NEW MUSIC: VASHTI BUNYAN 'HEARTLEAP' LP (VIA SPINNEYSONGS)

Vashti Bunyan | 10/10/14

Nine years after ‘Lookaftering’, her last album of new material, legendary British singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan returns with a breathtaking new LP. Recorded largely in her home studio, ‘Heartleap’ (Fat Cat Records) is a unique and entrancing collection of ten songs forming what Vashti is adamant will be her final album. SPOTIFY

NEW WRITER: KING JAMES & THE SPECIAL MEN (JIMMY HORN)

King James & The Special Men | 25/09/14

Domino welcomes "the champions of New Orleans classic R&B…" -Alex Rawls, My Spilt Milk

Hot. Sweaty. Raw. Soulful. King James & The Special Men sound like New Orleans on wax, and they represent the Crescent City like no other. Rhythm & Blues ("Rock and Roll", as it's referred to outside of New Orleans) was born in "The City That Care Forgot" during the late 40's/early 50's in the years after WWII, and these very special men... Read more?

SHE KEEPS BEES

Jessica Larrabee, born in Washington DC, has been a self-taught singer, guitarist, and performer since childhood. The daughter of an R&B drummer and a delightfully eccentric DC party girl, Jessica has attitude to spare. Records were always spinning at the Larrabee house...Rick James, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Kahn, Grace Jones, Lou Reed, Millie Jackson...not music a six-year-old normally gets the pleasure of hearing.

After being in bands for most of her young-adulthood, Jessica moved  to Brooklyn--from Philadelphia--in 2003, to start her solo career.  She bar-tended for a few years while writing the songs that would eventually become present-day She Keeps Bees. This early music... Read »