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SIX (ORGANS) OF DIAMONDS

posted September 15th, 2021

At the invitation of KPM MusicSix Organs of Admittance wizard Ben Chasny stepped behind his acoustic to produce a pristine new set of guitar instrumentals. Is it library music, or deeply personal essays on a formative instrument? Under Ben's fingers we hear it both ways and beyond: The Intimate Landscape is simply beautiful music that spans beyond the limits of folk, ambient and soundtrack music.

On "Six Diamonds," the latest single from The Intimate LandscapeChasny fuses melancholic acoustic guitar with... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ben Chasny

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TY SEGALL RELEASES VIDEO FOR "HARMONIZER"

posted September 13th, 2021

Ty Segalls new album Harmonizer is a synthtastic production redesign and makes for some of his cleanest songs and starkest ideas to date. Bringing together booming drum machines and corrosive guitars, “the wonder of sound is baked into the album from the title down, be it twin leads or the multi-part vocal harmonies that coat every song” (Brooklyn Vegan). After surprise releasing the album last month via Drag City (the physical release is set for October) and sharing the video for “Feel Good,”... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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TAKING THE FAR VIEW WITH JOEL VANDROOGENBROECK

posted September 7th, 2021

Looking at history the wrong way round through the telescope, objects may appear closer than they actually were! Yeah, life's a Rashomon even in reverse. Sometimes you have to take the long view - or in this case, the Far View, which compiles tracks from Joel Vandroogenbroeck’s legendary Coloursound library music series — a uniquely trippy catalog of sonic vignettes, freshly remastered from the original analog reels and long overdue for their day in the library music sun!

The late Joel Vandroogenbroeck was among... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joel Vandroogenbroeck

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SUPERWOLVES RESCHEDULE FALL TOUR

posted August 26th, 2021

Regretfully, Matt Sweeney and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy will be rescheduling most of their upcoming Fall tour with Jonathan Richman. With the ever-evolving situation due to COVID-19 and having been through lockdown before, out of an abundance of caution we want to be preemptive for the safety of the performers, crew and audience. Some of the shows cannot be rescheduled due to conflicts beyond our control, but Superwolves are working hard to ensure they will perform at each city when it is safe to do so. Here's to... (read more)

Artists in this story: Matt Sweeney & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

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IN JOVIAN ORBIT WITH MESS ESQUE

posted August 24th, 2021

Mess Esque, the newly minted duo of Mick Turner and Helen Franzmann, have been mixing up the medicine for their second single "Jupiter". For a new band it really helps to have a hit single, so this new radio friendly unit shifter remixes one album cut, reshaping it into a smoldering, cascading indie ballad!

If you've heard the first Mess Esque single ("Take It Outside"), you have a perhaps already divined their intent: to ride the sleepy drift past moments of stasis, beyond... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mess Esque

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AZITA MAKES ONLINE LIFE LIVE

posted August 18th, 2021

This last spring - March 5th, to be exact - AZITA emerged from a lengthy artist retreat with her first album in eight years, Glen Echo. And it was more than worth the wait!

AZITA's trip to Glen Echo mixes various times and vibes: righteously grooving goodness, acerbic exchanges overheard in the street, invisible shifts and silent echoes from empty corners of the old neighborhood, the little wins and losses one carries through life, all voiced, phrased, arranged and played as pop music that... (read more)

Artists in this story: AZITA

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TY AND DENÈE ARE FEELIN GOOD

posted August 16th, 2021

Two weeks ago, Ty Segall surprise-released Harmonizer, his first new album since 2019, out now digitally via Drag City and physically in October. Today, he presents a music video for one of its standouts, “Feel Good,” and announces a North American tour with the Freedom Band. “Feel Good” is one of Harmonizer’s two songs to feature lyrics and vocals by Denée Segall. The music video, directed and produced by Joshua Erkman, sees the Segalls taking a late night drive between... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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CALL FOR ROADSIDE MAINTENANCE

posted August 13th, 2021

If you've been listening, you may have already heard the new music we call Mind Maintenance. As the name implies, it's meant to affect you between the ears - but this doesn't mean you can't derive full-body benefits as well! The natural buzz and percussive qualities of Joshua Abrams' guimbri and Chad Taylor's mbira sit consonantly against the other, their shared resonance forming a sonorous whole. Immediate and meditative - so simple, so physically in the room!

In 2021, there's a worldwide need for... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mind Maintenance

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BEN CHASNY GETS INTIMATE

posted August 9th, 2021

A new instrumental album of acoustic guitar playing from Six Organs of Admittance’s Ben Chasny! Ever since 6OOA's For Octavio Paz, we’ve all been dying to hear Ben’s distinctive virtuosity again in this format. But The Intimate Landscape is so much more…

KPM Music, the legendary British library music company, extended an offer to Ben to make some songs for their library. Well aware of their history, he immediately agreed. The field of library music is one that has been celebrated in the public consciousness'... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ben Chasny

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TY SEGALL'S HARMONIZER

posted August 3rd, 2021

Surprise! Today, Ty Segall both announces AND releases Harmonizer, his first new album in two years, via Drag City! Harmonizerbursts with transcendent energy as Ty glides smoothly into unexpected territory, right where he likes to find himself. It’s a synthtastic production redesign that finds Ty dialing up a wealth of tightly-controlled beats, thick keyboard textures, guitar, and endless harmonies. This glossy sound makes for some of Ty’s cleanest songs and starkest ideas to date, bracing him as he revisits the lonely days... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall