Category Archives: Experimental

SONG OF THE DAY Skinshape – The Bay

I love it when little pieces of a big musical jigsaw come together; one day I’ll be writing about a particular artist, band, or album and then a few days/weeks/months later, I stumble upon something else that links to a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nick Hakim – Roller Skates

In a couple of weeks, the New York psychedelic soul revivalist Nick Hakim will release his full-length debut Green Twins, which I anticipate will be well worth checking out. What first struck me about Nick Hakim was just how refreshingly original … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abdominal and The Obliques – Sock Hop

Toronto rapper Andy Bernstein, aka Abdominal, featured today’s song on his 2012 album, Sitting Music.  Best known for his extraordinary breath control and fun raps, this album was an experimental venture for the hip hop artist who sought to incorporate … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Down (is where i want to be)

One of the first things that jumped out to me about singer-songwriter Alec Ounsworth, aka Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, was his originality. I love listening to an album for the first time with that ‘I have no idea where this … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY WOODS – Love Is Love

Woods are to release a new album, Love Is Love, next month and as I write this I am also giving its title track a listen for the first time.  As anticipated, it flourishes with what has become their very … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Comet Is Coming – Final Eclipse (Live at THE DENTIST)

London-based band, The Comet Is Coming provide large helpings of light, joy and celebration through their sounds, all of which are delivered in a fiery blaze of musical mantras, polyrhythmic beats and mind bending colours. Incorporating elements of jazz, electronica, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Damaged Bug – Bog Dash

2016 saw two album releases for The Oh Sees, and if that wasn’t enough for you frontman John Dwyer has been busy crafting and recording a brand new album for his experimental side project, Damaged Bug. Due this March via his … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Paperhead Dama de Lavanda

For the last six years Nashville’s psych-rock duo Paperhead have been creating their very own unique mix of music, concocted from an interesting blend of psychedelia and prog rock. Deriving both their name and musical inspirations from the experimental rock … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Fireproof

Indie rock singer-songwriter Alec Ounsworth, aka Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, will be releasing a new album in February.  Titled ‘The Tourist,’ this is to be his fifth full-length album under his Clap Your Hands tag and the follow-up to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Bells Atlas – Spec and Bubble

No stranger to the Listening Post Blog, Oakland’s Bells Atlas first came to my attention early last year, and have provided that perfect sunshiny musical retreat ever since. This Californian four-piece are made up of Sandra Lawson-Ndu, Derek Barber, Geneva Harrison and Doug Stuart, … Continue reading

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