Good friend and bandmate in Overseas, Will Johnson has a new album out through Undertow Music Collective. Check it out and pre-order if you feel so inclined.
undertowstore.com Will's Johnson's 5th full-length solo album "Hatteras Night, A Good Luck Charm" will be released world-wide on March 24, 2017. Pre-order now and get an immediat
excited to be involved with this... more details soon.
journola.com I think growing up in church, my mom would do solos. You can buy the backing track, where they would mute the vocal. On Sunday mornings, just watching her prepare and seeing her perform. She just sang so plainly. There was an honesty in the way she sung. I recognized it in her.
While Bazan’s “Trouble With Boys” video was something so crushingly poignant it threatened to overshadow all manner of context, the record that housed it was a suitably evocative collection of songs that found the Pedro The Lion producing one of the most embracing and compelling records of his most distinguished career. In many regards it feels somewhat misplaced to cite Bazan’s age-old sense of world weariness as one of the record’s strongest attributes, for his work has been that he first crept in to the world in his early twenties.
So while the blueprint might well be the same – though ‘Blanco’ scatters its canvas with beautiful synth/electronica – this record remains brilliantly distinct; a story told from the cracked-face of someone who’s been there and done it, the dull ache of time, of life rolling on with all its weight of memory ever present and ever burdening. “Trouble With Boys” remains the crushing centre-piece, however, and with each passing play (and watch) it sounds more and more like Bazan’s signature siren song; a towering achievement in a career simply full of them. (TJ)
goldflakepaint.co.uk From DIY bedroom-pop to glowing major-label anthems; here are the records that meant the most to us this year. Farewell, 2016.
Tune in to KEXP at 1pm (Pacific time) today. I'll be performing a few songs live on the air. If you're in Seattle, come on down to KEXP's Gathering Space. it's free and open to all ages.