Archives for January 2015

New EP from Neo-Soul artist Ogden Payne out now

Ogden Payne is a Neo-Soul artist from Austin, TX who recently released an 8 track EP called Better You Than Me. The EP consists of many different styles of Hip-Hop, R&B, and Neo-Soul. Stay tuned for upcoming releases early 2015! Links: OgdenPayne.com twitter.com/OgdenPayne facebook.com/ogdenpayne … [Read more...]

Ten Best Shoegaze-Related Events of 2014

A rundown of the 10 best shoegaze-related events of 2014 is better late than never, right?  Just like the reformation, continuation, or news of these original shoegaze-tagged bands some 20 years after their initial glory days during the 1990s U.K. music scene.  The (re)evaluation of the impact of bands like My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, and … [Read more...]

Brandt and Matt Huseman release Album as The Stereo Twins

Indie rock and power pop veterans, Brandt and Matt Huseman, continue their lifelong musical partnership with the dramatic, dynamic and diverse, Good News. After seven albums together in the '90s and early 2000's as members of The Greenberry Woods and Splitsville, the Baltimore-raised brothers devoted the last decade to exploring musical terrain … [Read more...]

Radian Versus Howe Gelb

Despite decades of ceaseless collaboration and rampant genre-hopping, Giant Sand’s free-thinking Howe Gelb has only flirted with but never consummated a relationship with electronica.  Perhaps given his self-projected ambassadorial role for the organically-grown corners of the music world, allowing his wares to be synthetically augmented and … [Read more...]

Fake Chapter record label founder releases Sex, Drugs & Cubicles book

Fake Chapter label head releases Sex, Drugs and Cubicles book about the pitfalls of the music industry Fake Chapter Records founder Michael Gilligan has released a new book, Sex, Drugs and Cubicles, compiling insider tales about the “music trinity of money, greed and stupidity” experienced over a lifetime in the music industry. Gilligan … [Read more...]

Debut LP from Gal Pals released in February

DEBUT GAL PALS ALBUM VELVET RUT OUT FEBRUARY 24 ON PAPERCUP MUSIC NEW SONG "PUNISHER" PREMIERED   Los Angeles-via-Austin duo, Gal Pals, have premiered a second song off their upcoming debut album, Velvet Rut, entitled "Punisher":Gal Pals' Velvet Rut will be arriving in stores February 24 on PaperCup Music - … [Read more...]

Jack Name – Weird Moons

Every now and again I get an album that I like and dislike in equal proportions without really being able to put my finger on exactly why it has had that sort of affect on me. I've had that kind of reaction about a Swans album, about music by more mainstream people like Robbie Williams and Pulp, about electronica by Orbital, Underworld and others, … [Read more...]

Lazarus Clamp – The Bird Is Not The Metaphor

Since originally surfacing in the mid-to-late ‘90s, Lazarus Clamp’s wares have regularly been filed alongside the likes of Billy Mahonie, Appliance and Mogwai, as part of the British response to the pioneering US post-rock boom of the early-‘90s.  Yet whilst it’s true that the band - led by the indomitable Michael Larkin - has never shied away from … [Read more...]

Ellis Island Sound – Divisions

Having made us wait the best part of seven years between 2007’s The Good Seed and 2014’s Regions, it’s somewhat remarkable - but entirely welcome - that another Ellis Island Sound release should reach us so soon in the form of this seven-track mini-album.  Although featuring material chiselled during the same sessions as the well-carved Regions … [Read more...]

Spectres – Dying

The Barnstaple-born but firmly now Bristol-based Spectres have followed a satisfyingly old school career path to date; choosing to grow at a healthy organic pace through a string of collectible short-form releases (predominantly on the self-built Howling Owl label) and relentless gigging (with the likes of The Vacant Lots, Lorelle Meets The … [Read more...]