Texas Sun EP Khruangbin & Leon Bridges Dead Oceans Records Columbia Records Night-Time Stories By John-Paul Shiver channelsubtext (@channelsubtext) From their start in 2010, Houston-based Khruangbin — the genre-bending psychedelic band consisting of guitarist Mark Speer, bassist Laura Lee and drummer Donald “DJ” Johnson — have pursued projects dedicated to craft, not trend. Founded on […]
By William Sheehan Annoying // Dayne Jordan & Decap One of the more recent releases by Dayne Jordan and San Francisco’s Decap – real name Nicholas John Piantedosi. Decap’s a man in demand and – while we’re on the topic of annoyances, a follow up to this collaboration can’t come fast enough. Among Unlovers […]
By William Sheehan The party’s over. CD’s skipping. September’s the month where certain-let down correlates with a change in color you’ll see everywhere; on the branches of trees, in the shades of your neighbors’ wardrobe, or on their faces like uniformed angst with slanted mouths, minds idling. Acknowledge the spread: cut-and-dry, hardly-knew-ya, sure, but no […]
By John-Paul Shiver Pulling from the influence of grime, hip-hop, electronic music, blog culture and jazz, Binker and Moses are among the pacesetters of the London based jazz renaissance happening now. ‘Alive In The East?’, their new live album slotted to drop this upcoming June, captures the drummer and sax player in full “shamanic” spiritual free jazz […]
By John-Paul Shiver Los Angeles based musician, singer, songwriter, and producer Kadhja Bonet is so expansive with her retro colour wheel of sounds on Childqueen, you swear it was playing on the crappy Radio Shack ceiling speakers at the local Gas & Shop during the early 1980’s. And that is meant as a compliment. Straight […]
By John-Paul Shiver Typically, March is the month where “fashionable” musicians, techies and the media descend upon Austin, Texas for ten days of networking over Shiner Bock and breakfast tacos. Southby (aka SXSW) is the rare occasion where bands are either coming off of or just beginning a tour schedule. For artists from other countries, […]
It’s a new year, new gear and a new fit. And as January closes out we have a playlist to recap some of the underneath-the-radar, slept-on music that maybe you missed the first time. These artists could be future Grammy winners or just performers who create songs that smack upside the head now…. and make you pay attention.
No artist here is pushing an energy drink or attempting to steer a “DJ popularity” poll; it’s just some of the best music that came out in 2017, that maybe you never had the chance to hear.
Excerpt via Dazed Be it his masterminding of the hazy deformity behind Lou Reed’s Transformer cover, or his role as Ziggy Stardust’s personal photographer, Mick Rock is firmly entangled within the mythology of the movement with which he shares a name; if it was someone worth knowing, chances are Mick probably snapped them. ‘Im not after your […]
From the album Blast Off Through the Wicker available July 14, 2017 on Western Vinyl. Directed by Terri Loewenthal,
POP CULTURE Q+ A: J GRGRY on Rock, Glam, Soul + 90’s Music Icons We were lucky enough to see Seattle band J GRGRY, led by frontman Joe Gregory, at the innaugural Upstream Fest + Summit last week. We caught up with Joe after the show, where he spoke with us about his musical influences and the long journey to […]
Kelly Cutrone/People’s Revolution pushed NYFW away from the staid and safe into edgier territory with its badass presentations for Francesca Liberatore and Namilia.