Tune in or set your DVR TONIGHT at 12/10c PST to watch Brandi Carlile perform on Conan!
The Firewatcher’s Daughter is spinning at radio NOW!
Behold Future Brown: the most innovative, geographic, time-and-genre-bending producers around! Combining forces from Los Angeles, New York, and London (by way of Kuwait), the debut LP from Future Brown (out now on Warp) takes listeners to another place in time.
Check out this awesome review from the writers at The Guardian!
The vocals… are what fix us in the present moment: the party talk, posturing and sexual provocations pose an interesting counterpoint to the sci-fi soundscapes.
Future Brown is at radio NOW!
Read Glide Magazine’s beautiful review of Bombadil’s upcoming new album, Hold On!
Long-time Bombadil fans might wonder if the band could pull it off. They did. The album starts with a bold move, a layered trumpet fanfare provided by Michael Stipe in the beginning of the opening song, “Coughing on the F Train.” Vocal harmonies play a more prominent role than they have in any previous album. Influences from R&B to hip-hop to 90’s synth pop are peppered through the songs. The vocal melodies are consistently catchy.
The record opens with Michael Stipe (of R.E.M) on trumpet, so what could possibly be bad? Read the full review here!
Hold On is impacting radio March 10th!
It’s not easy DJing a crowded tour bus full of five Swedish guys who each listen to different kinds of music. Fredrik Swahn of The Amazing chats with Under The Radar about his experiences fighting over playlists with the band on the road, and shares a 10-track mixtape of songs they agreed upon.
Stream Tour Sounds here !
Picture You is impacting radio NOW!
Seven years is a long time, but it was worth the wait. The writers at Culture Collide give the new, self-produced LP from José González a stellar review! They point out that his stripped-down guitar sounds and contemplative lyrics may not be as minimalist as they first seem.
"Leaf Off/The Cave" shows this best with its layering of sounds building until a great driving crescendo. While it can feel overly familiar at first, Vestiges & Claws rewards repeated listening with subtle nuance.
Read the full review here!
Vestiges & Claws is spinning at radio NOW!
Tune in to KCRW to hear a portion of Ziggy Marley's interview with Anne Litt on Morning Becomes Eclectic TODAY at 11:00 am PST!
The interview was taped at the Bob Marley & The Wailers Easy Skanking in Boston ’78 screening at the Grammy Museum in February. Tune in online here!
More Ziggy Marley news coming soon!
Paste Magazine recommends taking Diamond Rugs' new album Cosmetics out for a spin next time you need a feel-good soundtrack while hanging with your pals, see below for verification:
"… When the three-piece horn section, synths and organs all congeal with the band’s regular guitar-bass-drums set-up, the band achieves the perfect balance of a drunk bar band playing a stadium gig—the kind where everyone waves their arms together in time even after that extra beer. ‘Killin’ Time’ and closer ‘Motel Room’ accentuate this with swaying, jangly acoustic guitar strumming alongside taut, snare-like stomping.”
You could read more HERE but you could also just go ahead and listen to this record for yourself and let the good times start rollin’.
Cosmetics is going for spins at radio NOW!
San Francisco-based duo Two Gallants stopped by the WFUV studio to chat and to play a few songs live! The segment airs TODAY at 9:00 pm EST! Tune in online here, or stream the segment and watch a video teaser here!
We Are Undone is spinning at radio NOW!
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Our lady Torres will be playing at Pitchfork’s SXSW free show alongside Viet Cong, Speedy Ortiz, and Courtney Barnett to name a few!
All the info you need to attend is listed above.
If you’re headed out to SXSW this season, there’s no better way to get hyped on the shows than to spin it for yourself at home or better yet, expand your audience with presenting it on your radio show! Torres’ new record Sprinter will be unleashed to college radio in late April and releases on Partisan Records 5/5.
Last week on The Talkhouse, Jana Hunter (of Lower Dens) reviewed Future Brown’s self-titled smash hit which recently released on Warp Records.
Although her music is a vastly different style from this grimey hip-hop collective, she is quite the fan of their work and had this and more to say about it (Read the rest HERE):
[Future Brown] are extremely proficient and precise and make exquisite party beats…The kind of music that brings people together, even if it’s within a virtual reality. Future Brown has managed a serious coup here: an album that is pristine and powerful in nearly every which way and, in a very real sense, giving life.