[video of the week] Bryan Away – The Lake

From the upcoming album “Canyons to Sawdust”. Animated by Qianwen Yu. About the track: “The Lake” began in an email poem with the subject “Hello new email freestyle” to my then girlfriend who I was in a long distance relationship with. It was when I first registered the bryanaway.com domain, and I wanted to show…

[streaming] Rose City Band – Lonely Places

Rose City Band, the solo project of singer/guitarist Ripley Johnson, has announced new album Earth Trip, out 21 May. On Earth Trip, Johnson colors songs with a country-rock twang and a melancholic, wistful undertone. Themes recur such as pining for summers spent in the company of friends to newer meditations on space, stillness and the splendor of the natural…

[streaming] The Rabbitts – This Time Last Year

‘This Time Last Year’ is the first song of twelve which The Rabbitts are releasing on the last day of each month in 2021. The Rabbitts are a couple in love; two travellers with a passion for music. Their songs are acoustic at heart, but experimental in nature; they challenge their listeners to follow them…

[streaming] Wearyland – Our Little Town (Blaze Foley cover)

“Our Little Town” was written by Blaze Foley, gone but not forgotten. It was played & recorded in Wearyland’s home in Haaltert (Belgium). The song is the first single of the new Wearyland album “Letters”, to be released in the Spring of 2021 by Son Canciones. It all started 20 years ago. Alain Quateau had…

LAMBS & WOLVES Not A Party At All (Self Released, 2021)* Sono trascorsi ormai un paio di decenni da quando nella musica “alternativa” si era manifestata un’improvvisa ricerca di quiete e delicatezza acustica. Si era a cavallo del passaggio di millennio quando, sulla scia del successo – anche di pubblico – di band quali i…

[streaming] Tele Novella – Words That Stay

“Words That Stay” is the opening track of “Merlynn Belle”, out February 5th 2021 via Kill Rock Stars. Tele Novella is a project out of Lockhart, Texas; a small town, lost in time. It’s in this lost and mysterious place that they weave their classic pop songs and then process them through a loner, medieval-tonk…

[streaming] Kååsberga – Light

Taken from the debut album “[1]” by Kååsberga, out January 15th 2021 via L’Octuple Lunaire label. The track is also incuded as a preview on the compilation “A Decouvrir Absolument vol. 54”, free / name your price download here. Kååsberga is an indie pop folk duo from France. All songs : Vocal melodies by Marie-Lise…

LUCA & HARUKA NAKAMURA – The World  (Kitchen, 2020) Quasi dieci anni dopo il lavoro pubblicato insieme a Janis Crunch (“12 & 1 Song“, 2011), il compositore Haruka Nakamura torna a interagire in maniera organica con una voce femminile. Nell’occasione si tratta della connazionale LUCA, cantautrice e recente collaboratrice di Ryuichi Sakamoto, le cui delicate…

LOGOUT – Εδω/Εκει  (Tiny Room, 2020) Mentre nel precedente “N91” aveva esplorato orizzonti sci-fi resi attraverso un approccio visionario e obliquo, per il suo quarto lavoro il produttore greco LogOut ha scelto di “rientrare alla base” sotto il punto di vista delle sonorità proposte e finanche dell’idioma utilizzato. Stavolta, infatti, la stranezza delle nove brevi…

[streaming] Grawlixes – Immortalised

New track by Grawlixes, out now digitally via Bandcamp (name your price download). Grawlixes is a Wellington-by-way-of-Dunedin indie-folk band intent on inserting themselves into your brain with their intelligent, infectious songs about relationships and not being invited to parties. Continuing the great lineage of artists who bring sadness to their sprightly melodies, Grawlixes’s music deals in…

[streaming] Feathership – Saviour

Saviour is the first excerpt of a new Feathership EP scheduled for November 2020, produced by Montreal artist Christian Sean and mixed and recorded by Francis Major (Charlotte Cardin). Somewhere between a joyous tropicalized version of Kurt Vile and the lonely meditations of Paul Simon leaving Garfunkel, the song is musical ode to the lushness…

[streaming] Our Man In The Field – Easy Going Smile

Our Man In The Field release their debut album “In The Company of Strangers” on the 25th September 2020 via Rocksnob. Think of Our Man In The Field – AKA Alexander Ellis – as an independent correspondent, with his works dispatches from his travels: “From the very beginning we wanted to record this album live….

COLORAMA – Chaos Wonderland (Banana & Louie, 2020)* Non conosce pause il genio instancabile di Carwyn Ellis, reduce da appena un anno dalla riuscita ibridazione gaelico-brasiliana di “Joia!” e adesso di nuovo in pista per il settimo album dei suoi Colorama. In realtà, vista la sua attitudine a esperienze artistiche sempre nuove, che l’ha condotto…

[streaming] Lila Tristram – Our Friends

Title track from the album “Our Friends”, out September 25th 2020 via WYAIWYA. Lila Tristram is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in East London. She is a graduate from Goldsmiths University which, following several big success stories including Puma Blue, Rosie Lowe and James Blake, has become a sought after hotspot for British musicians. Since…

DG SOLARIS – Spirit Glow (Self Released, 2020)* Addio Laish, benvenuti DG Solaris. Non attiene senz’altro alla sola denominazione il cambiamento intercorso nella vita personale e, al contempo, artistica di Daniel Green: l’abbandono della sigla Laish, che l’aveva accompagnato lungo il corso di quasi un decennio e per quattro album sulla lunga distanza corrisponde infatti…

ELIZA EDENS – Time Away From Time (Self Released, 2020) Il “giardino di suoni” nel quale racconta di vivere nel brano di apertura del suo album di debutto Eliza Edens è davvero un luogo dell’immaginazione separato dai tempi e dai condizionamenti della vita moderna. Questa evidente dichiarazione di intenti funge da ideale manifesto della musica…

[streaming] The Cradle – One Too Many Times

The Cradle, the solo project of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Paco Cathcart (Big Neck Police, Eyes of Love, Shimmer), just announced his upcoming 21-track album, “Laughing In My Sleep”, will release August 21st, 2020 via NNA Tapes. Along with the announcement, Cathcart has shared the album’s lead single, “One Too Many Times,” featuring Lily Konigsberg (of…