[streaming] Wednesday – Fate Is…

Taken from “I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone”, releases February 7th 2020 via Orindal Records. “I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone” is Wednesday’s second full-length album & first as a full band. The Asheville, NC quintet (guitarist/vocalist Karly Hartzman, lead guitarist Daniel Gorham, pedal steel guitarist Xandy Chelmis, bassist Margo Schultz…

DAVID KILGOUR & THE HEAVY EIGHTS – Bobbie’s A Girl (Merge, 2019) Da indiscusso protagonista del Dunedin Sound con The Clean, David Kilgour ha sviluppato un proprio caratteristico approccio alla chitarra, in seguito perseguito da solista e con il supporto del quartetto degli Heavy Eights. In “Bobbie’s A Girl” il musicista neozelandese prosegue pertanto un…

DIIV – Deceiver (Captured Tracks, 2019) Come ogni buon album “indie” che si rispetti, anche il terzo dei DIIV di Zachary Cole Smith è accompagnato da un substrato narrativo. Al di là di un epos che parla di crisi e rinascita personale, “Deceiver” rappresenta per la band newyorkese un nuovo inizio soprattutto dal punto di…

[streaming] Art Of Fighting – Luna Low

Title track of the comeback album by Art Of Fighting, out June 7th via Remote Control. “We’re beyond excited to announce that we will have a new album, our first in 12 years, out on June 7th, 2019. It’s called Luna Low and features ten tracks recorded and mixed by our very own Marty Brown…

[streaming] She Keeps Bees – Coyote

She Keeps Bees is a rock and roll band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2006 and consisting of Jessica Larrabee on vocals and guitar and Andy LaPlant on drums. Their new album “Kinship” will be released on May 10th via Ba Da Bing Records and BB*Island Records. Currently living in upstate NY, Jessica and…

[streaming] Siobhan Wilson – Marry You

Following the critical success of her 2017 album “There Are No Saints“, Edinburgh songwriter Siobhan Wilson returns with new single ‘Marry You’, the first taste of her adventurous new LP “The Departure”. A hymn to the power and pleasure of autonomy, Wilson’s latest journey is one that documents the artist ready to take matters into…

[video of the week] The Fire Harvest – Not Going To Work

‘Not Going to Work’ taken from the album ‘Open Water’ by The Fire Harvest. Directed by J.K. Bragdon Drawings and Animation by J.K. Bragdon On Friday the 1st of March The Fire Harvest will release new album ‘Open Water’, which will be released by Snowstar Records and Subroutine Records. Today you can listen to new…

[streaming] Molly Drag – Clean

Molly Drag is the solo project of Michael Charles Hansford started in Autumn of 2014. Encouraged by dear friends and driven by a desire for expression through music and the hope to create emotionally connecting and healing art, Hansford began releasing music online as Molly Drag. Each release is self-created, recorded and produced and is…

[streaming] Faith Eliott – Lilith

“Lilith” is the first single from Faith Eliott‘s forthcoming debut album “Impossible Bodies”, which will be released on OK Pal Records April 19th, 2019. The concept behind the record came about via their interest in medieval bestiaries, which are illustrated compendiums of animals. Each entry in a bestiary depicts an animal and is accompanied by…

LISA/LIZA – Momentary Glance (Orindal, 2018)* Dalla solitudine casalinga alla condivisione creativa, dall’essenzialità acustica a un suono più articolato: con una tappa di entrambi i percorsi artistici e personali coincide “Momentary Glance”, secondo album vero e proprio di Liza Victoria, cantautrice del Maine il cui alter-ego Lisa/Liza si è ormai trasformato da artigianale progetto personale…

[streaming] Small Feet – A Little More Dead In The Nerves

“A Little More Dead In The Nerves”, released October 5th, is Small Feet’s second single since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album “From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like The Ocean”. Without pretension, Stockholm’s Simon Stålhamre, the gentleman behind Small Feet, covers huge swaths of emotional and intellectual ground as casually as if…

THE DECLINING WINTER – Belmont Slope (Home Assembly, 2018) Non sembra un caso che la pubblicazione del nuovo lavoro di Richard Adams coincida con una transizione stagionale, da sempre quella più congeniale ai suoni e all’ispirazione dell’ex-Hood, ormai alla quinta pubblicazione sulla lunga distanza come The Declining Winter, a tre anni di distanza dal precedente…

[streaming] Rivulets – Everything Goes

Rivulets “Everything Goes”, taken from the upcoming album “In Our Circle”, out on Talitres, Oct. 19th, 2018. To simply categorize the music of Rivulets as spare or desolate is to unjustly deny it the hot blood sizzling through its very veins. Sure, on the band’s 6th album “In Our Circle”, there are prairies of space…

LOW – Double Negative (Sub Pop, 2018)* Potrebbe sembrare anacronistico, nel 2018, parlare di un album politico. Eppure, senza rendere messaggi espliciti tra le scarne righe dei suoi testi, “Double Negative” a suo modo lo è. Lo è innanzitutto attraverso i suoni, disturba(n)ti e decostruiti dalla produzione di BJ Burton, che soffonde l’abituale slow-core della band…

[video of the week] Low – Fly

Taken from “Double Negative”, out September 14th via Sub Pop. In 2018, Low will turn twenty-five. Since 1993, Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker—the married couple whose heaven-and-earth harmonies have always held the band’s center—have pioneered a subgenre, shrugged off its strictures, recorded a Christmas classic, become a magnetic onstage force, and emerged as one of…

[streaming] Astral Swans – What Are You Gonna Do With Yourself

Taken from “Strange Prison”, releases May 18th 2018 via Tiny Room Records. Astral Swans’ sophomore album “Strange Prison” is a spellbinding portal into the psyche of acclaimed Calgary songwriter Matthew Swann. As the first artist signed to Arts & Crafts affiliate label Madic Records, his 2015 debut All My Favourite Singers Are Willie Nelson was…

LIONLIMB – Tape Recorder (Bayonet, 2018) Il duo di Stewart Bronaugh e Joshua Jaeger ha registrato il proprio secondo album Tape Recorder di ritorno dal tour europeo seguito al debutto “Shoo” (2016). Le esperienze dal vivo dei due musicisti di Nashville si sono tramutate in un approccio al tempo stesso più immediato e composito alla loro…