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Music News (Aug 20 2022): First Aid Kit, Sylvan Esso, Thelma Plum, ALMA, Tink, SOHN

First Aid Kit – Out of My Head  Words hung heavy upon my shoulders Slowly drowning in the sound Every door just flew open Praying I’d stay tethered to the ground The second single from the new album Palomino planned for November. I missed them so much! These two Swedish ladies really know how to make good Country-infused Folk Pop music! Authentic, inventive, with Fleetwood … Continue reading Music News (Aug 20 2022): First Aid Kit, Sylvan Esso, Thelma Plum, ALMA, Tink, SOHN

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Discover: Natalie Walker

Natalie Walker is an Indiana-born musician best known in the trip-hop/downtempo world for her two albums, Urban Angel and With You, offering listeners a distinctive, unforgettable flavor of melancholic, cinematic electronica. Having been part of the group Daughter Darling, Walker released Urban Angel in 2006, and her music has since been featured in film and television, including well known titles such as Marie Antoinette and … Continue reading Discover: Natalie Walker

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SXSW 2022 Spotlight Playlist

The South By Southwest festival, taking place this year from March 11-20 in Austin, Texas, is the biggest festival of its kind, one of the true gatekeepers of avant-garde, indie and world music, simply one of the best places for the discovery of new artists to obsess over. Even if you can’t attend, there will be numerous SXSW live performances streamed online in the following … Continue reading SXSW 2022 Spotlight Playlist

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Album Review: Braids – Shadow Offering (2020)

Braids is a Canadian electronic/art-rock trio, consisting of Raphaelle-Standell Preston, Austin Tufts and Taylor Smith. Catching our attention with ‘Amends’ (from their second album, “Flourish/Perish”), the band simply stood out with their reverb-heavy production style which placed it somewhere between the deeper, more soulful sound of Hundred Waters and the experimentation of Young Magic. With unpredictable song structures and heavy use of polyphony, Braids went … Continue reading Album Review: Braids – Shadow Offering (2020)