Daily Vault Says Sunny War, On Tour Soon, Rises Above Other Up-And-Comers

Posted on Nov 7, 2019
Daily Vault Says Sunny War, On Tour Soon, Rises Above Other Up-And-Comers

Daily Vault contends that, while “there’s a whole army of currently rising musicians with a sharp eye for political and social commentary, and whose art seemingly defies categorization, … Sunny War is at the top of that list.” The praise comes at the top of a new review of War’s Shell Of A Girl, an “articulate, gripping album.” Read […]

Chaos Control Interviews Alex Bloom

Posted on Nov 7, 2019
Chaos Control Interviews Alex Bloom

Alex Bloom, whose sophomore LP Chaos/Control is currently at radio, recently spoke to Chaos Control Digizine about the project. Of course, the magazine was curious to find out about the title of the LP. According to Bloom, the title originates with the LP’s final song: “Control.” Bloom tells the zine, “That song is really about just coming to terms […]

AQVOL Shares “Dirty” Video

Posted on Nov 7, 2019
AQVOL Shares “Dirty” Video

AQVOL dropped the official video for “Dirty,” a syrupy and impossibly catchy downtempo jam that is one of two advance tracks now available from the upcoming Honey Berry Butterfly EP. Watch the video right here and catch a glimpse into AQVOL’s world. Honey Berry Butterfly comes next week!

Phony Ppl Are Innocence Project Ambassadors

Posted on Nov 7, 2019
Phony Ppl Are Innocence Project Ambassadors

The Innocence Project has announced that Phony Ppl, who are currently promoting their 2018 LP mō’zā-ik. with tour dates, have joined up as Innocence Ambassadors. According to its website, The Innocence Project “exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.” In the announcement, the group explains why criminal justice […]

Tinariwen Releases Amadjar Documentary

Posted on Nov 6, 2019
Tinariwen Releases Amadjar Documentary

Tinariwen has released Amadjar, a short companion film to go with the band’s LP of the same name. As Jambase writes, “The mini-documentary was directed by Celidja Pornon and filmed in the Morrocan Sahara and in Mauritania. Amajdar features footage of the band on the road and on stage. Founder Ibrahim Ag Alhabib gives a […]

Jazzwise Speaks To Nérija

Posted on Nov 6, 2019
Jazzwise Speaks To Nérija

In a recent Jazzwise feature, London septet Nérija “spoke to Thomas Rees about their radiant debut album Blume, friendship, acceptance and why they’re tired of being defined by their gender.” In the long and detailed feature, the group gives insights about the communal vibe of their performances together and about how much fun they have being […]

The Daily California Praises Devendra Banhart’s Live Performance

Posted on Nov 6, 2019
The Daily California Praises Devendra Banhart’s Live Performance

The Daily Californian says Devendra Banhart, who is currently playing shows in support of new LP Ma, is “bombastic” and “dazzling” in person. According to the paper, which covers live music in the Bay Area, “the Venezuelan American artist is known for his quirky character, and this truly shone throughout the concert as he maintained a […]

Leif Vollebekk Goes For Adds

Posted on Nov 4, 2019
Leif Vollebekk Goes For Adds

New Ways is Leif Vollebekk‘s follow-up to 2017’s critically-acclaimed Twin Solitude. Twin Solitude was a breakthrough album for the Montréal-based artist, landing a spot on the Polaris Music Prize shortlist and a Juno nomination. Garnering more than 23 million streams, the record was praised by NPR Music, The Line of Best Fit, Paste, WXPN, KCRW and […]

Natalie Walker Goes Adds

Posted on Nov 4, 2019
Natalie Walker Goes Adds

The Evenfall EP includes the first new music since 2015 from Natalie Walker, a Colorado-based musician whose solo career began in 2007 after her tenure singing for low-key trip-hoppers Daughter Darling. Her electro-tinged, emotive indie pop songs have been heard on the big and small screen, and she’s gotten praise from such diverse fellow artists […]

AQVOL Goes For Adds

Posted on Nov 4, 2019
AQVOL Goes For Adds

AQVOL is the moniker of Justin Marshall, a singer, songwriter and producer from Broward County, Florida who fuses candid hip-hop, meditative R&B and timeless indie rock influences to create thoughtful, introspective narratives with uncanny, melodic infectiousness. Marshall grew up surrounded by music from artists like Led Zeppelin, Rush, and Hank Wiliams, Jr., but as a teenager he […]

Variety Hails The “Fresh, Dewey” Feeling Of Vetiver’s New Disc

Posted on Nov 4, 2019
Variety Hails The “Fresh, Dewey” Feeling Of Vetiver’s New Disc

