Music for 8/16/19!!! Meet Me @ the Altar, The Muslims, MAAFA

@@@ Meet Me @ the Altar: Bigger than Me EP (Self-released, 2019)  All of today’s listens are from a profile in the Guardian about the black punk scene in the wake of Afropunk.  I started today’s listen with the Muslims record below so when we compare the sounds of the two this record is a polished Southern Comfort emo sound with big production, catchy choruses.  It’s not a criticism it’s just an observation that not all punk records sound the same.  The lyrical focus here is on emotional dynamics, relationships and shit.  The whole band plays hard with a lot of energy and though it’s not my favorite style of punk they rock it.  The singer has a great voice really dwarfing standard Cali dude on the mic.

@@@ The Muslims: Mayo Supreme (Don’t Panic, 2019) Oh man, what’s sweeter than three dark people in North Carolina starting a punk band called the Muslims?  They open up classic and abrasive punk with smart and cutting lyrics.  I’m feeling this bigly.  Female on the mic with a sharp tongue, let it all out we’ll all feel much better!  The first line of F**k the Cistem is why are men such fucking trash?  Yes.  I’m gonna peep a little more to get pumped up before I go burn Whitey’s house down but this record will be on my year end list.  I’m tipping out at track 4, the title track, but thus far all four tracks have been bursting with obscenity and righteous disdain for general cocksuckery out there.

@@@ MAAFA: Demo 2017 (Self-released, 2017)  I could not find these guys up on Apple Music which is a shame as they combine punk nihilism and sonics with traditional Afro rhythms and sporting a black female vocalist.  When they get to the chorus they bring it and they bring it hard and classic.  I like this a whole bunch, the lyrics, the sounds, and the playing, it’s music with substance.  I’m guessin there are some Bad Brains records in this band’s collection.  On their bandcamp page they say they’re working on their first full length — let’s hope they get on it and finish soon.   Really heartfelt and high quality music to get you pumped up, check it out!

YTD recordings listened to: 419
Good music, not list worthy: 253
Not good music: 142

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel, Chaka Khan, Pom Poko, Fried Egg, Horndal, Wyxz, Tarek Atoui, Hawktail, Saicobab, Shannon and the Clams, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Emma Louise, Andre Bratten, Nathan Corder/Tom Weeks, Oli XL, Buzzherd, Logistic Slaughter, The Muslims

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Music for 8/15/19!!! Ali Berger, Thom Yorke, Katy Perry

@@@ Ali Berger: Sump Pump EP (Ghostly, 2019)  A pre release techno jam I got to via a twat on the Twatter.  It’s rocking the classic techno beat with a voice repeating the word ‘pump’ repeatedly.  I mean that’s a bit of a double entendre and I get that but I’m not sure I need to hear a dude say sump and then pump dozens and dozens of time.  What if I made this review into the following: sump pump sump pump sump pump sump pump sump pump sump pump.  You get the idea.  I appreciate the bounce and funkiness of the arrangement but I could use a bit more up top, naimsayin’?

@@@ Thom Yorke: ANIMA (XL, 2019)  I’ve not checked out Yorke’s solo record recently released til now.  I have a good friend who is mercilessly negative on Yorke, his voice, and his general demeanor, and whole trip and I think that has taken its toll on my perception of him.  This is electronic music built up into songs unlike a lot of electronic music which serves up limited vocals (sump pump sump pump sump pump) and long funky jams.  Yorke is gonna serve up some high quality sounds so it down to the tunes.  I’m agnostic on the opening tune, let’s skip ahead.  Thus far I feel there’s a bit too much Thom and I could use more of the sounds which are really nice.  The third tune, Twist, is more sonics and less vocals and I’m enjoying it more.  I’m feeling this simple tune, Dawn Chorus, but overall I’m agnostic on this record.  I dig aspects of it but I’m not jumping up and down.

