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:
Everything is Awesome, except maybe that song. Maybe. With stunning stop-motion-esque digital animation, almost every Lego character we know and love, comes to live with the same yellow-headed always-happy-go-lucky personas we’ve manufactured for ourselves. The world abounds with serialized parts, new and old, ubiquitous and rare. Water flows and buildings crumble same as if they […]
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 […]
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 […]
I know several of you are bored by the exorbitant number of northeasty Ivy-League deliberpoppers that have been coming out of Brooklyn lately, many have been featured by PaisleyTunes due to the catchy, concise, and easy listening nature of their oeuvre*. Let me now tell you about a new band – one that will blow the […]