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IT'S A PREDICAMENT!

posted June 23rd, 2022

It's the summer of their years, and Kamikaze Palm Tree are out on the beach, fully lotioned, essence to essence. With their impending (next classic) album MINT CHIP locked down for a August 12th release, we're just counting the days until we can share all of it, while dropping tracks here and there, for the thrill of it all. Like this one: "Predicament"! With rough-hewn, multicolored animation, John Andrews' video accentuates KPTs signature thickets of psychoactive jangle-thump and flashing harmonics of vocal chorale. The vid's smeary... (read more)

Artists in this story: Kamikaze Palm Tree

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END OF THE ROAD IS JUST THE BEGINNING FOR PURLING HISS

posted June 22nd, 2022

Purling Hiss are coming! Daredevil Thrills!

Get your weird on and come out to see Philly’s fastest and loudest supercharged noise nicks as they floor it onto stages the length and breadth of Engerland. Tokyo-drifting into the End of the Road Fest (with an additional Polizze solo show bolted on) before a rear-drive, burn out nationwide,  Purling Hiss leave nothing but donuts in the tarmac out front of venues as evidence that "Yes, they were really here!”

From London down to Brighton via Leeds,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss

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BOWLES AND MACKAY RECUT KEY DATES

posted June 20th, 2022

Due to entirely foreseen circumstances (COVID-19, damn u!), Bill MacKay and Nathan Bowles were forced to cancel their maiden voyage as a duo earlier this month, but fear not, the boys will be back in (your) town before too long! The Spiral Joy band have shifted their road trippin' subtly forward in time, landing in the first week of August to perform at many of the same venues and towns - with the addition of new dates in Durham and Baltimore. How's that for lost... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill MacKay, Bill MacKay and Nathan Bowles

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A ROYAL SUMMER IN THE NORTHEAST, NORTHWEST, AND IN BETWEEN

posted June 14th, 2022

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's pages-long contributions to modern, recorded music are all kindling for the spark of hardcore fandom, but his stage presence is the crux of what makes him such a phenomenon. A performer like no other, Bonny incorporates a lightness for those who see a darkness, making a place for all the wolves in these cosmos to safely land and enjoy an evening of wild song and willed togetherness!

This summer presents an excellent opportunity to get up close n' deeply personal... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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THIRD TIME'S A CHARM

posted June 13th, 2022

Fresh off the release of Ghosted, the exceptional new album by Oren Ambarchi, Johan Berthling and Andreas Werliin, the trio reappear with a music video for the album track, “III”! Rooted in rhythm and the myriad, fascinating ways it can subdivide the beat, “III” slowly unfurls with airy, reverberating clouds of guitar, a brooding, stalking bass-line, and percussive hypnotism. Utilizing these percussive riffs and repetitions and the tension-build they create, maverick filmmaker Cédrick Eymenier’s camera floats dreamily about the darkened, quiet nighttime streets of France to bring "III" to... (read more)

Artists in this story: Oren Ambarchi / Johan Berthling / Andreas Werliin

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YOU'LL FLIP OVER THE KAMIKAZE PALM TREE MINT CHIP TRIP!

posted June 1st, 2022

For their sophomore effort/Drag City debut, the enigmatic duo of Kamikaze Palm Tree (Dylan Hadley / Cole Berliner), slide elegantly into it, their tunes a harmony of ambiguity and nostalgia, cross-talking in the high register and rounded with thick bottom - a dancing clash of cognition and dissonance.

In their few years of life, they found themselves over two EPs and a live set (all on Bandcamp), exploring everything they loved, all at once, before landing a direct hit, with their album debut,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Kamikaze Palm Tree

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MOORE THAN JUST "USELESS MOMENTS"

posted May 23rd, 2022

Anthony Moore’s contribution to the post-punk/pre-wave sound of London in 1979 – abrasive truth to power made into chart fodder, frosted with production sparkle and draped in strings of keyboard theory–is all over Flying Doesn’t Help, a lovely collision of art, pop and punk from the megacenter of all things in the rock and roll era. Originally released on Moore’s own QUANGO imprint, this environment proved ideal for Anthony's process: make records by exploring, or as he put it, tapping the “deep connection between minimalism,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Anthony Moore

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OKAY: WHAT A FEELING

posted May 16th, 2022

The man in the tree with the guitar? He’s gonna sing! But the sun shining through the branches — are those rays yellow or hazy gray? When again are you not going to feel this way? Pulling at the scratchy wool threads of an old sweater, Ty Segall extracts melodic fibers to braid each strand anew. What emerges then weaves together chimes of freedom and rows of desolation - it lights up all of our senses (including the all-important equilibrium-centric 6th and 7th senses) with... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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MESS ESQUE ARE COMING TO AMERICA

posted May 9th, 2022

Mess Esque, the Australian duo of Mick Turner (Dirty Three) and Helen Franzmann (McKisko), got off to a fast start in 2021 with two quietly electrifying albums: Dream #12 and their self-titled debut for Drag City. That electricity sparks from Mick’s aquatic guitar moods meeting with Helen's vocals and dream imagery, causing nights, tides and empty landscapes to simmer with raw passion. You feel like being moved in a deep and fulfilling way? Then Mess Esque is for you, and no... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mick Turner, AZITA, Mess Esque

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MACKAY AND BOWLES: KEYSIAN DUONOMICS HIT THE ROAD AT LAST!

posted May 4th, 2022

Time passes slowly - until it don't! For instance: the year it's been since the release of Nathan Bowles and Bill MacKay debut album. It's only now that they're set to take their musical keys to the kingdom on tour, for all subjects to hear - but really, what's 'only now'? The end of a long time, or a short one? Fortunately, it's no matter: if you ain't already, slip Keys into any little eyelet you find in your day, and prepare to unlock a lovely... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill MacKay and Nathan Bowles