Sleep Whale – Houseboat

Using an acoustic guitar, cello, bass, violin, some field recordings and looped digital effects, Sleep Whale have bred and born an absorbing album. Their full-length debut, Houseboat, is a cross pollination of chamber, folk, ambient, and post-rock. Each track grows into an immersive distraction. These drifting compositions are weaved by a North … [Read more...]

The Focus Group – s/t

The Focus Group's self-titled debut album is a powerful blend of sound craft and songwriting. This San Diego-based four piece recruit a little help and dream up 12 songs of subtlety and steam power. Like a musical truffle, piercing guitars mix with deep tones, surrounded in atmospheres drenched in reverb, echo, phasers, and all kinds of effects. … [Read more...]