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Perfect Noise: Thurston Moore/w Tom Surgal - "Klangfarnemelodie...And The Colorist Strikes Primitiv 2"

Thurston Moore w/Tom Surgal “Klangfarnemelodie…And The Colorist Strikes Primitiv 2” Klangfarnemelodie…And The Colorist Strikes Primitiv Thurston Moore has always been the king of noise.  As one who always worshipped Sonic Youth, it’s great to hear him expand with the help …

Supportive Bluegrass: Who? What? When? Why? and Werewolves? - "Rattail"

Who? What? When? Why? and Werewolves? “Rattail” Greatest Hits What a great bluesgrass band, and they come from Philadelphia.  Comprised of Andrew Fullerton: Vocals, Guitar, Piano; Matt Orlando: Vocals, Banjo, Drums; Peter Clark: Violin; and Brian Grabski: Bass, they have such a wonderful sound; pure …

Home For Dreams: Cathedral Bells - "Cemetery Surf"

Cathedral Bells “Cemetery Surf” Cathedral Bells What a great, interesting single by Matt Messore.  According to his bio, it took returning to his hometown of Cassadaga, Florida for Matt to rediscover himself as Cathedral Bells.  According to Indie Shuffle: “I think …

Beauty From Nashville: Jake Fields - "For The Better, For The Worse"

Jake Fields “For The Better, For The Worse” Someday You’ll Be Mine The greatest country/folk treasure Nashville has to offer is back again with a great EP.  Jake Fields has one of those voices that really gets to you, and, …

Duet Of The Year: Better Oblivion Community Center - "Dylan Thomas"

Better Oblivion Community Center “Dylan Thomas” And I thought that boygenius and Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett were great combos (and they certainly were two of the best), and therefore nothing would ever come close, well, along comes Better Oblivion …

Out Of This World: Pas Musique - "A Finnish Bedtime Story"

Pas Musique “A Finnish Bedtime Story” The Phoenix Another futuristic electronica band, but seriously, these guys sound like they’ve come from Andromeda Galaxy.  It is no wonder in their band picture they are all looking up.  They are waiting for …

Future Prog: Brim Liski - "A Different View"

Brim Liski “A Different View” Duels Thank Artemis for forward looking bands such as Brim Liski.  Sounding like they came from some future time and some future place (maybe Sun Ra’s planet), Brim Liski is  a duo comprised of experimental multi-versed …

Baroque Pop: Telyscopes - "Damaged DNA"

Telyscopes “Damaged DNA” Close Types YEAH!!!  Telyscopes has a new album out, and criminy, it is so damned good.  Melodies abound, which is no surprise, the guitars jingle jangle, and Jack Hubbell’s voice is amazing.  I could listen to Hubbell …

HEAR: Vampire Weekend "Harmony Hall"

Vampire Weekend returns after a 6-year-hiatus with “Harmony Hall” –a sunny, melodic-polished pop song. Check it out below:

Psych-Rockers Tambourines "Sunny Side"

‘ Psychedelic Rockers Tambourines pull together a colorful video for their cheerful new psych jam “Sunny Side.” Instantly catchy and effulgent! SOUNDS: Tame Impala, melody’s echo chamber TASTES: cherry pie FEELS: warm

Texan Swing: Vandoliers - "Troublemakers"

Vandoliers “Troublemakers” Forever What a great Texan band.  Imagine Social Distortion and Willie Nelson combined with Blood, Sweat & Tears horns and Appalachian fiddles, drank tons of Southern Comfort and started jamming together, you have Vandoliers.  Comprised of  Vandoliers are …

Confessional: Lana Del Rey - "hope is a dangerous thing..."

Lana Del Rey “hope is a dangerous thing…” She’s back.  And with a passion.  “hope is a dangerous thing…” sums up Lana’s whole persona.  This is one of her saddest yet most optimistic songs ever, and the production fits the …

A Trip Worthwhile: Steevo Nuissier - "Odyssée"

Steevo Nuissier “Odyssée” Odyssée I know of no one more prolific nor so unbelievably constant in super high releases as Steevo Nuissier.  He is definitely one of the best working in the techno scene today.  The man has so many …

Rock n Roll Saviors: The Pleading - "

The Pleading “Run Away” YEAH.  One of my favorite bands of all time has a new single out, and geez, it is a killer.  Do you love killer guitar riffs, vocals that only a true singer can deliver, and lyrics …

Winter Music: Christopher Sky - "End Of An Era"

Christopher Sky “End Of An Era” Vastness Another beautiful song and album out for 2019.  Christopher Sky (aka Christopher Garcia) has created a sound that seems half Brian Eno, half Eric Satie.  Sky claims his music is similar to “opening …

Say Goodbye: Business of Dreams - "Keep The Blues Away"

Business Of Dreams “Keep The Blues Away” Ripe For Anarchy Corey Cunningham’s new album under Business of Dreams is a perfect way to start the New Year.  This beautiful album is about saying good to the past and trying to …

YOUR HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: SONGS WE LOVED IN 2018

In January 2018 I resolved to listen to an album a day for the year, an earnest attempt at listening to more artists which lasted until mid June when it started to feel less like music appreciation and more like …

The Top 10 Albums of 2018

2018 sees an eclectic group of artists from all genres of music. New and old artists pave the way into the next decade with outstanding albums that have us laughing, dancing, singing, crying,….YAAAASSS! 10. Cher – Dancing Queen 9. Anderson …

True NY Art Rock: BODEGA - "How Did This Happen?"

BODEGA “How Did This Happen?” Endless Scroll What a band.  This is the Gang of Four for the 21st century.  This band knows what is wrong with this world, and they nail all the crappy attitude we carry around, telling …

Sludge Punk: Warish - "Fight"

Warish “Fight” Warish Led by Riley Hawks (Tony Hawks’ son), this sludge-punk band burns your ears out, just like a great sludge band should.  Sounding like their album was recorded in the bottom of the sewer, this is one of …

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