Archive for March, 2012

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can now be heard twice, every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. SIRIUS 239: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ Whitefield Brothers – Rampage ++ Ebo Taylor & Uhuru-Yenza – Love And Death ++ Michael Kiwanuka – Tell Me A […]

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Ebo Taylor has a new LP in the can, Appia Kwa Bridge, out next month on Strut Records. Check the first taste off the album here; Taylor’s take on the highlife standard “Yaa Amponsah,” a track dating back to the 1920s. As I mentioned on our Tumblr page upon its release, in 2011 Strut released […]

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

The hoodoo is just dripping off this one — gris gris psychedelia, circa 1969. In terms of pure vibe, Dr. Kanaga has nothing on this. Product of Jamaica, Nora Dean’s “Angie  La La (Ay Ay Ay)” defies easy genre categorization existing in an Obeah netherworld. File under: Jamaican psych. MP3: Nora Dean :: Angie La La […]

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

It might have seemed just a bit too obvious to ask Dean Wareham to work on a project scoring screen test films done by Andy Warhol, but really it was all too perfect. Wareham has received his fair share of comparisons to the Velvet Underground over the years through his work in Galaxie 500, Luna, […]

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun \ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. In 2010 I debuted the A-side off Nick Waterhouse’s Some Place 7″ on my SIRIUS show. Looking to describe his aesthetic in a contemporary sense I likened it to that of Richard […]

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

On “Propagation”, taken from the forthcoming album Nootropics, the passion and atmosphere of vocalist Jana Hunter is deafening. Patient and heady, Lower Dens lull listeners into a trance with its most fragile and fractured work to date. As desolate verses with wobbly pedal effects and droning guitars emit a dimming metallic light, you get the […]

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Wisconsin based, Field Report is the nom de guerre of Chris Porterfield, formerly of Conrad Plymouth and DeYarmond Edison. At time of writing the available recorded output solely consists “I Am Not Waiting Anymore” and “Fergus Falls” – a pair of unmastered tracks from his forthcoming self-titled debut. Folk music, restrained synths texture Porterfield’s honey and gravel vocals […]