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Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Reaching for Indigo, the fifth lp by Haley Fohr’s Circuit des Yeux, begins with a cataclysmic break, a complete shift from one state of being into another. “Brainshift, came like a tidal wave,” Fohr sings, her deep, rich voice hovering over a muted organ. The imagery is overpowering, like a submersion in deep water. Inspired […]

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

As evidenced by our last conversation with composer and teacher Laraaji, the man has a magical way with words. While so often contemplative music is defined by its serenity and placidity –to be clear, this is a feature, not a bug — Laraaji’s music balances its calm with spikes of animated joy. On his two […]

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

If you’re someone that’s into records, especially soul records, you’ve probably heard of Carolina Soul. The Durham, NC  based vinyl retailer has developed a cult following around its semi-weekly eBay auctions. Email blasts with subject lines like, “1,140+ Stellar Soul LPs” or “1,100+ Stupendous Jazz LPs,” lead to multi-day bidding wars over often extremely rare […]

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

There is something of the recently deceased Harry Dean Stanton to Scott McCaughey. Just as Stanton was to pictures for decades, McCaughey is that cool, mysterious guy in music that shows up in seemingly every conceivably happening circumstance and you’re always happy to see him. As frontman for the indispensably great Young Fresh Fellows and […]

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Andrew Savage is in a pretty good mood. When the Parquet Courts co-frontman answers his phone, it’s Thursday night in New York, and he’s just finished packing a carton full of vinyl copies of Thawing Dawn, his first solo record. Savage is releasing the album on his own Dull Tools label, which he’s run since […]

Monday, October 16th, 2017

It might have seemed like country singer Margo Price emerged out of nowhere with her 2016 album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter. But the real story is more complicated than that. Price kicked around Nashville for about a decade, working odd jobs and playing with her band Buffalo Clover before signing to Jack White’s Third Man Records. […]

Friday, October 13th, 2017

“I saw you at the castle/your eyes were clearly insane,” Dan Bejar sings on “Saw You at the Hospital,” one of the tenderest songs on ken, his twelfth album under the Destroyer banner. It’s a line that typifies the way a Destroyer song works: though not a single album in Bejar’s discography has sounded the […]