Summer 2022 Roundup (Part 1)

Howdy folks. Perhaps because this has been the most normal* summer we’ve had in years, life has been incredibly busy these last few months. However, I appear not to be alone in that, because clearly, all of our favorite labels and artists have been releasing new albums, EPs and singles like mad since the spring.Continue reading “Summer 2022 Roundup (Part 1)”

Shane Parish – “Randy Dandy O” Music Video

If you’ve been digging Shane Parish’s previous singles from his upcoming record, Liverpool, then you need to watch the video for his latest, “Randy Dandy O.” Check it out below: This track, much like all of the music from Liverpool, is an instrumental guitar reimagining of a classic sea shanty. This particular cut was composedContinue reading “Shane Parish – “Randy Dandy O” Music Video”

Single Premiere: “Haul Away Joe,” by Shane Parish

Hit the waves with Shane Parish’s stormy avant-garde guitar interpretation of “Haul Away Joe,” from his upcoming LP on Dear Life Records, Liverpool. On this record, Parish, an Athens, GA based guitarist, has given new life to old sea shanties and other nautical ballads by translating both their melodies and tone into vividly abstract guitar-centricContinue reading “Single Premiere: “Haul Away Joe,” by Shane Parish”

November 2021 Roundup

November was a crazy busy month here at RCU towers, so I didn’t get a chance to feature nearly as many releases as I would have liked, so here’s a collection of other highlights that I dug this month and would strongly recommend that you buy today, the last Bandcamp Friday of the year! CheckContinue reading “November 2021 Roundup”

Wendy Eisenberg – Bent Ring

Unquestionably, one of the most most ingenious and bold records of 2021 is Wendy Eisenberg’s peerless Bent Ring. Over the last decade, Eisenberg proved themselves to be one of today’s most innovative guitarists, so it’s endlessly fascinating to hear them take up the challenge to compose an entire album on a completely different instrument—a tenorContinue reading “Wendy Eisenberg – Bent Ring”

July 2021 Roundup

We have been absolutely floored by the mountain of killer releases that reached our virtual door this month. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the other great albums and EPs that we’ve been loving over the last few weeks: The Man From Atlantis – Volume 1 We are crazy about this album. Hailing fromContinue reading “July 2021 Roundup”

May 2021 Roundup

We may be a few days out from May, but we still have a roundup post for you all with plenty of killer releases that we’ve been digging here at the RCU household. Check ’em out below: Ragenap – Thankrupcy Let’s kick things off with the latest Ragenap release, Thankrupcy. Released both on tape andContinue reading “May 2021 Roundup”

Fust – Evil Joy

Fust takes the melancholic and the downtrodden moments of everyday life and turns them into sublimely calm country-flavored ballads. Currently based out of Durham, NC, Fust is made up of Aaron Dowdy and John Wallace on guitar and vocals, Frank Meadows on bass, piano and vocals, Justin Morris on pedal steel and Avery Sullivan onContinue reading “Fust – Evil Joy”