[streaming] Robert Stillman – Cherry Ocean

Taken from “What Does it Mean to Be American? “, out January 21st 2022. On January 21, 2022, Orindal Records (US) & KIT Records (UK) will co-release two albums by genre-defying, US-born, UK-based composer & multi-instrumentalist Robert Stillman: “What Does It Mean to Be American?” & “Portals (2022 Remaster)”. “What Does It Mean” to Be…

[streaming] Ilsha – Dive

“Dive” is the opening and title track of the debut EP by Ilsha, out October 29th via Tiny Room Records. For the debut of her band Ilsha, songwriter Ilse Hamelink wrote five songs that manage to be both personal and exuberant. Each song is a snapshot of a particular moment in time, capturing the feelings…

[streaming] Tender Mercy – Make You Afraid

Taken from “The Veil Falls”, out November 19th 2021 via Somewherecold. Louisville, Kentucky’s Tender Mercy (aka. Mark Kramer) releases his fourth full-length, The Veil Falls, in November on Somewherecold Records. Tender Mercy’s output is slow, sparse, minimal and quiet, and is likely to appeal to fans of Low, Grouper, and Tiny Vipers. “The theme that runs throughout, and basically all my work, is…

[streaming] Andy Aquarius – Chapel

“Chapel” is the title track of the debut full-length album by Andy Aquarius, out November 12th 2021 via Hush Hush Records. A timeless record that captures a primordial beauty, ‘Chapel’ places Andy’s exquisite homespun harp arrangements alongside honest vocal melodies for a transcendental journey through the outer realms of ambient, classical, new age, and folk…

[streaming] Claire Cronin – Bloodless

“Bloodless” is the title track from the new album by Claire Cronin, out November 12th via Orindal Records. “Bloodless” is the new album by Los Angeles-based musician and writer Claire Cronin. Expanding upon the supernatural and metaphysical themes of her critically acclaimed 2019 album Big Dread Moon and her 2020 “horror memoir” Blue Light of…

[streaming] Glenn Echo – Drink Up This Fire

First single from Glenn Echo’s debut record, “Fixed Memory”, out on digital platforms October 15th 2021. It’s hard to believe that Fixed Memory is Glenn Echo’s first album. Formed in 2015 by multi-instrumentalist Matt Gaydar, the alt-folk project has a deceptively intricate way of spinning acoustic guitar melodies, cozy vocal harmonies, and introspective lyrics into…

[streaming] Bea Troxel – I’m Not Asleep

Nashville singer-songwriter, Bea Troxel, shares a new single “I’m Not Asleep” from her upcoming record “Gettin’ Where”, out on September 17 on limited edition cassette and CD from Ruination Record Co.  The song is a lesson in vulnerability and desire, about what it means to wake up to your body and its needs. Troxel admits…

[streaming] Astral Brain – Five Thousand Miles

Taken from “The Bewildered Mind”, out October 15th 2021 via Shelflife. Astral Brain is a project initiated by Einar Ekström (Le Futur Pompiste) in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2015 he was joined by Siri af Burén (Testbild!, Band In Box) who started crafting vocals and lyrics to the instrumental pieces Einar had gathered during the previous…

[streaming] Corinne Sharlet – They Were Mine

Taken from “A Lovely Future”, out September 21st 2021. Chiaroscuro is an Italian artistic term used to describe the dramatic interplay between light and dark. Most frequently used in the world of painting or film noir, chiaroscuro is also a fitting way to describe Corinne Sharlet’s debut album, A Lovely Future. Corinne’s songs vacillate between…

[streaming] Myriam Gendron – Au cœur de ma délire

Adapted from traditional, created during a musical residency at the Old Mill in Le Bic, Québec, in August 2016, using sound samples from Daniel Saint-Pierre’s boat repair workshop. This song was the sparkle for what became the album “Ma délire – Songs of love, lost & found”, created & recorded between October 2020 and January…

[streaming] Mimsy – Ginster

“Ormeology” by Mimsy, previously known as Wechsel Garland and Wunder, is an album that whirrs and flickers, seeking to mediate between the tangible world and the intangible by blurring the boundaries between words and sounds and space. It is an archipelago that is in many ways connected to what surrounds it, while at the same…

[streaming] Tina Loeffler – Blue Mountains Home

New song by Tina Loeffler, out now digitally via Bandcamp. It’s the wind in the pines and the pale blue of the early blueberries, which nurtures her soul like a gentle breeze on a hot summer day and let her creativity flow. Always inspired by nature, Tina Loeffler loves to create folky tunes in her…

[streaming] Ghostly Kisses – Don’t Know Why

Ghostly Kisses is the dreamy pop music of singer songwriter Margaux Sauvé. The name ‘Ghostly Kisses’ was inspired from reading William Faulkner’s poem ‘Une ballade des dames perdues’ and seemed like the perfect reflection of her ethereal voice. “Don’t Know Why” is out everywhere now. “Don’t Know Why talks about a separation, the moment when you realize…

[streaming] Emmalee Hunnicutt – Vespertine

Taken from “Picnic, Moonside”, out July 30th 2021 via Dear Life Records. “Picnic, Moonside” is a collection of songs that journey into the world beneath the dirt and the moonlit times after the sun sets. From joyful descriptions of eating beets, to moonside picnics with Hawk Moths pollinating night blooming Datura flowers, this album is…

[streaming] Stranded Horse – Towards A Waning Glow

Yann Tambour began recording under electronica moniker Encre. He then returned to his first love, fingerpicking guitar and started to experiment with a self-made West-African kora on which he developed his own technique. Collaborators include Ballaké Sissoko in the early days of Stranded Horse and his young disciple Boubacar Cissokho with whom he recorded his last…

[streaming] Sungaze – Storm Chaser

Taken from “This Dream”, out August 13th 2021. Sungaze is an American Dreamgaze band whose signature sound lends itself quite equally to the realms of shoegaze, psych rock and dream pop, with an unmistakable western flair reminiscent of some of the popular singer-songwriters of the 60’s. The band centers around husband and wife duo Ian Hilvert…

[streaming] Nathan Salsburg – Psalm 147

Opening track of “Psalms”, the new album by Nathan Salsburg, out August 20th 2021 “Psalms” is a collection of new arrangements of Hebrew psalms—Tehillim—composed between 2016 to 2019, and recorded in their entirety, somehow, over the long course of 2020. The project was born of a desire for some kind of rigorous and creative Jewish…

[streaming] Breathe Panel – Spring

Taken from “Lets It In”, out August 17th 2021. Split between London and Brighton, Breathe Panel come together to create a sound that is the sum of their four parts. Playing together half unplugged in a living room and swapping drums for cushions is where they would often hit their natural rhythm, capturing a shared…