Fever the Ghost’s soon-to-be released full-length effort, Zirconium Meconium slated for a September 25 release through Complicated Game Records in the US and Heavenly Records in the UK comes on the heels of their critically praised […]
Originally founded as duo by its founding members Sarah Kinlaw and Bryan Keller, Jr., SOFTSPOT has evolved over the years into a quartet of friends with a long history of collaboration and creativity. Blake Bateh (drums) was recruited to join the band during the writing and recording of last year’s MASS, while Jonathan Campolo (synths) was recruited to flesh out the band’s live sound during the tour to support MASS.
Clearing, the quartet’s forthcoming full-length album, slated for release later this year will mark the band’s first full-length effort as a quartet as the material reportedly focuses on themes of exposition and openness as a means for connection and progression.
As the band explains in press notes, the forthcoming album’s first single “Abalone” stems from a desire for solitude and stillness and a tension between that desire and the urge for outside connection — and as a result, the single is a tense yet spectral song comprised of persistent drumming paired with syncopated bass chords, shimmering guitar chords, twinkling synth chords reminiscent of The Buggles‘ “Video Killed the Radio Star,” swirling electronics and Kinlaw’s lilting and ethereal vocals floating over the tense instrumentation to craft a song that feels like a feverish dream before it dissipates like smoke into the ether.
In the 35 years since their formation, much ink has been spilled throughout New Order’s history, so delving deeply into their backstory is largely unnecessary; however, what I will say is that New Order may arguably be one […]
Tuxedo is the collaborative project of Mayer Hawthorne, one of this era’s shamefully unheralded vocalists and Jake One, a Grammy nominated artist and producer. The collaboration can trace its origins back to 2006 when the duo started to exchange […]
With members based in London UK and Brighton UK, the British indie rock trio Native Sons first caught my attention with the release of their first single “Humanise,” which was a breezy bit of Brit pop reminiscent of The Invisible Band-era Travis and […]
http://www.npr.org/player/embed/439189347/440273506 Air Waves is the solo recording project of Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter, Nicole Schneit, who often collaborates with the likes of Hospitality’s Brain Betancourt (bass, vocals), Blake Luley (guitar, keyboard) and David Christian (drums) along with […]
The founding members of Brooklyn-based collective Banda De Los Muertos, Oscar Noriega and Jacob Garchik have over 20 years in the jazz and classic music world — Noriega is a saxophonist and clarinetist, known for […]
Formed by its creative mastermind, Joe Syverson back in 2010, the Seattle, WA-based quartet Joseph Giant quickly found themselves with a growing local and national profile as they’ve toured with and opened for a list […]
El Da Sensei and Sadat X have collaborated off and on together as hip-hop supergroup XL but fans of both emcees have been waiting for the duo’s long-anticipated full-length effort. But building up some buzz […]
Founded in 1969 the Los Angeles funk collective 4th Coming was essentially the songwriting and recording project of primary songwriting duo, Henry “Hank” Porter and Jechonias “Jack” S. Williams, who teamed up in the studio […]