Track of the Day: Section of Music for 18 – solo!

Erik Hall has made a recording of Steve Reich’s Music for Eighteen Musicians – by himself. Created before social distancing, it still seems to be in step with the solitariness of pandemic time. The recording will be released on May 8th via Western Vinyl.

Track of the Day: “Empty Quarter”

Golden Retriever and guitarist Chuck Johnson have joined forces on the Thrill Jockey album Rain Shadow (out May 25th). Today the trio release a teaser track, clocking in at nearly an album side of new music, titled “Empty Quarter.”

CD Preview: Jeff Parker “Suite for Max Brown”

Celebrating a new partnership between Nonesuch and International Anthem, two of the gold standard labels for adventurous music, January 24 will see the release of Jeff Parker and the New Breed’s Suite for Max Brown. Combining samples, some decidedly old school in origin, and exploratory improvisation, the music makes connections to Parker’s long tenure inContinue reading “CD Preview: Jeff Parker “Suite for Max Brown””

Six Organs of Admittance – “Two Forms Moving”

Six Organs of Admittance releases Companion Rises, their first full length in three years, on February 21, 2020 via Drag City Records. The band has shared a teaser track on various digital platforms, titled “Two Forms Moving.” Great loping rhythm guitar line here Offset by strings and overdubbed backing singers, the lead vocal is gentlyContinue reading “Six Organs of Admittance – “Two Forms Moving””

Black Marble – “Feels” (Video)

Black Marble (Chris Stewart) will release his third album, Bigger Than Life, on Sacred Bones Records this Friday, October 25th. Stewart leans on synth-pop sounds and styles heavily, but the music sounds freshly earnest and eminently tuneful rather than merely derivative. Check out standout songs “One Eye Open” and “Feels,” and then stream the rest,Continue reading “Black Marble – “Feels” (Video)”

Modern Nature – “How to Live?

How to Live?, Modern Nature’s recorded debut, is out now on Bella Union. Modern Nature Tour Dates:Wed. Dec. 18 – Bristol, UK @ Friendly Records End Of Year PartyFri. Dec. 20 – Southend, UK @ South Records End Of Year PartyThu. Jan. 9 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping PongFri. Jan. 10 – Philadelphia, PAContinue reading “Modern Nature – “How to Live?”

Jessica Moss – “Particles” (CD Preview)

  On October 25th, Constellation Records will release Entanglement, the second solo release by Jessica Moss. A violinist and vocalist who is one of the central members of Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and co-founder of Black Ox Orchestar, Moss draws upon a prodigious range of influences: from the post-rock and avant-klezmer of theContinue reading “Jessica Moss – “Particles” (CD Preview)”

Wye Oak: “The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs” (YouTube)

Wye Oak’s fifth album, The Louder I Call, the Faster it Runs, will be released via Merge on April 6, 2018 (Preorder here). Today, the band shared a teaser of the title track via various streaming platforms: a YouTube clip of the audio is below. TOUR DATES – WYE OAK 02/16 New York, NY Symphony Space 04/06 Iowa City, IA Mission Creek Festival 04/20Continue reading “Wye Oak: “The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs” (YouTube)”