2023 Updates

Hi folks, I hope you’ve all been having a good New Year so far. My break is just about done and posts will start to return on the regular very soon. In the meantime, though, I just wanted to let you know about a few cool things I’ve been working on during my hiatus. AmbientContinue reading “2023 Updates”

Early Winter Roundup

Before we find ourselves in the new year, I just wanted to shout out a few other releases that I received in my inbox or mailbox that I’ve been loving lately. Future/Modern – Chroma EP Freshly released on El Gran E Records, Future/Modern’s Chroma EP is an enthralling marriage between stoic post-rock and surfy instrumentalContinue reading “Early Winter Roundup”

The Record Crates United Mixtape 80

We’re celebrating the winter solstice today with this week’s episode. Greet the oncoming chill with this mix of wassailing tunes, icy ambient tracks and holiday songs from the likes of Martin Carthy, The Howard Hughes Suite and Joseph Decosimo. Check it out: -KH

My Favorite Releases of 2022

Well, folks, 2022 was a crazy and difficult year for us all, but we managed to have some truly great times. From catching the likes of George Clinton and Kikagaku Moyo on stage, covering the Deep in the Valley festival to even hosting our own first concerts under the RCU banner, it’s been a yearContinue reading “My Favorite Releases of 2022”

Single Premiere: “Chestnut Street Blues,” by Wes Tirey

One of today’s best examples of a ‘songwriter’s songwriter,’ Wes Tirey uses his words to paint a rich and realistic small town atmosphere on this new single from the upcoming reissue of his brilliant No Winners in the Blues. Originally released in a small cassette run in 2019, No Winners in the Blues is availableContinue reading “Single Premiere: “Chestnut Street Blues,” by Wes Tirey”

Nathan Salsburg – Landwerk No. 3

Nathan Salsburg duets with the most plaintive ghosts of his 78s collection on this new entry in his Landwerk series. Available this Friday from No Quarter Records, Landwerk No. 3 is a collection of startlingly unique guitar soundscapes that are built around spectral samples lifted from shellac recordings cut between the 1910’s and 1940’s. Salsburg’sContinue reading “Nathan Salsburg – Landwerk No. 3”

Guest Post: Roanoke – Wolf Motel EP

by Cat Nuwer  In 2018, I discovered a band called Roanoke through a stunning song called “Tennessee Stone.” I was immediately entranced by their magical rock n’ roll style – they sound like they time traveled from my favorite era of music, the 70s. But Roanoke also has a grassroots Americana vibe with a mysticContinue reading “Guest Post: Roanoke – Wolf Motel EP”

Psychedelic Sangha’s Bardo Bath II With Garcia Peoples, Jesse Jarnow and Macrodose

Psychedelic Sangha’s latest event was a night of cathartic release and a feast for the senses. Once again held under the gilded dome of Brooklyn’s historic Weylin building, this Bardo Bath featured abstract sculptures, heady vendors selling everything from blotter art to used records and, of course, two monumental jams from Garcia Peoples and JesseContinue reading “Psychedelic Sangha’s Bardo Bath II With Garcia Peoples, Jesse Jarnow and Macrodose”

My Body, ‘Tis of Thee II

If you’re going to buy any album on Bandcamp Friday this week, be sure to make it Centripetal Force’s abortion rights benefit record, My Body, ‘Tis of Thee II. The good heads at Nashville’s great Centripetal Force label put together this cracking collection of songs to aid Shout Your Abortion, an organization that works toContinue reading “My Body, ‘Tis of Thee II”