aidan knight | the arp

aidan knight  |  the arp
 

aidan knight | the arp

 
Aidan Knight is a modern day bard in the best and most sincere sense of the descriptor. His music is, among other things, robust, genteel and insanely beautiful. The featured track The Arp opens up like a benignly blazing sunrise cresting the far horizon. Song as a scrapbook, the warm sustenance of a hot cup of tea, a meditative playlist and a pocketful of sweetened Gary Snyder poems. Aidan’s latest album Each Other is collectively more profound, for there exists songs here which will become decorous rings around your bleeding heart. Each Other, What Light (Never Goes Dim), You Are Not Here and Black Dream are also notable standouts. Aidan Knight’s album Each Other is out now courtesy of the Outside Music label. Also, take a peek at the Ft. Langley directed video for All Clear video after the jump. Peace. Read more »

miles davis & robert glasper | maiysha (so long) | feat. erykah badu

miles davis & robert glasper  |  everything's beautiful

miles davis & robert glasper | everything’s beautiful


 

miles davis & robert glasper | maiysha (so long) | feat. erykah badu

 
Not long ago the buzz on the street insinuated that multi-genre maestro Robert Glasper was dropping the tribute album Everything’s Beautiful commemorating the anniversary of the 90th birthday of Jazz icon Miles Davis. And the reveal of some of artist making guest appearances was enough to makes ears the world over salivate:Erykah Badu, KING, Stevie Wonder, Hiatus Kaiyote, Bilal, Phonte, Illa J, and John Scofield, etc. Soon enough Bilal’s feature, Ghetto Walkin’, dropped in conjunction with further details in regard to the album. Read more »

hundred waters | show me love | skrillex remix

hundred waters  |  show me love (skrillex remix)
 

hundred waters | show me love | skrillex remix

 
Hundred Waters does good music. But you know this, so it is not surprising (GASP!) to hear their sonically noble track get abundant blessings with the release of the Show Me Love (Skrillex Remix). We’re talking Mount Everest elevation here, and a higher plane of existence as a result of the deft wonder work of Mr. Sonny J. Moore, Chance The Rapper, Moses Sumney and Robin Hannibal respectively. The original track Show Me Love is one of many (12 actually, but who’s counting? Well, apparently I am) from HW‘s The Moon Rang Like A Bell release courtesy of OWSLA. Peace. Read more »

radiohead | a moon shaped pool

radiohead | a moon shaped pool
 

radiohead | a moon shaped pool

 
Radiohead are sneaky bastards aren’t they? But I suspected something was up when they became a headliner at this year’s Lollapalooza Music Festival. Then after droppin’ a couple of tracks Burn The Witch and Daydreaming every fanboy and fangirl were riven with the possibility of a new full-length release. And now A Moon Shaped Pool is actually a real thing and not some sort of pipe dream. Naturally I am stoked way past 11 and I have already ordered my vinyl! Read more »

teen | tokyo

teen  |  tokyo
 

teen | tokyo

 
TEEN is a band manned with four future UN ambassadors for the of Island Fun! And while this may (or may not) be entirely a truism it rings as such. Teeny Lieberson and company have spun out (through not fault of their own) yet another wonderfully jollified diversion. The music this band puts out is multi-useful too. Say you’re one to worry about such mundane things as so-in-so liking you or the overdue mortgage. Well, this is the album you most assuredly need to drop the needle on muy pronto! And just so you know this album pairs incredibly well with a pint or two (ice cream or beer, your choice). The album Love Yes is out right this very moment via Carpark Records. Peace. Read more »

sorority noise | either way

sorority noise  |  either way
 

sorority noise | either way

 
Sorority Noise are solidly east coasters hailing from good old Hartford, Connecticut. And obviously good old Hartford is a pretty good place to stare up an indie rock band. This winsome foursome dedecks their It Kindly Stopped For Me EP with introspective and thoughtful odes to the sour side of living. But it isn’t a bad thing, is it? The rawness and vulnerability of the songs reveal giving fragile hearts and a lovelorn of intimate proportions. Losing someone sucks eggs, but this collection of songs are a bit of catharsis, reached for and obtained, amid a sometimes life of shit. Peace. Read more »

swimm | beverly hells ep

swimm  |  beverly hells ep
 

swimm | beverly hells ep

 
Los Angeles-based Swimm (Chris Hess and Adam Winn) release their 6-track Beverly Hells EP via 24 West Records. This isn’t just another tidy release, these are a pocketful of songs of an ebullient vibrancy, and a few all aglow with a lustrous meditative quality (me thinks the tracks All The Time and Suddenly a thoughtful nods to introspection). Good music and a couple of good guys. Psst! My all time favorite Swimm track is Shy, just thought you would like to know. Perfectly perfect! Peace. Read more »

dj shadow | nobody speak

dj shadow  |  nobody speak
 

dj shadow | nobody speak

 
DJ Shadow pumps our ears full of fun with his latest collaborative track Nobody Speak featuring NYC’s dem spittin’ figha’ boys Run The Jewels ( El-P and Killer Mike). The forthcoming album A Mountain Will Fall drops June 24th via Mass Appeal Records. The album release will also offer the previously-released titled-track A Mountain Will Fall (⇦ check it out by clicking on the link). Peace. P.S. The opening (and subsequent) guitar work is most def channeling Ali Farka Touré, am I wrong? Read more »

oscar | sometimes

oscar  |  sometimes

oscar | sometimes


 

oscar | sometimes

 
The artist Oscar sound like what you’d get if you took The Smiths, The B-52’s and The Cars and blended them all together to make the world’s coolest, and freshest, post-punk smoothie ever. Check out his track Sometimes. The song Sometimes is the new single from his forthcoming debut album, Cut and Paste courtesy of Wichita Recordings. Read more »

throwback thursday: tennis | mean streats

tennis  |  mean streets

tennis | mean streets

throwback thursday: tennis | mean streats

Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley hail from Denver, Colorado and together they form the super chill minimalist Pop twosome Tennis. And in my mind they make amiable companions on this rainy Michigan Thursday. The featured track Mean Streets is taken from their Small Sound EP (2013) courtesy of Communion Records. The only thing that could possibly make this track better is the having Fetty Wap drop a lil’ sumpin sumpin’ but other than that it is damn near perfection in three minutes and twenty three seconds. Peace. Read more »