@@@ Katy Perry: Small Talk (Capitol, 2019)  Up on the Apple Music hot tracks section.  It’s a breakup pop tune and while the lyrics are pretty high school she does some trick singing here.  It’s too bad she doesn’t have better material.  The sounds are pop funk with a synth based arrangement that doesn’t really add much to the tune, it just gets out of the way for her vocals.  I like the beat.  These days the bar for a mainstream pop tune is pretty low so when I say this is a good tune, it’s within that context.

YTD recordings listened to: 416
Good music, not list worthy: 251
Not good music: 141

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel, Chaka Khan, Pom Poko, Fried Egg, Horndal, Wyxz, Tarek Atoui, Hawktail, Saicobab, Shannon and the Clams, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Emma Louise, Andre Bratten, Nathan Corder/Tom Weeks, Oli XL, Buzzherd, Logistic Slaughter

Music for 8/14/19!!! Black Mountain, Khruangbin, Jeezy

@@@ Black Mountain: Destroyer (Jagjaguwar, 2019)  I remember these dudes from a while back.  In this first tune they take their ’70s riffmongering and swirl in some ’80s influences — a synth melody here and there and a little bit of Styx Kool Aid.  Not a great sign but I skipped to the second tune which has more riffs but has a robot voice.  I don’t dislike it greatly but the addition of prog pretension and synths isn’t welcome to my ears.  Of course I have the ears of an ignoramus so if this sounds like your cup of stank get up on it!

@@@ Khruangbin: Hasta El Cielo (Dead Oceans) These guys took one of their record from 2018 and dubbed it.  A nice and creative move and this first tune works pretty well as a dub.  The basslines aren’t traditional dubwise but the spirit is there and I dig it.  The second tune sports a funkier bass line and some occasional pieces of guitar come floating through.  However the bass remains the driver here.  The uptempo third tune Mary Always (clipped below for your earhole convenience) is the best of what I heard.

@@@ Jeezy ft. Meek Mill: MLK BLVD (Def Jam/UMG, 2019)  You claim you’re real but you’re rollin’ fake!  That’s how this trap bomb opens up with the skitter and the fat dude bass.  Oh, he’s talking smack to everyone.  They want him dead like Malcolm X and he namechecks Rosa Parks in this gangster tune.  I can’t say I totally get what he’s on about — I went to Genius and took a look at the lyrics and I can’t say I’ve made much progress.  He’s mixing his old school references to MLK and Malcolm X with put downs of Kanye West and Rick Ross and making money and motherfuckers wearing fake Rolex watches.  I don’t have time to decipher what might well be nonsense.

YTD recordings listened to: 413
Good music, not list worthy: 249
Not good music: 140

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel, Chaka Khan, Pom Poko, Fried Egg, Horndal, Wyxz, Tarek Atoui, Hawktail, Saicobab, Shannon and the Clams, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Emma Louise, Andre Bratten, Nathan Corder/Tom Weeks, Oli XL, Buzzherd, Logistic Slaughter

Music for 8/13/19!!! The Inspector Cluzo, Ezra Weiss, Blueface

@@@ The Inspector Cluzo: We the People of the Soil (FuckTheBassPlayer, 2018) I got to this record by a French outfit via a music publicist email.  The first tune, A Man Outstanding in His Field, is a humorous tune about farming.  The track has a humorous party feel to it but they switch from joking on the mic to rocking pretty hard at the drop of a hat.  The second tune, The Sand Preacher, opens with an acoustic guitar and the first line is about a horse so mammals have made appearances in the first two tunes.  I like the singer, he’s got a couple different stances on the microphone and his accented English works fine within the rock band.  The third tune, Cultural Misunderstanding, is lyrically strange but it works.  The hook in the chorus is a bit clunky as cultural misunderstanding is a lot of syllables to get out in a short period of time.  This is some rock with philosophical leanings but it rocks well.

@@@ Ezra Weiss: We Limit Not the Truth of God (Origin, 2019) I got to this big band track via a music publicist email.  Recorded in a church in Portland it’s an updated take on a big band arranging.  It’s pretty intricately arranged with the first solo coming just before the halfway point of the take.  I enjoyed the trumpet solo most and the track has an uplifting feel to it that many will enjoy.  The tune does not rely on the swinging power of the big band format but appears to envision the 17 pieces as a series of smaller ensembles that the tune revolves through.

