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BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY IS HAGGARD LIKE NEVER BEFORE

posted April 27th, 2017

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's Best Troubador is an intimate portrait of artistic admiration for the late, great Merle Haggard. Best Troubador presents sixteen performances of songs plucked from Merle's extensive and varied catalog, each track reflecting a deeply personal appreciation and execution. As a long-time fan and follower of Haggard, Bonny's introspection and approach offer a singular and alluring take on storied songs written by a legendary performer. Recorded at home with friends old and new, Best Troubador is a record... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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WAVE THE WAND AROUND EUROPE

posted April 26th, 2017

Spring is everywhere but Europe is about to bloom... WAND. That's right, with all this fresh energy transferring through the air, none is fresher than that of Wand, who are all set to hit the road in Europe next month and well into the summer. It hasn't even been 1000 days since 1000 Days, yet this is the bands 3rd European tour in the time since its release (with a Cory Hanson solo record dropped in there too, for good measure)! Within that... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand

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WATCH TY SEGALL AND PALS BREAK A GUITAR, PREP FOR THE ROAD

posted April 24th, 2017

We read the papers! Sometimes you people wonder what it's like inside the mind of the always-busy, perhaps never even sleeping, Ty Segall. Well, with the new video for "Break a Guitar", the answers are all there for you, no need to wonder anymore! The answers are INSANE, but that's another story. "Break a Guitar" is a fun-fest pitched to the back of the house, with the song's descending power-chords and accompanying power rhythms churning hard whilst our lad elucidates on the universal absurdity... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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BILL MACKAY BRINGS TUNES FOR NIGHTFALL WITH "TWILIGHT"

posted April 21st, 2017

Listening to Bill MacKay play guitar is similar to suddenly becoming aware of the Earth's breath: it's a blissful and centering experience.  Esker, Mackay's latest LP out May 5th, has an expansive candor that bends folk music his own way, from vastly disparate yet connective influences and sounds alike. This hybrid-genre approach constructs melodies that glimmer, oscillate and roll into sweeping landscapes. Nowhere is this more evident than on the new single from Esker, "Twilight," which showcases a richly melodic and pastoral... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill MacKay

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THE PEACERS' PROCESS: CHILLWEED AND CHILL

posted April 20th, 2017

It's official: The Peacers are at hand, with their second album, Introducing the Crimsmen, due on June 16th, and tours of Europe and the US developing swiftly beyond then. But before all that, there's still plenty to talk about! The first evidence of this, "Jurgen's Layout" is already on the record - remember? Mike D's wispy melodies seem to be conveying a ghost existence, but the band nails his wraith-like presence to the churning guts of rock, and roll on. For the second... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Peacers

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BEN CHASNY GOES OFF AT BBC RADIO 3

posted April 18th, 2017

Six Organs of Admittance is forever Ben Chasny, but the nature of its existence is often collaborative. Take a look at the liner notes for any given record and you'll see contributions from Elisa Ambrogio, Al Cisneros, Matt Sweeney, Eyvind Kang, Chris Corsano, Haley Fohr, or Damon & Naomi - it's simply an essential strain of 6OOA DNA. It's no surprise, then, that BBC Radio 3 came calling, inviting Chasny to partake in one of their collaborative Late... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance

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HAPPY FIRST CRABIVERSARY

posted April 14th, 2017

"The world is rubbish. It's a colation of inescapable feelings and fabricated nonsense, each propping the other up. Crab Day is an old holiday. Crab Day is a new holiday. Crab Day isn't a holiday at all." It's hard to believe it's already a year since, with these words, Cate Le Bon introduced our 21st century calendar to an all-new, take-or-leave it event for the calendar with which to do what you wish - at last! No chasing after eggs, or demands of candy in... (read more)

Artists in this story: Cate Le Bon

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BISHOP ON DISPLAY, KNIGHTLY

posted April 13th, 2017

Sir Richard Bishop and his transcendental guitar are at it once again! Since the early days of Sun City Girls through 2015's critically acclaimed Tangier Sessions, Sir Rick's virtuosic playing and influences have led him all over the world - but we're happy to say, that beginning early next month Rick will be performing stateside for an impressive 21 dates! Traveling from the west coast to the south, to the east coast to the Midwest and back again, Bishop's surely making a... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sir Richard Bishop

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"SOMETIMES" IS UNTAMED TRUXIAN BREW

posted April 12th, 2017

Unearthed from the raw, unfettered sounds of two sold out dates on opposite ends of the country comes the new/ "live"/old song /new performance album that is yet another chapter in one of the best books out there. Yes, Royal Trux wrote that book and Platinum Tips + Ice Cream brings us the skillfully rendered Truxian addendum, piercing through the dim, calculated bullshit that permeates our eyes and ears on a daily basis, reminding us that Royal Trux have done more to define the look,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux

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PURLING HISS HEADED TO EUROPE

posted April 6th, 2017

Purling Hiss' High Bias is still soaring! Now, just in time for the bloom, those woolly Philly pals are set to hop on a plane and wing on over to Europe for a springtime tour! If'n we aren't all a little afraid of at least some, if not "Everybody In The USA," just like the barn-burner of a last song on High Bias suggests, then at least we're all 100% mega-down with the hair-on-fire attack of the Hissian power trio! High Bias is the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss