New mature albums by jazz prodigies Joey Alexander and Nikki Yanofsky demonstrate the potential and limitations of starting an artistic career as a child.
The third solo album, I Can’t Sleep, from Ian Wayne is a low-key masterpiece that embraces classic pop with plenty of odd, disarming musical gestures.
For the Smile, Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner provides a deeper London jazz groove to lock into while the Radiohead side offer moody rock elements.
In this excerpt from Needles and Plastic, we learn about the force of will, the chance of kismet, and the couple of bands that piloted Flying Nun Records from New Zealand to the US.
This reissue of a groundbreaking, out-of-print album, Botch’s We Are the Romans holds the emotions of its time, the musical incarnation of millennial anxiety.
Under the moniker of SloGlo, drummer/producer Matt Carroll’s debut album Symbols and Mirrors is a mishmash of curious, experimental textures.