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TOO-II

posted August 18th, 2022

Oren Ambarchi's forthcoming LP Shebang is a puzzle built from isolated single notes, rising into clusters of densely layered poly-rhythms before being met with a world of esteemed sonic collaborators. The first single, "I", charted the assembling shapes: Oren's staccato tones, with subtle Leslie shimmers and guitar synth, joined in the flow by Joe Talia’s ride cymbal articulations. 

 

The new single, "II", picks up where "I" left off (it happens sometimes!), as the elements blossom into a rigorously snapped-to fusion funk,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Oren Ambarchi

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ALTER YOUR YTI⅃AƎЯ

posted August 15th, 2022

On his forthcoming albumYTI⅃AƎЯBill Callahan is accompanied by frequent collaborator Matt Kinsey on guitar, Emmett Kelly on bass/backing vocals, Sarah Ann Phillips on piano/backing vocals, and Jim White on drums. Now, that's a reality we can all get excited about! His first album since 2020's Gold RecordBill reflects on his process and motivation for YTI⅃AƎЯ thusly:

"I wanted to make a record that addressed or reflected the current climate. It felt like it was necessary to rouse people — rouse... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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GET THEE OUTSIDER!

posted August 11th, 2022

With the dog days of summer nearly behind us, Bonnie “Prince” Billy  presents a revitalized "Outsider" anthem; a cover version from one of the giants of the punk era. With a Ramones song built for a ‘Prince’ (from the pen of immortal Dee Dee), Bonny reframes the lyric’s psycho-stoicism with stately melody. Produced in 2016 with Mark Nevers, the song features Chris Scruggs (of the Fabulous Superlatives) and homeboys William Tyler, Peter Townsend and D.C. Berman, who pours existential dread from... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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TRIP ON, TRIP IN, TRIP OUT

posted August 10th, 2022

People Helping People, the latest No Age rage, finds our lads acting on their disparate desires and operating in perfect sync; telegenic weirdness fused immaculately to classic rock propulsion, transforming the energy pouring out from their hands and feet with electronics. Ensconced in Randy’s garage without a clock to spit on ‘em, Dean and Randy composted drums and guitar and life on planet earth into a stream of miniatures, vignettes and reembodied images – an infinity of hits and glisses.

The latest single, “Tripped Out Before Scott”,... (read more)

Artists in this story: No Age

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BILL NACE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

posted August 8th, 2022

"Bill Nace’s Through a Room represents a seismic progression from Both, his startling 2020 debut solo LP for Drag City. Nace’s career has been defined by a relentless probing of ways to frame the complex menu of human emotions, and that the guitar has been his primary tool for exploring this terrain is of little consequence. On this new release, he also employs tapes, hurdy gurdy, doughnut pipe, quelle est belle, as well as his latest instrument of choice, taishōgoto. This is also,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Nace

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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

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WAND ARE HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE

posted July 13th, 2022

Hot on the heels of their September tour, Wand are pleased to extend their road-stay with more live dates creeping through October! With upcoming shows at clubs, ballrooms and a couple of festival gigs, Wand's adaptability allows them to make you experience multi-dimensional bliss in any room size or shape imaginable. No strangers to the road, each Wand outing breathes new life into, and broader perspective of, their expansive catalog. Ripe with mutations and maturations from each new and exciting lunar phase of the band, ... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand