Posts Categorized: Featured Release

Captain Planet – NO VISA

https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com/album/no-visa The globetrotting beat maestro is back, with a truckload of tropical vibes and the irresistibly danceable soundtrack to your Summer! 3 years after releasing his groundbreaking collaborative album with singer Chico Mann (which landed him live sets on Boiler Room & KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic as well as a feature on NYTimes “Best Songs… Read more »

X – Alphabetland

Variety “Any doubt that X’s original lineup could still bring the fire in the studio … is instantly dispelled by the ecstatic rush of the lead-off title track, which sets the tone for the entire enterprise. The writing is lean and prickly, the high-velocity playing is taut and cranked up, Exene and John’s angular vocal harmonies burn… Read more »

Christian Lee Hutson – Beginners

Singer/songwriter Christian Lee Hutson has announced his signing to ANTI- Records along with the details of his new album, Beginners, out on May 29. He also shared the lead single “Lose This Number,” with a Zoe Donahoe- and Adam Sputh-directed accompanying video. Beginners was produced by Phoebe Bridgers, and she also sings backing vocals on this new single…. Read more »

Watkins Family Hour – brother sister

Watkins Family Hour—the acclaimed musical collective featuring Grammy Award-winning siblings Sara and Sean Watkins—will release their highly anticipated new album, brother sister, April 10 via Family Hour Records/Thirty Tigers (pre-order here). Their first release in five years, the album focuses on the musical and lyrical chemistry between Sara and Sean—the creative core at the center of the… Read more »

Walter Martin – The World At Night

Produced by multi-instrumental wizard and studio guru Josh Kaufman (Craig Finn, The National, Josh Ritter), the album is Martin’s most richly orchestrated and grandly cinematic collection to date, with sweeping strings and exuberant horns fleshing out his spare, understated vocal delivery. The songs here call to mind everything from Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits to… Read more »

Vetiver – Up On High

Vetiver formed almost two decades ago within the same bizarro-folk circles as Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom, though Andy Cabic’s approach to Americana was always less, um, strange than his contemporaries. Countering the free folk of these peers, Vetiver has always been an outlet for tidy, pop-oriented singles and lushly produced folk numbers flirting with psychedelia…. Read more »

John Coltrane – Blue World

“There is never any end,” John Coltrane said sometime in the mid-1960s, at the height of his powers. “There are always new sounds to imagine; new feelings to get at.” Coltrane, one of jazz’s most revered saxophonists, was speaking to Nat Hentoff about an eternal quest — a compulsion to reach toward the next horizon, and… Read more »

Paul Cauthen – Room 41

Making Room 41 nearly killed Paul Cauthen. Ironically enough, it’s also the very thing that saved him. “Finishing this record was one of the craziest experiences I’ve ever been a part of,” reflects Cauthen, the larger-than-life Texas troubadour nicknamed Big Velvet for his impossibly smooth, baritone voice. “I’m honestly glad it’s done because I don’t think I’d survive if… Read more »

Jade Jackson- Wilderness

 In most musical careers, the debut album tends to lay bare the soul of the artist as she introduces herself to the world, its songs created from a real life still pure and unencumbered by any spotlight or harsh exposure. Jade Jackson, however, has chosen to flip that tandem on its head, and with her… Read more »

Barbara Brown – Got To Be Somebody

Barbara Brown never had an LP release during her lifetime. Here is an approximation of what one might have sounded like. Like so many soul acts, Barbara Brown’s career was defined by a slow and sometimes interrupted stream of singles. Often alongside the Browns – her sisters Roberta, Betty and Maurice – she had releases… Read more »