Nov 25, 2021
sunn O))) • Metta, Benevolence BBC 6Music • 2019
Nov 23, 2021
Triptides • So Many Days • 2021
Nov 19, 2021
Deca • Source Material • 2021
Working out of New York and previously a vital cog of Denver’s early 2000s hip hop machinery, Deca is a gestalt rapper, producer and visual artist with a dedicated global following. Since his debut album ‘The Veil’ in 2011, Deca’s released six more long players including the acclaimed ‘The Ocean’ in 2013, which brought him to wider attention.
MONSTA X • 몬스타엑스 'Rush Hour' • 2021
Yot Club • Alive • 2021
"The minimalistic yet carefully layered production taps into a hazy, warm vibe that comforts right from the first notes of guitars and synths."
"'Alive' is a perfect example of how the world works, it’s not all black and white, and there can be fun in boring and artificial suburbs."
"A lo-fi indie pop tune packed with clean, dreamy guitar riffs and hazy vocals."
"Similarly to his past sunshine-drenched releases, 'Alive' is a warm, synth-driven pop-rock tune that’s ultimately feel-good and summery by nature."
"‘Alive’ is practically dripping with melancholy in spite of its breezy, feather-light sound."
- Backseat Mafia
"A fresh lofi / DIY masterpiece"
- Indie Tapes
Z Tapes • Fall 2021
Nov 18, 2021
Field Guide - Parachutes ft. Begonia
- American Songwriter
"The entrancing song barely reaches one minute in length, but its beauty stretches far beyond"
- Cool Hunting
"Revolves around beautiful harmonies and a stripped back guitar line"
"Infused with originality and charm, the track gives us a glimpse of the cozy, intimate vibes that transform the classic Coldplay record into something more comforting and atmospheric."
Leif Vollebekk • I'm Not Your Lover • 2021
Beau • Dreamer • 2021
Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum • "Tomorrow's Screams" • 2021
Riches • Hang in Pieces • 2021
You may hear the shoegaze-inspired "Hang in Pieces" on the platform of your choice.
Nov 16, 2021
Ashley Shadow (feat. Bonnie Prince Billy) • "Don't Slow Me Down" • 2021
“Dusty and mournful and Webber’s voice quivers as she reflects on the passage of time"
"A VU thrum underpins its multi-layered, darkly folky arrangement and rolling groove"
“... the kind of haunting loner folk that’ll likely hit fans of Leonard Cohen, Sibylle Baier or Angel Olsen, but Ashley’s got a bigger voice than these kinds of artists usually do"
– Brooklyn Vegan
The Furniture • Strom • 2021
"'Strom' incorporates amorphous drones throughout, sprinkled with analogue synths to emulate a composition of spontaneity and surprise."
"While the pair point to 1970’s German experimental music such as Cluster, and the pioneering minimalist composer Moondog as touchstones; fans of Brian Eno’s most ambient works will find The Furniture’s musical offerings cinematically enthralling."
"A meditative 5-minute piece that straddles the line between ambient and post-rock"
- Backseat Mafia
"Dark, moody instrumental works, heavy on cinematic atmosphere"
- Brooklyn Vegan
"It’s music borne of a hard won, deeply felt understanding of each other. It’s together that their sound becomes something truly special, after all, with Matthew Pierce’s synth-work and textures – which would likely venture into pure ambient on their own – perfectly complemented by Matthew Kuhl’s assured, propulsive drumming. It’s the perfect combination."
- Beats Per Minute
Nov 13, 2021
Cedric Noel • Dove • 2021
Qunmuuyuq • Ascend • 2021
Mike Block • "Sea of Tranquility" • 2021
caroline • IWR • 2021
Nov 12, 2021
Cedric Noel • Hang Time • 2021
Nov 11, 2021
Jasmyn • "Find The Light" • 2021
Woolfy • Shooting Stars • 2021
Nov 10, 2021
San Fermin & Wild Pink • You Live My Dream • 2021
"It’s a characteristically lush offering, with hints of San Fermin’s expansive string-backed chamber pop soundscapes set against Jenn Wasner’s ethereal vocals and some warm synth melodies."
- Under the Radar
"Lush, with an emphasis on both harmony and rhythm."
- Brooklyn Vegan
"San Fermin always has a way with creating songs that take you away to somewhere magical. 'My First Life' accomplishes just that."
- The Revue
"The song’s output stays on point until the end and the song stands for itself in the ether."
- Closed Captioned
Leif Erikson • Waiting for a Brighter Day • 2021
Nov 5, 2021
Barbarisms • Soft Random Lies • 2021
Nov 3, 2021
Violent Femmes • Me and You • 2021
Violent Femmes have announced a 30th anniversary reissue of their 1991 album Why Do Birds Sing? The deluxe edition arrives October 8 via Craft Recordings. The 2xCD version will feature previously unreleased material, remastered songs, outtakes, alternative takes, new liner notes by songwriter and journalist Jeff Slate, and a complete concert recording from ’91. The original LP will also be remastered and reissued on vinyl. Today, the band has shared a previously unreleased track called “Me and You.” Check it out below.
The deluxe CD reissue of Why Do Birds Sing? includes early versions of songs that wound up on later albums by the band, including a stripped-down version of “Color Me Once,” original takes of “4 Seasons” and “Breaking Up,” an alternate mix of “American Music,” and more. Slate’s new liner notes include interviews with founding members Gordon Gano and Brian Ritchie on the making of the album.
Back in May, Violent Femmes reissued their their greatest hits compilation Add It Up (1981-1993). Find out where the band’s 1983 self-titled debut landed on Pitchfork’s list “The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s.” Pitchfork