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NO AGE SAVE THE PEOPLE

posted January 16th, 2018

Looking for an escape from the thundering monotony of the nine-to-five? Sign up for the new No Age, Snares Like A Haircut! The album is classic No Age - well considered from several angles, and handsomely produced to shatter the windshield of your existence - so that you can feel the wind of LIFE in your face for one screaming moment! Snares Like A Haircut rips with drive and haze like a well-oiled machine, condensing raw force into the shape of a pop... (read more)

Artists in this story: No Age

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HISSING ON A PARK BENCH

posted January 11th, 2018

Take off yer coat, there's a warm breeze headed this way! By which we mean BREEZE, Purling Hiss' new EP available exclusively on Bandcamp. As ever, Hissmanager Mike Polizze bends his sunshine melodies through a hazy delivery cut through with his sharp and slouching riffs - but Breeze is unlike last year's High Bias, which gleamed with the kind of studio finish that made Water On Mars so incandescent. Here, Purling Hiss pours the kind of homegrown brew that made... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss

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WHAT NEWS!? ALASDAIR ROBERTS' NEW ALBUM, THAT'S WHAT!

posted January 10th, 2018

For his twelfth solo album, What News, and his fourth album focused exclusively on the performance of traditional songs, Alasdair Roberts has chosen a typically unusual and eclectic pair of collaborators: Amble Skuse and David McGuinness.

On past albums No Earthly Man and Too Long In this Condition, Alasdair relied on his deep connection with the material to anchor exploratory arrangements that would locate the hundreds-years-old songs in a contemporary milieu. For What News, Alasdair had a desire to... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

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HEAD LLAMA HEADS EAST

posted January 9th, 2018

Sean O'Hagan, leader of The High Llamas, has just hipped us to a very special trip he's about to take - all the way to Japan! Yes, beginning next week, O'Hagan embarks on a solo tour of 4 of Japan's finest cities, Osaka, Nagoya, Kanazawa, and Tokyo. Will he dig deep into the Llamas vast catalog? Will he do a solo interpretation of the play for Here Come The Rattling Trees, there most recent release? Will he find Jim O'Rourke in a... (read more)

Artists in this story: The High Llamas

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THE BAJAS AND WINDING ROAD

posted January 9th, 2018

Bitchin Bajas are ready for launch, sir! With organs, synths, woodwind instruments and good vibes in tow (alongside the Bajas secret alter egos Cooper Crain, Dan Quinlivan and Rob Frye), Los Bajas continue to bring a gentle flow wherever they go, and they're prepared to push open new sonic spaces with another leg of US tour dates, this time designed to bring inner warmth (and light, of course) to the sub-freezing midwestern plains. And what better way to warm the pipes than a... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas

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TY SEGALL TACKLED THE OPPOSITION

posted January 8th, 2018

For all of us taking on the world's events in our own ways, filtering the news with anxiety and paranoia, who wouldn't wanna see Ty Segall, guitar in hand, go toe-to-toe with a reprehensible adversary? Well, it happened last night, as Ty turned up as the first ever musical guest on Comedy Central's The Opposition with Jordan Klepper! There was music (Ty performing "My Lady's On Fire" acoustic!) and more - Ty's got a special connection to the show since... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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MIKE D ON TOUR-WOT'CHA GONNA DO?

posted January 5th, 2018

Peeple, get ready -Mike D is mixing up the medicine and getting ready to ride! With a bag full of fresh tunes and some old faves, dropping blots of acerbic melodies and crunchy anthems, The Peacers own Mike Donovan is headed out on a solo tour of the continental US of A (and Canada for good measure)-beginning today! Mike's done solo shows around SF on and off for the past couple years in between Peacers' shows, but this is his first big... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mike Donovan

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CIRCUIT DES YEUX BRIGHTENS THE DARKEST WINTER NIGHTS

posted January 4th, 2018

It's 2018 folks, and with subterranean temperatures here in the Midwest and a goddamn bomb cyclone hitting the East Coast later this week, Circuit des Yeux seems to've known what was up when she booked her imminent West Coast tour for the end of January. And it wouldn't be the first time - Haley Fohr certainly knew what the fuck was up when she made the amazing and acclaimed Reaching For Indigo, too! So whilst nearly the entire USA is freezing their behinds off... (read more)

Artists in this story: Circuit des Yeux

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RAFAEL TORAL'S WAVES OF SOUND FOR THE MIND AND BODY

posted January 3rd, 2018

It's been 30 years since Rafael Toralbegan making his own compositions and solo recordings; today, these recordings sound remarkably prescient and perfectly timeless! To mark the occasion of his start, and to celebrate his unique vision for the guitar and its textural, ambient and emotive capabilities, we're pleased to reissue Sound Mind Sound Body and Wave Field, his first two long out-of-print albums, on vinyl for the first time!

Sound Mind Sound Body was partly inspired by exploring some of the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Rafael Toral

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WAND'S BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD - FOR CHARITY!

posted December 20th, 2017

Remember when you were young? And you shone like the sun and all that? Well, some of us still ARE young, thanks - like the kiddie-boys-and-girl of WAND - the only thing is, it's hard to tell sometimes, since not only have they been so darn prolific, but each record represents an evolution most folks would only reflect after a de rigueur two-year hiatus between album cycles! Instead, four cycles in, the path has been so epic and serpentine, we gotta pinch ourselves to remember... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand