Archive for February, 2013

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

(We originally shared this session in January 2011 shortly after Trish Keenan’s passing. I re-aired the set last month on the radio show. As promised, here it is, re-upped, after the jump.) If you never had the pleasure of seeing Broadcast on tour, particularly in their early years with keyboardist Roj Stevens and guitarist Tim […]

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

How do you imprint a drum machine with your own personality? Martin Rev, one half of the groundbreaking NYC synth duo Suicide, knows the secret. From the very first few seconds of the instrumentalist’s 1980 self-titled solo debut, you know it’s him — that slightly sinister Rhythm Ace snap-hiss is as distinctive as a Jimmy […]

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

There are plenty of problems with the modern era of music making, but technology can sometimes be a splendid thing. How else would a group of transatlantic talents from such far-flung locales as Colorado, Texas and the UK be able to come together to form Distant Correspondent? The aptly-named collective will undoubtedly gain attention as […]

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Uh huh, it’s almost that time of year again, so let’s do this. Our fiesta is going down Wednesday night, March 13th at Hype Hotel – 301 Brazos Street (3rd and San Jacinto). Come hang. Free booze. DJ Sets: Mondo Boys — Set times to come. See you in Texas. Lineup: Jim James ++ Phosphorescent […]

Monday, February 25th, 2013

While Impossible Truth may only be William Tyler’s second solo album, chances are you’re familar this Nashville-based guitarist. For more than a decade, he’s been the go-to six-string stylist for such heavyweights as Lambchop and Silver Jews. Despite (or perhaps as a result of?) having studied under Kurt Wagner and David Berman, two of the […]

Monday, February 25th, 2013

When I was fifteen years old, I wrote MC Taylor a fan letter. At the time, he played in a hardcore band I liked called Ex-Ignota. I was a big fan of their split 7” with Uranium 9 Volt and wrote inquiring about buying their previous single. The band sent back a letter typed on […]

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Honky tonk hero, Daniel Romano, released his third LP Come Cry With Me last month via Athens GA’s Normaltown Records. Imagine Lee Hazlewood decked out in Gram Parsons Nudie suit and you’re halfway there. . . MP3: Daniel Romano :: Middle Child