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The King meets the Nashville Cats in Music City. Fine country-pop ensues.
From humble beginnings, Nothing has grown into a truly excellent band, with a sure grasp on how it wants to sound and how to write for itself.
The Jigsaw Seen go full tilt seasonal on the sublime Ep Sleigh Bells Ring
Back in 1969, a Cleveland improvisational conglomerate called Black Unity Trio put out what may well be the first avant-garde jazz album released independently: Al-Fatihah, named after the first chapter of the Quran and self-released in an edition of 500 copies.
Landing December 11, Sheep Farming In Barnet is the sublime debut by Toyah, a fully realised release, 41 years after it’s initial incarnation
The new atmospheric single from Irish songstress Kathy Crinion features the added charm of vocalist Adam James Deiboldt.
The Glitz; The Glamour is an overview of Perry Farrell’s pre and post Jane’s Addiction work.
Recorded two weeks before last year’s splendid Munich 2016 on his 2016 European tour in, of course, Budapest, the concert contains ninety minutes and two disks of spontaneous piano composition, plus a couple of standards to round off the encore.
Those with a taste for this kind of emotionally forthright chamber pop will wonder where the Bathers have been all their lives.
Richard Penniman goes to church, ‘80s style.
MWP’s best solo work sees its vinyl debut. Don’t expect to be pinned to the wall by a pyrotechnic flash of frenetic guitars; this beautifully crafted album has a different and dreamier aim.
Exploring religious themes, especially those that conflict with natural human behavio, Gira, Jarboe and the musicians wrestle with faith through love, pain, hate, defiance, supplication and indifference on this impressive, eclectic and frequently amazing album.
A freaky Argentine spellcaster conducts a dizzying head trip.
Their sound pushes and pulls against a sophisticated kind of minimalistic approach, a la ’80s Wire, New Order, and dare I say, Crazy Horse…
Cline freely acknowledges the influence of a time when jazz fusion was more exploratory and avant-garde, less interested in technique and more concerned with telling stories in a way they hadn’t been told before. Cline and his Singers bring that sound into the twenty-first century on Share the Wealth.
From hell they came, riding their monstrous motorcycles through the streets of Spurcity, bearing DTA, a hellish street drug capable of turning anyone who consumes it into a mindless zombie. Can nothing stop this filthy cult of madmen?
Stepping onto the path blazed by Hancock thirteen years ago, Steele and his band – Dave Milligan on piano and arrangements, Calum Gourlay on bass, and Alyn Kosker on drums – gather nine songs by the Canadian songsmith and put their own spin on them for Joni: Jazz Interpretations of the Joni Mitchell Songbook.
Two rascals conspire to create funny, touching character studies.
Brilliant players plus a distinctive compositional take make World Dialogue a marvelous experience.
With its fifth album Imaginary Mountains, Paris’ Ghost Rhythms continues on its idiosyncratic path as one of the most unique and gifted instrumental bands in the world.
dunkie have just released Working To Design, balanced between cinematic depth and melodic bliss, it is an album that requires investigation.
Parks, guitarist Greg Tuohey, bassist David Ginyard and drummer Tommy Crane explore groove, mood and texture on the troop’s second LP Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bowie’s classic The Man Who Sold The World, the album returns on limited edition vinyl in it’s original intended format of Metrobolist
A veteran of bands led by John Zorn, Julian Lage and Shai Maestro, the Peruvian native and longtime New Yorker has played nearly every strain of jazz under the sun, and knows exactly what to do when alone in a studio.
Call it free improvisation or spontaneous composition or whatever metaphor for extemporaneous music you like – it’s been the mainstay of the label, and field of rich soil for Dickey, for decades.
A roaring Toronto trio turns raw noise into severe, thrilling beauty.
The sixties pysch-garage rockers The Seeds return with a new single.
Before anyone did anything, Wayne County had done it all, and this four disc set proves that point.
Recently Iwan Gronow released his debut Ep, falling short of an album but with a glorious depth
The best in Memphis synth-punk, direct from a crumbling future.
Kevin Burke investigates the 50th anniversary re-release of a psychedelic classic, the indispensable Think Pink by Twink
A diamond worth mining from the plethora of RSD releases, Dandy Warhols and Bebe Buell who do a blistering take on Femme Fatale
Strangers In A Strange Land return, backed by a supergroup and legandary producer Shel Talmy
An introspective bedroom-pop star grows up gracefully.
Writer Kevin Burke checks out the latest release by soulful-rockabilly songstress Imelda May
Jigsaw Seen vocalist Dennis Davison delivers a staggering musical statement with The Book Of Strongman
An innovative maverick fires up his exhilarating 1940s big band.
A new indie/retro-psychedelic rock ensemble has launched in the form of this Brighton, UK super-collective named Moon Attendant.
Acclaimed Brooklyn bluegrass/hip-hop trailblazers Gangstagrass take a stand on their latest socio-politically relevant album.
The Speedy Ortiz leader uncorks a bracing solo effort.
“The band may remind you of well known acts such as Chemical Brothers or Primal Scream. It is dance music that occasionally dips its toes in international waters, which ushers in a whole other layer of complexity to these grooves.”
An Americana heroine serves up prime leftovers.
Released on September 25th, a comprehensive box set celebrating the Safari recordings by The Boys
The piano genius in fine form, direct from a high-school auditorium.
Kevin Burke looks at the latest, live release from Suzanne Vega, along with the upcoming globally streamed shows .
Given Slettedahl’s tenure as a songwriter and bandleader with The 88, it’s hard to think of You Know You Know as the debut of a fresh-faced solo act. Consider him instead as a fresh-faced veteran, deploying his refined gifts for cartwheeling pop melodies and relatable characterizations.