Aux Meadows – Dust Kingdom

Listening to Aux Meadow’s new slice of rural psychedelia is like… …sitting barefoot in the grass and feeling the warmth of the early morning sun kiss your face…. ….lazy kayak rides through sleepy rivers under shady trees…. …quiet drives down empty country roads just before a rain shower… …inviting someone close to you inside, andContinue reading “Aux Meadows – Dust Kingdom”

Jeffrey Silverstein – Western Sky Music

Jeffrey Silverstein’s second full-length LP is a new golden standard for cosmic Americana music. Out today on the great Arrowhawk Records, this album features perhaps the most fully realized version of the PNW-based artist’s sound. If you follow each of Silverstein’s releases in chronological order, you’ll hear his sonic horizons expand until he has aContinue reading “Jeffrey Silverstein – Western Sky Music”

Rose City Band – Garden Party

Kick back and bask in the sunlight of Rose City Band’s latest radiant LP, Garden Party. Released by the great Thrill Jockey Records just in time for the warmth of spring, the psychedelic chooglers’ fourth record is a gleaming slice of laid back boogies and tranquil ballads. Ripley Johnson’s guitar work and vocals are asContinue reading “Rose City Band – Garden Party”

Prairiewolf Presents: A Drum Machine Meditation

On May 5th, Centripetal Force will be unleashing what will certainly be regarded as an instant classic kosmische country record by the hotly anticipated Prairiewolf. Birthed just last year, the band consists of Stefan Beck (A.K.A. Golden Brown) on guitar and lap steel, fellow music journalist Tyler Wilcox (of Aquarium Drunkard) on bass and Jeremy Erwin,Continue reading “Prairiewolf Presents: A Drum Machine Meditation”

One Eleven Heavy – “Tyrant King”

There’s a kind of joy you can only get from a One Eleven Heavy album. Their bouncy boogie rhythms, squirmy guitar noodling and cheeky lyrics never fail to put a smile on my face. All of these qualities and then some are present on their latest single, “Tyrant King,” from Poolside, their upcoming LP onContinue reading “One Eleven Heavy – “Tyrant King””

Color Green- s/t

Rich with a thickly humid atmosphere, sunburnt melodies and spaced-out beats, Color Green’s debut LP is the very essence of summer. For the uninitiated, Color Green is Noah Kohll and Corey Madden, with familiar friends like James Matthew VII and Tim Ramsey (Vetiver, Sam Burton, Fruit Bats, etc) joining in on the fun. The LAContinue reading “Color Green- s/t”

Single Premiere: “Habitat,” by Jon Camp

All solo guitar and pedal steel heads need to check out “Habitat,” the latest single by fingerstyle guitarist and composer, Jon Camp. Taken from Camp’s upcoming self-titled LP on Centripetal Force Records, “Habitat” is just one example of how the Washington DC-area artist excels at blending together unlikely sounds. The record, which is available forContinue reading “Single Premiere: “Habitat,” by Jon Camp”

Color Green – So Far Behind

Color Green is back with the smoothly mellow “So Far Behind.” Color Green is a Californian cosmic folk rock group fronted by Noah Kohll and Corey Madden, and their dreamy debut EP was one of the top releases of the last year. On their new single, their production may be a little more polished, butContinue reading “Color Green – So Far Behind”