Fruit Bats’ Eric D. Johnson, #4 At NACC, Talks to OPB

Posted on Mar 29, 2021
Fruit Bats’ Eric D. Johnson, #4 At NACC, Talks to OPB

In a recent interview with OPB.org, Fruit Bats’ Eric D. Johnson tells readers about what a Pet Parade is. “It was this thing that my grandma used to take me to. It’s like going to a costume party with your dog or cat, but also in parade form. It’s just the most Americana thing you’ve […]

New Music From Beams

Posted on Mar 25, 2021
New Music From Beams

Ego Death sees Beams – the psychedelic folk-rock band that formed in 2011 in Toronto, Canada – moving in a bold new sonic direction that puts loud guitars center-stage but still makes room for the airy acoustic instrumentation that has defined its sound until now. This evolution was the result of singer/songwriter Anna Mērnieks-Duffield choosing […]

Rolling Stone Features Sunny War’s “Mama’s Milk” From Simple Syrup, Which Goes For NACC Adds Next Week

Posted on Mar 25, 2021
Rolling Stone Features Sunny War’s “Mama’s Milk” From Simple Syrup, Which Goes For NACC Adds Next Week

Rolling Stone likes “Mama’s Milk” from Sunny War, calling the Simple Syrup single one of the “best country songs this week.” The site writes, “Folk-punk singer-songwriter Sunny War suffers no fools in the charmingly loose ‘Mama’s Milk’ from the upcoming album Simple Syrup, out March 26th. “I’ll spit ya back up again/Like ya did mamma’s […]

Paste Praises Pluralone’s Creative Personality

Posted on Mar 25, 2021
Paste Praises Pluralone’s Creative Personality

About I Don’t Feel Well, from Josh Kinghoffer’s Pluralone project, Paste Magazine writes, “[It] has the mark of a passion project—those kind of heady, heavily worked over sessions that take years to complete. Klinghoffer was able to knock it out in about a month. That’s the mark of a creative personality constantly trying to scratch […]

Burning Wood Places Mike Viola’s Godmuffin Among The Best of The Year

Posted on Mar 25, 2021
Burning Wood Places Mike Viola’s Godmuffin Among The Best of The Year

Burning Wood applauds Godmuffin by Mike Viola, calling the LP one of 2020’s best while lamenting that it was released after they’d already made their Top Five list for the year. The record contains “some of the most heartbreaking and heartfelt pop tunes I’ve heard in a while” and is “full of lovely melodies and […]

AllMusic Applauds The “Homespun” Nature Of The New Frànçois and the Atlas Mountains Album

Posted on Mar 25, 2021
AllMusic Applauds The “Homespun” Nature Of The New Frànçois and the Atlas Mountains Album

AllMusic says that on Banane Bleue, Frànçois Marry of & Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains “has crafted a more personal and cohesive pop album with an engagingly homespun feel that is quite refreshing to listen to… Less busy than some of the group’s mid-2010s albums, Banane Bleue opts for more minimal arrangements with softly pulsing synths, […]

New Music From Sunny War

Posted on Mar 24, 2021
New Music From Sunny War

When Sunny War speaks, her mind roves endlessly, jumping between topics and spilling out rapid fire thoughts like her wildly inventive guitar playing. The pandemic has driven many away from their creative centers, but War has been uncommonly busy. She founded a Los Angeles chapter of the nonprofit Food Not Bombs, marched for Black Lives […]

Fruit Bats’ New LP, Hailed By Brooklyn Vegan As One Of EDJ’s Best, Hits Number 4 At NACC

Posted on Mar 24, 2021
Fruit Bats’ New LP, Hailed By Brooklyn Vegan As One Of EDJ’s Best, Hits Number 4 At NACC

Thanks to all the stations that helped Fruit Bats’ The Pet Parade slide into the NACC Top Five this week. Here’s looking at you, AM 1700, CHIRP, CHMR, CJAM, CKUA, DMPulse Media, Inhailer Radio, Iowa Public Radio, Jefferson Public Radio, KALX, KDHX, KDUR, KEUL, KFFP, KGLT, KMUD, KNNN, KRBX, KRUA, KRZA, KUMD, KVMR, KWLC, KXCI, […]

New Sick Music Appreciates Melpo Mene

Posted on Mar 24, 2021
New Sick Music Appreciates Melpo Mene

New Sick Music likes Melpo Mene’s newest song. According to the site, “Driving guitars and subtle percussion greet you in ‘Wrong At Last,’ followed by warm, atmospheric synths that ground the song. Melpo’s gorgeous vocals come in with a confidence that’s comforting and authoritative as he muses about humanity and all the different ways we interpret […]

FLOOD Recommends The Journey Of The Pet Parade, Which Is Hovering Outside The NACC Top Ten

Posted on Mar 22, 2021
FLOOD Recommends The Journey Of The Pet Parade, Which Is Hovering Outside The NACC Top Ten

