14KT, the producing side of RSXGLD (rosegold), dropped by The Wake Up Show and discussed his new self-titled record, and his top five favorite producers. Watch below.
Toronto’s Charlotte Day Wilson returned with “Doubt,” her first new single since the release of her acclaimed 2016 debut EP CDW. Zane Lowe gave the track its radio premiere this past week on Beats 1, calling Wilson a “fantastically brilliant, tasteful artist.” The Fader followed with “Doubt”‘s online premiere, calling it “a gorgeous track that instantly finds a camaraderie with the listener in its warm and honest handling of regret.” Listen below.
Dana Buoy, aka Akron/Family member Dana Janssen, is finally set to release a new album, Ice Glitter Gold, on February 23 via Everloving. Dana made the album with longtime collaborator Justin Miller, and Dana co-produced it with John Morgan Askew and Abe Seiferth.
The first single, “Twisted Sky,” which Dana says “is a song about the moods we trust when we fumble our understandings of the seemingly obvious. A celebration of distorted realities ensnared by positive vibration forces.” It’s also cut from the same cloth as Dana Buoy and Akron/Family’s percussive freak folk/psych pop/whatever and if you’re a fan of the earlier stuff, you’re probably gonna instantly dig this too. Listen below.
via — BrooklynVegan
“For Laura Burhenn, 2016 was a tough year and she wasn’t alone. We lost David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Prince (and so many more beloved artists). And then there were the elections and subsequent inauguration, which were devastating to many. But what transpired next for anyone dismayed by those events was inspiring: The Women’s March united many who were in despair, while giving purpose and focus to what for them was an unthinkable outcome in the election of Donald Trump.
Then came the songs – nine new ones Laura wrote with Patrick Damphier, inspired by the many marches around the country, listening to the news, seeing social media, talking to friends and taking it all in. The result is The Mynabirds‘ politically charged 2017 album Be Here Now.”
via — NPR
Nicole Atkins recently talked with Rolling Stone about quiting drinking and discovering her inner soul singer. They also go on to talk about Atkin’s latest album, Goodnight Rhonda Lee, in which they say, “Atkins’ breadth – both vocally and musically – on the album is astounding, with the buoyant pop of “Listen Up” and brash, Dap-King–assisted funk of “Brokedown Luck” melding with the mournful nostalgia of “I Love Living Here (Even When I Don’t)” and rootsy country vibe of the title track.”
“La Bouquet is the new project of ex-Neighbourhood drummer Bryan Sammis, whose collaboration with longtime friend Jake Lopez sees the songwriter traveling back in time, favoring dreary ’80s post-punk over his former band’s modern sounds. On last year’s debut single, “Loveless,” the duo introduced themselves in a post-breakup daze, paving the way for the lovesick lyrics and moody guitars of their latest track, “Kiss Me Kill Me,” lending the title to their forthcoming debut EP Heavy Sunshine.
With the visual complement of a video by Bradley Bischoff, “Kiss Me Kill Me” plays like a slick fusion of contemporary pop punk and ’80s aesthetics in which Sammis’s vocals power through a wall of Joshua Tree guitar. Shot in both HD and analog video, the subject is treated like the taboo wedding toast that it is.”
— via Flood