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ERIN RAE SHARES THE DEEPLY PERSONAL ‘BAD MIND’, A HEARTBREAKING STORY OF SOUTHERN INJUSTICE
ERIN RAE SHARES THE DEEPLY PERSONAL ‘BAD MIND’, A HEARTBREAKING STORY OF SOUTHERN INJUSTICE

“If you’re a girl in the South in the ’90s you’re supposed to be getting crushes on boys. I was so fearful of being different. … I spent most of teen and pre-teen years trying not to appear gay,...

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BEACH HOUSE SHARE ‘BLACK CAR’ FROM THE STUNNING ‘7’
BEACH HOUSE SHARE ‘BLACK CAR’ FROM THE STUNNING ‘7’

Cosmically and artistically, we’ve always been fascinated by this dual energy field that exists between joy and sorrow. The idea of a simple, happy song is such bullshit to me. Alex Scally, Beach House (Interview with The FADER) Last week...

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GROUPER’S BRIEF BUT COMPLETE GRID OF POINTS
GROUPER’S BRIEF BUT COMPLETE GRID OF POINTS

Grid Of Points, brief in length but rich in substance, is the deep and meditative new album by Grouper, the long time project of Liz Harris. For six and half songs and 19 minutes, just Harris’ voice, her piano,...

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SARA LANDRY SERVES EARLY NOTICE
SARA LANDRY SERVES EARLY NOTICE

This past February and March saw Austin DJ/Producer Sara Landry fire her first two shots across the production bow serving early notice of the rich tide of promise ahead. A minimalist funk streamlines the tension on debut track ‘Chasm’...

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RECORD REVIEW: HALF WAIF (USA) – LAVENDER
RECORD REVIEW: HALF WAIF (USA) – LAVENDER

Last week Half Waif, the synth pop project that coalesces around the considerable talents of Brooklyn artist Nandi Rose Plunkett, released the introspective yet immediately touching long player Lavender. It contains a dozen deeply self-explorative and richly substantive vignettes...

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HEAR TWO TRACKS FROM ERIN RAE’S CATHARTIC NEW ALBUM
HEAR TWO TRACKS FROM ERIN RAE’S CATHARTIC NEW ALBUM

There’s a timeless beauty and an intensely warm and inviting disposition that’s present musically on the two tracks Nashville singer/songwriter & musician Erin Rae has released recently in the wake of announcing her new album Putting On Airs. The...

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JOHN MAUS DROPS ‘EPISODE’  & ADDENDUM GETS A DIGITAL RELEASE
JOHN MAUS DROPS ‘EPISODE’ & ADDENDUM GETS A DIGITAL RELEASE

Photography: Teddy Fitzhugh Earlier this month synth pop auteur John Maus dropped the first track ‘Episode’ from Addendum, his follow up to last year’s Screen Memories. Recorded DIY style with his own self built analog equipment during the same sessions...

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JOESKI’S DRUM SPEAK/DARK MATTER EP
JOESKI’S DRUM SPEAK/DARK MATTER EP

New York City veteran DJ/Producer Joeski has been ultra prolific of late and we could have shared any number of the five EP’s he’s released across the year’s first quarter, the latest being last week’s Life Changes on Relief....

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RECORD REVIEW: FAUSTINA MASIGAT (USA) – FAUSTINA MASIGAT
RECORD REVIEW: FAUSTINA MASIGAT (USA) – FAUSTINA MASIGAT

To pick apart and critically examine the beliefs you once trusted and firmly embraced and let go of all the ambitions you developed from and with them is one of the most difficult decisions anyone can undertake. It takes...

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BILL CONVERSE OFFERS UP THE EXCELLENT “OK KARPLUS” FOR HOLODECK
BILL CONVERSE OFFERS UP THE EXCELLENT “OK KARPLUS” FOR HOLODECK

Compilations from good labels always offer up a mixture of excitement and embarrassment. Excitement at hearing an artist or artists you instantly connect with for the first time and embarrassment at the fact you had never heard of them in...

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