Living legend David Crosby‘s documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name makes its debut in NYC and LA this Friday, and the official trailer has just been released. Directed by A.J. Eaton and produced by Cameron Crowe, the doc will take viewers along a journey of the highs, the very low lows, the drugs, the bands, and most importantly, all that ‘Croz’ has accomplished in his life. Continue reading →
The Mountain Goats played live on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, performing “Sicilian Crest” from their latest record In League with Dragons, released this past April. But before that, they played “This Year” from 2005’s Sunset Tree because Colbert asked them to.
He prefaced the band’s performance with “I asked them to play this song for me because it’s one of my favorite songs of theirs.” Naturally, Colbert joined in on “This Year” and shared the vocals with John Darnielle, jumping around in pure elation. Continue reading →
Hawaiian-style jazz quintet Slowey and the Boats was formed by steel guitarist Isaac Stanford several years ago with a mission to play fun and sophisticated music throughout Philadelphia. The group released their debut album Set Sail in 2017 and, in the same year, stopped by World Cafe Live for a Free at Noon session. Now, they’ve just released their second record entitled Beneath an Amber Moon via Hi-Tide Records. Continue reading →
Whitney pleased fans early this week with yet another teaser for their upcoming album, Forever Turned Around, due August 30th via Secretly Canadian. Their newest single “Valleys (My Love)” comes with a music video directed by Nick Woytuk that portrays the life of a truck driver.
Even though alt-rock outfit Guster has been around for over 25 years, they show absolutely no sign of slowing down — or falling victim to the same old sound. The group released their eighth studio album Look Alive this past January, a dynamic blend of man-made melodies and electronic creation that further widened the range of Guster’s capabilities. But to keep you on your toes, the band has just released a stripped-down cover of “Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying,” a powerfully simple tune from 1972 by British singer, musician, and poet, Labi Siffre.
Guster has been touring all year in promotion of Look Alive, and they’ll take the River Stage next Sunday night during the XPoNential Music Festival. Lead singer and guitarist Ryan Miller took a moment out of his day to tell me about how the Labi Siffre cover came to be, how it feels to play his latest album live, and why Guster has stayed relevant for more than two decades. Continue reading →
The Wheels of Soul tour rolled onto the main stage at the Mann Center this past Wednesday night with absolutely no shortage of groove. Tedeschi Trucks Band delivered an incredible performance, as did their openers. Continue reading →
Sisterly folk-pop trio Joseph has just announced their forthcoming album Good Luck, Kid which is due out September 13th via ATO Records. The group has also shared the LP’s leading track “Fighter” as well as a slew of tour dates, including a show at Union Transfer on September 29th. Continue reading →
Philadelphia duo Strange Parts consists of writers and musicians Attia Taylor and Corey Duncan, who joined forces several years ago to make artful psych music. They made their official debut last summer with Oh God, What a Beautiful Time I Spent in the Wild via Specious Arts. A year later, Strange Parts has just released a music video for the second-to-last track on their LP, “Weathersby”. Continue reading →
Close your eyes. Imagine it’s April 19th, 1994. North Carolinian indie-rock band Superchunk has just released Foolish, their fourth studio album via Merge Records. You listen to it on repeat — on your portable CD player, of course. It’s 12 tracks are beautifully gritty, combining power pop with post-punk in a way you’ve never experienced before.
Now launch yourself into the future. It’s November 5th, 2019, about 25 years since your ear drums were blessed by Foolish for the first time. You’re at World Cafe Live watching Superchunk perform a 25th anniversary acoustic performance. Sure, the audience is full of fans, but you feel like Mac McCaughan is singing just for you. It’s everything you’ve ever dreamed of… Continue reading →
Tate released their latest creation just last week: their first ever LP After You. The new record is chock full of unapologetic introspection, set to the tune of floaty melodies and Tate Kamish’s tender vocals. The band’s brand new music video for “Cheerleader” delivers a visual display of the album’s emotions.
The video features three scenes where the women of Tate are looked down upon by men — in a bar, on a basketball court, and in the workplace. At the end, they come together in cheerleading uniforms, only to “quit” cheering for the men that surround them. Continue reading →