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, […]

Caravan 222 Goes For Adds

Posted on Aug 12, 2019
Caravan 222 Goes For Adds

Caravan 222 is a San Franciscan super troupe and musical collaboration formed by adjoining members of some of the Bay Area’s top bands. The cosmic Californian group 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, […]

KPCC Interviews The Bird And The Bee

Posted on Aug 12, 2019
KPCC Interviews The Bird And The Bee

The Bird and The Bee recently stopped by the KPCC studios to sit down with John Horn, host of the daily show The Frame. The duo released their newest album recently, on which they cover David Lee Roth-era Van Halen tracks. On it, they chose to fully remove Eddie Van Halen’s guitar parts and replace them with a […]

Glide Praises The New Particle Kid LP

Posted on Aug 12, 2019
Glide Praises The New Particle Kid LP

Particle Kid, one of many musical projects of multi-instrumentalist and psychedelic visionary Micah Nelson, released his newest album Window Rock last month. Glide Magazine took notice immediately and reviewed the album on their website. Glide takes note of the fact that Micah is the son of musical great Willie Nelson, but gives credit to Micah’s individual talents. According to […]

Aina Haina Posts Video For “On The Way Off”

Posted on Aug 7, 2019
Aina Haina Posts Video For “On The Way Off”

Aina Haina has shared a new video from their album Second Best. “On The Way Off” is a searing and moody instrumental, and the video features gorgeously-shot drone footage captured by Ben Geier during the frozen winter in the Midwestern United States. Check out the epic visuals, which fit the song perfectly, right here.

Particle Kid Pleases Chicago Crowd Surfer

Posted on Aug 7, 2019
Particle Kid Pleases Chicago Crowd Surfer

Chicago Crowd Surfer likes Particle Kid. About the artist’s new Window Rock LP, the site writes that it’s “an epic indie rock gem from Micah Nelson, the youngest son of Willie. If you’re looking for anything related to his father or brother’s work, you won’t find it here. Particle Kid is the future, and Window […]

Bald Freak Interviews Fruit Bats

Posted on Aug 7, 2019
Bald Freak Interviews Fruit Bats

The Independent Minded Podcast, hosted by Ron Scalzo for Bald Freak Media, spoke to Eric D. Johnson recently about the new Fruit Bats album Gold Past Life. According to the Bald Freak, the new album is “dazzling.” Hear their conversation about it right here. Fruit Bats is currently on tour throughout North America. Check out […]

Alex Lilly, On Tour Soon, Talks With VoyageLA

Posted on Aug 7, 2019
Alex Lilly, On Tour Soon, Talks With VoyageLA

Alex Lilly, who’s set to hit the road with The Bird And The Bee and Samantha Sidley next week, recently gave an interview with VoyageLA. The site asked her about her artistic purpose, to which she replied, “This latest record feels like emotional paintball. After you’re done listening, I hope you feel covered in color […]

Glide Praises The Bird And The Bee’s New Van Halen Covers Collection

Posted on Aug 6, 2019
Glide Praises The Bird And The Bee’s New Van Halen Covers Collection

The Bird and The Bee released their newest project, Interpreting the Masters Volume 2: A Tribute to Van Halen last week. The album is gaining the acknowledgment of the likes of Glide Magazine, who noted the band’s focus on infusing the guitar-focused Van Halen originals with their own unique “keyboard-driven pop.” Focusing entirely on the David Lee Roth era, the band was […]

Refinery 29 Premieres Samantha Sidley’s New Video

Posted on Aug 6, 2019
Refinery 29 Premieres Samantha Sidley’s New Video

Not only does Refinery 29 have the premiere of Samantha Sidley‘s video for “I Like Girls,” the lifestyle zine also has an interview with the jazzy singer who is currently preparing for the September release of LP Internal Person. In the interview, Sidley explains the genesis of the song: “I asked Alex Lilly and Barbara Gruska, […]

The Bird And The Bee Go For Adds

Posted on Aug 5, 2019
The Bird And The Bee Go For Adds

Since forming in 2005, The Bird And The Bee have brought a breezy elegance to their music, putting their own idiosyncratic twist on time-bending indie-pop. When we last checked in with the duo, they had just presented the dreamlike and dance-heavy album Recreational Love. Since that triumph, vocalist Inara George has released a solo album […]

Discologist Says Gold Past Life Is Fruit Bats’ Best

Posted on Aug 5, 2019
Discologist Says Gold Past Life Is Fruit Bats’ Best

Chunky Glasses’ Discologist podcast recently took a deep dive into the newest Fruit Bats disc, giving Gold Past Life the podcast treatment on a recent episode. Fruit Bats is a band that means a lot to the Chunky Glasses crew, as the site has been hyped on the band since 2011’s Tripper and has hosted the band’s […]

Pop Bollocks Says Particle Kid Knows The Secret Of The Kaleidoscopic Earworm

Posted on Aug 5, 2019
Pop Bollocks Says Particle Kid Knows The Secret Of The Kaleidoscopic  Earworm

Particle Kid – currently on tour with The Flaming Lips and The Claypool Lennon Delirium – was recently the subject of a flowery and verbose review in Pop Bollocks. The site wrote that new LP “Window Rock may well capture the strongest sense of how Particle Kid music feels out in the wild. The spontaneity […]

Jazziz Shares Samantha Sidley’s Beach Boys Cover

Posted on Jul 31, 2019
Jazziz Shares Samantha Sidley’s Beach Boys Cover

JAZZiz calls Samantha Sidley‘s Beach Boys cover “sumptuous” in a New Music Monday feature that includes the song. “A buried treasure from the band’s iconic, prolific discography,” the site writes, “Busy Doin’ Nothin’” was “originally included on their 1968 album Friends [and was] written by Brian Wilson and inspired by the sound of Bossa Nova.” […]

Tinnitist Compares Particle Kid, Who Is On Tour Now With Flaming Lips, To Beck

Posted on Jul 31, 2019
Tinnitist Compares Particle Kid, Who Is On Tour Now With Flaming Lips, To Beck

Tinnitist recommends Window Rock, the latest LP from psychedelic collagist Particle Kid. Writes the site, “The prolific and eccentric artist’s latest dose of skewed psychedelia, roots-rock trippiness and experimental soundscapes [sounds] a little like Beck’s freakier moments — except Micah Nelson’s tunes eschew sardonic silliness for topical and personal lyrics.” Read the full review here. […]

Bitch Media Plays Sunny War

Posted on Jul 31, 2019
Bitch Media Plays Sunny War

Dahlia Balcazar played Sunny War‘s single “Shell,” from her upcoming LP Shell Of A Girl, on the June 13 edition of the Backtalk Podcast on Bitch Media. According to the host, “I really love this track. It is so simple, it’s moving, it’s gorgeous. It’s a song about what it means to be a shell […]

Particle Kid Goes For Adds

Posted on Jul 29, 2019
Particle Kid Goes For Adds

Particle Kid’s Window Rock is a nine-song collection of kaleidoscopic tracks, exploring the mythology of the self with verve, minimalism, and simplicity. Micah Nelson, the man behind the moniker, is an artist yearning to find meaning in a morally ambivalent world who has been hailed by Rolling Stone as “a musical polymath who combines an […]

Fruit Bats Share “Ocean” Video Via Jambase

Posted on Jul 28, 2019
Fruit Bats Share “Ocean” Video Via Jambase

“When I first heard the Fruit Bats‘ song ‘Ocean,’” director Danielle Rubi says, “I immediately had a series of moving photographs play out in my mind. The melancholic tone resonated with me a lot artistically, so I decided to create an authentic portrait of how it may feel to be a bit lost in this […]

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