Between hand claps and some ‘flashy’ organ playing, Walter Martin creates a world where pals are always there to lend a hand, even if Randy Newman isn’t.
The Painters EP again finds nature meeting machine in a joyful union of sound. It’s an excellent extension of the accomplishments made by Animal Collective.
For this staggering album of zen wisdom and awe we award Mind Over Mirrors one hand, clapping.
There is a melancholy lightness within “Ceremony”, and Gabriela Jimeno, aka Ela Minus, takes its beating electronic heart and pushes it outward.
Maze Koroma dropped a very good video for “You’ll Always Be My Sunshine” in the final days of January. A lot of people missed the release because it came around at a time when the U.S.A. was experiencing something like a presidential inauguration.
Lyrie and the Duckies’ “Campus Lust Song” plays with the momentariness of infatuation.
M.I.A. finally shared the visual element of her brand new track, “P.O.W.A” and thank fuck she did.
Tinariwen have a new album, a follow-up to 2014’s Emmaar, it’s called Elwan, and it’s out on Anti-. (good work, Anti- this shit is fried gold)
We award Nana Grizol “TV SONG” 4.5 out of 5 strokes of a very wonderful mustache.
L.A. Witch’s “Brian” rings of Brian Jonestown Massacre circa Thank God for Mental Illness, making the title make all too much sense. Whether it is a direct nod to Anton Newcombe and co. or simply some individual named Brian – or nicknamed Brian – remains unknown to us, at least. Nonetheless, these three women who…