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BILL STONE'S "PURPLE" REIGN BEGINS

posted January 14th, 2021

From the barely-there annals of private press, hippie folk-rock history… comes a reissue of the one and only Bill Stone LP, on Drag City/Galactic Zoo Disks. Bill Stone started out playing in a few small folk ensembles and stepping out with occasional solo gigs, which led to the 1969 recording of Stone on a 2-track Panasonic tape recorder in a pottery studio (!?) in Boothbay, Maine.

This private press rediscovery bears the distinguishing marks of the period, its gently interlocking acoustic and electric arpeggiation weaving... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Stone

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SPRAWLING CITY OF ANGELS

posted January 13th, 2021

A lifelong Californian, Cory Hanson has naturally found himself standing to the left of most of the country. The west may be only what you make it; these days, the roadside view looks exceptionally sunbleached and left behind. His forthcoming long player, Pale Horse Rider, eyes the city, the country and the fragile environment that holds them both in its hands — a record as much about Los Angeles as it can be with it’s back to the town and the sun in its... (read more)

Artists in this story: Cory Hanson

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AZITA'S ONLINE LIFE ECHOES IN THE GLEN

posted January 11th, 2021

For those who find the passage of time a one-way process of attrition, here’s good news for you. In the eight years since AZITA's last long-player, her fevered brain has barely rested; the proof's in the unbounded physical and mental activity, music and entertainment we hear in her new album, entitled Glen Echo.

Since the time of her solo debut, AZITA's written and arranged on keyboards - but here, AZITA composed on guitars for her new songs. Not simply for swagger or a... (read more)

Artists in this story: AZITA

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THIS IS THE END (the Dope Body concert movie TITLED "The End" - not the actual, literal end of anything, okay?)

posted December 18th, 2020

Now that they're back, they're back to swinging in front of the charge! Dope Body's relentless rock futurism has reignited their catalog in the past year with not just one but two new releases, the LP-and-digital Crack a Light and it's digital-only predecessor, Home Body. With these releases, Dope Body has come all the way back around to their experimental genesis, while continuing to evolve the identity that they've been growing ever since.
 

In the past decade, the ... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dope Body