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WHAT TANGLED WEBS WAND WEAVE (LIVE!)

posted August 2nd, 2022

Since 2014, Wand have made five albums (+ EP) in the studio and a living (of sorts) playing on the road. Business/pleasure: the two sides of their (multiverticed, decagon) coin, flipping in the strobe light of ongoing self- actualization. And yet, while doing both at the same time — making a record while playing live — they’ve now made their best one yet.

How d'ya get Spiders In the Rain? Start by going back to January 2020. Do you remember? Wand do. They’d been touring ... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand

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CLIMB ABOARD SHORTY'S ARK

posted July 28th, 2022

Shorty’s Ark is a book for young readers, a collaborative effort between singer Will Oldham and graphic artist Lori Damiano, based on work by Oldham and musician Matt Sweeney.

Drawing inspiration from the story of Noah, Shorty’s Ark names and pictures a wild variety of species to inform and engage an equal variety of young minds with the diversity that can be found around this great planet of ours. The flood stands as metaphor for current impending changes in our planet, and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Matt Sweeney & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Will Oldham

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MESS(ESQUE)ING AROUND IN EUROPE

posted July 20th, 2022

Mess Esque are "Taking It Outside" in the UK and Europe this August and September.

Helen Franzmann (McKisko) and Mick Turner (Dirty Three, Tren Brothers) hit the road later this summer, with the main event at London’s Cafe OTO, a stop in Manchester’s Psych Fest and a string of shows around the Euro Zone with a Mr. Kurt Vile and his esteemed Violators. Australia's Mess Esque coalesce from ripples of Mick’s aquatic guitar moods and Helen’s dreamy vox and lyrical imagery, initiating pensive nights, full... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mess Esque

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HIT 'EM WITH YOUR BEST SHOT

posted July 19th, 2022

The toothpaste's almost out the tube! Kamikaze Palm Tree’s desperately dreamed-of Drag City debut drops in just a few mini-weeks (on 8/12) - but who's counting, or even prepared to wait that long? Hungry for more is our assumed default, so hands in the air, 'cuz KPT are delivering another scoop of Mint Chip. This time it’s “The Hit” - both literally and figuratively! At nearly twice the length of the other Mint Chip hits, “The Hit” presents as a fully-rendered tune from youthful... (read more)

Artists in this story: Kamikaze Palm Tree