Lou Turner – Microcosmos

On her latest record, Microcosmos, Lou Turner illustrates the joy, sorrow and humor of the tiny details of everyday life, as seen through a slightly surreal lens. Nashville songwriter and poet Lou Turner (aka Lauren Turner) is in top form on this album, skirting along the edge of country and psych-tinged folk rock with aContinue reading “Lou Turner – Microcosmos”

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”

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”

Joan Shelley – The Spur

Joan Shelley’s latest album, The Spur, is a record of raw beauty and naked emotions that’ll resonate with you down to your very DNA. Released on No Quarter Records, this album features some of Shelley’s most wistful songwriting yet, as she reflects on the bleakness of our present and the perhaps weakened rays of hopeContinue reading “Joan Shelley – The Spur”

Lindsay Clark – Carpe Noctem

Lindsay Clark’s latest record, Carpe Noctem, is a timeless album of pastoral beauty and genuine heart that recalls the works of Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake. Clark, a Portland, OR based singer-songwriter, always writes from an emotionally honest place, but this album might be her most revealing LP yet. Broken relationships and the desire toContinue reading “Lindsay Clark – Carpe Noctem”

The Ephemeral and Sincere Nature of Little Wings’ Zephyr: A Conversation with Kyle Field

Tomorrow, Sun Cru Music will be reissuing Little Wings’ Zephyr, a mysterious and charming cassette-only album, on vinyl for the first time ever. I chatted with Little Wings, real name Kyle Field, about the record, his songwriting process and Lil Wayne. Check it out: Record Crates United: So when you were growing up, what songsContinue reading “The Ephemeral and Sincere Nature of Little Wings’ Zephyr: A Conversation with Kyle Field”

May 2022 Roundup

This month’s Roundup post covers includes fine examples of garage rock to ambient music and Sudanese jazz, as well as many other cool sounds. Check ’em out! Jeff Gburek – Vigilance Suite I & II Available through the great Ramble Records, Vigilance Suite I & II is Jeff Gburek utilizing guitar, zither and an e-bowContinue reading “May 2022 Roundup”

Simon Joyner – Songs From a Stolen Guitar

Songs from a Stolen Guitar is an absolute career highlight for Omaha-based singer-songwriter Simon Joyner. Available this Friday through Grapefruit Records, this album finds Joyner in a deeply subdued mood. Each song glows softly with a hushed yet warm atmosphere, as if you’re listening in on a private late-night living room rehearsal. The entire recordContinue reading “Simon Joyner – Songs From a Stolen Guitar”

Spring Roundup – Part 2

Here’s the second half of our roundup of records that we’ve been digging this spring. If you missed part one, click here to give it a look. Joys Union Group – Boredom Euphoria Released on Trouble in Mind Records, Boredom Euphoria is a sunny blend of cosmic ambient music and astral jazz that will leaveContinue reading “Spring Roundup – Part 2”