Devonian Gardens – Old Star

Devonian Gardens’ new seven-inch single, “Old Star”/”Light Years,” might be their first new release in seven years, but it was certainly worth the wait. The Calgary group was once known as Deadhorse and released a slamming record of acid-tinged garage rock in 2011. By 2013, the band changed their name to their current (extremely fitting)Continue reading “Devonian Gardens – Old Star”

Matt LaJoie – Clear Channel

Clear Channel has proven once again that some of the most ethereal, heavenly guitar records being made today are coming from the realm of Matt LaJoie and Ash Brooks. This tape, the latest of LaJoie’s many solo releases, is made up of two deeply atmospheric astral guitar soundscapes, “Voice One” and “Voice Two.” Each track sprawlsContinue reading “Matt LaJoie – Clear Channel”

May 2020 Roundup

Man-oh-man, the physical and not-so-phsical record crates have been quite full over the last month. Here’s a quick run down of some of the sounds that have turned our heads and grabbed our ears over the last 30 days or so…  Munehiro Narita – Live Performance: San Francisco Let’s start things off with a bang,Continue reading “May 2020 Roundup”

Elijah McLaughlin Ensemble – s/t

What Alice Coltrane is to the jazz world, Elijah McLaughlin Ensemble is to folk music. The Chicagoan group, which features McLaughlin on 12 and 6 string guitars, harmonium and electronics, Joel Styzens on hammered dulcimer, and Jason Toth on upright bass, blend elements of American primitivism with free jazz and modern classical music together into somethingContinue reading “Elijah McLaughlin Ensemble – s/t”

Null Zone: Rootless – Emptied Spaces & Prana Crafter – 3rd Ear Incantations

The great people at Null Zone have a couple of exciting new releases that benefit for a very good cause. All proceeds from the pre-orders of Emptied Spaces by Rootless and 3rd Ear Incantations by Prana Crafter will go to the Garrie Vereen Memorial Emergency Relief Fund, which is organized and run by Nuçi’s Space in Athens, GA.Continue reading “Null Zone: Rootless – Emptied Spaces & Prana Crafter – 3rd Ear Incantations”

Trappist Afterland – Allegory of Stars/ Sacred Geometry

Unplug yourself from the strife of modern life and let your mind get lost in the timeless folk sounds of Trappist Afterland’s new lathe-cut single, Allegory of Stars/ Sacred Geometry. The Australian acid folk group is in top form, as they lean heavily into a stripped down, traditional approach on this release. With the exceptionContinue reading “Trappist Afterland – Allegory of Stars/ Sacred Geometry”

April 2020 Roundup – Volume 2

While we all may be stuck at home, great music continues to pour in through our mailboxes and computers. Here are some more of the best sounds that have reached our ears this month… The Prefab Messiahs – “21st Century Failure” Always with their finger on the pulse of society’s ills, The Prefab Messiahs haveContinue reading “April 2020 Roundup – Volume 2”

Sairie – Scarlet and Blue EP

The delicate folk songs of Sairie’s Scarlet and Blue EP transport you to remote floral landscapes and lush forests of England’s past. The Brighton band plays gently melodic originals that feel so steeped in tradition, you’d swear that they were sourced from the Cecil Sharpe House’s folk archives. Sairie, which is comprised of Emma Morton on autoharp, JonContinue reading “Sairie – Scarlet and Blue EP”

April 2020 Roundup

Well, we all may me locked up inside our homes right now, but that doesn’t mean we have to be quiet about it! Here’s a handful of new releases that’ll make your time in isolation way more exciting. Galecstasy – Surprise  Galecstasy’s Surprise is certainly one of the most varied and unexpected releases of the year, touchingContinue reading “April 2020 Roundup”

Wax Machine – Earthsong of Silence

Carrying on the spirit of bands like It’s a Beautiful Day, The United States of America and Sweetwater, Wax Machine puts all listeners under their spell by blending flute-infused, chill psychedelia with slinky jazz and sunny folk rock sounds. Hailing from Brighton, UK, Wax Machine’s sound is alive with blooming springtime warmth and greenery. BreezyContinue reading “Wax Machine – Earthsong of Silence”