Fruit Bats’ new LP The Pet Parade, writes FLOOD, “opens with the title track and leads us to question what the purpose of it all is. As you listen through each song on the album, you see the self-discovery and journey of figuring out your truest purpose in life. Through ‘Discovering’ to ‘All in One […]

Afropunk Shares Sunny War’s “Quiet” Punk Rock

Posted on Mar 22, 2021
Afropunk Shares Sunny War’s “Quiet” Punk Rock

Afropunk writes that “there’s something about Sunny War’s music that makes it the quietest punk rock it’s possible to make. Though her guitar work is rooted in blues, soul, and folk, Sunny’s songwriting packs a stronger punch than whole discographies of reactionary punk traditionalists.” The site has War’s video for “Mama’s Milk,” one of a […]

Frànçois and the Atlas Mountains’ Frànçois Marry Performs For Radio France Internationale

Posted on Mar 22, 2021
Frànçois and the Atlas Mountains’ Frànçois Marry Performs For Radio France Internationale

We love Frànçois and the Atlas Mountains’ new LP Banane Bleue. So, even though we can’t understand very many words in Radio France Internationale’s recent French language interview with the band’s Frànçois Marry, we are stoked about the live performances offered over the course of the session. If you’ve been enjoying the album as well, check it out […]

Get Some Says Melpo Mene Takes Listeners On A Sonic Journey

Posted on Mar 22, 2021
Get Some Says Melpo Mene Takes Listeners On A Sonic Journey

Get Some Magazine calls “Wrong At Last” by Melpo Mene “a valiant indie-electro effort that takes the listener on a sonic journey through a forest of whimsical guitar riffs and glossy drum layers. As the song progresses, Melpo’s airy vocals captivate the listener to the point of pure bliss. Additionally, a carefully selected synth section […]

VENTS and KCRW Hype Max Foreman’s “State Of Decay”

Posted on Mar 22, 2021
VENTS and KCRW Hype Max Foreman’s “State Of Decay”

Max Foreman is getting some love for his new EP Underground. According to VENTS magazine, the single “State of Decay” is catchy enough to stick in listeners’ ears. Check it out, as part of their “Hot Half Dozen” list from February 23, here. The song was played on KCRW last weekend and is starting to […]

Vetiver Performs For WNRN

Posted on Mar 22, 2021
Vetiver Performs For WNRN

Vetiver’s Andy Cabic recently performed a “Home Studio Session” for WNRN in Charlottesville, VA and chatted with the station’s Desiré Moses. Check it out here! COVID is terrible, but coast-to-coast sessions like this are among the silver linings. Vetiver’s Up On High, produced by longtime collaborator Thom Monahan and featuring the versatile band that helped Cabic […]

Fruit Bats Go Track-By-Track With Relix

Posted on Mar 15, 2021
Fruit Bats Go Track-By-Track With Relix

‘This was definitely not a coronavirus record,” Fruits Bats’ Eric D. Johnson told Relix about his new LP The Pet Parade. Johnson also told the site that working with producer Josh Kaufman was like “hiring a film director who has his own cast of actors. He brought in the Josh Kaufman Players, all of whom […]

The Fountain Praises Frànçois And The Atlas Mountains’ Banane Bleue As A “Beauty Of A Record”

Posted on Mar 15, 2021
The Fountain Praises Frànçois And The Atlas Mountains’ Banane Bleue As A “Beauty Of A Record”

Of the new LP from Frànçois and the Atlas Mountains, The Fountain writes that “Banane Bleue is a more subdued and sedate affair than the band’s previous back catalogue.” According to The Fountain, it’s “a beauty of an LP all the same. Romantic pop sits at the centre, with a cultural variety that keeps that record interesting […]

Lido Pimienta Performs At The GRAMMYs

Posted on Mar 15, 2021
Lido Pimienta Performs At The GRAMMYs

Did you miss the damn 2021 Grammy Awards last night? No worries. The performances are streaming online, including Lido Pimienta‘s showstopping rendition of “Es Que Tu Haces.” We are so proud of Pimienta, whose GRAMMY and Polaris Prize-nominated Miss Colombia was such a pleasure to promote to radio last year. Enjoy her performance here,  and revisit […]

New Music From Sunny War

Posted on Mar 11, 2021
New Music From Sunny War

When Sunny War speaks, her mind roves endlessly, jumping between topics and spilling out rapid fire thoughts like her wildly inventive guitar playing. The pandemic has driven many away from their creative centers, but War has been uncommonly busy. She founded a Los Angeles chapter of the nonprofit Food Not Bombs and put together a network of […]

Fruit Bats – #3 At NACC Adds This Week – Get Glowing Review From Glide

Posted on Mar 11, 2021
Fruit Bats – #3 At NACC Adds This Week – Get Glowing Review From Glide

Glide Magazine has reviewed Fruit Bats‘ The Pet Parade, which was recorded remotely during the pandemic. “The support staff are a who’s who of the current folk-rock indie scene,” Glide notes, “and even though they were forced to record separately, the album as a whole is warm and fluid starting with the opening title track…The […]

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