Recording information: Austin Signal, Austin, TX.
Photographer: Matt Conant.
Personnel: Alexander Beggins (vocals, baritone ukulele); Kelsey Wilson (vocals, violin); James Bookert (banjo); Sadie Wolfe (cello); Evan Magers (keyboards); Carey McGraw (drums).
Audio Mixer: Steve Mazur .
Recording information: Chase Park Transduction, Athens, GA.
Personnel: Phil McGill, Graham Powers (vocals, guitar); Ben Hackett (vocals); Alex Woolley (drums, percussion).
This is something a little different from SambaSunda. It's a commissioned work that sees them stripped down to a five-piece -- four instruments and voice, with the ethereal, seductive singing of newcomer Neng Dini Andriati. As always, the music is ...
Listen Like Thieves/X (2012)
1985's Listen Like Thieves and 1990's X are separated by 1987's Kick, the album that turned INXS into superstars. That album isn't on this 2012 two-fer from Friday Music, presumably because another label turned out a triple-disc deluxe set in ...
Track Listing: Looking Glass/Pettibon; Dream, The; Above; Guardian/Descent; Old Magic; Circling; Splitting; Initiation;
Today We're Believers (2013)
Would Work (2010)
Photographers: Infantree; Theo Rabinowitz.
Personnel: Matt Kronish (vocals, guitar, banjo, keyboards, percussion); Donald Fisher (vocals, guitar, mandolin, keyboards, percussion, Theremin); Alex Vojdani (vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion); Jordan Avesar (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Niko Bolas.
Red Hill (2011)
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Back Porch Dogma (2012)
Recording information: Studio D Recording, Sausalito, CA.
Personnel: Al Ek (vocals, guitars, mandolin, harmonica); Pete Contino (vocals, accordion); Billy Truitt (keyboards); Rob Edwards (upright bass); Jim Lovgren (drums, percussion); Omega Rae, Suzan Z (background vocals).
Dungeon Dots (2010)
Future This (2012)
Sampled by Nicki Minaj and featured on high-profile ad campaigns for both the Xbox 360 and the U.S. version of Skins, London noise-rock duo the Big Pink's breakthrough single, "Dominos," was something of an anomaly on their 2009 debut A ...
Prolific Brooklyn-based songwriter Kevin Devine called on his fans to help fund not one, but two new albums in 2013, starting a Kickstarter campaign and reaching his goal of $50,000 in donations in less than a single day. The campaign ...
Named for the '60s crime novel by Jim Thompson, Pop. 1280 are similarly bleak. Released nearly a year after the Grid 12", the music on the post-punk quartet's debut is atonal, full of noisy, jagged guitar strikes, brittle drumming, and ...
Tabla Rock (2012)
If the cover and title of Shawn Lee's Incredible Tabla Band's Tabla Rock seem more than a little similar to the classic 1972 LP Bongo Rock by the Incredible Bongo Band, they should; Lee remade the album track for track ...
Audio Mixer: Adam Samuels.
Recording information: Bella Vista; El Sereno.
Audio Mixer: David Kanaga.
Recording information: Oakland, CA (2011-2013); San Francisco, CA (2011-2013); Toronto, ON (2011-2013).
||My Ticket Home|
To Create a Cure (2012)
Audio Mixer: Caleb Shomo.
Personnel: Derek Blevins (vocals, guitar); Sean Mackowski, Nick Giumenti (vocals); Matt Gallucci (guitar); Marshal Giumenti (drums).
||Ray Charles / Milt Jackson|
Soul Brothers (1957)
By the time this album was cut, Ray Charles was already an established rhythm & blues star, fortified with the recording of his 1955 hit "I Got a Woman." He joined up with Milt Jackson two years later for a ...
Nothing's Gonna Hold Us Down (2010)
Track Listing: Nothing's Gonna Hold Us Down; You & Me; Memories; Build It Up; Set You Free; Alibis; So Shaken Up;
Megapuss is the freewheeling side project of Los Angeles-based neo-folkster Devendra Banhart, doom-and-gloom Priestbird drummer Greg Rogove (who provides vocal accompaniment), and the Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti. SURFING is an apt title, for these songs ride a wave that sweep ...
Variations: A Movement in Chrome Primitive (2014)
Photographer: James Elaine. Track Listing: DISC 1: Variation I; Variation II; Variation III; Variation IV; Variation V; Variation Vi; Variation Vii; Variation Viii; DISC 2: Variation V; Variation VI; Variation VII; Variation VIII;
Shape Shifter (2009)
A journey that began with a search for heritage and ancestry became an exploration of family long gone. Rich with conflict, sacrifice and death; filled with hope and resolve, the journey resulted in an understanding and respect for Comanche legacy ...
Because Her Beauty Is Raw and Wild (2008)
Ever since the mid 1970s, Jonathan Richman has been the ultimate rock-&-roll manchild, his wide-eyed view of the world making him something like the Mr. Rogers of the music scene. BECAUSE HER BEAUTY IS RAW AND WILD presents a slightly ...
||A Town Called Panic (2011) |
Track Listing: Debout !; La Ballade du Facteur; Une lettre pour toi cheval; C'est Party; Quoi encore ?; Oh my God ! Him; Il y a beaucoup de circulation; Ane à la batterie; Mets les toutes; Go Go Go Gendarme ...
||Tea Leaf Green|
Taught to Be Proud (2005)
The fourth album by San Francisco based jam band rockers Tea Leaf Green, TAUGHT TO BE PROUD was originally released in 2005. The group's public profile was then raised considerably, thanks in large part to the band's support slot on ...