WBEZ gives Low Cut Connie a nearly perfect score for Hi Honey’s album review: 3.5 out of 4 Stars!
Reviewer Jim DeRogatis asserts this Philly rock ‘n roll band nails the carefree, live ‘n learn vibe, evident throughout the album:
Yeah, sure, plenty of rock bands have evoked this vibe in the past, from the Philadelphia quartet’s beloved R&B-tinged garage bands in the early ’60s to the Replacements at their best (and we’re talking the Bob Stinson days, not the current reunion). But deft keyboardist Adam Weiner and the band’s co-founder, drummer/guitarist Dan Finnemore, roam this familiar turf with such unbridled enthusiasm and deliciously sordid sarcasm that they make you believe they’re the only real rock ’n’ roll band in a world of fakes and poseurs.
Read the rest here. Hi Honey is out now on Contender Records!
Warp Records invites you to preview Nozinja’s debut album in style:
Head to ACE Hotel in London, New York or San Francisco this evening from 7PM to listen to ‘Nozinja Lodge’ in full. If you can’t make it, the album is streaming in full via The Guardian and Trax Magazine.
‘Nozinja Lodge’ listening events in conjunction with ACE Hotel Group tonight at 7pm local time.
Till then, check out the official trailer for the record alongside the tour dates on Warp’s website so you can catch South Africa’s pioneer of Shangaan Electro scene when he swings through your town.
Nozinja Lodge adds to radio 6/2!
WNYC’s Soundcheck featured the recent music video from The Dead Ships for their single, “Big Quiet!” Check out Soundcheck’s Weekly Music Roundup for their feature on the video!
The Dead Ships’ new EP is at radio and out now!
The writers at Rolling Stone call TORRES’ Sprinter a stirring detangling of spiritual unrest.
The scalding grunge fury of “Strange Hellos” is tempered into the smoldering tones of “New Skin,” a gentle meditation on baptism. “If you do not know the darkness,” Scott crows, “then you’re the one I fear the most.” On the title track, she looks back at her own religious upbringing, illuminating the long-running face-off between the skeptic and the Holy Spirit that both preside in her.
Read the full review here!
Sprinter is at radio NOW via Partisan Records!
Click here to find TORRES on tour!
HUDSON MOHAWKE snags a spot on Stereogum’s feature called The Best 5 Songs of the Week for “Indian Steps feat. Antony Hegarty” :
“Indian Steps” is… a fragile coo of a song that tip-toes through an intimate moment. Antony absolutely devastates on this track, thoughtfully repeating the line “You wanted me/ You wanted me,” examining the significance of desire, then spilling wordlessly into the crushing loss of its absence. This is a song about moving quietly through a room while watching the person you love sleep, but it’s also about the way we move when that room is empty. “Indian Steps” is HudMo treading lightly, a featherweight curveball of gorgeous, grieving pop.
Stream “Indian Steps” here. His full-length Lantern unleashes on June 16th via Warp Records!
Watch José González play “Let it Carry You” LIVE on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, featured on NPR!
Stream the full performance here.
His latest record, Vestiges & Claws, is out now on Mute Records.
HUGE THANK YOU goes out to college radio for taking Squarepusher to the TOP at RPM! We’re doing a special giveaway so you can take in the full experience of his trippy virtual reality music video for “Stor Eiglass.” CHECK YOUR INBOX FOR FULL DETAILS!
Win a pair of Google Cardboard VR Headset, courtesy of Squarepusher & Warp Records for you and your station’s listeners by simply answering the trio of trivia questions below!
Submit your entry to your Distiller Rep by tomorrow at 11:59pm EST!!
1. What is Squarepusher’s actual name?
2. What is the name of the fourth track on Damogen Furies?
3. How many weeks has Damogen Furies been #1 at CMJ’s RPM?
LET THE GAMES BEGIN.
L.A. Music Blog confirms TORRES’ powerful on-stage presence in their latest show review:
Put simply, when Mackenzie Scott unleashes her full power, as she did during the stunning back-to-back of “Strange Hellos” and “Honey,” she plays and sings like a woman possessed. The performance of the former made the neck hairs stand on end, as the uncontained fury spilled over into an impromptu scream from its author. Her music contains the whole range of human emotion, and Scott is not one to underplay its effect… If she keeps performing like this, venues like The Echo will end up being far too small to contain her. Her rich, undulating voice carries comfortably even over the dual guitars, and her heavier songs come across in widescreen.
Catch TORRES on tour NOW! Sprinter is currently spinning at radio via Partisan Records!
Check out the new video for James Davis’ “Can’t Love Me”!
Fresh off the release of their self-titled debut EP, James Davis share the visuals for their soothing track, “Can’t Love Me.” The sibling act—made up by fraternal twins Jess and Rey and their brother Auston Reynolds—head out to the beach and wander about while ocean waves gently splash on the shore. It’s a peaceful experience, one that balances out well with the deeper narrative of a song that’s built around the hook, “So no, I know you can’t love me.” Who needs love when you got family by your side?
Check out the video premiere at Complex Music!
James Davis EP is at radio NOW via Motown Records!