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BILL MACKAY BRINGS TUNES FOR NIGHTFALL WITH "TWILIGHT"

posted April 21st, 2017

Listening to Bill MacKay play guitar is similar to suddenly becoming aware of the Earth's breath: it's a blissful and centering experience.  Esker, Mackay's latest LP out May 5th, has an expansive candor that bends folk music his own way, from vastly disparate yet connective influences and sounds alike. This hybrid-genre approach constructs melodies that glimmer, oscillate and roll into sweeping landscapes. Nowhere is this more evident than on the new single from Esker, "Twilight," which showcases a richly melodic and pastoral... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill MacKay

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THE PEACERS' PROCESS: CHILLWEED AND CHILL

posted April 20th, 2017

It's official: The Peacers are at hand, with their second album, Introducing the Crimsmen, due on June 16th, and tours of Europe and the US developing swiftly beyond then. But before all that, there's still plenty to talk about! The first evidence of this, "Jurgen's Layout" is already on the record - remember? Mike D's wispy melodies seem to be conveying a ghost existence, but the band nails his wraith-like presence to the churning guts of rock, and roll on. For the second... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Peacers

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BEN CHASNY GOES OFF AT BBC RADIO 3

posted April 18th, 2017

Six Organs of Admittance is forever Ben Chasny, but the nature of its existence is often collaborative. Take a look at the liner notes for any given record and you'll see contributions from Elisa Ambrogio, Al Cisneros, Matt Sweeney, Eyvind Kang, Chris Corsano, Haley Fohr, or Damon & Naomi - it's simply an essential strain of 6OOA DNA. It's no surprise, then, that BBC Radio 3 came calling, inviting Chasny to partake in one of their collaborative Late... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance

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HAPPY FIRST CRABIVERSARY

posted April 14th, 2017

"The world is rubbish. It's a colation of inescapable feelings and fabricated nonsense, each propping the other up. Crab Day is an old holiday. Crab Day is a new holiday. Crab Day isn't a holiday at all." It's hard to believe it's already a year since, with these words, Cate Le Bon introduced our 21st century calendar to an all-new, take-or-leave it event for the calendar with which to do what you wish - at last! No chasing after eggs, or demands of candy in... (read more)

Artists in this story: Cate Le Bon