SUSS – s/t

Ambient country pioneers, SUSS, chart their growth and healing after the loss of founding member Gary Leib with a double LP collection of all of the EPs the group recorded over the last few years. The album begins with tracks from October 2021’s somber and glacial Night Suite EP, which was completed shortly before Leib’sContinue reading “SUSS – s/t”

ML Rootless – s/t & Matt LaJoie – Crop Circle

A few weeks ago, Flower Room Records released two incredible albums simultaneously, so I figured it would be best to cover them both together. ML Rootless – s/t Matt LaJoie and Rootless is a match made in solo ambient guitar heaven. The two artists bring the best out of each other while jamming on aContinue reading “ML Rootless – s/t & Matt LaJoie – Crop Circle”

Music Video Premiere: “Teapot,” by Reverse Death

Get your post-holiday chill on with “Teapot,” the latest music video by mellow psychedelic rockers, Reverse Death. This laidback psychedelic gem is the first video from the Seattle group’s upcoming LP, Stretching to Infinity, which will be available on vinyl through Halfshell Records on December 17th (preorders are live right now). It features a shufflingContinue reading “Music Video Premiere: “Teapot,” by Reverse Death”

The Record Crates United Mixtape 78

I’m putting out the next episode early, so I decided to stick with music that has a sort of Thanksgiving-kinda mood (which to me means wooden autumnal vibes and rootsy Basement Tapes sort of partying). Seeing that it is Thanksgiving here, would you please consider donating to help indigenous communities in need. Click here toContinue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape 78”

Autumn 2022 Roundup

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. The latter half of the summer and the fall ended up being so busy, I fell pretty far behind on my listening and posting. To remedy that, here’s a quick roundup of some of the other albums that people sent me recently that I quiteContinue reading “Autumn 2022 Roundup”

Dezron Douglas – ATALAYA

Like a rich, dark roast coffee, the music on Dezron Douglas’ latest LP blooms with a robust, full-bodied smoothness, and you’ll savor every drop. Released today on Chicago’s great International Anthem label, ATALAYA finds the world renowned bassist leading a crack team of jazz impresarios (George Burton on piano and Rhodes, Joe Dyson Jr. onContinue reading “Dezron Douglas – ATALAYA”

The Record Crates United Mixtape – Episode 77

To be honest, the dismal news we’ve been getting from around the world has been getting to me lately, so I spent an extra long time crafting a mix that would cheer me up. My hopes that if it could raise my spirits, it would do the same for all of you. Presented in aContinue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape – Episode 77”

Abronia – “Games” Music Video

Sometimes fan-made music videos are the best music videos. Abronia, the psychedelic desert rockers from Portland, OR, craft some of the most original and unique records of this or any decade. So it’s no surprise that their most devoted fans would also be daringly creative. For instance, one such fan, Mike Adame, created an absolutelyContinue reading “Abronia – “Games” Music Video”

Blake Hornsby – A Collection of Tradition Folk Songs & Tunes Vol. 1

Armed with banjos and an entire esoteric folk crew, Blake Hornsby studies and draws connections between classic entries in the Appalachian and the UK folk canon. Hornsby, an Asheville, NC based artist, is known for blending psychedelia into solo guitar music (or what has been branded as “American primitive guitar music”). While the main focusContinue reading “Blake Hornsby – A Collection of Tradition Folk Songs & Tunes Vol. 1”

Eve Maret – “Arc of Emotion”

Versatile electro artist Eve Maret takes us into a lush dreamscape with “Arc of Emotion.” Available on the 6th volume of Centripetal Force’s excellent Altered States series (titled Earth and Space), this track shows off some of the Nashville experimental musician’s deep range. Maret is a multidisciplinary sonic artist that dips into everything from technoContinue reading “Eve Maret – “Arc of Emotion””