Angel Olsen’s last two records, All Mirrors (2019) and Whole New Mess (2020), were bookends of sorts, sharing more than a passing resemblance. Song of the Lark and Other Far Memories wraps these records into a larger, 4 LP box set.
John Darko and I recently had a Podcast chat about physical formats wherein I mentioned my love of cassettes. Here’s a new one from Demdike Stare that illustrates my love’s why.
Bob Marley & The Wailers Catch A Fire (1973) is one of music’s finest moments. I am particularly partial to the original Jamaican version, the one that leaves out the guitar and organ overdubs and Chris Blackwell’s hand in the mix. Not one but two! […]
I didn’t see that coming.
Phoebe Bridgers’ Punisher remains one of my favorite albums of 2020. Bridgers has joined musical forces with Jackson Browne for a new version of “Kyoto” and Maria Taylor for a cover of John Prine’s “Summer’s End” as part of the Spotify Singles series. Listen here…
Percussionist, acupuncturist, herbalist, martial artist, healer, and professor Milford Graves has passed away from congestive heart failure at 79.
Soccer Mommy!, Phoebe Bridgers!, Adrianne Lenker!, and Waxahatchee! are just a few of the artists performing upcoming Live Stream Concerts on Bandsintown. Did I hear someone say hallelujah?
I don’t care about the Recording Academy and the Grammys unless I agree with their picks. This year, I find a lot to agree with.
TM favorite Phoebe Bridgers vowed that if Donald Trump lost the election, she would cover the Goo Goo Dolls “Iris.” He did, she did.
Yes, I said millions.
Karen Dalton possessed a singular and soul stirring voice while existing well off the radar yet her influence belies her humble and troubled life.
Where do you buy your used vinyl? Yard sales, record shops, eBay? While I’ve done all of the above, my favorite place to buy used vinyl is Discogs.
All-Star indeed as the panel doing the discussing includes saxophonists Archie Shepp(!!), Lakecia Benjamin, Shabaka Hutchings, and Melissa Aldana moderated by Ashley Kahn, author of two books on Coltrane, and Greg Tate, the Louis Armstrong Visiting Professor at Columbia University’s Center for Jazz Studies.
Of the books I kept, some of the most sacred are those by Arthur Rimbaud, Antonin Artaud, and René Daumal. The Soundwalk Collective and Patti Smith have released a trio of albums dedicated to each, as if they were reading my mind’s eye, under the […]
Where we buy our music determines the music we buy. Even when buying from that giant retailer in the sky, the selection is limited. There’s simply no such thing as a place where you can find everything. This is another internet myth.