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Leon Russell: Self-Titled

With 50 spam accounts created in the last week alone, the Trump dynasty is proving to be massively successful for PT. In so much as we enjoy being covered in bullshit. Speaking of being covered in bullshit, does anyone else…

Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Always With Us

Paul Simon‘s one-and-only Graceland is the defining album of my childhood. More than any other music, those 11 tracks transport me back to our rickety Volkswagen bus: the brothers “grab-assing” as we slowly traversed the arid Central Valley – Yosemite…

Crover, Plummer, & Willis: Hew Time

It was 1952 when jazz impresario Norman Granz (founder of Verve records) recruited Gene Krupa to join Buddy Rich in his long running Jazz at the Philharmonic series. After the two played together for a few months, Granz envisioned a captivating…

The Colourist: The Colourist

The day has finally come: the first Colourist album is here. Fresh and more polished than their Lido EP, their first full length album is sonically poignant – a return to the hard rocking days of the 70s & 80s without…

Kishi Bashi: Lighght

Another announcement of a future release arrived in the mail – a postcard that would make Kirocknroll/ShuaibaJ proud – this time from Kishi Bashi.  It read:…

Busman’s Holiday: A Long Goodbye

A recent announcement by Joyful Noise Recordings has me excitedly checking the mailbox.  A new album by Busman’s Holiday is on it’s way. Entitled A Long Goodbye, the album isn’t out until April 1st (just kidding). Seriously, it will be…

Clem Snide: We Leave Only Ashes

Another great album to listen to during your weekend post weekend: New work by Eef Barzelay / Clem Snide, We Leave Only Ashes.…

Dent May: Warm Blanket

Fourth of July has come and gone. Heat is settling in on both coasts and don’t get me started on the middle of the country. What is there to keep us happy? For starters, Dent May has a new album…

Kishi Bashi: Philosophize! Chemicalize!

While being “Big in Japan” is typically a phenomena experienced by, outside-the-mainstream, one-hit-wonders here in the United States, for Kaoru Ishibashi (the bilingual genius behind Kishi Bashi) it seems only natural he’d galvanize a fanbase spanning the sparkly Pacific Ocean…

Clem Snide: Fan Chosen Covers

You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative. William S. Burroughs I have no knowledge of why Eef Barzelay, Brendan…

Ian Fitzgerald: No Time To Be Tender

There is an underlying familiarity to Ian Fitzgerald‘s music. The elements of Fitzgerald’s style and the manner in which he works – utilizing the individual threads of traditional folk as a cornerstone on which his immense creativity builds – generates an intensely…

Frenchbraid: Black Tears

It has been over three months since I stumbled into this song on the almighty Bandcamp and I have yet to think of anything to say, except that it is sublime. And now you know.…