Paul Simon‘s one-and-only Graceland is the defining album of my childhood. More than any other music, those 11 tracks transport me back to our rickety Volkswagen bus: the brothers “grab-assing” as we slowly traversed the arid Central Valley – Yosemite so close, yet so far for an incorrigible seven-year-old. From 1986 on, there was one […]
It was 1952 when jazz impresario Norman Granz (founder of Verve records) recruited Gene Krupa to join Buddy Rich in his long running Jazz at the Philharmonic series. After the two played together for a few months, Granz envisioned a captivating drum-off, the two super-stars battling it out in a spectacular exhibition, which ultimately proved so popular […]
The day has finally come: the first Colourist album is here. Fresh and more polished than their Lido EP, their first full length album is sonically poignant – a return to the hard rocking days of the 70s & 80s without Gen X & Y’s natural cynicism, in fact, quite the opposite. Adam Castilla (guitar & lead […]
Another announcement of a future release arrived in the mail – a postcard that would make Kirocknroll/ShuaibaJ proud – this time from Kishi Bashi. It read:
A recent announcement by Joyful Noise Recordings has me excitedly checking the mailbox. A new album by Busman’s Holiday is on it’s way. Entitled A Long Goodbye, the album isn’t out until April 1st (just kidding). Seriously, it will be released April 1st. Busman’s Holiday – the concept of doing on vacation what you do […]
Another great album to listen to during your weekend post weekend: New work by Eef Barzelay / Clem Snide, We Leave Only Ashes.
Fourth of July has come and gone. Heat is settling in on both coasts and don’t get me started on the middle of the country. What is there to keep us happy? For starters, Dent May has a new album coming, Warm Blanket. Pre-order now on InSound & receive a free bottle of bubble bath […]
While being “Big in Japan” is typically a phenomena experienced by, outside-the-mainstream, one-hit-wonders here in the United States, for Kaoru Ishibashi (the bilingual genius behind Kishi Bashi) it seems only natural he’d galvanize a fanbase spanning the sparkly Pacific Ocean as he actively cultivates each one, occasionally singing (and tweeting) in Japanese.
You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative. William S. Burroughs I have no knowledge of why Eef Barzelay, Brendan Fitzpatrick, and Ben Martin chose Clem Snide as the name of their group (a character […]
There is an underlying familiarity to Ian Fitzgerald‘s music. The elements of Fitzgerald’s style and the manner in which he works – utilizing the individual threads of traditional folk as a cornerstone on which his immense creativity builds – generates an intensely wondrous and engaging tapestry, thick with interwoven allegory and symbolism yet grounded in the subtleness […]
It has been over three months since I stumbled into this song on the almighty Bandcamp and I have yet to think of anything to say, except that it is sublime. And now you know.
PaisleyTunes has been a fan of Jim Noir (AKA: Alan Roberts) since the beginning of time. Of course we follow his tweets, don’t even joke around. So, when perpetually melodramatic Noir announced via Twitter that he would no longer be making music because of Magic Arm – well, I thought either: A) Magic Arm is the […]