Darkside Return With “Liberty Bell”; New Album ‘Spiral’ Drops Spring 2021

Featured photo by Jed DeMoss One of my favorite albums of 2013 was from the Nicolas Jaar/Dave Harrington project Darkside. That album, Psychic, was a mixture of slow motion electronics and Dave Gilmour-like guitar licks. A cross between Pink Floyd, Alan Parsons, and Four Tet all mixed into this unique, slow burn of a record. […]

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Steve Gunn: The Unseen In Between

Steve Gunn has proven to be far more than just a guitarist. He was part of Kurt Vile and the Violators for years before stepping out on his own. His style is influenced and inspired by artists like Michael Chapman, La Monte Young, John Fahey, and Indian music. He’s an ethereal player and makes music […]

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Kurt Vile : Bottle It In

Kurt Vile works in a frequency of his own making. You listen to his records and you hear an awkward and shy guy stepping out of his shell for however long that song takes. He’s confident within the worlds his songs inhabit, and really that’s where it counts. You can be an introverted guy or […]

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Kurt Vile’s “Loading Zones”

I always get a little giddy whenever a new Kurt Vile album is imminent. Something about that breezy groove in Vile’s speak-easy vocals and jangly musical persuasion that feels like something special is just around the corner. Since Smoke Ring For My Halo I’ve been a fan of the Philly-based singer/songwriter and with each successive […]

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