Archive for January, 2018

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

The well from which Khruangbin drink is deep. And wide. While geographically based in Texas, sonically, the trio’s aesthetic is global. An atmospheric masala of funk and soul, strained through a lucent scrim of psych, the group draw from a bold and eclectic set of influences of which they synthesize a sound wholly their own. […]

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Covering Nick Drake can be tricky, but Joan Shelley manages just fine with her gorgeous, heartfelt rendition of Five Leaves Left’s lead off track (part of Mojo Magazine’s new tribute to Drake, available gratis with the March issue). She doesn’t do anything radical with the song — she just lets it breathe, wearing its wistful […]

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

On its recent self-titled lp, Tucson-based psychedelic collective Trees Speak terraform long stretches of the 1-10 that carves through the Sonoran Desert into a cosmic autobahn. Led by visual artist Daniel Martin Diaz — whose work has been featured in Low Rider Magazine and Juxtapoz and comprises a large-scale installation at Sky Harbor Airport — […]

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Transcendental free sitar music led by Arjun Kulharya of Atlanta, GA. Layered with analog synthesizers, acoustic guitars, flute and tabla, Naan Violence’s expansive palette of sound feels at once organic and untethered. Cosmically and spiritually in line with forebears such as Sun Ra and Ravi / Ananda Shankar, Kulharya’s work also finds itself of a […]

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Having long ago stepped out from behind the shadow of his iconoclast father, Seun Kuti has kept the fierce independence and self-determination that are a hallmark of his family name, and kept the band his father created together now more than 20 years since his passing. Kuti’s latest release, Black Times addresses a myriad of […]

Friday, January 26th, 2018

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. Ty Segall is the selector, sitting in with Justin for the full two hours. Segall’s new lp Freedom’s Goblin is out today, everywhere. SIRIUS 509: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique […]

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Farewell to the Hip Priest himself, Mark E. Smith, who fearlessly led The Fall through 40+ years of uncompromising, visionary work. A total original, his methods as a bandleader were extreme (just ask any of the dozens who count themselves among Fall ex-members), but the results speak for themselves. The one constant over the years […]