Past Releases

Biznaga "Gran Pantalla (Slovenly)"

From Slovenly Records:
Madrid’s BIZNAGA are back with their 3rd long player, but what the band itself considers in a way to be their first album, in that they’ve broken from the way they normally put together a record (as a collection of songs that work independently from one another). For “Gran Pantalla”, they’ve written an album knowing that in 2k20, our every move & inquiry will continue to be recorded for eventual (or perhaps immediate) observation by someone on the other side of a Big Screen, after being processed by The Algorithm. Whatever we search for will later find us. The screen has captured us — so sit back, relax, and enjoy it. 
“Gran Pantalla” is twelve tracks recorded & mixed by Raúl Peréz in Sevilla, mastered in Berlin by Tim Warren (Crypt Records). Performing entirely in Castellano (with heavily deep lyrics), and even working some flamenco handclaps into the mix, BIZNAGA is Spanish as fuck. If Joe Strummmer were actually from Granada, The Clash would have sounded something like this. 
Check out “RK20”.

Elaquent "Forever Is A Pretty Long Time (Mello)"

From Mello Music
As with all brilliant producer compilation albums, the Guelph, Ontario-based Elaquent vividly constructs his own world. It’s the hip-hop equivalent of that old question: who would you want to invite to your dream dinner party if you had the chance? But instead, it’s the lab, and the visitors include a murderer’s row of underground MCs including Oddisee, Blu, Chester Watson, Cavalier, and Guilty Simpson. The curation is impeccable, but more than that, it creates its own orphic sense of magic. After all, art is closer to voodoo than science, and here, the rappers sound legitimately inspired by the productions. It’s an album possessed with smoke-wreathed jazz cool and urgent immediacy — as though as soon as the artists heard the instrumentals, they immediately set pad to pen. 
Check out “Guidelines (feat. Oddisee)”

Sarah Harmer "Are You Gone (Rough Trade Publishing)"

It has been a decade since singer-songwriter Sarah Harmer has released an album. But it doesn’t take much time listening to Are You Gone to figure out that her skills are as sharp as ever. Nay! Even sharper! (I’m writing this blurb, so I get to make fun statements like that! Jealous?). This collection, thematically, is a real examination at human nature-and sonically its as varied as, well, human nature. Folk, indie rock, alt-country, this one has it all, and each one is more beautiful and rewarding than the one before it (like cookies!). So check out the first single “New Low” for a new high!

Six Organs Of Admittance "Companion Rises (Drag City)"

At this point, I think we all know what to expect from Six Orders Of Admittance, right? I mean, sure, its generally something unexpected, but… you know. Within the wheelhouse of SOOA. Companion Rises (Drag City) is no exception. A bright, psych-folk excursion with more twists and turns than… uh… some famous road with a lot of twists and turns? I don’t know. I’m not a mapmaker. I am a blurb writer, and this one is just about done. At least, it will be once I recommend you check out the trippy “Two Forms Moving.”