Autumn 2022 Roundup

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. The latter half of the summer and the fall ended up being so busy, I fell pretty far behind on my listening and posting. To remedy that, here’s a quick roundup of some of the other albums that people sent me recently that I quiteContinue reading “Autumn 2022 Roundup”

Elkhorn – Distances

On Distances, Elkhorn proves just how far they’ve evolved by soaring to daring new heights on robust and agile wings. Across the record’s four epic tracks, guitarists Drew Gardner (electric) and Jesse Sheppard (acoustic) take their twisting double-helix interplay down gnarled and heavily forested footpaths, snaking along the seismic rhythms of duo drummers, Ian McColmContinue reading “Elkhorn – Distances”

Rootless – What The Truth Leaves Out

Rootless’ fingerpicking prowess is the nucleus of his latest release, What the Truth Leaves Out, which is available today on cassette from Feeding Tube Records. Rootless, AKA Jeremy Hurewitz, is known for combining gentle fingerstyle guitar with cosmic electronic sounds, field recordings and even indigenous instruments to create an ethereal psychedelic folk soundscape. Yet here,Continue reading “Rootless – What The Truth Leaves Out”

Elkhorn’s Roots of Distances Mix

On September 16th, Elkhorn will be setting loose their next LP, Distances, on Feeding Tube Records. It’s a primal force of nature that tangles thunderous riffs with whirlwind melodies and torrential solos. Jesse Sheppard and Drew Gardner teamed up with two different drummers, Nate Scheible and Ian McColm, for this joint, and the added percussionContinue reading “Elkhorn’s Roots of Distances Mix”

Abronia – Map of Dawn

Abronia have returned in full strength with the imposing and dreamlike Map of Dawn. Available this Friday on Feeding Tube and Cardinal Fuzz Records, the band’s third LP blends their unique brand of mystical psychedelic rock with the sounds and vibes of early goth and post rock. The scale of these songs is incredibly vast, withContinue reading “Abronia – Map of Dawn”

Joseph Allred – Branches & Leaves

Joseph Allred’s stirring new record, Branches & Leaves, is a masterpiece amalgamation of folk traditions and stylings. Available on vinyl through Feeding Tube Records and digitally from Allred’s Bandcamp page, Branches & Leaves features everything from spiritual choral singing to banjo fantasias and chamber string music. Allred breathes new life into these traditions of old,Continue reading “Joseph Allred – Branches & Leaves”

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”

Spiral Wave Nomads – First Encounters

Even though 2021 just started, it is no hyperbole that Spiral Wave Nomads’ seismic sophomore release on Twin Lakes and Feeding Tube Records will certainly be remembered as one of the strongest releases of the year. Made up of Eric Hardiman on guitar and Michael Kiefer on drums, SWN began as a long-distance musical relationshipContinue reading “Spiral Wave Nomads – First Encounters”

Song Premiere: “Shop Soiled” by Dead Sea Apes, Adam Stone and Black Tempest

It’s no surprise that the forced isolation of Covid and lack of shows have produced some spirited home-recorded albums and remote collaborations, but Dataland by Dead Sea Apes, Adam Stone and Black Tempest might be one of the best of the bunch thus far. Synths gurgle and throb over cold drones and mechanical beats allContinue reading “Song Premiere: “Shop Soiled” by Dead Sea Apes, Adam Stone and Black Tempest”

Prana Crafter – MorphoMystic

On Prana Crafter’s latest record, William Sol seems to be channeling and processing the storm of today’s societal and worsening environmental climate through his guitar playing. . The ever astral Sol treats the album as one long, continuous song. Each track seamlessly flows into one another, as if we’re being guided through a single meditativeContinue reading “Prana Crafter – MorphoMystic”