Quick View. Lake Street Dive. Eilen Jewell. Chris Smither. Recorded against a backdrop of political division and dread, Love in Wartime, the release from Americana darlings Birds of Chicago, is a rock'n'soul suite under the influence of the epic music generated by artists of the '60s and '70s. We want to give people some good news. And we want them to be able to dance when they hear it. Birds of Chicago. Heather Maloney. Vinyl LP pressing. In creating the album, Matt Lorenz pulled from a fantastically patchwork sonic palette, shaping his songs with elements of jangly folk, fuzzed-out blues, and oddly textured psych-rock.
Engineered by Justin Pizzoferrato Dinosaur Jr. The Suitcase Junket. Twisted Pine. In the 12 years she has toured the world as a member of the soul-pop sensation Lake Street Dive, Bridget Kearney has fine-tuned many things - voracious collaborating, acclaimed bass playing, and harmonizing, to name a few. But the skill she has honed most obsessively is songwriting. Now, Kearney steps into the spotlight with her first solo effort, a wry, big-hearted pop album entitled Won't Let You Down.
The record, like its title, promises not to disappoint. Shades of The Beatles, Wilco, Fleetwood Mac, and even Nick Cave can be detected, as the album swerves from '60s pop to modern indie-rock. Bridget Kearney. Philip B. Over the past few years, The Dustbowl Revival has been making a name for itself with a vibrant mix of vintage Americana sounds.
Critics have proclaimed that this eclectic eight-piece "would have sounded utterly at home within the hallowed confines of Preservation Hall in New Orleans' French Quarter" Los Angeles Times and their "upbeat, old-school, All-American sonic safaris exemplify everything shows should be: hot, spontaneous, engaging and, best of all, a pleasure to hear" L.
Rob Sheffield, in Rolling Stone, hailed them as a great band "whose Americana swing was so fun I went back to see them again the next day. Their always-joyous sound now reveals LP more soulful, funky side that exudes deeper emotions and taps a more modern vibe. This new release reveals the band moving in an exciting new direction. Dustbowl Revival. And The Kids plays what they call accessible unconscious existential indie glitter popsicle crisis music.
The three-woman powerhouse has been packing the sidewalks and clubs from Northampton, MA to Boston to New York City with their Afterlifer - Grape St. - Wallpaper (Vinyl infectious harmonies, tight and unique grooves and songwriting that has the ability to reach down and tug at the truths of their generation and beyond.
Together the trio is on a mission to inspire the hearts of all living beings of light and laughter one stage at a time. And The Kids. Taylor Ashton. Vinyl LP pressing, includes digital download. Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore's collective work-as solo artists, band members, and collaborators-could fill a small record collection.
Despite this productivity, these two long-time friends have never recorded an entire album focused exclusively on their unique talents. Over the course of "Ghost Forests"' six collaborative compositions we hear deeply sympathetic conversations between the two artists. With access to a deep pool of shared influences, these two friends assembled a collection of sounds conjured from harp, guitar both acoustic and electricsynths, the human voice, and a shared poetic language.
Baird and Lattimore's subjects range from the Crooked Still. Kris Delmhorst. They formed in L. Since then, one thing has become clear as the group grows more confident in their abilities: Dustbowl does its best work onstage. Various Artists. Caroline Herring. It's an album full of delights, lyrically and musically. And just like Carline Herring, her new album is the real thing.
Honesty, confidence, and respect permeate Eilen Jewell s music, dating back to her self-released Boundary County album in Since then, the Boise native has recorded five studio albums for Signature Sounds with her road-tested touring band, and two more as a member of the Boston-based gospel-charged Sacred Shakers, which includes that well-oiled band at its core.
Joy Kills Sorrow. Like John Hammond. Half-way through the melody bursts into life, shining brightly through the haze and creating one of those moments of release that make the Afterlife sound work so well on a dancefloor. As well is possible from recorded music, these tracks bottle the spirit of the Afterlife events.
