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Together, “Mother” and “Tryin’ To Get To Heaven” complete each other and stand as new reminders of the incredible artist we lost five years ago. But more importantly, the songs renew our gratitude that he was here with us.
“There are eight tracks drenched in dream gaze and a post punk sensibility that will rock your corner of the world for a short time. While it may rain colder on your senses, there is always a warmth to be found at the core of these soundscapes.”
“I’d be hard pressed to give a hard and fast description of this release, as it’s a constantly shifting musical cape, colors swirling about as crystalline notes settle around you. The instrumental passages are exotic swatches of tropicalia meshed with dreamy psych folk.”
Gospel titans rock the house with spirit and soul, and everyone’s invited.
Earlier generations had journalists such as Hunter S. Thompson and Norman Mailer and poets like Charles Bukowski to help them voice their anger at the frustrations of life. At the end of a year like 2020, Iggy Pop’s cathartic wail of “Covid-19!” is the poetry we all needed to hear.
At the 20th anniversary of Elbow’s debut album, this vinyl reissue campaign treats the band’s early material with the loving touch its legacy warrants.
The Junk Ranchers were one of the many guitar-based rock bands on the American college scene in the mid-80s. On the basis of 86 , the quartet was also one of the better examples.
The Vince Guaraldi Trio’s score for the animated TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas continues to serve as a point of entry for new generations of fans to discover jazz music at any age.
In His Latest Mystery is a reminder that there’s way more to Haynes than jokes and sarcasm.
Jimi’s errant tangents yield fruit more than a half-century later.
Lia Ices returns in late January with an album that resonates with a divine splendor
Poetic wordsmith Lukasz Polowczyk and his top-notch ensemble unveil a mesmerizing, meditative, and metaphysical album.
Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and friends make beautiful, exotic noise.
Girl Band announce a new album, tour dates and release the single “Shoulderblades”
A great cry was heard throughout the land…well, the land populated by a certain kind of rock fan, anyway. And that cry was: Thelonious Monster is back.
With two excellent singles already being well-received both critically and commercially, Midnight Canyon unleash their debut eponymous e.p.
Interestingly, Pirog, who studied jazz guitar at Berklee and NYU, doesn’t play much actual jazz here. Instead, he explores folk and psychedelia, drawing on the sounds of the sixties, but reinterpreting them firmly for the twenty-first century.
Joan of Arc may have reached a career end, but they continue to be unstoppable.
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.