Category Archives: Music

Listen: SPELLLING – “Boys At School” [2021]

I’d be remiss if I didn’t bring attention to the upcoming SPELLLING album, The Turning Wheel, coming June 25th via Sacred Bones. I really enjoyed her 2019 album Mazy Fly, and got to see her perform at Trans-Pecos here in NYC. … Continue reading

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Listen: Carlos Niño & Friends – “The World Stage, 4321 Degnan Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90008” [2021]

Just wanted to post one more track from this awesome Carlos Niño & Friends record, More Energy Fields, Current, out now via International Anthem. This track in particular features Sam Gendel, Jamael Dean and Randy Gloss, but the full album includes … Continue reading

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Playlist: 100% Humidity – Sweat As A Second Skin

As someone who has lived in humid climates for their entire life, I feel like I can go long on talking about the aesthetic beauties and horrors of humidity. Coming out of the winter and now arcing into warmer temperatures, … Continue reading

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Listen: Good Morning TV – “Insomniac” [2021]

The fine folks at the Géographie label tipped me onto an upcoming project of theirs from France, dream pop band Good Morning TV. Their new album Small Talk is coming June 18, but have had this first single “Insomniac” out for a … Continue reading

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Playlist: Heist On The Highway – High-Stakes Soul

The playlists just keep coming. I accumulated a good amount of funky jazz + adjacent jams and thought to string them together into a cinematic thriller; reminding me of fictional spy movies from the 50s and 60s, full of music … Continue reading

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Playlist: Submerged Reflection – A Synthetic Portrait

The second playlist I’ve cooked up from a bountiful harvest of heady tunes, Submerged Reflection is a synth-led dive into a mirrored reality nestled behind a grove of anemone, with woozy bass, bending electronics, dripping funk, deep moods and rippling … Continue reading

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Playlist: Sand Dollar Jukebox – Seafaring Funk

Howdy folks! It’s been a while since I posted a little playlist, but after a groundswell of inspiration thanks to the improving weather, I was stricken with the playlist-making fever. Hopefully many more to come, because this was originally around … Continue reading

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Listen: Dawn Richard – “Mornin | Streetlights” [2021]

I somehow have not posted about any Dawn Richard singles from her upcoming album Second Line, coming April 30 via Merge Records, but trust and believe I’ve been listening and LOVING. Her newest, “Mornin | Streetlights” shows off her talent for … Continue reading

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Listen: Dry Cleaning – “Her Hippo” [2021]

Not sure how I haven’t posted more about Dry Cleaning here. I think one reason is that they’ve always been weirdly on the outside of my radar, only coming into view when it’s Best Of list season and I listened … Continue reading

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Listen: Izzy Johnson – “seeing” [2021]

We love a Michigan musician! As a Michigan native myself, I don’t do enough to actively seek out the creators from my homeland. When I do come across one though, I usually approach their music with an innate fondness. The … Continue reading

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