Like their name, Future Brown's music is hard to define. Fortunately, PaperMag is here to help break it down in this insightful interview with the group’s members. The interview details how they met, how they work together, and their thoughts behind certain musical choices throughout the album. Not to mention, the members of Future Brown are some of the best-dressed producers in the biz.
Read the full interview here!
Future Brown is going for spins at radio NOW!
The Amazing’s “Picture You” is featured on NPR’s “10 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing” this week!
You won’t have to strain to hear echoes of early-’90s British shoegazers such as Ride and My Bloody Valentine on Picture You, the third album by Sweden’s The Amazing. But the group is hardly derivative or overly retro, though you may also hear hints of mid-period Pink Floyd (in the moody keyboards) or early King Crimson (in the multi-part suites). To date, The Amazing has been best known in the U.S. as a side project for Reine Fiske, the guitarist for Dungen. But the strength of this collaboration lies in the interplay between him and co-bandleader Christoffer Gunrup, and the way those breathy vocals and slippery guitar lines combine to create a sustained, wintry, wonderful dreamscape. Tune in, turn it up, bliss out. —Jim DeRogatis, Sound Opinions
You heard the man. Bliss out, friends. Picture You is going for spins at radio NOW via Partisan Records.
San Fermin’s Elli Ludwig-Leone is green with envy over José Gonazález’s songwriting style, check it out below:
”[José Gonazález's] music is satisfying because he knows exactly where he wants to take you, and he’s so patient and organized about getting there. Listening to Vestiges and Claws is like drawing a warm bath in a pleasantly musky bathroom with Simon and Garfunkel drifting in through the crack under the door. González never overextends himself, never loses his way and the water’s always warm. These are qualities that make me jealous…”
Read the rest of Elli’s in-depth review of Vestiges & Claws over at The Talkhouse! Vestiges & Claws is out now on Mute.
Caravan of Thieves - Kiss Kiss (Buskaroo)
Focus Track: 4
CaveofswordS - Sigils (Boxing Clever)
Focus Tracks: 1, 4, 6, 8
Low Cut Connie - “Shake It Little Tina” (Contender)
Focus Track: 1
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Focus Tracks: 3, 4, 7, 8, 10
Prinze George - Prinze George (Sounds Expensive)
Focus Tracks: 1, 3
Check out this great new animated music video for “Mr. Mambo (Hips Mix)” by 11 Acorn Lane! Animated by Milica Jovcic, the viewer has no choice but to dance.
Time for Tea is spinning at radio NOW!
The Amazing was featured on this week’s segment of The Acoustic Café, along with The Wallflowers and Rufus & Loudon Wainwright! Listen to the whole segment here.
Picture You is going for spins at radio NOW!
The love for Vestiges & Claws, José Gonazález’s first solo release in 7 years, keeps rolling in and AllMusic is among the vast supporters.
Check out the full album review HERE.
Vestiges & Claws is spinning at radio now and is out via Mute Records!
"Betamax" by Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey is Radio K’s Track of the Day! The song is available for streaming and download today only, so check it out here before it’s too late!
Worker is spinning at radio NOW!
OOFJ is comprised of Jenno Bjørnkjær (on instruments) & vocalist Katherine Mills Rymer - a couple who claim their bond was created over “… a mutual love for French synthesizer music and all things Russian”.
The Guardian has already given the LA-based duo a stamp of approval by featuring them on the feature “New Band of the Week”.
“[It’s] darkly sensuous electronica…. ‘Polanski terror with opaque floating vocals’ – think Lana Del Rey cooing breathily as they find Laura Palmer’s corpse.” - Paul Lester, The Guardian Staff Writer
Head over to The Guardian to get the lowdown on OOFJ’s background and tune into their mesmerizing single “Snakehips” streaming on the site! Their new record will be out soon via Ring the Alarm!
Last week’s segment on 89.3 KPCC’s Tuesday Reviewsday featured Picture You by The Amazing as a top pick to add to your next radio set list or long drive playlist! We couldn’t agree more and we love all the thoughts they had to offer about these dreamy swedes so check out the review for yourself below! Picture You is out now on Partisan Records and doing some hefty chart climbing on CMJ’s Top 30 as we type!
Artist: The Amazing
Album: Picture You
Songs: “Safe Island,” “Picture You”
Notes: The Amazing are a Swedish supergroup of sorts. Of you
listen to the track “Safe Island,” you’ll notice layered guitars doing a
ride-like dream-pop sort of thing. That’s Reine Fiske of psych
favorites Dungen, who broke out here in the States in ‘04. There’s wild
drumming too, reminiscent of krautrock icons Can. Well, that’s Moussa
Fadera, one of Stockholm’s best jazz drummers and a former sticksman for
mythical Detroit singer Rodriguez. And the voice you hear belongs to a
guy from another Swedish outfit that’s more obscure outside of
Scandinavia. The point is, they’ve got chops.
Also, as their name might imply, they aren’t interested in pandering for our approval. They already know they’re Amazing, literally. So for these guys, there’s no reason they can’t release singles that hover around nine minutes - as both the songs we’re going to hear do. In fact, the whole album, which is called Picture You, is full of long players that span Pink Floyd-like prog, Tame Impale-like psych, Nick Drake-evoking folk, baroque pop, soft rock, and just about anything kinda meandering and beautiful.
In other words, it’s great music for long drives, or long periods spent on the couch in a state of mind that allows your imagination to navigate the astral plane.