Archive for February, 2015

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Beyond Spock, beyond his photography, beyond even In Search Of…: the late Leonard Nimoy, music maker. Best known for his novelty hit “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins,” there are deeper, more affecting cuts. See 1970’s The New World of Leonard Nimoy. Over stark country soul arrangements, Nimoy’s voice is worn-in on songs like “I Walk […]

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can be heard twice every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. SIRIUS 379: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ Pappy’s Haunted House – Dude ++ Jimmy Thomas – Springtime ++ The Paragons – Abba ++ Big Star – Back Of […]

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

High atop the mountain of New Age and psychedelic reissues resides a throne for a man not quite of this earth. Hirsute with a colossal presence that was equal parts yoga master, health food prophet and hippie Santa Claus – Father Yod (later Yahowha) is the granddaddy of spiritual-private-press-cum-cult-esque music. However, before his spiritual enlightenment […]

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Eternal Tapestry is putting the space back in space rock. The Portland, OR collective’s latest opus, Wild Strawberries, sets its sights on wide open, pastoral vibrations. The album title may allude to a classic Ingmar Bergman flick, but you’re more likely going to be reminded of Popol Vuh’s majestic Werner Herzog soundtracks, or perhaps even some […]

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Having released one of 2014’s finest albums just a few months back, you might think Steve Gunn would rest on his laurels just a bit. But the singer-songwriter-guitarist is keeping very busy this year, with plenty of tour dates, a collaborative LP with Kurt Vile slated for summer and this fantastic, just-released session with avant-Appalachia […]

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Much has been made surrounding the origins of the ‘freak-folk’ movement, for which Vetiver – the songwriting vessel of Bay-Area native Andy Cabic – has often been accredited. And while certainly an important snapshot in time, to look upon Cabic’s body of work solely through that narrow lens serves the listener a disservice. On Complete […]

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

“The world is filled with too many restless people in need of rest—that’s why I filled my sleeping tapes with intriguing sounds, noises and other things to help you get a good night’s rest…Sit back, close your eyes, and nod off.” That’s how Jeff Bridges, the Dude himself, pitches Sleeping Tapes on Dreaming With Jeff, […]