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posted March 22nd, 2023

Suarasama's Timeline follows multiple paths across avenues of world cultures and music. Sounding as new today as it did when first released in 2013, Suarasama’s traditional North Sumatran roots are a launching point into the currents of hypnotic music shared around the world, with the first-time-on-vinyl 10th anniversary reissue of Timeline.

"Sea Fish" is a shimmering evocation of nature’s beauty, her far-reaching oceans and their inhabitants. Suarasama’s spirit and intention is further elevated by Rithaony Hutajulu’s vocals, as well as the... (read more)

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posted March 20th, 2023

Cum gather 'round and feel the noize, folks - there's a hot new Cory Hanson solo album on the horizon!

With Western Cum, our debauched and shameless world is redeemed in the same breath as it is repudiated. A massing of guitars, guitars, guitars and voices form post-gospel harmony, with a panoply of melodic impulses within, bright and burgeoning. The second single, "Twins", is now among you! Establishing a peaceful easy feeling up front, it delves deep and sails high when the... (read more)

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posted March 15th, 2023

The Forest In Me, the forthcoming LP from Xylouris White, is actually the work of a musical triumvirate: Giorgos Xylouris and Jim White, of course, as well as their long-time producer, Guy Picciotto. Recorded in isolation in 2020, the trio conjured cinematic sounds while physically remote from each other, yet these songs were constructed with a unique psychic connection unbound by location. Giorgos recalls “...every note, every phrase, every instrument came from in and around our inner forests. No spoken... (read more)

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posted March 14th, 2023

Born in Dayton, Ohio, Matt Espy spent his youth playing every genre of music he could find, starting out in clubs at age 14 and launching his touring career at 18. He moved to Chicago in 1996 and continued his journey drumming and performing rock, avant-garde, jazz, and performance art pieces. Over the past decade, he’s found his home with Dead Rider, also on Drag City.

Hawksworth is Matt’s first solo adventure. In the field of solo drumming albums, it’s an avian psychedelic... (read more)

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