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.
As the lyrics “I’ll follow you” faded out in repetition to close 2016’s instant classic Light Upon The Lake, the wait began for the second chapter of the lovelorn story behind Chicago’s beloved country-soul bucks Whitney. Co-writers Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek revive the heartache with “Giving Up,” the first single from their upcoming album Forever Turned Around out August 30th via Secretly Canadian produced by the crack team Brad Cook and Jonathan Rado.
Nearly two years since releasing Living Water, Shannon Lay’s debut record and pioneering work for Mare Records, the Los Angeles psych-folk songwriter presents “Nowhere” from her upcoming sophomore record and first on Sub Pop, August. The track arrives with a self-directed music video starring Lay with her trademark tangerine locks standing against fluttering, light-leaking film frames of busy California highway and bloomed flowers; apropos scenes for her expansive psychedelic folk.