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A month spent in an old mill, river swimming, scorpion fear. No wifi. Night sounds, used frogs. Broken music, a crumble, a mysterious place. An album made for each other…

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RENBOURN GIVES US THE BIRD

posted May 16th, 2018

Given John Renbourn's extensive catalog, the forthcoming Live in Kyoto 1978 might seem like an addition that only a true Renbourn-head could appreciate, but we are here to tell you that things are not what they seem to be. Or at least, that little factoid of fake isn't! Regardless of whether or not you consider yourself a newbie or an old guard in the world of John Renbourn, Live in Kyoto 1978 showcases the talent and magnetism of a celebrated legend in the... (read more)

Artists in this story: John Renbourn

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AN EXPRESSION OF JOY!

posted May 14th, 2018

Blonde and brunette. Dog and cat. Lemon and onion. Friend and foam. The change has been made! You can scratch your seven-year itch freely now: Ty Segall & White Fence are become one again, regrooving what we once called Hair into what is now Joy.  

Hair grew out of a simpler time, man! If, as the dyphrenic duo indeed affirm on Joy, rock in 2018 is dead, don't come around here looking for no burial. Instead, find Tim and Ty... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall & White Fence

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STREAM BONNY 1999

posted May 14th, 2018

GUARAPERO success notwithstanding, Will Oldham’s connections with the Dirty Three’s Mick Turner and Jim White continued to strengthen.  All three participated in the European tour by the Boxhead Ensemble in support of the documentary film DUTCH HARBOR.  Later, Turner sent Oldham some recordings he’d been working on.  These were solo recordings done on guitar and organ, using loops in an organic fashion still pretty much unique to Mick Turner.  The pieces were meditative, organic, and inspiring.  Turner asked Oldham if there was... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy & Marquis de Tren

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NEW ESPERS CEREMONIES BRING WEIRD OLD LIFE TO 2018

posted May 11th, 2018

Something has been missing from the last few mini-millennia we've all been living through here in the two-thousand-teens, but it is a discreet thing; have you noticed at all? Listen freak - if you can raise your thousand yard stare from the heart of the campfire embers, you might be roused by the sign that's been posted on your cabin wall: our old favorite neo-troubadours Espers are manifesting once again! Re-birthed into an inextricably changed world after the interminable gap of nearly a decade, Espers... (read more)

Artists in this story: Espers