date. The hallmarks of an Andy Cabic record are there—the acoustic base, the intimate environment, the melodic approach—but there’s a confidence present on these songs in the no-frills approach. No bells are heard, no whistles employed. Up On High […]

Samantha Sidley Takes NYC

Posted on Feb 3, 2020
Samantha Sidley Takes NYC

Samantha Sidley, whose Interior Person was on LA Times‘ Top Ten Albums of 2019 list, is going to New York City for a stand of dates at The Green Room 42. Located inside the Yotel New York in Manhattan, the glitzy cabaret is the perfect setting for Sidley’s sensual, femme-forward jazz. See her if you have […]

Leif Vollebekk Plays For World Cafe

Posted on Jan 29, 2020
Leif Vollebekk Plays For World Cafe

Congratulations to Leif Vollebekk for being chosen to perform live on NPR’s World Cafe. According to the Montréal-based songwriter, he had been considering an end to his music career after initially releasing his 2017 album Twin Solitude. Yet, he was inspired by the critical success of that Polaris Prize-nominated album to continue working as a […]

For Folk’s Sake Appreciates The Laid-Back Vibe of Vetiver

Posted on Jan 29, 2020
For Folk’s Sake Appreciates The Laid-Back Vibe of Vetiver

“As Up On High progresses,” writes For Folk’s Sake about the new Vetiver LP at radio now, “you slip into a supple calm, as the meditative reel of fingerpicking seems to reminisce over the searching acid folk of the band’s early years. Though, [Vetiver’s Andy] Cabic now seems more self-aware than ever.” The site applauds […]

Particle Kid And Sunny War Explore Austin For Taste Of Country

Posted on Jan 29, 2020
Particle Kid And Sunny War Explore Austin For Taste Of Country

Micah Nelson – who records and performs using the Particle Kid moniker – recently explored Austin, TX with his friend and fellow AmApAc-associated artist Sunny War, for a web series called Sites And Sounds. The show, which premiered via Taste Of Country last year, finds Nelson and war moving around the city and enjoying great […]

The Good Ones – Vying For Supremacy At NACC World – Get Love From WUOG

Posted on Jan 29, 2020
The Good Ones – Vying For Supremacy At NACC World – Get Love From WUOG

“There is a sense of true love for what they are creating that emanates from every song” on The Good Ones new LP, Rwanda, You Should Be Loved. That’s how Leo Pryor, a reviewer for Athens, GA radio station WUOG FM, describes the record in a recent review. According to Pryor, “The only explicitly credited […]

Combo Chimbita – Lauded By Rolling Stone – Hits The Road

Posted on Jan 29, 2020
Combo Chimbita – Lauded By Rolling Stone  – Hits The Road

Combo Chimbita had a big 2019, releasing their sophomore LP Ahomale to critical acclaim. According to Rolling Stone, which put Ahomale at #7 on its list of best “Latin” albums of 2019, the record is “a psychedelic rollercoaster ride of diasporic percussion, explosive power chords and singer Carolina Olivero’s soaring vocal gymnastics.” That description, here, […]

Archyde Profiles Tinariwen

Posted on Jan 29, 2020
Archyde Profiles Tinariwen

“Tinariwen’s musical style is quite modern and transcultural,” writes Archyde in a recent exploration of the Tuareg group. “Translated,” the piece explains, “Tinariwen means ‘deserts’ – spaces that are of central importance for the band: as concrete, physical places in which their members grew up, live and sometimes also record their music. At the same […]

The Innocence Mission Gets Love From All Songs Considered and Leo Sigh

Posted on Jan 27, 2020
The Innocence Mission Gets Love From All Songs Considered and Leo Sigh

NPR's All Songs Considered chose The Innocence Mission's new LP See You Tomorrow as one of its Top 9 Albums out on January 17. Reviewer Lars Gotrich calls the record "reflective, atmospheric, [and] grounded by Karen Peris' voice and this supreme detail in her lyrics about the everyday. Simple images rendered quite beautifully." Check it […]

Leif Vollebekk Shares “Apalachee Plain” Via American Songwriter

Posted on Jan 27, 2020
Leif Vollebekk Shares “Apalachee Plain” Via American Songwriter

Leif Vollebekk told American Songwriter about the inspiration behind his song “Apalachee Plain.” According to the songwriter, “A few years ago, I was driving through the painted desert and saw a lone mustang running alongside the road. He looked so free. He seemed to know everything. That image came back to me when I wrote […]

WUOG Praises The Lyricism And Harmonies On Lost Wisdom pt. 2

Posted on Jan 27, 2020
WUOG Praises The Lyricism And Harmonies On Lost Wisdom pt. 2

“This album brought me to tears,” writes Chase McGee of The University of Georgia’s WUOG FM in his recent review of the new LP from Mount Eerie and Julie Doiron. According to McGee, “Lost Wisdom pt. 2 is a patchwork of years of hurt, repair, and recovery. It features some of the most beautiful Mount […]

The Bird And The Bee’s Greg Kurstin Tells His Story To Tape Op

Posted on Jan 27, 2020
The Bird And The Bee’s Greg Kurstin Tells His Story To Tape Op

Greg Kurstin announces that “music is [his] happy place” in a new feature in Tape Op. The article lists the stunning array of top-notch artists with which the producer has worked, including “Lily Allen, Sia, Pink, The Shins, Foo Fighters, Liam Gallagher, Beck, The Flaming Lips, Tegan and Sara, Peaches, Kelly Clarkson, Lykke Li, Ellie […]

New Music From The Innocence Mission

Posted on Jan 20, 2020
New Music From The Innocence Mission

Love. Connection. Community. Understanding. Not everybody can turn these intimate feelings into song, especially not with the beauty and sensitivity of the orchestral Lancaster, Pennsylvania folk band The Innocence Mission. Led by Karen Peris and husband Don Peris, the band has spent years trying to voice the inexpressible, and Sufjan Stevens – who has covered […]

New Music From Deap Lips (Flaming Lips + Deap Vally)

Posted on Jan 20, 2020
New Music From Deap Lips (Flaming Lips + Deap Vally)

The seeds of Deap Lips were first planted years ago, when Deap Vally‘s Lindsey Troy & Julie Edwards each fell in love with the music of The Flaming Lips. “There are very few artists,” says Edwards, “who can offer the same experience on a decades-spanning deep dive.” In 2016, as Deap Vally were touring with Wolfmother, Wayne Coyne […]

Third Coast Review Enjoys A Performance By Mount Eerie And Julie Doiron

Posted on Jan 20, 2020
Third Coast Review Enjoys A Performance By Mount Eerie And Julie Doiron

Third Coast Review, a site based in Chicago, had the pleasure of seeing a Mount Eerie and Julie Doiron performance last month at Thalia Hall. According to the site, “Their converging back together for Lost Wisdom pt. 2 feels right and brings together elements of Phil Elverum‘s early writing with his more forthright, almost diary […]

The Good Ones’ Adrien Kazigira Plays Solo For Fretboard Journal

Posted on Jan 20, 2020
The Good Ones’ Adrien Kazigira Plays Solo For Fretboard Journal

During a recent trip to visit Fretboard Journal, The Good Ones‘ bandleader and guitarist Adrien Kazigira saw a guitar he liked. The site says he “noticed the Preston Thompson 0000 we had on the wall. He put down the Yamaha he usually employs and promptly launched into this tune, ‘My Smartest Friend Has Lost His […]

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