Metroland reviewed Marco Benevento’s new album, Swift, saying “Benevento’s voice proves to be an effective counterpoint to his ambient cloudlike textures.” Give it a read and keep spinning Swift! The album is out now via Royal Potato Family.
The Guardian called Kassé Mady Diabaté’s new album “an immaculately recorded, intimate set in which Kassé Mady is backed by a classy acoustic band of n’goni, balafon and kora.” Give the album a read and get ready for Kiriké to come out in the US and impact radio on January 6th!
Sylvan Esso are one of Public Radio’s 10 Breakout Artists of 2014 according to NPR. Thanks to Andrea Swensson at The Current in Minneapolis for nominating the duo and their debut record!
Endless Boundaries Jam Radio is hosting a contest asking folks to vote for their favorite studio release of 2014! We are excited to see lots of Distiller artists among the 30 nominees, including: Primus, Marco Benevento, Bassnectar, and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe! Drop by the site and vote for your favorite!
Robyn Hitchcock dropped by the World Cafe to play a few tracks from his new album, The Man Upstairs. He also speaks with host David Dye about working with legendary producer Joe Boyd. Watch “The Crystal Ship” above and give the whole session a listen on World Cafe!
The Budos Band made it onto FLOOD Magazine’s Best Albums of 2014! Check out the full feature to read more about the band that “reeks of mysterious, ethereal radness!” Burnt Offering, The Budos Band’s new album, is out now via Daptone Records!
Owen Pallett, Priscilla Ahn, and Sondre Lerche all had tracks included among CMJ’s 65 Best Songs of 2014! Check out the full list to stream “In Conflict,” “Diana,” and “Bad Law!”
Read up on Six Degrees’ forthcoming compilation, The Zomba Prison Project: I Have No Everything Here, on the New York Times. The paper featured the track “Please Don’t Kill My Child” and offers some background information on the compilation.
NPR premiered a new track from Brandi Carlile! Titled “The Eye,” the song comes as “a quiet breath in the midst of the album’s glorious storm” and “eloquently highlights the telepathic connection Carlile shares with her longtime bandmates.” Drop by NPR’s site to hear the track and read an interview with the artist!
The Firewatcher’s Daughter to come out on March 3rd via ATO Records!
Eagulls’ self-titled debut album made it onto FLOOD Magazine’s list of the best albums of 2014! Read what the publication had to say about the band’s “incredibly raw, energetic” album on FLOOD’s site.