Pauline Anna Strom: “Ether Antenna” (Video)

A video for “Ether Antenna” by Pauline Anna Strom has debuted on YouTube. Directed by Michael Candy, it features music from Strom’s new release on RVNG Intl., Trans-Millenia Music. I adore the video’s out there puppetry, which mixes the industrial and ecological in its tropes. Strom’s music is a pleasing amalgam too, of New AgeContinue reading “Pauline Anna Strom: “Ether Antenna” (Video)”

Bang on a Can Plays Thorvaldsdottir (Video)

Bang on a Can’s More Field Recordings is out today on Cantaloupe. This second helping of works abetted by found sounds and site recordings features music by Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Richard Reed Parry, Caroline Shaw, Dan Deacon, Ben Frost, and Glenn Kotche. The group celebrated its release tonight at BAM. 

Esmerine: “Piscibus Maris” + “The Space In Between” (Video)

Esmerine’s new album Mechanics Of Dominion will be released on October 20th via Constellation. Artist Brad Todd has created a “visual album” to accompany all of the recording’s songs.

RIP Klaus Huber (1924-2017)

The formidable Swiss pedagogue and composer Klaus Huber died last week, aged 92. Among his students were Kaija Saariaho, Wolfgang Rihm, Brian Ferneyhough, and Toshio Hosokawa, Below is one of my favorite works by the composer, his Quintet for Strings, performed by the Arditti Quartet and violist Garth Knox.

The Clientele’s New Recording Out Friday

  It has been seven years since The Clientele’s last recording, The Minotaur EP. On Friday, via Merge, the group releases the LP Music for the Age of Miracles. As the lead off track “Everything You See Tonight is Different from Itself” (video below) demonstrates, they return with undiminished creativity and, in this turbulent time,Continue reading “The Clientele’s New Recording Out Friday”

Elliot Root – “Stay” (YouTube audio)

Elliot Root’s debut album Conjure is out August 25th via E.R./Thirty Tigers. Check out a YouTube audio stream of the lead off single “Stay,” and mark your calendar for one of the tour dates, below. ELLIOT ROOT on TOUR * with Rainbow Kitten Surprise August 11 Boulder, CO Non-Comm Radio Summit August 25 Clinton, MSContinue reading “Elliot Root – “Stay” (YouTube audio)”

The Dream Syndicate: “Glide”

The Dream Syndicate. Photo: Chris Sikich. How Did I Find Myself Here?,  The Dream Syndicate’s first LP since 1988 will be released via Anti on September 8th.   THE DREAM SYNDICATE – 2017 TOURING SCHEDULE: Sept 29 Portland, OR – Star Theater Sept 30 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern Oct 14 Oslo – Rockefeller Oct 15Continue reading “The Dream Syndicate: “Glide””

Erasure: “I Need You”

  Erasure has just released “I Need You Now,” a “bonus track” from their World Be Gone EP.   Here’s one of the remixes from the EP: And tour details: ERASURE TOUR DATES July 25 – Berlin, Germany – Waldbühne * July 26 – Berlin, Germany – Waldbühne * July 29 – Stockholm, Sweden – Tele2 Arena *Continue reading “Erasure: “I Need You””

Offa Rex: “The Queen of Hearts” (Video)

Offa Rex, a collaboration between alt-folk vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney and indie rock stalwarts the Decemberists, released their debut LP, Queen of Hearts, today via Nonesuch Records. Check out a video for the title track below.