Cross Record launched its wispy, skeletal brand of indie rock on Bandcamp in 2011, so it’s no wonder that Emily Cross, one half of the husband-and-wife duo, got her musical start after taking a course called “Minimalism.” Her new album, Wabi-Sabi is a critically acclaimed collection of experimental tracks that hold this beautiful, no-frills ethos close to …

Read More

In lieu of a trail mix today, I wanted to share a recent EP release by a Durham, North Carolina band, Hardworker. I was nervous to start listening to something called The Awful Rowing, which I assume is a heavy nod to Anne Sexton‘s posthumously published, death-meditating The Awful Rowing Toward God, because I was having such …

Read More

In lieu of a Trail Mix this week, I’d like to reroute everyone over to a free listen of Lianne La Havas’ new album, ‘Blood.’ This isn’t her first album, but it is her poppiest, and, more importantly, Prince loves it. If you are going to listen to anyone about music recommendations, don’t listen to …

Read More

If music had the power to provide a dose of Vitamin D through the soundwaves, these songs would be laying it on thick. Pour a cold one, pump up the bass, and let your ears feast on these sunshine-y songs. Mi Swing Es Tropical – Nickodemus & Quantic ft. Tempo & The Candela Allstars Ain’t …

Read More

Winter’s over, let’s peek out of the den and stretch in the sun! Earthee – THEESatisfation True Affection – Father John Misty Street Lights – Kanye West Dream – Coyote Trickster https://soundcloud.com/coyotetrickster/09-dream Sleepless – The Tropics Huarache Lights – Hot Chip Tell Me – Giraffage Mascara – Jazmine Sullivan Why Don’t You Believe in Me …

Read More

We’d been dreaming about hitting the trail, stomping across an empty tundra, then we looked outside. Just getting to the grocery store may be a great misadventure. Here’s to bigger, badder ones on the horizon. The last song on this list is from the the film “Roti, Kapada Aur Makaan;” if you’ve got a spare …

Read More

Talking Music with Jillian Speece of The Bergamot

Jillian is lead singer of the wife-husband duo band The Bergamot. She’s also a foodie, spiritualist, and maker of organic body care products that blogs on Shine On, Inc. I caught up with her to talk about everything from affirmations to auto-tune. [divider]The Interview[/divider] Tell me about your earliest experience with music. I was three …

Read More

I love the Vince Guaraldi Trio just as much as the next person, but at this rate radio channels and stores have been blasting Christmas songs since October and sometimes I I need a break. Here are a few non-holiday tunes to warm your ears during this chilly month. Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl – …

Read More