Archive for November 25th, 2013

Fareed Haque – Out of Nowhere (2013)

Fareed Haque boasts a pallette accustomed to varied musical tastes. Raised in Chicago by a Chilean mother and a Pakistani father, he grew into roving cross-cultural genius on guitar. But this is not that kind of record.

Asobi Seksu – Fluorescence (2011): On Second Thought

The recent news that Asobi Seksu is going on hiatus brought me back to this project, and the period in which former My Bloody Valentine and shoegaze acolytes ditched the guitars for cool shimmering pop.

Suns of Thyme – Fortune, Shelter, Love and Cure (2013)

Suns of Thyme have built a harmonious bridge between the psychedelic rock of the ’60s and the dark excesses of indie rock of the ’80s and ’90s.

simakDialog – The 6th Story (2013)

The Indonesian fusion scene is one of the great under noticed modern music developments currently going on in the world.

Forgotten series: Q65 – Nothing But Trouble: The Best of Q65 (1966-68)

Forgotten series: Q65 – Nothing But Trouble: The Best of Q65 (1966-68)

Were these guys the real deal or what? I just love the tough garage sound seeping from all of the tracks here. Q65 combined the best aspects of the Pretty Things and their main competitors the Outsiders

Billie Joe Armstrong + Norah Jones – Foreverly ( 2013)

I have to say, I did not see this coming. Billy Joe Armstrong, lead instigator of Green Day, teams up with Norah Jones to revisit an Every Brothers album?

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Galveston Bay” (1995)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Galveston Bay” (1995)

Here’s a powerful bit of storytelling, about the intersection of lives that have seen tragedy and, depending on the decisions they make, might see more.

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