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Master producer Daniel Lanois cedes the spotlight to the sunny gospel of Johnny Shepherd.

Master producer Daniel Lanois cedes the spotlight to the sunny gospel of Johnny Shepherd. There’s a triangle of the Western Hemisphere that holds the key to the sound that master producer Daniel Lanois brings to the records he writes. It begins in Eastern Canada where Lanois grew up, a bilingual environment that bred the archetypal...

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Mike Patton’s visceral supergroup is back with a vengeance.

Mike Patton’s visceral supergroup is back with a vengeance. In absurd times, it’s always helpful to look to Mike Patton for insight. The profoundly prolific frontman can be consistently counted on to provide biting social commentary and daft comedic buffoonery, often melding the two together into one lethal dose of satire. To our good fortune,...

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New Video From Deniz Cuylan Moves with Static Ease

By ELI JACE > Allow the new video for “Object of Desire” by Deniz Cuylan to freeze you in place. Time stands still. The only wind is the force putting the hair on your body at attention. Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Cuylan put out the video last week as the second single for his beautiful new...

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‘Fat Bloody Fingers are Sucking Your Soul Away’ – 1st Base Runner Masterfully Covers “Rabbit In Your Headlights”

‘Fat Bloody Fingers are Sucking Your Soul Away’ – 1st Base Runner Masterfully Covers “Rabbit In Your Headlights” Indie Electronic musician 1st Base Runner has been keeping busy lately, having recently released two singles/music videos from upcoming album ‘Seven Years of Silence’. He’s also a music lover himself, made evident by his superb cover song choices. After covering “A...

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The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band. The title says it all.

The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band. The title says it all. In some ways, the career of legendary soul singer Charles Bradley was like that of a 27 Club member. Although the Screaming Eagle began his professional solo career late at 62, his time in the spotlight was more burn out than fade away....

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Vermont band, Clever Girls, craft endearing “Constellations”

By ELI JACE > Clever Girls find their lane and stomp the gas pedal on their second album, Constellations.  This fourpiece, out of Burlington, VT, have crafted an endearing set of songs. Led by lead vocalist and songwriter, Diane Jean, Clever Girls explore life’s misgivings through expert songcraft. Winfield Holt on guitar, Tobias Sullivan on bass,...

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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis find themselves amid Carnage.

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis find themselves amid Carnage. theguardian.com Last Thursday, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis dropped their first official non-soundtrack album collaboration. The (sort of) surprise release was teased via Cave’s Q&A blog The Red Hand Files back in January. It’s the first release of wholly new material from Cave since 2019’s Ghosteen...

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Austin TX-based Indie Electronic Artist 1st Base Runner Finds Melancholic, Gothic Beauty on ‘Pirouette’ Single

Austin TX-based Indie Electronic Artist 1st Base Runner Finds Melancholic, Gothic Beauty on ‘Pirouette’ Single Austin TX-based indie electronic solo artist 1st Base Runner‘s new single “Pirouette“, released Feb 15, is the second taste of new music from upcoming full-length album “Seven Years of Silence”, due for release April 8. 1st Base Runner‘s outsider artistic vision is...

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Nonviolenze’s ‘Ghosts of War’ Album is a Conscious Musical Meditation for Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull Fans

Nonviolenze’s ‘Ghosts of War’ Album is a Conscious Musical Meditation for Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull Fans Nonviolenze is the solo musical moniker of Houston, TX singer songwriter Shri Baratan, whose purposeful signature sound takes influence from Pink Floyd, John McLaughlin, Jethro Tull, Yes, Al Jarreau, Joni Mitchell, and eastern classical music. Today his new music...

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NYC Alternative Metal Group Vajra Masterfully Blend Mystical Concepts, Prog-Heavy Riffage on ‘Irkalla’ EP

NYC Alternative Metal Group Vajra Masterfully Blend Mystical Concepts, Prog-Heavy Riffage on ‘Irkalla’ EP NYC-based Alternative Metal group Vajra masterfully blend mystical concepts, prog-heavy riffage and an exciting atmosphere of unbridled darkness on new EP Irkalla. Irkalla is the first EP in Vajra‘s Trilogy Series exploring consciousness set to be released on January 15, 2021 an auspicious day that is...

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Daft Punk Explode into the Sunset

Daft Punk Explode into the Sunset After 28 years of bringing house music to the masses, Daft Punk announced their dissolution with a dramatic video post. Featuring excerpts from their 2006 film Electroma, the video entitled ‘Epilogue’ shows the helmeted French duo walking off into the desert. Bot 1 activates a self-destruct sequence on Bot...

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Top 10 Albums of the Last 4 Years

By ELI JACE > Best of the Last Four Years (2017-2020) As America completes another step in the transfer of power from one presidential administration to the next, another chunk of history concludes. The last four years have been tumultuous beyond true comprehension, but musicians, as always, grind through, finding creativity where it lands. At...

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