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?

LIGHT POLLUTION

Midwesterners often feel obligated to apologize for/complain about their landscape. Chicago’s Light Pollution does not. The contrasting feelings of wonderment and isolation evoked by the frozen Midwestern plains deeply pervade their sound.

23-year-old songwriter James Cicero grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, the son of Italian and Spanish Catholics. His grandfather was a poor trumpet player, and his father a strict military man. As a result, when Cicero bought his first guitar at the age of seventeen, his father took to locking it in the attic. Cicero left for college in Dekalb, IL, met drummer Matt Evert, obsessively wrote songs... Read »