THE REDS, PINKS AND PURPLES Uncommon Weather (Tough Love, 2021) Non si limita più a disseminare gemme di artigianato pop attraverso la rete il progetto casalingo di Glenn Donaldson (Skygreen Leopards, Art Museums). “Uncommon Weather” è il terzo album ufficiale del musicista di San Francisco negli ultimi tre anni e, come gli altri, sviluppa il…

[streaming] Michael Cormier – Degradation

“Degradation” is the opening track from “More Light​!​!”, out June 25th 2021 via Oof Records & Dear Life Records. When he isn’t drumming in Friendship, writing songs with Hour, co-running the prolific indie label Dear Life Records or working as a bread baker, Maine-raised, Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist Michael Cormier is ruminating on the miniscule moments that…

[streaming] Sin Fang, Sóley & Örvar Smárason – Shame

New track from the collaborative project of Sin Fang, Sóley and Örvar Smárason of múm and FM Belfast. It combines the individual strengths of three acclaimed musicians, blends melody drenched folk sensibilities with splashy pop beats. After releasing a new collaboration track at the end of each month in the year 2017, collected in the…

[streaming] The Catenary Wires – Mirroball

New single from The Catenary Wires, out April 16th 2021 via Skep Wax Records and Shelflife Records. “Mirrorball” takes two lonely single people, and takes them for a night out in an 80s disco.  Surrounded by divorcees and middle-aged drunks, will they be too shy to talk, or will they find some love action?  Is this going…

[streaming] Rick Treffers – Relief

Track from the forthcoming album “Looking For A Place To Stay” (due May 6th 2021). Rick Treffers (1967) is a Dutch songwriter, singer, musician and producer. Het has been releasing albums since 1995 as Mist, El Turista Optimista, Miss Universe, Girlfriend Misery and Rick Treffers. In 2018 he published his first novel (in Dutch) Ik wou…

[video of the week] Lia Pamina e Os Peregrinos – Follas Novas

The combination of Lia Pamina’s delicious voice and Charlie Mysterio’s and Roger Arias’ (Os Peregrinos) elegance and inspiration is back, to give us this small, exquisite gem. A single inspired by the work of the Galician poet and novelist Rosalía de Castro, where folk sounds, Brazilian music, and infinitely exquisite arrangements come together. “Follas Novas”…

[streaming] Wyndow – Take My Picture

Wyndow is a collaboration between Laura J Martin and Lavinia Blackwall (Trembling Bells). A set of musical postcards sent across the wires from Liverpool to Clydebank and once described by a four year old boy as a complete nightmare. Voices intertwine on a bed of homebrewed minimalism with words detailing the quiet moments. “Take My…

[streaming] Jane Weaver – Heartlow

“Heartlow” is the opening track of “Flow”, out March 5th 2021 via Fire Records. “Flock” is the record that Jane Weaver always wanted to make, the most genuine version of herself, complete with unpretentious Day-Glo pop sensibilities, wit, kindness, humour and glamour. A consciously positive vision for negative times, a brooding and ethereal creation. The…

PLANTMAN – Days Of The Rocks  (Self Released, 2020) Seguendo i lenti tempi della natura e quelli della sua ispirazione creativa, Matthew Randall torna per la quarta volta a confezionare una raccolta di canzoni dai contorni gentili e dalle sfumature dolcemente malinconiche. Lo fa quasi a sorpresa, senza nessuna anticipazione o promozione, nonostante siano trascorsi…

[streaming] Films On Song – I’m Starting To See You In A New Light

Taken from the “False Starts” EP, out now digitally (free/name your price) via Bandcamp. Films on Song are a band from Charlottesville, Virginia, making “lovely, catchy, bright, and dark” popsongs, with a late 80’s new wave / post-punk sound. After a bunch of singles, they’re released their first two EP’s in 2020: “Too True” and…

[streaming] Tim Cohen – Rage On

Taken from Tim Cohen’s sixth solo album “You Are Still Here”, out March 10th 2021 via Bobo Integral. When people muse on the quirky literate songwriter traditions of San Francisco, certain names come to mind. Garcia/ Hunter, Country Joe, Skip Spence, Jonathan Richman; it’s time to add Tim Cohen to the roll call. For more…

[streaming] Real Numbers – Brighter Then

Taken from “Brighter Then”, out January 22nd 2021 via Slumberland and Meritorio Records. Following on from 2016’s “Wordless Wonder” LP and 2017’s “Frank Infatuation” single, Minneapolis’ Real Numbers are back with a brand new EP entitled “Brighter Then.” In the interim the combo has expanded to a 5-piece, adding Sophie Durbin on keyboards. “Brighter Then”…

[video of the week] Keiron Phelan & Peace Signs – Hobby Jingo

Taken from the album “Hobby Jingo”, released Nov 13th 2020 on Gare du Nord Records. Footage by Helen Smith. Keiron Phelan and Peace Signs are delighted to bring you the summer album that never was. Didn’t have a proper summer? Didn’t think so. Stage it now, with Hobby Jingo. Songs about candy floss, cinnamon, Imogen,…

[streaming] Dex Wolfe – Highly Likely

Second single from “Lightness EP”, out October 23rd. Dex Wolfe is a Seward-based multi-instrumentalist that has been a mainstay of the Minneapolis music scene for years. In acts such as Rivers and Undlin & Wolfe, he embraced a lush, pastoral folk sound, but as he’s ready to release music under his own name, Wolfe experiments…

NAH… – Nah… (Shelflife, 2020) Nah…, ovvero di come due appassionati di indie-pop possano diventare protagonisti attivi della propria passione. La storia del duo, già segnalatosi da qualche tempo nel sottobosco delle autoproduzioni pop, nasce da un incontro a distanza tra Sebastian Voss ed Estella Rosa, separati in realtà da appena un paio di centinaia…

EUROPEAN SUN – European Sun (Where It’s At Is Where You Are, 2020) Le infinite strade del pop d’autore inglese conoscono incroci a volte sorprendenti, tanto che non è semplice nemmeno per i suoi cultori più accaniti tenere traccia delle collaborazioni e dalle mutevoli denominazioni assunte di volta in volta da alcuni dei suoi artefici….