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

Best Songs of 2020: 4. Chloe Foy

Best Songs of 20204. Chloe Foy – “Song for D” It was a tough decision to include just one of the tracks from Callous Copper on this list, but “Song for D” gripped me too tightly to be forgotten. This voice and string ballad needs little else to convey its deep well of vulnerability. Chloe Foy | order Callous Copper EP | website | Facebook | … Continue reading Best Songs of 2020: 4. Chloe Foy

Best Videos of 2020: 1. Jess Williamson

sawdustandgin: There’s no mistaking that sound—the new Jess Williamson single was sent straight from heaven.  Best Videos of 20201. Jess Williamson – “Wind on Tin” My bisexual ass could not be torn away from this music video. Thank you, Jess Williamson, not only for Sorceress, an album of introspection, but also for the iconic video for “Wind on Tin,” partially filmed at my usual hiking … Continue reading Best Videos of 2020: 1. Jess Williamson

Best Videos of 2020: 4. Half Waif

sawdustandgin: Half Waif Guides Us Through the Seasons on New Single “In August” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  During this quarantine, it will be difficult to keep track of time. In the short-term, it might also mean the inadvertent end to relationships that came with the routines we have now abandoned—I’ll personally miss my usual barista and the commuters I see every morning on the … Continue reading Best Videos of 2020: 4. Half Waif

Best Videos of 2020: 9. Niamh Regan

Best Videos of 20209. Niamh Regan – “What to Do” These pure and peaceful snapshots of life in two cities calm my soul. “What to Do” is comprised of vingettes from Kilrickle, Co Galway, Ireland and Hemet, California, both places where Niamh Regan calls home. Niamh Regan | order Hemet | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Soundcloud | Bandcamp Continue reading Best Videos of 2020: 9. Niamh Regan

Scott Orr’s Worried Mind is a peaceful welcome for winter

sngalbums: Originally appeared on the 405.  The newest release on earnest Ontario label Other Songs is a fitting welcome for winter. I felt lucky to finally experience it myself when I left the desert to visit the midwest this past weekend. Snow fell for an hour in Minneapolis on my final day in the city; the neighborhood where I was staying was quiet save for … Continue reading Scott Orr’s Worried Mind is a peaceful welcome for winter

Sadness and self-reflection fuel Loyal Lobos’ new EP

sngalbums: Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Andrea Silva is not quite a lone wolf, but her new EP oozes with solitude and melancholy. She creates music under the moniker Loyal Lobos and is currently based in Los Angeles after departing her home country of Colombia several years ago. It was the demise of a relationship that sent her couch surfing and … Continue reading Sadness and self-reflection fuel Loyal Lobos’ new EP

Orchestral Pop group Freedom Baby grows up with their new EP

sngalbums: Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  On their new EP, Freedom Baby analyze anxiety, and manage to find the light at the end of the tunnel. The band is a nine-piece orchestral pop group, affectionately called “ork pop,” led by partners Eric and Brianna. The duo initially set out to make music that relied more on synths than glockenspiels, but something … Continue reading Orchestral Pop group Freedom Baby grows up with their new EP

Brooklyn Duo Via Intercom Explore Subtleties of Youth on New LP

sngalbums: Photo credit: Kaiya Gordon Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Being young is so confusing. We don’t realize it’s happening until it’s gone, then we’re left with a series of memories and far too many regrets for such a short period of time, relative to the rest of our lives. It is our most formative time, and though we all have unique … Continue reading Brooklyn Duo Via Intercom Explore Subtleties of Youth on New LP

A Holy Saturday Evening with Joanna Newsom

sngshows: Two Saturdays ago I had what felt like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Joanna Newsom live in concert. I bought a ticket somewhat late but because I only needed one, I was assigned the first available seat—I was not prepared for exactly how perfect a seat it was.  The night of the show, I was conflicted. It was a friend’s birthday, and I wanted … Continue reading A Holy Saturday Evening with Joanna Newsom