@@@ Blueface: Dirt Bag (Cash Money, 2019)  I got to this track as Mr. Blueface is up on the ol’ Apple Music hot tracks section.  Dirt bag is slang for a person who doggedly pursues his/her lifestyle without washing.  The beat here is different with a couple of non-trap sounds — he’s got a couple of drum clashes and a wood percussion stick.  It appears Mr. Blueface’s dirtbag is a gang lifestyle, but a dirtbag might be engaged in any number of lifestyles.  The second tune, Bussdown, continues the slightly off kilter beats and a left field approach.  He put a hole in a n*gga and now he looks like a bagel.  That’s a great line and speaks to what this record is trying to be.  It uses usual street sounds and lyrical sounds but it gets to it from a different perspective.  Blueface is really good on the mic — he sounds urgent and occasionally nuts.

YTD recordings listened to: 410
Good music, not list worthy: 247
Not good music: 139

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel, Chaka Khan, Pom Poko, Fried Egg, Horndal, Wyxz, Tarek Atoui, Hawktail, Saicobab, Shannon and the Clams, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Emma Louise, Andre Bratten, Nathan Corder/Tom Weeks, Oli XL, Buzzherd, Logistic Slaughter

Music for 8/12/19!!! OSHUN, The Warp/The Weft, Megan Thee Stallion

@@@ OSHUN: Stuck (OSHUN, 2019)  An Afrofuturist single I got to via an email from an upstate New York media collective.  I thought this was a small group as this collective is into underground business but this video has 1.4 million views on the GooglePimp.  It opens up with a laidback vibe and a retro sounding beat.  It’s a double female operation with lyrics revolving around being stuck and trying to get out of that state of mind.  It’s reminiscent of the Fugees and is more of a stream of conciousness vibe than a structured tune.  Good for summer.

@@@ The Warp/The Weft: Dead Reckoning (Self-released, 2019)  I got to this self released expansive rock record via an email from the group themselves.  This first tune is an interesting blend of sounds with a rocking band and pretty retro hippie/prog singer.  Oooh, they get into some mathy business halway through the tune.  There’s also some prog and pastoral Jethro Tull type rock to be had here.  Whether you dig this record depends on how you feel about the singer.  He’s super literate and works an uncommon vibe on the microphone.  Myself I like it but I’m an open minded listener.  The band is tight and they’ve spent some time arranging these tunes.  The tones are very nice as well.  If you’re up for some slightly to the side rock music check these guys out, they have a lot of sounds packed in here.

@@@ Megan Thee Stallion: Hot Girl Summer (300 Entertainment, 2019)  A late entry into the jam of the summer entry.  It’s a smooth ass singer with Nikki Minaj and another female rapper who I assume is Megan Thee Stallion.  The tune has a slapdash feel to it with some generic keyboard vamps and a few different hip hop appearances thrown over it.  My favorite part of the tune is how they keep using a sample of Nikki Minaj saying she’s a ‘real ass bitch’.  She’s a got a lot of options cuz she’s got a lot popping.  I think this is a weak entry into tune of the summer.  Not the weakest but it’s not super catchy, except the ‘real ass bitch’ sample.

YTD recordings listened to: 407
Good music, not list worthy: 244
Not good music: 139

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel, Chaka Khan, Pom Poko, Fried Egg, Horndal, Wyxz, Tarek Atoui, Hawktail, Saicobab, Shannon and the Clams, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Emma Louise, Andre Bratten, Nathan Corder/Tom Weeks, Oli XL, Buzzherd, Logistic Slaughter

Music for 8/9/19!!! Dolphine, Nancy Braithwaite, Trippie Redd

@@@ Mega Bog: Dolphine (Paradise of Bachelors, 2019)  I saw this record twatted about as music deserving more ears, so peep it I shall.  The record opens with spacious reverbed guitars and tinkly percussion with a bit of a country lilt.  It then segues into late ’70s FM soft rock.  Oh boy, deep into that vibe for sure.  It’s like Yes and Joni Mitchell had a lovebaby.  It’s meticulously put together and perfectly played but I’m having trouble appreciating it.  I dig that it’s a mix of sounds smashed together — indie, prog, a smear of country, some ambient sounds etc but it’s not working for me.  Check for yourself.

