Eric Copeland "Trogg Modal Vol. 2 (DFA)"
Wanna know what the new Eric Copeland sounds like? Let’s ask him (via PR). What’s that Eric? You self-describe the sound here as “late Night Flight proto tekno”? Sounds good to me! Actually, more than that description sounds good to me. Trogg Modal Vol. 2 (DFA) also sounds good to me! A little more laid back than his last one, which was a collection of unrelenting “rippers” this one is a little more psychedelic, a little more jam-y, but no less danceable. Check out “High Score Zed.”
K Á R Y Y N "The Quanta Series (Mute)"
The Quanta Series, K Á R Y Y N’s debut on Mute Records, was 7 years in the making. Following some family sadness, she retreated to upstate NY and began the process of healing through her music. The result is a beguiling, experimental batch of tunes that were released as pairs of singles over the last few years and are now collected as one monumental piece of art. Modern, otherworldly, haunting, emotive, and generally beautiful-this is truly a moving group of tunes. Give a listen to the FKA Twigs-ish “BINARY (1).”
Laura Stevenson "The Big Freeze (Don Giovanni)"
Just surviving February in NYC as it rolls into March (Marchuary), and it snows and snows and it is gray and it is gray, and it is cold, so cold and yes I’m complaining but the upside is records like The Big Freeze by Laura Stevenson. Like Joni Mitchell’s heating blanket by a fire at Sharon Van Etten’s ski lodge is what helps keep the outside world at bay during “Living Room, NYC”. But hey, don’t worry, Laura can still bring out some almost summer-like vibes for “Dermatillomania” (it will get warm again? this year??). Even though Laura has been around for a minute with The Big Freeze Laura will be the next singer-songwriter everyone is talking about. Warm up with “Value Inn.”
Ty Segall "Deforming Lobes (Drag City)"
Ever see a live show and immediately say I WANNA HEAR THAT SHOW AGAIN RIGHT NOW WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY FOR IT AND WITHOUT HAVING TO TYPE ALL CAPS! Well, your PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED as Ty Segall has released a live album of his current live band – as this record was recorded live last Jan. with Mr. Steve Albini handling the mixes. So yeah you get jams from various Ty albums including Twins, Melted, Emotional Mugger, $ingles$ 2, and 2017’s Self-titled record. Not bad for a night out – without the bad beer and the hurting feet (gotta get some new orthopedic kicks for sure). Enjoy “Love Fuzz” and leave your earplugs on the dresser.