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SEEK QUIETUDE!

posted June 5th, 2024

Playing guitar on most of Tim Buckley’s rambling folk-rock numbers, Lee Underwood’s former rock career typically manifested outside jazz influences. After a decade and more had elapsed, though, Lee embarked on a more cleansing, spiritual venture — an acoustic one, that is! — with his 1988 solo work, California Sigh. Drag City has unearthed this magnificent Lee Underwood/Steve Roach co-production for a first-ever reissue due out June 28; the second single, “Quietude Oasis”, arrives today with a... (read more)

Artists in this story: Lee Underwood

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MATCHESS ON TOUR & IN TRIOS THIS SUMMER!

posted June 3rd, 2024

Three marimbas, three voices, three psyches: This summer, Whitney Johnson’s long standing experimental project Matchess will deal sonic doubles across the U.S. with the amplified groupthink of a trio formation each night!

In June, Whitney will be joined onstage by Haley Fohr (AKA Circuit des Yeux) and Lula Asplund; in July, it’ll be Matchess, Haley, and Jenny Pulse. Their individual practices in experimental music, sound art, and performance will invoke the “two against three” principle to alchemize a... (read more)

Artists in this story: Matchess

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THE IMPORTANT THING IS...

posted May 30th, 2024

Jettisoned through the atmosphere to pulverize our beckoning eardrums, The Key (Became The Important Thing [& Then Just Faded Away]) is Chris Corsano operating past every dimension. The upcoming album (out June 28) sees Chris in rare solo form, performing every part himself and overdubbing each frenzied instrument into six explosive tracks. Today, the important thing is experiencing the second single from the album, “The Full-Measure Wash Down”, with a new music video by Kim Alpert.

Gnawa-esque string drum acoustics... (read more)

Artists in this story: Chris Corsano

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LOVE CHANGES ALL

posted May 28th, 2024

Pulling out of a furious current, Dirty Three have planted their sea legs on dry land (Melbourne, Australia to be exact) to track their first album in over a decade: Love Changes Everything, out June 28 on Drag City. Our tried-and-true crew, Mick Turner, Warren Ellis and Jim White, are shipping out the second single today: “Love changes everything II”.

“Love changes everything II” is Dirty Three at midday: already in elegiac reverie, glancing pensively back at the waters of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dirty Three