Widow’s Weeds – Revenant

With the atmosphere of a pagan folk tale and a Victorian ghost story, Widow’s Weeds’ debut is a bewitching affair that perfectly marries dark dream pop with chamber music and gothic electro experimentation. Widow’s Weeds is a collaboration of The Hare and The Moon’s Grey Malkin, darkwave practitioners Daughters of Grief and Hidden Velvet, alongContinue reading “Widow’s Weeds – Revenant”

Sky Burrow Tales – Seafarin’ & Backporchin’

Travel across seas, through forests and into the stars, all while never leaving your home, with Sky Burrow Tales’ transportive debut full-length, Seafarin’ & Backporchin.’ Coming out on Feathered Coyote Records on February 5th, this album features swampy kosmiche soundscapes with melty Steve HIllage-like guitar solos, sitar-kissed acid folk meditations and laidback interstellar jams. EachContinue reading “Sky Burrow Tales – Seafarin’ & Backporchin’”

Yasmin Williams – Urban Driftwood

There’s nothing that I love more than experiencing a sound that is original and entirely new to me, so the highly innovative work of Yasmin Williams never ceases to leave me completely awestruck. This is especially true with her genre-defying new record, Urban Driftwood. The Virginian artist completely reinvents the concept of fingerstyle guitar musicContinue reading “Yasmin Williams – Urban Driftwood”

The Record Crates United Mixtape #39

Tune in to Dunebuggyradio.com tonight at 8 EST for an all-new episode of The Record Crates United Mixtape. Expect music by the likes of Yasmin Williams, Hot Tuna, Steffen Basho-Junghans, and so many others. See ya there, record fans. If you like what you’re reading, please help keep RCU thriving. You can show your supportContinue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape #39”

Mason Lindahl – Kissing Rosy in the Rain

Mason Lindahl takes solo guitar music well beyond its folk and blues roots, and approaches it instead from a classical and minimalist experimental frame of mind. The NYC-based musician’s compositions are filled with brisk nylon flamenco fingerpicking and tight lyrical melodies, punctuated by brief, but tense moments of silence. His guitar work alternates between aContinue reading “Mason Lindahl – Kissing Rosy in the Rain”

Carlos Ferreira – “Diving”

For a quick dose of spellbinding ambient music, look no further than Carlos Ferreira’s new single, “Diving.” On this track, Ferreira, a true ambient master, immerses the listener into a deep sea of soft drones and glacial synth chords. The entire piece glows with an optimistic tone, and even begins to take on a spiritualContinue reading “Carlos Ferreira – “Diving””

East River Caviar – How Asphalt Ages

East River Caviar’s debut slab of rural psychedelia, How Asphalt Ages, is as serene and stoic as the first magenta moments of an early winter sunrise. Hailing from Connecticut, ERC is made up of two guitarists, Sam Boston and Brendan Casey, who weave together tight fuzzed-up fantasias with nothing but their electric axes, bass andContinue reading “East River Caviar – How Asphalt Ages”

Spiral Wave Nomads – First Encounters

Even though 2021 just started, it is no hyperbole that Spiral Wave Nomads’ seismic sophomore release on Twin Lakes and Feeding Tube Records will certainly be remembered as one of the strongest releases of the year. Made up of Eric Hardiman on guitar and Michael Kiefer on drums, SWN began as a long-distance musical relationshipContinue reading “Spiral Wave Nomads – First Encounters”

What the RCU Community is Listening to (Jan. 2021)

Here’s a quick check in to what some of the RCU Patrons have been listening to this month… Nick said “Me Especially,” by Dawes, “Colors” by Black Pumas and Langhorn Slim’s “Summer Days” have been in constant rotation for him lately. Meanwhile, Megan writes that she’s been finding herself combing back to the self-titled EPContinue reading “What the RCU Community is Listening to (Jan. 2021)”

January 2021 Roundup (Part 2)

The sheer amount of great music pouring in from the end of 2020 into the start of 2021 was so immense (and I was so busy during the last two weeks), that a second volume of January’s roundup post was absolutely necessary. Here’s what else we’ve been listening to and digging lately: Matt LaJoie –Continue reading “January 2021 Roundup (Part 2)”