Roscoe Mitchell Discussions is an orchestral masterpiece. Four original improvisations, taken from ‘Conversations,’ his second release on Wide Hive Records, have been transcribed and performed by a twenty piece orchestra.
Completing the album are two orchestral improvisations and two duets with Roscoe Mitchell and mesmerizing flutist Wilfredo Terrazas.
Discussions is an achievement in both sound and concept by a leading jazz composer of the modern era.
At 14 years old, Ruby Boots—real name Bex Chilcott—left a conflicted home in Perth, Western Australia to do grueling work on pearling boats, and she hasn’t stopped migrating since. Her nomadic streak has taken her around the world, and eventually to Nashville, TN.
Don’t Talk About It charts this drifter’s odyssey, tattered passport in hand. Behind her commanding and versatile voice, sharp guitar playing, and adept songwriting, Ruby Boots confidently maneuvers past the whirlwinds life has tossed on her occasionally lost highway. It’s an album of hope, breakthrough, and handling the unknown challenges around the next bend.
The roads taken, the miles traveled and the voices heard during Ruby’s life’s trek resonate throughout Don’t Talk About It. Informed as much by the wide-open landscapes of her homeland as the intimate writing circles of Nashville, the album may range far and wide but always maintains a firm sense of place. Echoes of first wave UK power pop and jangly punk intersect with the every(wo)man indie and pop-inflected muscle of Best Coast. Classic rock touchstones from T. Rex to the girl group Wall of Sound to personal hero Tom Petty meld with a weary poet’s eye recalling Hope Sandoval.
Preorder now from Bloodshot Records – street date is February 9.
The Thread is a tribute album to Matt Nigro. You can pre-order the album at www.freshhatstightbeats.com or click the logo at the top. All proceeds from this album will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Twenty-five years ago Truck Stop Love made their first recordings. These previously unreleased demo tracks and never-before-heard recordings capture the band’s wheels-about-to-come-off-the-rails Midwest rock twang at its most formative – when the songs were fresh, raw, and LOUD!
Every vinyl purchase comes with a free digital download of the entire album plus the bonus track – The Way / Amphetamine / Fried – the legendary Trilogy from the 1992 “A Quiet Time At Last.”
The Cordial Sins are an alternative rock group hailing from Columbus, Ohio. The group’s fronted by powerful vocalist and classically trained-violinist, Liz Fisher, whose musical expertise is further empowered by a profound lyrical imagination. Lead guitarist, Corey Dickerson, grounds the band’s rock roots with shimmering guitar licks heavily influenced by Radiohead, Real Estate, and Nels Cline.
The result is a sonically bold blend of alt-rock, shoegaze, and pop. The Cordial Sins released debut EP Only Human in October 2017 and have since, received continued live show support and airplay from tastemaker Alternative station CD102.5 FM. The Sins have supported notable acts including Genevieve (of Company of Thieves) and Wolf Alice.
Transference unearths and re-examines a diverse collection of honored, distinguished musical artifacts, each from the public domain — blowing the proverbial dust off of them and transferring the life, feelings, and ideas into something completely different.
Marmoset’s team of producers collaborated with a diverse swath of artists from our community — including The Helio Sequence, Ural Thomas and the Pain, Dear Nora, Bouquet and more — to take the timeless design of classic public domain songs and reimagine them into something new, whether it be intimate folk, electropop, or soul revival and funk (just to name a few).
Available December 1 — stay tuned to marmosetmusic.com.
In 2015, Luna, “the greatest band you’ve never heard of” re-united for a world tour after a 10 year absence. In 2016, they checked into the Palmetto Recording Studios in downtown LA and recorded a handful of covers…and now you can pre-order the result of these sessions — The LP – A Sentimental Education contains 10 covers.