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?

LOWER DENS

photo credit : shawn brackbill

Baltimore's Lower Dens released their beguiling debut album Twin-Hand Movement in July 2010, after chief-songwriter Jana Hunter had already released the stunning solo records 'There's No Home' (2007) and 'Blank Unstaring Heirs Of Doom' (2005). The critically acclaimed 'Nootropics' (Domino Records 2012) was a testament to Jana and the bands' growth into their distinct sound. The album title is a reference to Lower Dens' interest in transhumanism--the use of technology to extend human capabilities.  It could just as easily extend to the music itself: "Brains", with its sleek, metronomic pulse, examines our relationship to technology, in... Read »