“Pretty Boy” is the first music from Indiana’s Kevin Krauter since last year’s Toss Up, his first on Bayonet Records. The latest step for the sunken-hearted pop songwriter is a hopeful outlook smiling at former stressors and riding horses all the way back home.
The Durham/Carrboro collective T. Gold have released their debut, self-titled record out now via Sleepy Cat Records that’s a smooth and charming revue operating in the same crooked-folk orbit as Buck Meek or Will Oldham.
Stream the video for the first single and Lee Hazlewood cover “We All Make The Flowers Grow” directed and filmed by Gabriel Anderson.
Melbourne duo Wilson Tanner recorded their latest record II afloat a 1950s riverboat tethered by a long extension cord connected to weatherproof electronic instruments. Their low-end frequencies burp like a rusty propeller idling at the harbor as a sheen of nautical field samples glisten on the warm freshwater surface.
Preorder Wilson Tanner’s upcoming record II out 7/5 via Efficient Space.
Kingston meets Miami on this 1983 reissue with reggae guitar legend Ernest Ranglin joining forces with disco maestro King Sporty for a four on the floor and dub riddims mini-LP.
The boogie knows no boundaries.
Purchase Ernest Ranglin’s “Be What You Want To Be” reissue out now via Emotional Rescue.
On the crumbling edge of existential doubt, M.C. Taylor found a foothold in the love and support of his kith and kin and a purpose to share the songs that would become his upcoming record Terms of Surrender out 9/20 via Merge Records. Surrounded by his talented collaborators (Aaron Dessner, Jenny Lewis, Phil & Brad Cook, Josh Kaufman) Taylor extends the raw and rootsy Hiss Golden Messenger catalog, digging in deepest where the heart beats loudest.
Compiled from the fruits of a perennial hunt for rare music, Mountain Movers/Headroom member Rick Shaki presents Puro Tayta Shanti, a collection of traditional rhythms of the people from the Peruvian sierra of the Andes Mountains. The 16-track record pressed by Little Axe Records is a full-body hypnosis of raw percussion and intricate folkloric melodies.
The glittery psych of Twen’s latest single “Holy River” glides in the slipstream of their fever-dreaming veterans Slowdive, Mojave 3, and Cocteau Twins. The track follows “Waste,” an equally melty and dark offering, which both appear on a forthcoming LP via the band’s new home at Frenchkiss Records.