@@@  Nancy Braithwaite: Songs and Chamber Works of Edith Hemenway (Etcetera, 2019) I got to this classical music recording of works by never recorded female compose — that would be Edith Hemenway.  The instrumentation here is cello, piano, clarinet and soprano vocals.  It is a distinct compositional style, both modern but fitting within familiar classical sounds.  4 tracks are up on Soundcloud and I’m really enjoying the second one, Asian Figures: Ferns Bend Into the Wind.  It’s a spare piece with a beautiful clarinet melody.  I listened to all four of the tracks available as I don’t get a shot at new classical music often and I enjoyed it.  Rich and expressive.

@@@ Trippie Redd: Snake Skin (Ten Thousand Projects LLC, 2019)  This single is #2 pole position on the Apple Music hot tracks section.  It’s a hip hop ballad strangely enough and if I understand correctly it’s both about a woman who is bad enough to have a snake skin and then pleading for someone not to commit suicide.  I think the suicide metaphor is how all the n*ggas are gonna commit suicide when they realize all the money Mr. Trippie is making.  The extensive piano vamping is an odd choice as it lends a lounge vibe to these lyrics and the whole track has a somewhat incoherent flavor to it.  I’m at a complete loss as to what this is about.  I know many folks out there don’t insist on songs making sense but I think that’s a reasonable threshhold for a listener.

YTD recordings listened to: 404
Good music, not list worthy: 242
Not good music: 138

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel, Chaka Khan, Pom Poko, Fried Egg, Horndal, Wyxz, Tarek Atoui, Hawktail, Saicobab, Shannon and the Clams, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Emma Louise, Andre Bratten, Nathan Corder/Tom Weeks, Oli XL, Buzzherd, Logistic Slaughter

 

Music for 8/8/19!!! Carla Dal Forno, Gold Panda, Ariana Grande

@@@ Carla dal Forno: So Much Better (Kallista, 2019) A pre release single I got to via an email from the online music retailer Stranded.  It opens with a little dub wise sound — echoing bells over a really nice thick bass sound.  Dal Forno sings in that classic detached manner that doesn’t work for me.  She has some extremely nice sonic garnish floating across the stereo field but I fear it’s not enough to overcome my aversion to the singing.  It is a relationship song with rather vicious lyrics which I appreciate.  I’m happy that you’re still the same and I’m so much better.  I dig that.

@@@ Gold Panda: Transactional Relationship (City Slang, 2019)  I got to this single via a twat on the Twatter.  It opens strangely with an indie funky loop and what sounds like a glitched up loop.  We get a little keyboard vamp, some monosyllabic vocal pieces and what sounds like an updated needle scratch sound.  The most work appears to have gone into the chopped and glitched up pieces of sound that garnish the groove.  There are no vocal parts per se after the bits are considered.  It’s cool, kinda stays in one place but that’s fine.

@@@ Ariana Grande and Social House: Boyfriend (UMG, 2019)  I see this collaboration up on the hot tracks section.  I kinda like Grande and think she’s full of shit at the same time.  Grande’s recent tracks have been a combination of superslick pop and graywater sour feelings.  The arrangement here is dense, medium high funky and accessible at the same time.  Everybody has issues in this track both Grande and her collaborator.  They love each other but they’re not boyfriend and girlfriend, the sounds are way more sophisticated than the lyrics.

YTD recordings listened to: 401
Good music, not list worthy: 240
Not good music: 137

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel, Chaka Khan, Pom Poko, Fried Egg, Horndal, Wyxz, Tarek Atoui, Hawktail, Saicobab, Shannon and the Clams, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Emma Louise, Andre Bratten, Nathan Corder/Tom Weeks, Oli XL, Buzzherd, Logistic Slaughter