Shining A Fresh Light On A Lightnin’ Hopkins Essential

  • “…an album that reintroduced Hopkins to music fans and helped tip the ’60s folk and blues revival into being. The effect that one album had on rock ‘n roll is inestimable.”

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Julia Holter – “I Shall Love 2”
September 9, 2018

Composer Julia Holter returns with Aviary her latest full-length since 2015’s incredible Have You in My Wilderness: “…Holter’s slyly theatrical vocals and Blade Runner-inspired synth work with an enveloping palette of strings and percussion that reveals itself, and the boundless scope of her vision…” “I found myself in an aviary full of shrieking birds.” Listen […]

Pill – “Fruit”

Pill return with its second LP Soft Hell a “raucous, splintering dispatch…a palpable sense of joy and play in expressions of caustic, black humor.” Listen to the lead track “Fruit” below. Soft Hell out 10/26 on Mexican Summer.

Swearin’ – “Untitled (LA)”

If you aren’t excited about this record, or in fact asking yourself “What is Swearin’?” “Untitled (LA)” should set you right…

Charles Bradley – “I Feel A Change”

A posthumous release from Charles Bradley is on its way…

Low – “Disarray”
August 29, 2018

…an “eleven-song quest through snarling static and shattering beats that somehow culminates in the brightest pop song of Low’s career.”

Caroline Says – “Sweet Home Alabama”
August 28, 2018

“I learned to truly hate the song in the 5th grade when it would blare over the school’s morning announcements once a week…”

Wild Nothing – “Canyon On Fire”

“…a song about feeling restless in Los Angeles.”

Rock*A*Teens – “Go Tell Everybody”
May 4, 2018

After 18 years since their last album (not counting the excellent Merge reissues a few years back), Atlanta’s Rock*A*Teens return with Sixth House and its first single “Go Tell Everybody”…

Phil Cook – “Miles Away” (feat. Amelia Meath)
April 30, 2018

June 1st will see the release of Cook’s third solo release, People Are My Drug…