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RESOLVE TO BE IMMORAL WITH ELISA AMBROGIO THIS NEW YEAR

posted January 9th, 2015

Welcome to 2015, baby! We've totally hit the (frozen) ground running, but we’re not the only ones. Starting tonight, Elisa Ambrogio will be “Far From Home,” embarking on her first (but not her last) tour of 2015. While we’re bundling up in the eye of the polar vortex here in Drag friggin' City, Elisa will be out by the reservoirs with Nathan Bowles playing her fair-to-warmer tunes and descending upon the lush plantations of the Southern US (though to be fair, it's unseasonably cool down... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance, Elisa Ambrogio

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FRED AND MAYA CHANNEL THEIR INNER PAULINHO E BEATRIZ on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS!

posted January 8th, 2015

"Voce Tem," the rare breeze of light bossa nova first brought to the public's attention via Fred Armisen's Hometown Heroes series, is now America's hottest single! Initially recorded by Paulinho e Beatriz, "Você Tem" is having a breakthrough moment thanks to Fred's and cohort Maya Rudolph's soul groovin' duet version of it, performed Tuesday night on Late Night with Seth Myers! An integral and essential comedic talent of the last decade or more, Fred Armisen has his ears to the ground... (read more)

Artists in this story: Fred Armisen

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'TIS A FINE FEATHERED GIFT SEASON, HOLI-SHIPPERS: WISH A FISH ON THE ONES YOU LOVE!

posted December 17th, 2014

If you need help with your XXXmas shopping, look no further: Feathered Fish got the junk to stuff your stocking and then some! Feathered Fish is an am'gam of two visionary artists' active minds. Rock n' roller/skating child Jennifer Herrema (Black Bananas in New York Times' best of 2014, yo!) and award-snatchin' designer Pamela Love take their incorporated name their shared astrological sign - Pisces, of course (plus, an obscure ol' Arthur Lee song too, natch); their thus-named Feather Fish brainchild is unmet... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jennifer Herrema, Black Bananas

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ALASDAIR PLAYS WITH RELICS

posted December 12th, 2014

As the release date for Alasdair Roberts' self-titled album approaches, excitement's growing among those who've caught a listen. For his eighth album, Ali's turned in a set of songs produced with sparing, yet striking accompaniment - particularly when held up to the dense soundscapes and songic travelogues of his previous album, A Wonder Working Stone, recorded as "Alasdair Roberts & Friends." Stripping back the production for this lot makes sense, as the songs of Alasdair Roberts are among his most... (read more)

Artists in this story: Appendix Out, Alasdair Roberts

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JESSICA PRATT: OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD

posted December 10th, 2014

The world is changing for Jessica Pratt, getting smaller and more connected as its human population becomes acquainted with her music. Take "Back, Baby," the first single off her forthcoming album, On Your Own Love Again, for instance - no seriously, you can take it for free, baby, we won't ask for it back! - and tell us it doesn't make you wanna find a way to reach for someone through the unbearable delicacy of time and space. Whether near or... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jessica Pratt

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BITCHIN BAJAS SLED DOWN SOUTH FOR THE HOLIDAZE

posted December 9th, 2014

As the days slump towards winter solstice in our great northern hemisphere, the circle once again tightengs, growing ever shorter and ever darker all around us. Isn't it nice to remember thatthere are beacons of light just an ear-shot away? Bitchin Bajas make blissful sound portraits that'll relax even the tightest muscle, and turn one's internal vibe-o-meter to warm buzz chill. They should be lauded as the real heroes of the holiday season  - taking the time to take it on the road and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas

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ELISA AMBROGIO GETS IMMORAL IN THE DEEP SOUTH

posted December 5th, 2014

Way back in October (if you can remember), Elisa Ambrogio advanced her new (and exciting!) solo voice with her debut album, The Immoralist. After a decade in the ranks of Magik Markers, Elisa's props in the avant/noise-rock field are well-established - but those formidable sounds act as prelude only for her new songs, which wed her dazzlingly out guitar playing with a hazy pop sensibility. A little after the album's release, Elisa set out on a run of dates in the Northeast... (read more)

Artists in this story: Elisa Ambrogio

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LISTEN! SIR RICHARD BISHOP TRANSCENDS WITH "FRONTIER," THE FIRST SINGLE FROM TANGIER SESSIONS

posted December 4th, 2014

Sir Richard Bishop is back with a fresh album and a fresh guitar! On Tangier Sessions, out February 17th, Sir Richard’s mythic guitar playing reaches a new degree of ingenuity and esteem. While traveling in Geneva, Bishop stumbled upon a modest, yet enchanting guitar, hidden on a shelf. He left the shop empty handed, but for days the guitar haunted him! He returned to purchase the instrument, mesmerized by the incredible sounds it produced when played. Tangier Sessions' first single, "Frontier," has... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sir Richard Bishop

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EIKO ISHIBASHI IS HIDING IN THE SKY WITH MR. CLOUD

posted December 2nd, 2014

Rods of light carve through city-vision, clouds roll like ocean waves: these are the seductive sounds of Eiko Ishibashi, found on her brand new LP, Car and Freezer, as well as the sights subliminally represented in the video for its song, "Mr. Cloud." The song kicks off with a bass drum featuring Bonham-like reverberation, but as the organ tones haze their way into frame, a liquid relaxation overtakes the proceedings. Trumpet gives way to the textured delicacy of Eiko's voice - and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jim O'Rourke, Eiko Ishibashi

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THUNDERSNOW IN DECEMBER? GET READY FOR THE SPACE-BLIZZARD OF OZ TO HIT DOWN UNDER

posted December 1st, 2014

Falling down to Earth from the seedy innerbelly of Jupiter, the Ty Segall man, man, along with his Manipulator band, have slashed and shredded their way across America and Europe this fall, in support of their otherworldly double album. Since their planetary visas have a couple more weeks left on 'em before the band is rocked like vile, vile cargo back into outer-space, Ty and co. concurred - "let's take this mother down under!" Which raises the question - how do these freaks make... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall