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MESSAGES FROM THE STARS

posted November 15th, 2022

Meg Baird’s forthcoming long player, Furling, lives in the notion that whole universes of experience, enlightenment, elation, and ecstasy can bloom in every corner. And while it’s true that some songs on Furling grapple with humanity’s existential unknowns in stark terms, they primarily revel in the mysteries that hide in nature and humanity at their most ordinary.

The second single from Furling, “Star Hill Song,” out today, is a swooning mediation on romantic solidarity in emotionally trying times, by Meg and collaborator/partner/co-writer of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Meg Baird

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PERSONALITY CRISIS

posted November 7th, 2022

Inspired by the underground, proto-punk sounds wafting in the late 1970s air and desperate to be heard, John Timmis created a character for himself: J.T. I.V. Born only to rock, this musical conception was a rabid personality crisis consisting of proselyte elitism and nihilistic excess. To a 70s wild-child like J.T., Brian Eno’s music cut through the noise like a switch-blade. So for this second taste of The Future, it's apt to share J.T.'s take on Eno's “The Fat Lady of... (read more)

Artists in this story: J.T. IV

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LET BILL ENTERTAIN EU

posted October 24th, 2022

From the beautiful to the jarring, intrepid explorer Bill Callahan charts a passage through all kinds of territory on his new album YTI⅃AƎЯ. Cascading images flow forth from his stream of consciousness, as if scanning the words gathered in a dream journal. Bill’s lyrics strain at the lines on the page, not content to be confined as simply ink on paper, or to separate the printing of the fact from the legend.

With this nu YTI⅃AƎЯ on display, Bill's got a string of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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RELEASE THE GLYDERS! THE HUNT IS ON

posted October 24th, 2022

80 degrees in the midnight shade. Just another breezeless night. The crickets and the sirens and the humming of florescents and neon all melting down in the groove. An emptiness it’d be a shame to lose. Except – is that the wind kicking up? Whether you knew it or not, here it comes now – you’re right in the path of Maria’s Hunt.

Formed in 2014 in Chicago by partners Joshua Condon and Eliza WeberGlyders have kept busy, lighting up shows around town... (read more)

Artists in this story: Glyders