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DOPE BODY GETS SUPERUNKNOWN

posted November 19th, 2020

Nearly eight months into our collective isolation without a real gig in sight, what're ya gonna do? Dope Body have taken the relentless planning and prepping out of the equation in favor of a straight dopamine shot to the hypothalamus, in the form of the new video for "Known Unknown" depicting the communal energy of live Dope Body - shelter in place be damned!
 


The catharsis-inducing Crack A Light album closer gets a video treatment (courtesy of Dope collaborator Theo... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dope Body

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EVERYBODY MUST GET STONE(D)

posted November 17th, 2020

Just when you thought every loner folk genius had been outed/discovered, hyped, and pontificated about, a new/old challenger lurks in the murky depths of time...and Maine. Sure, you have your Skip Spences, Dave Bixbys, Stone Harbours, and Perry Leopolds already, but have you heard the lonesome sound of Bill Stone?

Well, don't feel too uncool, hardly anyone has--unless you lived in rural Maine in the early 70s and grabbed his barely-ever seen LP in the day. Titled simply StoneBill's mysterious album... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Stone

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WHAT, NOW?

posted November 9th, 2020

Stateless is an improvised guitar music record that's about more than just playing your way into somewhere new. It invites we the people to perceive the hair-raising truth: these are free pieces in more ways than one. Tashi's playing opens doors through which we can view the helplessness, confusion, rage and resolve of immigrant life in America today.
 


"Now, Part I" is guitar in space, orbiting our planet - the laser is not pointed outward, but back towards... (read more)

Artists in this story: Tashi Dorji

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SUPPLEMENTAL COZIES FOR EVERYONE!

posted November 6th, 2020

Round two from the dust-strewn cassettes in ye old Sic Alps archives, this time drawn from the latter stages of their comet-like trajectory. Sketches for material that landed on Napa AsylumSic Alps, the "She's on Top" EP, and assorted singles is all included here. The enigmatic smile through which the Alps songs are crooned, that key - levity - is oft swapped for brevity here, in the name of getting the thoughts down.  
 


But even... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sic Alps, Mike Donovan