SAULT’s Untitled (Black Is) Is a Resistance Opus

SAULT’s Untitled siblings came out three months apart in the midst of a volatile time in the US. It turned out that the pandemic had only just begun for us when the murder of George Floyd spread like wildfire, flanked by recent stories of the murders of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. Just a few weeks later, on Juneteenth, the mysterious UK group SAULT released … Continue reading SAULT’s Untitled (Black Is) Is a Resistance Opus

Optimistic new record from Mamas Gun shines from beginning to end

sngalbums: Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  “We have experienced Golden Days in the past and will experience them in the future,” recites Andy Platts of the London funk quintet, Mamas Gun. If that was not his mantra prior to the recording of their new album, It may well be now; this is of course where its title comes from. Platts’ relentless … Continue reading Optimistic new record from Mamas Gun shines from beginning to end

Get a taste of Paul Cherry’s Flavours

sngalbums: Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  They say not to judge a book by its cover, but sometimes it’s hard to remain impartial! Take the art for Paul Cherry’s new album, Flavour: a random parallelogram in the background intersects with a Rolex Oyster bracelet, but instead of a normal watch face there is a cherry with a taichi symbol in its … Continue reading Get a taste of Paul Cherry’s Flavours

Yellow Days – “Treat You Right”

New Single “Treat You Right” by Yellow Days is Meant for a Summer Fling Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The new single from Yellow Days would never do you wrong. Known as “Treat You Right,” it is the first glimpse we have into the sounds that the artist born George van den Broek has been cooking Stateside; while in LA, he laid down grooves with … Continue reading Yellow Days – “Treat You Right”

Mr. Scruff – “Nice Up the Function”

Ninja Tune recently uploaded Mr. Scruff’s back-catalogue, including the not-so-coincidentally named mixtape, Ninja Tuna. When I heard “Nice Up the Function” for the first time in a handful of years (at least!), it brought back some funky memories, all lacking context.  Mr. Scruff’s DJ-Kicks compilation came out just a few weeks ago; give that a listen on Bandcamp.  Source: Bandcamp Continue reading Mr. Scruff – “Nice Up the Function”

Wargirl – “Dancing Gold”

Dance Along With Wargirl Until You’re Golden — New Song “Dancing Gold” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  That steady drum isn’t in your head, it’s coming from Wargirl’s single, “Dancing Gold,” which will appear on their upcoming LP. The local group infuses lo-fi garage rock with deep funk grooves for a nearly psychedelic experience; the brand new track also features a carnal battlecry to simply … Continue reading Wargirl – “Dancing Gold”

Best Albums of 2019 pt.1

listed alphabetically, #11–30 Bels Lontano – Kind Decade EP buy Kind Decade EP | SnG coverage | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Soundcloud | Bandcamp — Deidre & the Dark – Variety Hour buy Variety Hour | SnG coverage | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Soundcloud | Bandcamp — Fontaines D.C. – Dogrel buy Dogrel | website | Facebook … Continue reading Best Albums of 2019 pt.1

Zooluxx Celebrate Unity on “Different Planets” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  These days, we should find our similarities with strangers rather than focus on our differences. What better way to bridge the divide than with raw, unadulterated funk? Local quartet Zooluxx penned a song to that end called “Different Planets,” and “it’s all about peace, love and equality,” shares front-man Troy Vincent. Its politics are clear … Continue reading