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09.04.17

Hi. Soul singer-songwriter Jeb Loy Nichols was a sweet new discovery for me. His latest album arrived two days ago. Enjoy! (US version here) Jeb Loy Nichols – Country HustleFiled...

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09.04.17

Hi again. A quick announcement: I enjoyed the new San Fermin album. Genre: indie rock/chamber pop. Enjoy! (US version here) San Fermin – BelongFiled under: 2017, Pop, Rock

Clash review
12.04.17

Brooklyn group's return underlines that bigger isn't always better...

Under The Radar review
07.04.17

No one in recent memory has crushed a late-night TV performance the way Future Islands did with "Seasons (Waiting on You)" on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2014, in...

Spotinews recomendation
09.04.17

Morning. There is a new album by Future Islands out? Sure, count me in. Genre: synthpop. Enjoy! Future Islands – The Far FieldFiled under: 2017, Electronic, Pop

Clash review
07.04.17

Industrial experimentalism that treads a pretty glorious path...

The Quietus review
12.04.17

Chris Clark has certainly had a busy couple of years. Since his last eponymous full-length was released in 2014, the Berlin-based producer has released a steady drip-feed of EPs...

Clash review
07.04.17

A coming of age opus from the Brooklyn rapper...

Clash review
07.04.17

Building nebulous structures from a paean of underground electronica...

Spotinews recomendation
07.04.17

Hey there. Are you in the mood for a traditional folk album? If yes, check out the latest release by Jake Xerxes Fussell and enjoy! Jake Xerxes Fussell – What in the Natural...

Clash review
07.04.17

A somewhat sedate return from one of metal's foremost voices...

Under The Radar review
07.04.17

The New Pornographers' first release on their own Collected Works label and without longtime mainstay Dan Bejar (also of Destroyer), but also with new drummer Joe Seiders as a...

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21.04.17

Howdy. Here’s a notable album from last week. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy The New Pornographers! (US version here) The New Pornographers – Whiteout ConditionsFiled under: 2017, Pop...

Spotinews recomendation
06.04.17

Howdy. Let’s go with another solo debut, this time by singer-songwriter Richard Edwards. Enjoy! (Note: I’ll back tonight with one more update.) Richard Edwards – Lemon Cotton...

Clash review
05.04.17

A superb return from Josh Tillman...

The Quietus review
07.04.17

Like a magician showing you the cards up his sleeve, Josh Tillman wants to wow you with the fact that he’s pulling off a trick as much as he wants to wow you with the trick itself...

Spotinews recomendation
07.04.17

Hey. The first update of the new release week is the grand new album by Father John Misty. Genre: folk/rock. Enjoy! (US version here) Father John Misty – Pure ComedyFiled under...

Under The Radar review
07.04.17

After a number of solo albums as J. Tillman and a stint as Fleet Foxes' drummer, Josh Tillman created Father John Misty to find his real voice. It seems to be paying off as he...

Under The Radar review
05.04.17

Herein, Margaret Chardiet celebrates a decade of her solo noise/industrial project's noxious squall with an album that seeks to facilitate the listener's mind transcending their...

Clash review
05.04.17

A mixed melting pot of fresh ideas...

Spotinews recomendation
04.04.17

Hey there. From three days ago comes the new album by Lydia Ainsworth. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! (US version here) Lydia Ainsworth – Darling of the AfterglowFiled under: 2017...

Clash review
04.04.17

An intense kind of dialogue between man and machine...

Spotinews recomendation
05.04.17

Hey again. The second update is the fascinating new album by Hauschka. Genre: ambient/contemporary classical. Enjoy! (Note: My version should automatically link up to your version...

Clash review
04.04.17

A self-assured statement of artistic and personal freedom...

Under The Radar review
04.04.17

Concrete Desert is an unexpected, yet welcome, collaboration by two esteemed veterans in their respective fields.  More

Spotinews recomendation
02.04.17

Good evening. The new album by Orchestra Baobab is just wonderful. Genre: jazz/rock. Recommended listening. Enjoy! Orchestra Baobab – Tribute to Ndiouga DiengFiled under: 2017...

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02.04.17

Morning. I’m back home again. From Friday: the well-received new album by veteran alt-country singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell. Enjoy! (US version here) Rodney Crowell – Close...

The Quietus review
31.03.17

You might be familiar with the ‘Africa is a country’ crypto-meme, likewise the blog of the same name, which serves as sarcastic rebuttal to Eurocentric ignoroids who treat a...

The Quietus review
31.03.17

In December, Wire’s Pink Flag – post-punk’s archetypal overture of refined enigma and neurosis – will celebrate its 40th anniversary. An opening gambit that brazenly contorted...

Under The Radar review
05.04.17

It's not that Silver/Lead is a bad record. It's not. But what is interesting about it—the atmospheric sounds and rhythms—are relegated to the background, if there at all, and then...

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31.03.17

Hello. A new release week is here. My top choice is the new album by singer-songwriter Aimee Mann. Enjoy! (US version here) (Note: I’ll be back later today for one more update...

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31.03.17

Hello again. Saltland is a solo project by Rebecca Foon. Her remarkable new album was just added to Spotify. Genre: ambient/experimental rock. Enjoy! (Note: I’m on the road...

Clash review
31.03.17

Tired and unoriginal, Jay Kay's return borders on the offensive...

Under The Radar review
07.04.17

For those who never stopped spinning the group's turn-of-the-Millennium classics, the emergence of Automaton—Jamiroquai's first since 2010—comes as a mixed blessing.  More

Under The Radar review
31.03.17

Recorded live over two days in London, In The Same Room is the glowing starter sparks of Domino Documents, Domino Records' new imprint, its documentary-on-sound homage to music's...

The Quietus review
07.04.17

'Does the soul exist in modern society?' asks Jean Seberg's character in Godard's film A Bout de Suffle. LA resident, Julia Shamas Holter asks the same question and makes the...

Clash review
31.03.17

The songwriter and producer shares her intimate thoughts and fears…

Spotinews recomendation
07.04.17

Evening. This new album by Tei Shi was a very pleasant surprise for me. Genre: soul/pop. Good stuff. Enjoy! (US version here) Tei Shi – Crawl SpaceFiled under: 2017, Pop, Soul

Under The Radar review
31.03.17

It's hard to figure out the duo of Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, known simply as Goldfrapp. It's also hard not to like them.  More

Clash review
12.04.17

Claustrophobic washes of sound that conjure some black magic...

Spotinews recomendation
07.04.17

Hello again. I saved a notable album for my final update of the release week. Genre: electronic. Enjoy Goldfrapp! (US version here) Goldfrapp – Silver EyeFiled under: 2017...

Under The Radar review
31.03.17

Expecting the unexpected can work in the favor of bands like Radiohead, U2, and R.E.M. They build up a reputation for trendy experimentalism that is met with enthusiastic...

The Quietus review
14.04.17

About a week ago, shortly after hearing Let The Dancers Inherit The Party for the first few times – and still uncertain about it in my fanboy sort of way – my partner and I sat...

Spotinews recomendation
30.03.17

Hi again. The final update of this release week is the moving new album by folk singer-songwriter Sera Cahoone. Read this review and enjoy! Sera Cahoone – From Where I...

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30.03.17

Hey. The latest album by American rock band Arbouretum was recently added to Spotify. Enjoy! Arbouretum – Song of the RoseFiled under: 2017, Rock