Archive for September, 2015

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

For a decade-and-a-half, Cory Rayborn’s Three Lobed label has been a reliable trademark of quality when it comes to adventurous underground sounds. From the blown speaker glory of Bardo Pond to the Takoma School stylings of Daniel Bachman, from the amazing Gunn-Truscinski Duo LPs to the stoney grooves of Matt Valentine & Erika Elder … […]

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Following her stint as one of the most successful pop songwriters of the ‘60s but before her emergence as a defining singer/songwriter in the ‘70s, Carole King briefly fronted a folk rock outfit, The City, and issued one album with the group, 1968’s Now That Everything’s Been Said. Long out-of-print and reduced to a something […]

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Rarely does Tampa appear in the annals of early rock history. It was there bluesman Hudson Whittaker, aka Tampa Red, worked up his slide chops before making his career in Chicago, and Ray Charles lived in town for a while, playing with Charlie Brantley’s Honey Dippers and cutting some of his own early sides. But […]

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Awesome Tapes From Africa has been a prolific source for reissued African sounds for a few years now, but the label’s not devoted exclusively to the past. October 2nd sees the release of a brand new album, Songs of Paapieye by SK Kakraba. Currently located in Highland Park in Los Angeles, Kakraba hails from Lobi […]

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Time flies. Ten years of genre-bending, freeform interstitial airwave debris – black sand blues, green swamp fuzz, psych, soul, garage, funk, jazz and beyond. 2005-2015. Decade – Celebrating Ten Years Floating In The Ether Transmitting somewhere off the coast of Los Angeles, this is the t-shirt. Get yours. here.

Monday, September 28th, 2015

In the Pacific Northwest of the late ‘70s, electronic composer K. Leimer dedicated himself to enveloping, minimal soundscapes, but in the early ‘80s, he launched Savant, an ambitious studio project involving a large cast of players — including Marc Barreca, Op Magazine publisher John Foster, and members of Seattle power pop band the New Flamingos […]

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Montreal post-punkers Ought returned last week with Sun Coming Down, their second full length following several eps beginning in 2012. And while shades of Talking Heads, Television, the Fall and the Feelies still abound, here, that potent, frenetic, cabal of influence is even headier. The four piece (once again in cahoots with Constellation Records) use/access […]