Adam Harding & Thor Harris – “C Major for Bonnie”

Bonnie Rides With Us, or at least parts of the 6-track record, was originally 22 minutes, written and recorded by duo Adam Harding and Thor Harris with the intent to bring comfort to their friend Bonnie who had suffered a stroke. Readers may know this friend as Bonnie Mercer, Australian guitarist for Harding’s band, Dumb Numbers (not to mention the rest of her rich career) … Continue reading Adam Harding & Thor Harris – “C Major for Bonnie”

Best Albums of 2021, 11-20 (part 2)

Alice Phoebe Lou – Glow The first of two records released by Alice Phoebe Lou in 2021, Glow is filled with yearning. The South African artist discusses matters of the heart among cool, sparse soft rock. Vocals on the title track have a sassy lilt that embraces the guitar progression, all of which amounts to Lou’s brand of psych rock. There is much beauty in simplicity, … Continue reading Best Albums of 2021, 11-20 (part 2)

Best Albums of 2021, 11-20 (part 1)

Bryan Away – Canyons to Sawdust On the pastoral Canyons and Sawdust, Bryan Away’s storytelling is given the perfect stage. Among the tales he sings is a nod to Ingmar Bergman’s miniseries (you may know its adaptation with Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain) and that track’s direct foil, the jaunty “Scenes from a Wedding.” The title of Away’s summer LP derives from an analogy in an … Continue reading Best Albums of 2021, 11-20 (part 1)

TRZTN – “Hieroglyphs” feat. Karen O

Deciphering the “Hieroglyphs” by TRZTN Featuring Karen O, Pulled From Royal Dagger Ballet LP Out Now Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The writing’s on the wall—now all we have to do is decipher it. Musician and composer Tristan Bechet, known professionally as TRZTN, has released a new single, “Hieroglyphs” featuring Karen O. Along with several other evocative tracks pulled from the collaborative album, “Hieroglyphs” builds … Continue reading TRZTN – “Hieroglyphs” feat. Karen O

Finding Your Place with the Help of Ian Chang’s 属 Belonging LP

sngalbums: Producers often use the term “pop” loosely, and Ian Chang is no different. The drummer extraordinaire, who is a mainstay of Son Lux and Landlady and has collaborated with many other musicians, works with software called Sensory Percussion which allows him to embed myriad sounds onto simple (or complex!) drum hits. The effects he creates feel less out-of-place than a typical experimental record created … Continue reading Finding Your Place with the Help of Ian Chang’s 属 Belonging LP

Finding Your Place with the Help of Ian Chang’s 属 Belonging LP

Producers often use the term “pop” loosely, and Ian Chang is no different. The drummer extraordinaire, who is a mainstay of Son Lux and Landlady and has collaborated with many other musicians, works with software called Sensory Percussion which allows him to embed myriad sounds onto simple (or complex!) drum hits. The effects he creates feel less out-of-place than a typical experimental record created with … Continue reading Finding Your Place with the Help of Ian Chang’s 属 Belonging LP

Describing the Indescribable: Sundry Rock Song Stock by Yves Jarvis

sngalbums: Prior to his 2019 album, The Same But By Different Means, Yves Jarvis was not used to having deadlines. It was only when he signed with ANTI- that he suddenly had stakeholders in his creative process. Not that they slowed him down; he didn’t compromise on anything and completed the project on his schedule. It stands out as a wonderful record on its own, … Continue reading Describing the Indescribable: Sundry Rock Song Stock by Yves Jarvis

Describing the Indescribable: Sundry Rock Song Stock by Yves Jarvis

Prior to his 2019 album, The Same But By Different Means, Yves Jarvis was not used to having deadlines. It was only when he signed with ANTI- that he suddenly had stakeholders in his creative process. Not that they slowed him down; he didn’t compromise on anything and completed the project on his schedule. It stands out as a wonderful record on its own, and … Continue reading Describing the Indescribable: Sundry Rock Song Stock by Yves Jarvis