Gerycz/Powers/Rolin Interview

Jayson Gerycz, Jen Powers and Matthew J. Rolin’s debut album, Beacon, was originally released by Garden Portal last March as a cassette and was one of RCU’s favorite tapes of 2020. On March 12th, almost exactly a full year later, Centripetal Force Records will reissue the album on vinyl with a new mix and aContinue reading “Gerycz/Powers/Rolin Interview”

Nico Hedley and Field Guides – “Worldly”/”The City is a Painting”

Despite both artists being Brooklynites, Nico Hedley & Field Guides (real name Benedict Kupstas) each turned in some of the year’s best melancholic country songs with their new split single, “Wordly”/ “The City is a Painting.” Released as a colored seven-inch (with a few cover variations) by Whatever’s Clever, this single finds the two musiciansContinue reading “Nico Hedley and Field Guides – “Worldly”/”The City is a Painting””

The Record Crates United Mixtape #41 with Special Guest, Mikelyn Rochford

Tune in to Dunebuggyradio.com tonight at 8PM EST to catch a special episode of my show, where I’ll be joined by Mikelyn Rochford, the host of The Ninth Wave, a superb web radio program on the Stationhead app, as well as one of my favorite contemporary visual artists on Instagram. You might remember her fromContinue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape #41 with Special Guest, Mikelyn Rochford”

Michael Wimberly – Afrofuturism

Michael Wimberly, a renowned and highly accomplished jazz percussionist and composer, paints a sonic display of his musical DNA across the 13 tracks that make up Afrofuturism. Released in three different parts (with the final piece coming out this Friday), this album finds Wimberly with a veritable army of talented collaborators (including Joss Stone andContinue reading “Michael Wimberly – Afrofuturism”

Hotels on Mars – Grief Museums

2020 was just one tragedy after another for us all, but Mathew Weitman’s year was especially trying. He comes to terms with and expels the demons of the last 12 months with earnest on his first full-length LP, Grief Museum. Going by the name Hotels on Mars, Weitman takes the pain and trauma of thingsContinue reading “Hotels on Mars – Grief Museums”

The Old Home Place: Remembering Tony Rice and Bluegrass Music’s Spacious Renovation (pt. 1), by James Rooney

Every so often a musician accepts a gig that pushes them a far greater distance than initially expected. What might have started as a sideman job on a single record blossoms into a fruitful web of vast aural magnitude. To the individual driving this process, restructuring the environment in which they are working fulfills theirContinue reading “The Old Home Place: Remembering Tony Rice and Bluegrass Music’s Spacious Renovation (pt. 1), by James Rooney”

What’s Spinning? – with Jesse Jarnow

Photo by Ted Barron In a new companion series to Liner Notes that we’re calling What’s Spinning?, we ask somebody that we admire in (and out of) the music world about their most recently purchased records. For our first entry in this feature, we are beyond honored and excited to have writer, DJ and co-hostContinue reading “What’s Spinning? – with Jesse Jarnow”

Video Premiere: “Conversion” by Nashville Ambient Ensemble

One of the most exciting developments in the underground recently has been the ever-expanding crossover of experimental and country music. From unorthodox pedal steel soundscapes to full-blown ambient-country hybrids, this unexpected blend of styles have produced some daringly original records and thrilling concepts. However, with the upcoming release of their debut full-length LP, Nashville AmbientContinue reading “Video Premiere: “Conversion” by Nashville Ambient Ensemble”

Tony Leone, Scott Metzger, Jeff Hill – Sounds from the Bardo Vol. II

Turn off your mind and relax with the latest guided meditation/audio visual album released by the good folks at Psychedelic Sangha. Following up Prana Crafter’s soundscape on Sounds from the Bardo Volume I from December wasn’t going to be an easy, yet with music provided by a unique collaboration of bassist Jeff Hill (Steve Earle),Continue reading “Tony Leone, Scott Metzger, Jeff Hill – Sounds from the Bardo Vol. II”

Stay in Shape! Vol. 1

With the ability to safely host concerts still far down the road, Brad Farberman, of Middle Blue and Big Feet, took the initiative to try to save some of our beloved stages with his new series of benefit albums, Stay in Shape! Each entry in this collection will drop monthly, on every Bandcamp Friday, whenContinue reading “Stay in Shape! Vol. 1”