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Stargazing?

I actually wanted to write about the new Antlers, which will probably happen eventually, but then I discovered this album. For those of you not familiar with the stargazing music genre, think electronica meets indie meets pop-folk. Think Galaxie 500, Luna, Wondermints, Young Galaxy – even Grandaddy. All great bands. I don’t know why I haven’t heard about Wild Light before – Adult Nights was released back in 2009, and what a cool album indeed. Apparently one of Paste magazine’s … Continue reading

What do Lucinda Williams, Willie Nelson, Calexico, and Iron And Wine’s Sam Beam all have in common?

Calexico, Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), Willie Nelson and Lucinda Williams – to name but a few of the guess artists on Amos Lee’s new album Mission Bell. Amos Lee is a singer-songwriter from America with soul, funk and jazz influences. Lee’s 4th album, released on Blue Note Records caught my attention because it is produced by Joey Burns from Calexico, with Calexico providing the backing music as well. Lee’s previous albums didn’t impress me much – it became a … Continue reading

Phosphene Dreams

The Black Angels – Phosphene Dreams I must admit I don’t know much about this band – but saw a review about this album that prompted me to give it a listen. And I’m hooked. NME labeled the album as Stoner Psych rock – and that is exactly what it is. As such. When I listened to the album I immediately thought it’s a mix between Black Mountain and Wolfmother – and with a bit of reading discovered that Phosphene … Continue reading

Albums You Might Have Missed In 2010

John Grant – Queen of Denmark Probably my favourite album of 2010. John Grant’s first solo album (former vocalist and songwriterfor The Czars) after almost a decade of alcohol and drug use (abuse), with Midlake as backing band. His emotional baritone voice and elegantly sad songs make this an absolutely great album. Listed as Mojo’s number 1 album of 2010.  Definitely worth a listen.   Yeasayer – Odd Blood In the same genre as MGMT and Santo Gold – A … Continue reading