A Grape Dope is the moniker of John Herndon, drummer, music producer, and founding member of the iconic musical group Tortoise. Herndon's debut solo album, Backyard Bangers, is the amalgamation of many eclectic influences. It is a record impossible to tag with any one genre yet assured in its execution. Backyard Bangers consolidates blasts of experimental hip hop beats, grinding lo-fi house grooves, clattering noise passages, and even subdued synth ambience into a concise and colorful 32 minute journey.
Predominantly constructed in a Northeast Los Angeles garage, the album is rounded out with musical contributions by celebrated artist Travis Millard The Other Fudge and rare vocals from Mr.
Herndon himself. Restlessness is the first step towards pleasure. We make comfort out of discomfort, pleasure out of pain. That journey isn't always a straight line, but at least we're going somewhere real. But as the song unfolds, it uplifts us into a romantic space of possibility and love. Just as "love" is both a noun and a verb, Pleasure Line is both a road to be traveled and the act of crossing that road. Singer and multi-instrumentalist Ross Farbe says, "Once you cross that threshold and become vulnerable in love, there's a whole new challenge.
There's a reason that song comes first on the album, because the rest of the songs exist in that place. Video Age's third album, due out from Winspear on August 7,pairs neon-bright 80s pop melodies with a vast range of influences including Janet Jackson, David Bowie, and Paul McCartney to create an optimistic sound all their own.
The influences vary song to song, but they're all tinted with the same rosy hue, and Ross says, "I'm often trying to create a more idealized version of the world I'm in. But these aren't expressions of one-dimensional puppy love-this is euphoria with depth, ecstasy with complications. The songwriting duo has been playing music together for the past ten years after meeting in college-Ray says he was initially drawn to Ross' "old school cadence" and their shared love for dancefloor hits.
Experimentation and play is crucial to their approach, as is collaboration. Pleasure Line is a salve that protects against cynicism-listening to this album, you can't help but feel the world around you is full of romantic potential. In the hands of Video Age, even the mundanities of touring are transformed into a mood-lifting ode to their white "Aerostar. Helvetia were formed in Seattle in by Jason Albertini. Since the band's inception, he's employed a rotating cast of band members and collaborators, which LP includes Steve Gere and Samantha Stidham.
Naturally, Helvetia Album) a lot of the same sensibilities, pushing Duster's bound- ary-bending ideals even further out with a mix of odd pop and eccen- tric oddities. With each release, Helvetia explored more psych-influenced territory, further developing their take on slow core.
Albertini joined Built To Spill on bass the same year, John Henry - Washboard Band - Country Dance Music (Vinyl the two bands shared members and toured together. Albertini continued to play bass for Built To Spill untilwhen Duster started playing shows again. After a very busy year of touring, Albertini spent the summer recording This Devastating Map at his home studio.
While the mighty Duster dwelled in a broken down space station lost to the cosmos, Helvetia's sound is decidedly more earthbound: guitars sparkle and soar beyond their means with hushed vocals transcribing aching personal struggles. Helvetia ditches conventional song struc- ture in favor of bouts of repetition in which Albertini rewards the listener with unlikely hooks, juxtaposing memorable figures with odd shapes that desire repeated listens.
The song is currently top 10 at Rock radio in US, top 15 in Canada, and is trending globally on the Shazam discovery charts ranking among the greatest songs of all genres - including songs by Black Eyed Peas, Billy Joe Armstrong and G-Easy - illustrating the appeal of Country Rock music that transcends beyond genre lines.
All together the album consists of 13 songs, including other fan-friendly tracks like "Blame It On The Double," "Devil's Grin," "Better Off" and the latest single "Drive" - telling stories of heartbreak, hell-raising, and everything in between. Special "Gold Stone Creamery" color melt vinyl will be available. A staple of a burgeoning jazz scene, his previous collaborations range from Shabaka Hutchings to Yussef Dayes.
Kenny Roby knew from the start there would be a lot to say for his first solo album in seven years, the emotionally and musically expansive The Reservoir. Roby was now He had been sober for half his adult life. Both his kids, now in their 20s, had left home. After more than two decades together, he and his wife had decided to try something else. And then, of course, there was the wider social upheaval of the last decade. That was plenty to process for a dozen songs, right?
Neal Casal thought so. In the Spring ofRoby started sending these latest songs to his old pal, who had emerged as a top-tier guitarist with the likes of Willie Nelson and Chris Robinson. Casal agreed to produce these songs. Roby returned home after a solo European tour in early and entered a brief but intense tailspin. His marriage was ending, and a few friends and family members had passed away in short order. But Casal had not kept quiet about these budding tunes.
He had told Dave Schools, the legendary Widespread Panic bassist, about them. At a musical memorial to Casal, they made final plans to convene soon with a dream team of players for a week in Woodstock in mid-October. Roby had culled 25 songs into 16, and the band captured many of them in only a few takes in the same room. They sound like a veteran ensemble on The Reservoir, with each of these numbers settling into a deep groove.
Roby once planned to call this album History Lesson, lifted from his whistling-and-mirthful ode to taking a risk with whatever life you have left. That prospective title still resonates, because this album is about learning something from the terrible and terrific alike. But we learn history lessons too often from those who are gone already.
CD housed in Digi-Pak. James Krivchenia b. Minnesota, is a many-armed sculptor of music. The gentle but fierce wisdom of his drumming in Big Thief; the exceptionally loving chime- drum- and studio work with Mega Bog; the acoustic mirror framing the living collages of Causings. A through-line crossing this variegated musical landscape is his solo electronic work. His previous solo work, No Comment Left Door Tapes,shows an increasing clarity of intentional framing while never sacrificing the material joy of making music.
No Comment worked through heavier concepts, culling from the audio of body camera footage of gun skirmishes from wars around the world uploaded to the internet, processing this material to bring the shadowy regions of our psyche to light as music, while making us aware of the pervasiveness of violence all around us.
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