On Febuary 16, 2018, RVNG Intl. digitally released Few Traces, a recording of rarities by Mark Renner. The physical release is this Friday (February 23rd). Renner is an under-heralded icon of the Baltimore arts scene. A talented painter, printmaker, and musician, Renner’s work proved pivotal in the local community during the first early glimmers of postContinue reading “Mark Renner – “Saints and Sinners””
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Luciferian Towers Constellation CD/LP/DL Canadian instrumental post-rock leftist collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor brings something old and something new to the musical anti-fascist fray on Luciferian Towers, their latest recording for Constellation. They are still angry at the political establishment (as are many of us). But they are REALLY angry.Continue reading “Best Rock Recording 2017: Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Luciferian Towers”
Congratulations to Mary Jane Leach, whose “Pipe Dreams” and “4BC” appear on vinyl for the first time (Blume, out 10/10/17). Boomkat has 300 copies for sale.
Saturday: Record Store Day Celebrates Tenth Anniversary April 22, 2017 is the tenth anniversary of Record Store Day, a celebration of brick-and-mortar record sellers. After a strong start and a bevy of good press for the venture, there has been some pushback of late. A lot of the debate over the past couple ofContinue reading “Saturday: Record Store Day”
Arca’s S/T third LP, was released this past week on XL. Reincorporating more vocals this time out, he combines the song-based compositions of his earlier work with his more recent electronica experiments. Below is an embed of album track “Saunter;” it’s also available on a 12″ vinyl EP from the label.
Parquet Courts collaborate with rapper Bun B. on new track “Captive of the Sun.” Limited 12″ out now via Rough Trade.
Check out this “rework” (not remix, mind you) by SILICON of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s song “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone.” It is off of a 7″ coming out on 4/1 via Jagjaguwar. The band is launching an extensive tour (dates below). UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA TOUR DATES (new dates in BOLD) Jan. 28 – Vancouver, BCContinue reading “Unknown Mortal Orchestra: “CKCMP (SILICON Rework)””
This February, My Education reissues 5 Popes on vinyl.