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MIKE DONOVAN IN EXURBIA!

posted February 21st, 2019

From sunshiney, smog-filled streets to an avian-strewn state of ur-nature, Mike Donovan's seen his share of the world, making records and playing shows all over the past 20 years with Sic Alps, Ty Segall, The Peacers and most recently, himself.

In June of 2017, Mike led The Peacers sophomore effort, Introducing the Crimsmen, into the world. On 4/20 of '18, his own sophomore solo release How to Get Your Record Played In Shops hit. And now, a hot 23... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mike Donovan

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OM SWEET OM

posted February 19th, 2019

Since 2004, OM have burned their name into the desert sky and the sands of scorched earth! OM albums are rituals, personal convictions transcribed into verse and playing the music live is a visceral, emotional, catharsis of soul and spirit. Al & Emil are bringing their rhythmic rumblings smack dub in middle of our wintery season to vibrate good news: they've got a West Coast tour beginning this weekend in Seattle! With dates stretching up and down the Pacific; OM aim to bring heavenly, wavy... (read more)

Artists in this story: OM

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I THOUGHT THAT YOU WOULD BE THERE... TO ANSWER THE "PHONE"

posted February 14th, 2019

In a world of pure imagination, take a long look and you'll see...the video for "Phone" from the freshly released I Have to Feed Larry's Hawk by Tim Presley's White Fence! Here, neon dreams come alive with a lava lamp glow and wobbly, willy wonka kitsch to create brain food for a new wave theater, in which you will find yourself watching "Phone". The second TP/WF video from Ashley Goodall (see also, "I Have To Feed Larry's Hawk"), "Phone" warms you up and... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Fence, Tim Presley

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ALL EYEZ ON DEAD RIDER

posted February 13th, 2019

Riders of the purple sage, the storm and Dead: prepare thyselves for broken beats, hot magnetic pulses of rhythm, guitar skronk and scraps of raps roaring through your Southern municipal metropolitan area! Lords of chaos, or Dead Rider as they like to be called, are ripping through clubs and bars throughout MO, KY and AR, infecting every man, woman and child in their wake. Moving relentlessly around the borders of their sound, DR are always finding new textures throughout, rebuilding and re-grooving to rock you... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dead Rider

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BILL MACKAY SINGS!

posted February 12th, 2019

Smoke signals, sirens, urgent messages: Bill MacKay's six-string mastery pulses like a sun with (Sandy) Bull-ish psycho fusions on Fountain Fire, his second solo album for Drag City. The fire in the album title is a continuity in Bill's life - part of his genealogy, his living history, his astrology and the scorching effect of the over-driven slide throughout the album!

Bill melds slide, acoustic and distorted electric tones on Fountain Fire to explore the enigma at the end of a... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill MacKay

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EIKO ISHIBASHI PREPS EUROPEAN TOUR

posted February 11th, 2019

The Dreams My Bones Dream was widely praised as one of 2018's albums of the year, and with good reason! Eiko Ishibashi's sixth solo album reached truly impressive and exciting heights in pop experimentalism, an accomplishment few can claim with any consistency. With songs reflecting upon the vast spaces that exist between people as close as family members, and ruminations of her own father and grandfather, The Dreams My Bones Dream is a record with exquisite musicality and deep emotions, a travelogue pointed towards... (read more)

Artists in this story: Eiko Ishibashi

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LISTEN IN SOLITUDE TO "THE HERMIT" BY STUMPWATER

posted February 7th, 2019

Joe Gloor, Dan Berg and Dan Haligas were just a group of friends from the suburbs of Illinois with big city dreams of rock n' roll glory. Their lone release, "White Washed Afternoons" b/w "Watcher's Brawl", was released under the name StumpWater in 1975 and fell on mostly deaf ears, leaving the band with little option for a breakout. Undeterred, the boys continued to stay active for the love of music, gigging around their home state for decades (eventually carrying the torch without Dan Haligas,... (read more)

Artists in this story: StumpWater

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IT'S NO JOKE: WAND REVEAL LAUGHING MATTER!

posted February 5th, 2019

\A little less than two years on from 2017's Plum, Californian scrap polymorphs Wand are prepared to announce their newest, and fifth long playing record, Laughing Matter. By now, Wand is the shifting but unmistakable collaboration between Sofia Arreguin (keys, vocals), Cory Hanson (guitar, vocals), Robert Cody (guitar), Lee Landey (bass) and Evan Burrows (drums).  
 
Laughing Matter is marked by the confidence and fervor of a band that has lived, feuded, thrived and grown together through years of dedicated jamming, touring... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand

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NO AGE FLIP HEMISPHERES

posted February 4th, 2019

No Age exemplify efficiency as a means to creativity, as their two-man approach to huge sounding and thrilling punk music proudly displays. This dynamic appears effortless on Snares Like A Haircut, which is often a sign that in fact some serious thought and planning went into whatever the hell they're doing to make it sound so good. Since it's release, No Age have methodically toured all over the world, country by country, and they're still not done - 2019 ushers in the Snares Like... (read more)

Artists in this story: No Age

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MASAKI BATOH SENDS THE SUNDOWN FROM NOWHERE

posted January 31st, 2019

The sound of Nowhere richly reflects the four dimensional world  Masaki Batoh has traveled since the early days--a vast space echoing the music of many eras, under the universal guise of rock and psych, played and sung in the tongue of many nations. With the releases of  Nowhere's first two singles, "Nowhere" and "Tower of the Silence", the venerable essence of Batoh's intricate songwriting was on full display. Now, it's time for the world to indulge in a new single, the extended Japanese folk-blues workout called, "Sundown"! 

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Artists in this story: Masaki Batoh