Bandcamping :: Spring 2018

As a digital institution it's hard to beat Bandcamp. It's ridiculously easy to use, it puts money directly into artists' (and labels') pockets and there's a seemingly endless amount of music to discover there – new, old and in-between. Of course, that endlessness can be a little overwhelming. So here are 10 recent releases that have caught and kept our attention so far this year. Share your own in the comments ...

Cian Nugent & Sean Carpio - Inherited Trails: New music from Cian Nugent is always good news. This 10+ minute instrumental jam  with drummer Sean Carpio is a fantastically serpentine duet, harkening a bit back to Cian’s work with Desert Heat. Would I like a whole album of this kind of thing? Why yes, yes I would.

Inherited Traits by Cian Nugent & Sean Carpio

Yuzo Iwata - Daylight Moon: Extremely tasty jams via Yuzo Iwata, a Japanese guitarist who now resides in Philadelphia. Thumping Velvety boogies, Bardo Pond-worthy zoners, achingly strange ballads, feedback laced freeforms … and more! Totally radical.

Daylight Moon by Yuzo Iwata

Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon - Leave No Trace: Live In St. Louis: I’ve loved Tashi Dorji’s singular stylings for a few years now, but I’ve mainly been listening to his acoustic guitar work. This excellent duo record with drummer Tyler Damon is very much electric. Dorji’s raw, feedback-laced excursions link up perfectly with Damon’s imaginative playing over the course of two lengthy improvs. They may just be two dudes, but the sound they make is BIG. Crank it.

Leave No Trace: Live In St. Louis by Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon

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