A mixture of richly accomplished artists and new talents provide a focused and consistently high-quality collection. A body and brain dance through the realm of consciousness. Tale Of Us present a new collaboration with Vaal for the sixth release on their Afterlife label. The drums and shimmering synth lines are moody and uplifting in the way Tale Of Us have made their own, arranged perfectly for the psychedelic breakthrough.
It pumps with added urgency and a thunderous, steely bassline lunges out from the low-end. They both take on the title track, Barnt opting for a rolling, percussive direction and Bodzin more ethereal and transportive. For the digital-only third contribution, Adriatique the Swiss duo of Adrian Schweizer and Adrian Shala give the drums some extra punch and cloak the vocal in spacy reverb. Inspired by the LP sea in Southern Italy, low-pitched basslines and soaring synths give the tracks just the right amount of drama, whilst the rich sound-design allows them to make the most of a big system; something Tale Of Us have put to great use in their sets this year.
Stephan Bodzin: a classically trained musician, vastly experienced producer and master of melody. He has built a reputation through countless releases under many aliases, and through his dramatic and dynamic live set capturing the hearts of fans worldwide. Both dream-like compositions are unmistakably Bodzin, taking the listener on a journey and brimming with the synth wizardry he is best known for. The title track takes you to another dimension, with a synth line spiralling into cosmic space and drums beating into oblivion.
These three cuts have proven vital in the sets of label owners Tale Of Us and and now see the light of day to continue the theme. It stands out as a scintillating dancefloor composition, whose lead synth line will no-doubt create many memorable dancefloor moments. Driven by the rolling beats, it reveals itself sporadically in spirited surges of life.
A journey through time and space, into the Afterlife. A landmark within the Realm Of Consciousness. Recondite signs his first full record to the Afterlife label, following two tracks on the Realm Of Consciousness compilations and many revered performances under the iconic man. Balanced between the powerful, emotive techno Afterlife is known for and more introspective experimentation, the three tracks share a tonal richness and patient headspace, lending themselves to the dreamy hours on the dancefloor.
The richly talented duo Mathame featured on the second Realm Of Consciousness compilation and have since been regulars in the sets of Tale Of Us with some sought-after, unreleased tracks. This EP is a bold statement that crystallises the well-deserved excitement around Mathame. It completes an EP that brims with energy and dancefloor dynamism, a hugely exciting first full record for De Vries on Afterlife. Their releases since have come through leading labels such as Diynamic, Cityfox and their own imprint, Siamese.
It switches between slick, downtempo electronica and driving club fare without breaking stride. Afforded the freedom that comes with a full-length album, we hear another side of Adriatique. They prove themselves to be as adept at creating beautiful, melodic songs as they are driving club beats; the two worlds merging on this refined and truly singular album.
They push limits and refuse convention in fine style, making for a standout entry in the Afterlife catalogue. Fideles express a full spectrum of dancefloors moods and kick off the year in style. Their Afterlife Recordings follow up is a dancefloor single of epic proportions, taking the duo further into a realm of their own. Tension hangs off the sliding chords and spacious arrangements. Bona fide anthems in the sets of Mathame and Tale Of Us.
With the fourth Realm Of Consciousness compilation, Tale Of Us shine a light on the artists whose work has shaped their sets in recent times. The sound encompasses everything Afterlife represents: introspective electronica, euphoric peak-time cuts and more subtle rollers.
Twenty inspired interpretations of the sound Tale Of Us have developed. Various — Realm Of Consciousness Pt. Eric Estornel, alias Maceo Plex, has become a key LP for Afterlife in recent times, playing a number shows at Afterlife Ibiza and worldwide.
The collaboration now goes one step further with the release of this distinctive single. It snakes through passages of woodwind melody and vocal samples, driven forward by typically powerful and crisp percussion. On the B-side, Fango is tapped for a remix, stripping back the original over a lean, sliding groove. New York. Retrieved June 22, Moby Grape Sundazed Records, San Francisco Nights. New York: St. Martin's Press. Retrieved December 25, Encyclopedia of Popular Music 5th ed.
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