Rootless – Places Remember Us

On Places Remember Us, Rootless delivers what might just be his most healing and cathartic release yet. Released today on Aural Canyon Records, this record is more reserved and stripped down than last year’s game-changing Docile Cobras, but it’s this more minimalist approach that allows for the music to be so universally moving. Most ofContinue reading “Rootless – Places Remember Us”

The Howard Hughes Suite – Smoke From a Future Fire

On Smoke From a Future Fire, The Howard Hughes Suite created lonesome ambient soundscapes that are just as informed by the cosmos as they are by the ghosts of country music’s past. Currently based out of London, The Howard Hughes Suite combines elements of blues and country music, like pedal steel and slide guitar, withContinue reading “The Howard Hughes Suite – Smoke From a Future Fire”

The Old Home Place: Remembering Tony Rice and Bluegrass Music’s Spacious Renovation (pt. 2), by James Rooney

If you missed out on part one of James Rooney’s piece on Tony Rice, click here to check it out. David Grisman was not a Bluegrass player. Sure, he honed his chops in some old-timey string bands, but by 1965, Grisman was a key player in Boston’s weirdo psych scene. A bona fide member ofContinue reading “The Old Home Place: Remembering Tony Rice and Bluegrass Music’s Spacious Renovation (pt. 2), by James Rooney”

Rosali – No Medium

With the aid of the David Nance Group backing her up, Rosali harnessed the power of deep, raw introspection to create a record of pure catharsis. No Medium is as bare, sharp and real as it gets. Rosali, a singer-songwriter known for her work in bands like Long Hots and Monocot and as a soloContinue reading “Rosali – No Medium”

The Record Crates United Mixtape – Episode 46

Tune in to Dunebuggyradio.com tonight at 8PM EST/7PM CST for a new episode of The Record Crates United Mixtape. Expect retro futurism vibes with space funk tracks pulled from library records, obscure soundtracks and the like. Perfect music to hear while curled up in an Eero Aarnio ball chair. If you missed last week’s episode,Continue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape – Episode 46”

Daniel Bachman – Axacan

Daniel Bachman’s Axacan is less a guitar album as it is a patchwork of manipulated environmental sonic artifacts, arranged in the most evocative and atmospheric of ways. Bachman took the field recordings and found sounds angle of 2018’s The Morning Star and evolved it into a higher form. Instead of decorating or setting the backgroundContinue reading “Daniel Bachman – Axacan”

Wes Tirey – The Midwest Book of the Dead

If the landscape of the midwest had a singing voice, it surely would sing the songs of Wes Tirey. Tirey, a singer-songwriter that originally hails from a tiny hamlet in Ohio, is ten records deep and writes songs that are road weary and hardened by the grim realities of working class small town life. MuchContinue reading “Wes Tirey – The Midwest Book of the Dead”

Matthew J. Rolin – The Dreaming Bridge

Matthew J. Rolin never ceases to push against the boundaries of solo guitar music and this has never been more evident than on his newest solo LP, The Dreaming Bridge. This staggering double LP, out now on Feeding Tube Records, finds Rolin exploring new sonic horizons. He fingerpicks behind ghostly saxophones (provided by Patrick Shiroishi),Continue reading “Matthew J. Rolin – The Dreaming Bridge”

April 2021 Roundup

April’s been a whirlwind month for us here at RCU towers, but we still managed to keep our ears glued to a massive amount of new and recent music. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the releases that have stood out to us this month the most: Davide Cedolin and Tito Ghiglione – GuitarContinue reading “April 2021 Roundup”

Zarpa – Los 4 Jinetes del Apocalipsis

Originally recorded in 1977, Los 4 Jinetes del Apocalipsis, the debut album by Zarpa (AKA Zarpa Rock), an early Spanish heavy metal group, is a window-rattling blast of monster riffs and acid-induced darkness. Reissued onto vinyl for the first time by the great Guerssen Records, Los 4 Jinetes del Apocalipsis is an in the redContinue reading “Zarpa – Los 4 Jinetes del Apocalipsis”