Monday, March 30, 2015
Last week Bombadil released "Hold On", their fifth studio album, on Ramseur Records. The Durham-based folksters, now reconstitued as a duo, have another disk chocka-block full of the percolating harmony-driven ditties on which they have built their reputation.
They'll be swinging through Iota Club & Cafe on Saturday, April 25, with Darlingside. Don't miss it. For now, enjoy this homage to mass transit and the confusing nature of life in the big city, Coughing on the F Train.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
|Photo by Ben Pobjoy courtesy of Beggars Group USA|
Single Mothers (the band) sound like a nihilistic sibling to The Hold Steady, or a manic next-generation Dischord band. Their album Negative Qualities, which came out last October on XL imprint Hot Charity, is 10 songs and 25 minutes of incandescent musical brutalism. From a profile in Pitchfork's Rising series to sets at CMJ last year and SXSW earlier this month, this is a band that is poised on the brink of stardom despite their best efforts. You can check out our interview with lead vocalist and sometime songwriter Drew Thomson just prior to their last show in DC. Don't miss it...and don't forget the earplugs.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Spring has sprung, a fact to which legions of sneezy people are attesting. What better pick for an for Free Music Friday than April Showers, the opening cut from ProleteR's "Curses From the Past?" This French musician and producer seamlessly blends jazz and hip-hop into a mix that's both retro and timeless.
Like its brother and sister songs in the Free Music Archive, April Showers is licensed under Creative Commons. Remember to spay and neuter your pets, phrase your answer in the form of a question, and do whatever you can to support the people and institutions who provide this great music to you.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
We're cranking the dials of the Wayback Machine to 11 for today's Throwback Thursday Video, landing in 1966 to discover a new single from Britain's Gibb brothers. Spicks and Specks, the second single and title track of the album released in November of 1966, features a harmony adapted from Pachelbel's Canon in D Major.
This tune might be familiar to Walking Deadheads out there, as it was featured at the end of last week's episode, "Forget".
Friday, March 13, 2015
Matheatre is touring the United States this spring. Check their website for a list of tour dates, or head on over to their Bandcamp page to purchase their other works. These include Log: A Rhythm, Calculus: The Musical!, and Be Rational.
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