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15th March 2023: Boston’s WRINKLER releases new album: “For You, Now” & I like what this DIY outfit have to offer!
24th June 2022: Wax Machine’s latest double A-side single includes a FINE rendition of Vinicius De Moraes and Baden Powell’s seminal 1966 “Canto De Iemanja” (24.6.22)
9th November 2021:Record Kicks presents “Origin of Forms” the vibrant debut album by Moscow funk band The Diasonics – due January 2022! (9.11.21)
8th July 2021: Savila releases MAYAHUEL as the follow-up to their self-titled debut LP and further explores the realms of cumbia, dream-pop, spirited vocals, hallucinatory riffing and driving percussion
1st June 2021: BBE Music issues instrumental versions from classic DJ Vadim album “The Soundcatcher” for the first time since its original release in 2007! (1.6.21)
17th Maruch 2021: SOARING SUNSHINE FOR THE EARS! Uplifting sounds look set to erupt from Fimber Bravo’s forthcoming album, “Lunar Tredd”! Due this week!!
26th February 2021: COSMIC CHAOS OF THE HEADY KIND!! The Writhing Squares forthcoming release looks set to be a blast!
29th January 2021: Sitka Sun’s sophomore release promises more cosmic escapism!
1st September 2020: Latest single from London’s Chelou is “Real” dreamy!
9th July 2020: Now-Again releases the third album for Brazilian guitarist, Fabiano do Nascimento
19th June 2020: Melbourne’s Midlife announces new album, “Automatic”, with first single, “Rare Air” being a rather lovely chunk of cosmic escapism!
30th May 2020: Kutiman releases the first single from his long awaited forthcoming album, “Wachaga” – Due for release on 19th July
25th May 2020: Liotia’s upcoming haunting new single “SILENCE” is announced – Due 2nd June!
15th May 2020: ATA releases/reissues “Early Works: Funk, Soul And Afro Rarities From The Archives”
4th May 2020: Orquesta Akokán’s latest single, “4 de Octubre”, is a lucumi fever dream of sublime mambo..out NOW on Daptone Records.
24th April 2020: Berlin’s Shika Shika records announces new album: “A Guide to the Birdsong of Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean”
17th April 2020: East London’s post punk purveyors share first track from upcoming EP
12th April 2020: LA’s finest, The Buttertones release new album: Jazzhound
31st March 2020: Michael Clark is to release haunting new single: “Winter Song”
- SONG OF THE DAY Dock Boggs – Oh Death March 26, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Bruce Haack – Saint Basil March 25, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Steve Young – Coyote March 24, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Tommy Johnson – Canned Heat Blues March 23, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Ruby Andrews – You Can Run But You Can’t Hide March 22, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Robohands – Nightshade March 21, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Getatchew Mekurya – Akale Wube March 18, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Jo Hamann – Wild Woman March 17, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY The Space Walkers – Swamp Gas March 16, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Project Gemini – After The Dawn March 14, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Ofege – Nobody Fails March 13, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Voodoo Moon March 12, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY The Ebb Tides – My Baby’s Gone March 11, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY The Inferno – The Inferno March 10, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY The Creations – Get On My Train March 9, 2023
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Category Archives: Oakland
SONG OF THE DAY Sitka Sun – Desert
In this new world where many of us find ourselves restricted and locked-down, it’s only natural to dream of getting away and, whilst our physical selves may face limitations, I have found just the thing to satiate the desires of … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Meernaa – Good Luck
Meernaa at times feels like a fantasy designed by Solange and Grizzly Bear on mushrooms…. Good Luck is the latest single from Oakland trio Meernaa and, in all of its delicate glory, is well worth a few moments of your undivided … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Dick Stusso – Modern Music
Oakland singer-songwriter Nick Russo, a.k.a Dick Stusso, has recently announced his forthcoming second album In Heaven, which will be released on Friday 2nd March via Hardly Art Records. First single Modern Music is an apt introduction to Dick Stusso who has been described … Continue reading
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
SONG OF THE DAY Sugar Candy Mountain – 666
Well here’s a track that’s easy like Sunday morning! Astro-rockers Sugar Candy Mountain came together in 2011, originally a bedroom recording project and now a four-piece based in Los Angeles. On the 8th of this month the band released new … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY The Pleasure Routine – Two Artists
Oakland-based sextet, The Pleasure Routine have released their debut album ‘Sugar Mountain’ today and after a couple of listens I am delighted to report that it is well worth the wait! Paving the way with their golden sounds, singles ‘Wires’ and ‘Walk … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY The Pleasure Routine – Wires
It brings me so much pleasure to share another fantastic track from the Oakland-based sextet, The Pleasure Routine. Taken from their upcoming debut album ‘Sugar Mountain,’ which I do believe is nearing completion, ‘Wires’ is the third single taken from … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Foxtails Brigade – Watch Me
I’ve got a lot of time for this band and have to say that you would be hard pressed to find anything out there, past or present, that has a sound resembling the Oakland-based Foxtails Brigade. Their music explores various genres … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY The Pleasure Routine – Walk the Dog (Backwards)
This is the kind of audio pleasure I could quite easily accept as a daily routine, especially if it all sounds like this track, it’s got a lot of swagger and I can’t get enough of it!… This is what … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Naytronix – Mister Divine
The Experimental sounds of Oakland-based Naytronix, aka Nate Brenner floated into my earshot back in October last year just before the release of second album ‘Mr Divine.’ I don’t revisit albums/artists nearly enough, continuously occupied with new music, but Naytronix’s track … Continue reading
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