Pander Sera Deviates From Her Own Deviations on Errant LP [Excerpts from an Interview]

sngalbums: The original interview appears on Grimy Goods. The introduction is reprinted in part below. The conversation that follows is a continuation of that article.  After establishing her own rhythms, Pander Sera is ready to shake everything up again. Last spring, the Los Angeles noise artist, also known as Swan, released Bothy, a raucous explosion of percussion and wit. The sound of that record was … Continue reading Pander Sera Deviates From Her Own Deviations on Errant LP [Excerpts from an Interview]

Pander Sera Deviates From Her Own Deviations on Errant LP [Excerpts from an Interview]

The original interview appears on Grimy Goods. The introduction is reprinted in part below. The conversation that follows is a continuation of that article.  After establishing her own rhythms, Pander Sera is ready to shake everything up again. Last spring, the Los Angeles noise artist, also known as Swan, released Bothy, a raucous explosion of percussion and wit. The sound of that record was unified … Continue reading Pander Sera Deviates From Her Own Deviations on Errant LP [Excerpts from an Interview]

Vinyl Williams – “Mithras”

sngalbums: “Mithras” Music Video Reveals a Morsel of the Technicolor Universe on Vinyl Williams’ Azure LP Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  After the last couple weeks, I’m about ready to jettison off this planet. The successful SpaceX launch certainly makes the idea tempting. If you are similarly seeking an escape, look out for Azure, the brand new record from Vinyl Williams out now. The local … Continue reading Vinyl Williams – “Mithras”

“Mithras” Music Video Reveals a Morsel of the Technicolor Universe on Vinyl Williams’ Azure LP

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. After the last couple weeks, I’m about ready to jettison off this planet. The successful SpaceX launch certainly makes the idea tempting. If you are similarly seeking an escape, look out for Azure, the brand new record from Vinyl Williams out now. The local psych artist, né Lionel Williams, has created not just one but 11 new worlds on the … Continue reading “Mithras” Music Video Reveals a Morsel of the Technicolor Universe on Vinyl Williams’ Azure LP

Thundercat Gets Vulnerable on New LP ‘It Is What It Is’ Produced With Flying Lotus and Featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Lil B, and More

Photo by The1point8 Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Thundercat has earned a reverence among music lovers and makers alike. The artist né Stephen Bruner released It Is What It Is, his fourth studio album, on April 3; it is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed LP Drunk, which was as adventurous as it was plain goofy. While not completely serious—see: “Dragonball Durag” and “Overseas” featuring … Continue reading Thundercat Gets Vulnerable on New LP ‘It Is What It Is’ Produced With Flying Lotus and Featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Lil B, and More

Debut LP From Polartropica is a ‘Dream Come True’

Photo by Olivia Hemaratanatorn Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The title of Polartropica’s debut album, due out tomorrow and available to stream below, makes clear where the local artist is in her career. Across the 10 tracks of Dreams Come True, and spanning all the songs, videos, and shows that have come before, Polartropica is bursting at the seams with joy and encouragement. And it … Continue reading Debut LP From Polartropica is a ‘Dream Come True’

Love Guides A. harlana

When did folk music simply become “sad music” to the indie masses? Gently strummed guitars and atmospheric production can achieve a range of emotion; I do love anything that allows me to contemplate the depths of the psyche, but these sounds more often than not come from a positive place. New York songwriter A. harlana, né Juno Roome, writes lullabies about the love he has … Continue reading Love Guides A. harlana

The Tree Act is an Environmental Triumph (and so much more)

sngalbums: Photo by: Texas Isaiah  This time last year, Nappy Nina was fumbling out the gate. On the opening line of her album, The Tree Act, released in late January, she raps about this “feeling that I might not make it”; then she masks her mortality with unprompted bravado: “test me again and I might not fake it.” It is a snapshot of her attitude … Continue reading The Tree Act is an Environmental Triumph (and so much more)

The Tree Act is an Environmental Triumph (and so much more)

Photo by: Texas Isaiah  This time last year, Nappy Nina was fumbling out the gate. On the opening line of her album, The Tree Act, released in late January, she raps about this “feeling that I might not make it”; then she masks her mortality with unprompted bravado: “test me again and I might not fake it.” It is a snapshot of her attitude throughout … Continue reading The Tree Act is an Environmental Triumph (and so much more)

Nuanced Wisdom Flows From Via Intercom’s New LP, Flex, Release

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The wisdom that emanates from Brooklyn’s Via Intercom may teach you something about yourself and the society we live in. The duo, comprised of Maggie Colgan and Stevie Jick, debuted their project two years ago with an ambitious 14-track concept record called Buzz Buzz Buzz Vertigo, which explored childhood and budding queerness. Jick has worked with music most of his … Continue reading Nuanced Wisdom Flows From Via Intercom’s New LP, Flex, Release