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Sep 19, 2017

The latest release from Soft Glas, the solo project of João Gonzalez, is a centered meditation on receiving the comfort of loved ones and looking back to appreciate the joy in present moments. Premiering João’s lead vocals, Orange Earth is the second full-length album from the...


Sep 1, 2017

You have to admire someone whose journalism career owes a debt to Duran Duran. In 1987, for a college assignment, Lori Majewski started a Duranzine about her all-time favorite group. The publication once held a circulation of 5000 international Duranies. Her love of writing was sparked. Career highlights since...


Aug 25, 2017

A. Savage's solo debut, Thawing Dawn, is the 20th release on his own label, Dull Tools. After five full-lengths (and two EP’s) with Parquet Courts, the Brooklyn-based band Savage founded in 2010, Thawing Dawn is the glorious result of a “songwriting bootcamp” as he puts it. Savage still sings and plays guitar in...


Aug 18, 2017

Brazilian vibraphonist Victor Vieira-Branco wants to dirty up the percussion instrument. Perhaps an inspired connection from the São Paulo composer's love of punk music and its spirit. Earlier this year his group, Trio Repelente, released Ao Vivo Pra Ninguém, an intense study of jazz, post-rock and the kitchen sink...


Aug 10, 2017

The cover of multi-instrumentalist and tape-manipulator L'Rain's debut album simultaneously represents the memory of her mother and the music partly inspired by her. Taja Cheek's solo project is a phonetic respelling of her mother's name. The album image bears an eponymous cursive tattoo on the Brooklyn songwriter's...