Friday, January 17, 2020

Mac Miller • Circles • 2020


Whether it is quieter, willowy numbers such as “Circles,” the Sound of Philadelphia-style creaminess of “Hand Me Downs,” the carnival psychedelia of “Hands” or the robo-R&B of “Complicated” and “Blue World,” what differentiates this new album from its immediate predecessor is Miller’s choice (or that of his family in tandem with Brion) to keep the proceedings uncluttered. variety

Eminem • Music To Be Murdered By • 2020


First, Eminem gave us a surprise with the release of Music to be Murdered By. Then a shocker with the first music video from it, “Darkness.”


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Night Water • I've Been Away • 2019



Night Water is the music of Travis Bird of New Orleans, an omnivorous guitarist and writer of songs exploring meaning, identity, and musical energy and movement. Night Water evokes the solitude and mystery present in its familiar words: inviting, foreboding, filled with the possibility of shimmering insight in the dark. Influenced by touchstones of rock, folk, vintage pop, and tropicalia, Night Water also takes inspiration (and its name) from underground Soviet minimalist poetry. Bird’s longtime work as a projectionist and experimental film curator inspire his perspectives on texture and tonal color, as Night Water explores the hidden worlds present in concise, self-driven art.

Organ Eyes • Handles on Bricks • 2020


Sunday, January 12, 2020

Elephant Stone • Keep The Light Alive • 2020


How do you keep the light alive
how do you keep the flame burning so bright?
Spirit come to me I am done,
Come take me away to the one
Hollow world, Hollow grace,
We will try to refill it, with emptiness within it
Hollow world, we can’t stay
You must learn to reject us
The tide is now upon us
The sun is gone and now the game is all over
As the cracks began to appear
I could not bring myself to face all my fears
I saw that your house was on fire
Oh, Goodbye, my hollow world

Grouplove • Deleter • 2020


Grouplove is back, jumping into 2020 with their urgent and vibrant new song, “Deleter.”

The track is the first from the band since 2016’s Big Mess, and it all unfolds inside a living art project for the song's video. Splashes of color swirl around the kinetic group as they speed through the questioning storm.

“Deleter” is the first taste of Grouplove’s upcoming album, expected later this year.

NO WIN • Same • 2020



“After making records with so many bands, NO WIN was my very stubborn approach to wanting so badly to make my own music again and get back out on the road,” Noguieras says. “When I started it, I was like ‘I know how I want to do this, I know that I don’t want to make my first record until it can be done what I consider the right way.’ It’s me being stubborn and hardworking and just waiting for this opportunity.”

the black watch • Crying All The Time • 2019

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“Should’ve become a household name a long time ago” – USA Today

“A prime example of Fredrick’s knack for clever and extremely catchy songs” – Popmatters

“Like the holy union of Guided By Voices, The Wedding Present and any number of New Zealand pop heroes... truly indie: immediate, honest and just-enough lovingly rough” – Buzzbands L.A.

“One of music’s most perfect and unheralded rock outfits” – Magnet Magazine

“On record, the black watch rarely dips in quality, but the most amazing thing is that it keeps topping itself” – Blurt Magazine

“Salutes the great DIY pop canon and trophy hallways of heroes with an illustrious array of pepped up jangle pop” – Impose Magazine

“The post punk dissonance of The Fall and Wire, with the melodic guitar ambitions of The Chameleons, early Editors, and Richard Hawley’s 2012 opus ‘Standing at the Sky’s Edge” – Popdose

“Delightful noise” – Austin Town Hall

The Room in the Wood • Charmed • 2019


"Candid and catchy.. between Wall of Voodoo’s Stan Ridgway, The Fall and more folk-pop territory with The Doors also a likely deeper influence" – Big Takeover Magazine

"Brilliant offering, loaded with optimism and wit. This lush and highly memorable music calls to mind other local bands like The Railway Children and Echo & The Bunnymen... gives every indication of a band that is going places" – Louder Than War

GA-20 • Crackin' Up • 2020


“…  pure vintage blues gold. GA-20 are poised to be the biggest thing to hit the blues scene in a generation.” - Marc Michael, THE PULSE

[Album Of The Week] “The most noticeable thing about Lonely Soul is the vintage tones. Press play and visions of smoking indoors with some whiskey on the rocks come to mind. It’s the kind of music that travels through time while taking from the era where it was born and turning it into something fresh. Make sure to get your hands on this debut.” - Rob Duguay, MEDIUM

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Nada Surf • 'So Much Love' • 2020



It's music the world needs right now - the concept threaded throughout the album is about how we're connected, no matter where we're from or who we are. By extension and like the record as a whole, the opener and consummate Nada Surf single "So Much Love" swiftly seeps in as an uplifting anthem of sorts, overflowing with all the the things that make the band great - it's positive, and full of kindness and hopefulness.

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Jonny Polonsky • The Weeping Souls • 2020

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“He is amazing. He was born to be a rock star and has the songs to back it up” – Black Francis (Pixies)

“Baby, you’re a real motherfucker. And I mean that in the best sense of the word” – Neil Diamond

“Jonny Polonsky is a true original. His music should be celebrated everywhere” – Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, QOTSA)

“He came to CBGB's Gallery and ripped it up...He killed 'em...The charm of it is that he's brought it into his own thing... He does it with soul; you can tell the difference between someone who just slips into The Beatles or something and someone like him” – Jeff Buckley

“Jonny has pure Artist compassion running through his veins” – Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer)

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Paste Studio Sampler #8 • 2020



Paste Studios hosts dozens of established and up-and-coming acts for live-streamed performances at the Manhattan Center in NYC and our headquarters in downtown Atlanta. We're picking some of our favorites each month to bring back something near and dear to our hearts—The Paste Sampler.

Blessed Is Ruby • You've Come So Far • 2019


Oli Rose, the creator of Blessed Is Ruby, has spent the last decade being surrounded by both new and veterinary musical talent. After graduating from Westminster University, he was discovered, picked up and mentored by the legendary producer Cameron Mcvey (Massive Attack, Portishead, Neneh Cherry), then subsequently being taken under the wing of prolific A&R man Felix Howard (Amy Winehouse, Sia), Oli has worked with an extensive range of artists in many different capacities, from artist development, writing and production, live show bookings, and social media consultancy.

Monday, January 6, 2020

thanks for coming • adding up • 2020



my birthday is this week, here are some demos from 22, a year to remember

Ostraaly • misery guests • 2020