Variety says the new LP from Vetiver, Up On High, is “a return to the bright, airy acoustic folk of his first couple of pre-Sub Pop albums.” It is, writes the rag, an “album with effortless cloud-watching allure that, while not exactly carefree lyrically, comes across as cares-agnostic at the very least.” Read the full […]

Bootstraps Speaks With Atlas Artist Group

Posted on Nov 4, 2019
Bootstraps Speaks With Atlas Artist Group

Atlas Artist Group recently spoke with Jordan Beckett, the man behind Bootstraps, about his life in music and the creation of his new LP Demo Love. “I was listening to a lot of Motown and Bill Withers while writing this last record,” Beckett told the site. “Specifically the lyrical content; it has a beautiful, honest […]

The LA Times Highlights Devendra Banhart’s Poignant, Politically-Minded Lyrics

Posted on Nov 4, 2019
The LA Times Highlights Devendra Banhart’s Poignant, Politically-Minded Lyrics

Devendra Banhart is often cited for his easy-going sonic style, but The Los Angeles Times has honed in on a darker subject matter on one of the standout tracks from new LP Ma. “The shuffle-step bossa nova rhythm that drives “Abre Los Manos” suggests freewheeling joy,” writes the Times, “but the video and lyrics tell […]

New Music From Vetiver

Posted on Oct 31, 2019
New Music From Vetiver

Andy Cabic’s musical being is, like many curious 21st century musicians, shaped and sustained by divergent tangents. If he’s not crafting a melancholy folk-rock diamond in his Northern California studio, he’s moving a dance floor with bossa nova and house DJ sets, or helping curate a compilation of Japanese City Pop. What’s magic about the […]

CLASH’s Editor Tells MusicWeek About Nérija

Posted on Oct 30, 2019
CLASH’s Editor Tells MusicWeek About Nérija

MusicWeek recently reached out to CLASH‘s online editor, Robin Murray, to find out what he’s been listening to. Turns out, it’s Nérija. According to Murray, “The current wave of energy within UK jazz has produced all manner of superb artists, blending and bending forms as they see fit. Nérija share in this spirit, with a Harlem Globetrotters-style line-up of phenomenally […]

Music OMH Applauds Devendra Banhart’s Personal Style

Posted on Oct 30, 2019
Music OMH Applauds Devendra Banhart’s Personal Style

Music OMH writes that Ma by Devendra Banhart “has a notable consistency and poise with the quirkiness of his early albums now having given way to more conventional approaches.” The site has a review of the new LP, which it says shows “glimpses of musical influences… a waft of Lou Reed, an undercurrent of Lee […]

Phony Ppl Play Tiny Desk Fest

Posted on Oct 30, 2019
Phony Ppl Play Tiny Desk Fest

Phony Ppl recently made an appearance at the Tiny Desk Fest, appearing alongside Megan Thee Stallion. According to Vibe, which was at the fest, the group makes "medley of rap, R&B, jazz, and even some boss nova.  Phony Ppl been quietly bubbling below the surface. Over the years, they've performed with Erykah Badu, developed close […]

KEXP Shares Combo Chimbita’s Full Performance

Posted on Oct 30, 2019
KEXP Shares Combo Chimbita’s Full Performance

“Combo Chimbita’s latest record Ahomale isn’t just an album,” writes KEXP’s DJ Chilly, who has been a huge supporter of the group’s new album. The site continues, “It’s a powerful feminine warrior who channels her heart and the spirits of our ancestors, fighting for enlightenment and pushing the world forward into a simultaneously ancient and progressively visionary future. […]

Reverb Interviews Tinariwen’s Eyadou Ag Leche

Posted on Oct 30, 2019
Reverb Interviews Tinariwen’s Eyadou Ag Leche

Reverb Magazine recently spoke with Eyadou Ag Leche, Tinariwen‘s bassist, about the group’s new album Amadjar, their career, and their influences. It’s a crucial look into the inner workings of a group that can be mysterious to Western ears, so it’s definitely worth a read! According to Ag Leche, the impulse behind the record was for […]

Buzzbands Compares Alex Bloom To Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, And Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker

Posted on Oct 30, 2019
Buzzbands Compares Alex Bloom To Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, And Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker

“Despite citing the ‘Rock’ preset of a ‘white Casio keyboard’ as inspiration,” writes Buzzbands, “it’s Alex Bloom’s melodies and vocals that truly take the wheel. Falling somewhere between Elliott Smith and Jeff Buckley (think “So Real,” not “Hallelujah”), making sense as his previous offering “Blue Room” was recorded at New Monkey Studio. In “Elevator,” Bloom […]

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