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Monday, March 23 2015

Johan Agebjörn: Notes

Notes from the (Pop) Underground.


Tuesday, March 17 2015

Albert “Tootie” Heath Trio: Philadelphia Beat

The Tootie trio leave their stamp on the jazz world, with a few extra tricks up their sleeve, in Philadelphia Beat.


Thursday, March 12 2015

Erik Deutsch: Outlaw Jazz

The New York keyboard extraordinaire reasserts himself to the top of the heap with the uncanny fusion of country and jazz.


Monday, March 9 2015

Belle Ghoul: Rabbit’s Moon & Doomsday

Dark-tinged indie pop strikes a rare balance between being invigoratingly fun and pensively moving.


Thursday, March 5 2015

Jeremy Danneman: Lady Boom Boom

A funky jazz album about atonement, forgiveness, war, peace, liberation, love, death and sex... or so we're told.


Monday, March 2 2015

Pile: You’re Better Than This

Pile finally return to the studio, foaming at the mouth, after last year's excellent "Special Snowflakes" single.


Thursday, February 26 2015

Aine O’Dwyer: Music For Church Cleaners Vol. I and II

On Music for Church Cleaners Vol. I and II, O'Dywer, normally a harpist, brings her melodic sense of improvisation to the pipe organ.


Monday, February 23 2015

Keath Mead: Sunday Dinner

On his sweetly laid-back debut, Mead meanders back and forth between finding his own voice and standing on the shoulders of giants.


Thursday, February 19 2015

Manika Kaur: I Bow to You Waheguru

Kirtan for Causes: How one Sikh from Australia is promoting world peace through music.


Wednesday, February 18 2015

The Delta Routine: You and Your Lion

The Delta Routine reinstates its indie rock precedence on their fourth studio release.


Monday, February 16 2015

Quartet Base: Le Diapason

You'd think that Quartet Base would be too convoluted for take off.


S. Carey: Supermoon EP

A perigee-syzygy inspires this reflective collection of reworked album tracks.


Thursday, February 12 2015

Ryan Adams: No Shadow

Studio action from Ryan Adams and Johnny Depp.


Wednesday, February 11 2015

Mogwai: Music Industry 3 Fitness Industry 1 EP

Mogwai follow up their nervy electro album with a mildly electro EP. A stepchild, but still wanted.


Tuesday, February 10 2015

Frode Haltli: Vagabonde Blu

A solo accordion album recorded over someone's dead body.


Monday, February 9 2015

Gebhard Ullmann Basement Research: Hat and Shoes

Pinning down Gebhard Ullmann is like trying to have a clean basement -- possible, but damn difficult.


Friday, February 6 2015

Paul McDonald: You & I - Acoustic EP

It’s been a long road for Nashville singer-songwriter Paul McDonald since his American Idol run, and the emotion on cue in his all-acoustic EP You & I displays that emotion-bound fact in spades.


Thursday, February 5 2015

Watching for Foxes: Until the Winter Comes

Watching for Foxes becomes a folk band to watch with their latest EP.


Davila 666: Pocos Años, Muchos Daños

You're aware that they could defect into another sound at any moment.


Friday, January 30 2015

Jack Mouse & Scott Robinson: Snakeheads & Ladybugs

Two old jazz buddies finally get around to doing what they've always wanted to do.


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