Secret Meeting Tells Listeners About Patrick Watson

Posted on Nov 30, 2020
Secret Meeting Tells Listeners About Patrick Watson

Secret Meeting recently told listeners to check out the new single from Patrick Watson. “Exactly one year on from his stunning sixth LP, Wave, this latest release finds him in similar sonic territory. Like the opening to a Jean-Pierre Jeunet film, creaking pianos ebb and swell, as the Montréal native’s trademark voice flutters up into […]

Wayne Coyne Shares Fast Food Fish Store Horror Story

Posted on Nov 30, 2020
Wayne Coyne Shares Fast Food Fish Store Horror Story

Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips is used to putting himself against technicolor backdrops, yet a recent video is striking for its lack of color. In it, Coyne tells fans stories, including about the time he was working at a Long John Silver’s (a job he says was quite fun) and was the victim of […]

New Music From The Road Angel Project (Various Artists)

Posted on Nov 24, 2020
New Music From The Road Angel Project (Various Artists)

Inara George, the multi-talented artist perhaps best known as one half of The Bird And The Bee, has curated Road Angel Project: Volume 4 in partnership with Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which will receive all the proceeds. “I reached out to some of my musician friends to see if anyone had a track that they’d like […]

La Vague Parallele Dives Into Pluralone’s New LP

Posted on Nov 24, 2020
La Vague Parallele Dives Into Pluralone’s New LP

La Vague Parallele has a deep dive into I Don’t Feel Well, the second LP from Josh Klinghoffer’s Pluralone. The album was made this year during the pandemic, but the site notes that, “If this new album is actually essentially linked to the tumult we lived with all year long, it is nonetheless neither dark […]

Lido Pimienta and Tinariwen Net Grammy Nominations

Posted on Nov 24, 2020
Lido Pimienta and Tinariwen Net Grammy Nominations

We are pleased to congratulate Lido Pimienta and Tinariwen on their Grammy Award nominations! Pimienta’s Miss Colombia is up for “Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album,” while Tinariwen’s Amadjar is competing for “Best Global Music Album.” We really hope they win! See the complete list here. Both albums had fantastic chart runs and were absolute pleasures […]

Samantha Sidley Chats With Eclectic Ear

Posted on Nov 24, 2020
Samantha Sidley Chats With Eclectic Ear

The new Eclectic Ear Podcast has a chat with Samantha Sidley, which is now available on Spotify and Google Podcasts. Host Ben Bars writes, “Join me as I chat with jazz singer Samantha Sidley. We talk about the release of her debut solo album Interior Person as well as her work doing background vocals for The […]

Bob Boilen Talks Drugs With Wayne Coyne

Posted on Nov 24, 2020
Bob Boilen Talks Drugs With Wayne Coyne

“On this edition of All Songs Considered,” Bob Boilen wrote recently, “I have a conversation with Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, and the subject is drugs.” Cool! Of course, this is all in the context of the Lips’ new LP American Head. According to Boilen, “The songs, written by Coyne, Steven Drozd and the […]

Pluralone’s Josh Klinghoffer Does The Radio Buzz

Posted on Nov 23, 2020
Pluralone’s Josh Klinghoffer Does The Radio Buzz

The Radio Buzz recently interviewed Josh Klinghoffer, identifying him as a “very talented lead guitarist, singer and producer who has played with Red Hot Chili Peppers and other bands of note” and noting that “as a solo artist he’s carving out a niche with many grateful fans.” The full interview is now available on Mixcloud […]

Spill Spills About Leif Vollebekk’s New One

Posted on Nov 23, 2020
Spill Spills About Leif Vollebekk’s New One

Spill Magazine recently shared "Long Blue Light," the newest song from Leif Vollebekk. For the feature, Vollebekk explained the story behind the song, which was recorded sparsely with just a drummer during the sessions for Vollebekk's most recent LP New Ways. Vollebekk says, "I added some overdubs and had Cindy Cashdollar finish it off with a […]

APIND Recommends Dennis Davison’s New LP

Posted on Nov 23, 2020
APIND Recommends Dennis Davison’s New LP

A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed has a quick review of the first solo LP from Dennis Davison, who has long been the frontman of psych-rock pioneers The Jigsaw Seen. According to the site, “The Book of Strongman is more introspective than some of the JS stuff… If ‘Strongman and Sonny James’ is spry and catchy, ‘Aberdeen […]

Vulture Recommends The New Holiday Record From The Bird and The Bee

Posted on Nov 23, 2020
Vulture Recommends The New Holiday Record From The Bird and The Bee

