Shlohmo - "Laid Out"

In a musical landscape saturated with 808 drum samples, syncopated rhythms, and sidechained compressors, it is rare for an artist to develop a style that allows them stand out, rather than blend in with the concrete and graffiti influenced beat scene of L.A. 20 year-old producer Henry Laufer aka Shlohmo was able to do just that in 2011 with the release of his debut album, Bad Vibes. This album was a much needed repr...

10 Mar 4:38 AM 0 Read More...

Mazes - "Ores & Minerals"

This album is Radio 1190's CD of the Month for March! British indie rock gurus Mazes present new album Ores & Minerals, bearing a mélange of catchy rifts, rhythmic grooves overlaid with glassy, alternative vocals. The trio of lo-fi loving musicians, lead by singer/guitarist Jack Cooper, produce heart-warming chord progressions and forward moving melodies. The group plays off of an American nineties style rock...

10 Mar 3:14 AM 0 Read More...

Charles Bradley - "Victim of Love"

Back in 2011, a little known soul man named Charles Bradley released his first ever LP, No Time For Dreaming on the fabled Brooklyn label Daptone. At 64 years old, Bradley was hardly breaking out in the prime of his youth, but with good reason. After seeing James Brown in 1964, he was inspired, imitating the late performer’s moves and working on his vocal chops. The music seemed to be where he was headed from ear...

09 Mar 6:27 AM 0 Read More...

Mount Moriah - "Miracle Temple"

I first heard of Mount Moriah a few years ago, when my semi-obsession with the Mountain Goats somehow pointed me to a three-song EP called The Letting Go. The opening and closing tracks were good enough, if unconvincing; but that middle one? The title track has this simple and sudden piano line, these lazily beautiful vocals and lyrics that preach the bible but somehow come off as sultry. If you follow independent mu...

07 Mar 6:46 PM 0 Read More...

Bonnie "Prince" Billy & Dawn McCarthy - "What the Brothers Sang"

What the Brothers Sang is a collection of Everly Brothers songs covered by singer-songwriter-actor Will Oldham, aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and Dawn McCarthy, singer of the band Faun Fables. The brothers Everly are the quintessential pop duo of the ‘50s, their popular songs are sticky-sweet-rot-your-teeth candy that you might hear on a golden oldies radio station. The songs on this album explore a range of count...

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