Out today via Nonesuch, Freedom Highway, the new recording by Rhiannon Giddens.
Parquet Courts collaborate with rapper Bun B. on new track “Captive of the Sun.” Limited 12″ out now via Rough Trade.
Tift Merritt’s next LP, Stitch of the World, is out on 1/27 via Yep Roc Records. The leadoff single, “Heartache is an Uphill Climb” (embedded below) was released today.
This will likely resonate with many viewers – burning one’s 2016 calendar book in a vain attempt to undo the blighted year that was. Marching Church is touring in support of its Sacred Bones LP “Telling it Like it Is” (dates below). Marching Church Tour Dates: Fri. Jan. 13 — Seattle, WA @ The Sunset # Sat. Jan.Continue reading “Marching Church: “2016””
Two exemplars of heavy electronica have new records coming out. Borders is out Jan. 27, 2016 via Thrill Jockey Records. Out this past week on TJ, Radian’s On Dark Silent Off. EU residents should consider checking out their tour (remaining dates below). Radian tour dates: Nov. 24 – Paris, France – Instants Chavires Nov. 25 – London, UK –Continue reading “Emptyset and Radian via Thrill Jockey (YouTube)”
John Cale to reissue Fragments of a Rainy Season on December 9, 2016 via Double Six / Domino. Listen to/watch his cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” below.
This haunting video, accompanied by A Winged Victory for the Sullen playing Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie’s piece “The Few Of Us Left,” is of the great salt flats of Bolivia. A new film Salero, out December 1st, details the imperiled lives of those who mine the salt flats. Not only is their way of life precarious, but thoseContinue reading “A Winged Victory for the Sullen – “The Few of Us Left””
My alma mater has shared some astounding premieres, but Rite of Spring for melodicas takes the cake.
Daveed Diggs has a compelling post-Hamilton project. Check out the video for “A Better Place” below (and don’t forget to notice the HUGE modular synth rack!). Sub Pop artists Clipping have recently released a debut album for the imprint.