“If you’re looking for something that’s stately but not sparse” this holiday season,” writes Vulture, “check indie-pop duo the Bird and the Bee’s Put Up the Lights. Vocalist Inara George and veteran producer Greg Kurstin bounce from upbeat piano pop to electronic cocktail jazz, serving peppy originals in ‘You and I at Christmas Time’ and […]

Backseat Mafia Shares Patrick Watson’s “Lost With You”

Posted on Nov 23, 2020
Backseat Mafia Shares Patrick Watson’s “Lost With You”

Patrick Watson‘s “Lost With You” is out now, and Backseat Mafia wants you to listen to it. According to the site, “If songsmiths like Meilyr Jones, Andy Shauf, and Eric Matthews light up your world and you don’t know Patrick Watson’s catalogue, well: here’s the place to start. Speaking personally, there aren’t enough superlatives.” The […]

WYEP Calls American Head By The Flaming Lips “An Understated Masterpiece”

Posted on Nov 23, 2020
WYEP Calls American Head By The Flaming Lips “An Understated Masterpiece”

Pittsburgh’s WYEP writes that “after spending the last few decades floating somewhere deep in the cosmos, The Flaming Lips have returned to planet Earth.” The record was reviewed by Joey Spehar, who admits that he hasn’t been the biggest fan of the Lips’ most-recent output before this record. However, according to Spehar, “American Head is an […]

Hen House Adds To B. Wurtz Video Playlist

Posted on Nov 16, 2020
Hen House Adds To B. Wurtz Video Playlist

The Hen House Studios YouTube account has been abuzz with B. Wurtz recently, as it’s been showcasing the videos Randi Malkin Steinberger has made to accompany the acclaimed visual artist’s new musical album. Check out this playlist here for the four videos that have currently been released, and keep checking back for more. Eventually, there […]

Tinnitist Features Dennis Davison

Posted on Nov 16, 2020
Tinnitist Features Dennis Davison

Tinnitist has a feature on The Book Of Strongman, the debut solo LP from Jigsaw Seen leader Dennis Davison. The feature article, here, is mostly a retread of Davison’s press release, but it does not that the record is “he good albums that have come out lately.” It’s also got a bandcamp embed of the […]

Phil Elverum Releases Silent Version Of The Microphones in 2020

Posted on Nov 16, 2020
Phil Elverum Releases Silent Version Of The Microphones in 2020

Earlier this year, Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie) returned to his previous musical moniker, The Microphones, to release the autobiographical opus The Microphones in 2020. At almost 45 minutes long, the single-track album has been critically acclaimed, winning praise from Pitchfork, NPR, and others. Now, Elverum has announced a new “silent version” of the record. According […]

CBC Shares A Short Film About Lido Pimienta

Posted on Nov 16, 2020
CBC Shares A Short Film About Lido Pimienta

The CBC has posted Miss Colombia: The Road Home, a short film on 2020 Polaris Prize nominee Lido Pimienta. Made by Pimienta and Andres Landau, the film tells the story behind the artist’s LP Miss Colombia. “It’s about the disconnect,” she says at one point, “that immigrants feel; that longing for your country of origin.” Of […]

Rolling Stone Spreads Holiday Cheer With The Bird, The Bee, and Dave Grohl

Posted on Nov 16, 2020
Rolling Stone Spreads Holiday Cheer With The Bird, The Bee, and Dave Grohl

Rolling Stone has “Little Drummer Boy,” the new version of the Christmas classic by The Bird And The Bee featuring big drummer man Dave Grohl smacking the skins. It’s a slow-rolling, bass-heavy take on the song, and it’s featured on the duo’s new holiday album Put Up The Lights.  According to Inara George, “Working on […]

New Music From Leif Vollebekk

Posted on Nov 10, 2020
New Music From Leif Vollebekk

Leif Vollebekk has shared “Long Blue Light,” a brand new original song. Vollebekk says, “’Long Blue Light’ was recorded during the sessions for New Ways, live with just myself and a drummer, Homer Steinweiss. I had all but abandoned it but this year I kept coming back to it. I added some overdubs and had Cindy […]

Bad Feeling Has Patrick Watson’s New Video

Posted on Nov 10, 2020
Bad Feeling Has Patrick Watson’s New Video

Calling it a “woozy new track,” Bad Feeling recently shared the video for Patrick Watson‘s “Lost With You.” The new song is the first release from the popular Canadian since last year’s Wave, which was critically beloved. The site says the video “features couples sharing bicycle rides through the streets of Montréal, culminating in an […]

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