Music for 9/3/19!!! Alexander Tucker, Pusha T, Ceremony

@@@ Alexander Tucker: Guild of the Asbestos… (Thrill Jockey, 2019)  While this review is at the top of the post it is my last listen of the day so it is natural to compare it to the Ceremony record down the bottom.  Here we have more of an ambient opening tune, heavier on cloud synths and lighter on rhythms.  The growling bass sound is quite nice.  It’s got that large arena rock album vibe of a classic U2 without that blowhard Bono.  The quasi-Brith affect of the singer lends a highbrow signifier to the track.  Go Brexit!  Fucking do it, slit your own throats it’s totally punk rock.  Slight non-sequitur there.  These are all larger tunes from 5+ minutes up to 10.  The second tune unwinds more slowly as you would expect from a 9 minute monster shot so it does appear to work within popular song structures but in an engorged fashion.  I really like the bass sound, the singer not so much.  The bowed sounds of the third tune work for me, but I tipped!

@@@ Pusha T: Coming Home (featuring Lauryn Hill) (UMG, 2019)  When I saw this single listed in the Apple Music hot tracks I thought Pusha T and Lauryn Hill was an interesting combination.  And sonically she does provide contrast to Pusha T’s tough street rhymes.  I’m not sure what the tune is about but it’s more uplifting and melodic than usual Pusha T business.  Towards the end of the track the title ‘Coming Home’ appears – it’s a black rebirth anthem and it’s pretty interesting.  There’s a line about black people being past their due date, that line caught my ear.  I’m listening to the track for the second time and it’s hard to connect his rhymes to her sung lyrics.  The sounds are pretty hot and atypical for what I’ve heard from Pusha T before.

@@@ Ceremony: In the Spirit World Now (Relapse, 2019)  I find it fascinating that heavy music label Relapse has started trafficking in other genres.  My guess is they’re feeling economically pinched and looking to get any loot they can from other genres.  The first tune, Turn Away the Bad Thing, is an angular old school art school thing from the first half of the ’80s balanced pretty equally between guitars and synths.  The singing duties are mostly handled by a gent with a brusque barking manner.  That tune, clipped below, is picked as the main single for a reason as it is both melodic and muscular.  These guys do a good job of making synths sound aggressive and rocking, an above average example of synth rock so check it out if you roll in this way.

YTD recordings listened to: 451
Good music, not list worthy: 274
Not good music: 152

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, Tobe Nwigwe, Saint Abdullah

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Music for 8/28/19!!! Empath, ShittyBoyz BabyTron, Icewear Vezzo

@@@ Empath: Night On Earth (Get Better, 2019) A sexually fluid experimental punk band out of Philadelphia — I think I seen ’em namechecked on the Twatter.  Those of you out there thinking this is gonna be some crusty, guitar punk record, well think again you close minded bitches as this is ’80s synth punk.  It does have a punky edge as well as a Cure-y edge and this first tune is all right.  The second tune, Pure Intent, does ramp up tempo and the rough section cuts and it does indeed have a wild punk stench to it.  I like that the singer who sounds mostly freakish takes the roughest moment to pop out some sweetness, it’s an engaging contrast and they do whip quite a shitty and a unique one at that.  I should amend the review to state that there are some guitar freakouts/noise to be had here, it’s not as extensive as a traditional punk record but it’s up in there.  This is not the kind of record where you talk a lot about the song structures or this sound, it’s an explosion of a certain kind of freak energy that you’re either gonna like or not.  I like it, they’re just losing their shit.

@@@ ShittyBoyz BabyTron: Punch God 2 (N/A, 2019)  This track is featured on the same Pitchfork Detroit hip hop full length.  Thus far these two Detroit tunes share a pleasant roughness that a lot of trap avoids.  Mr. ShittyBoyz pulls a sample from an ’80s tune I can’t put my finger on and he just runs his mouth bigly.  Lots of rhymes about the ladies and how they do him wrong and how they want to marry him but it’s more the energy here that matters.  Using the word street to describe hip hop is a big problem but to say that this lacks a certain corporate shine in favor of big energy and lots of words is an accurate statement.  They said something in Pitchfork about some connection to video games with this artist.  I didn’t hear that but maybe I missed it or maybe Pitchfork is making shit up, it happens yo.

@@@ Icewear Vezzo & Babyface Ray: Champions (Iced Up/Wavy Gang, 2019)  A Detroit hip hop track I got to via the mighty indie sword called Pitchfork.  Recently purchased by Conde Nasty, a huge publishing company, but indie nonetheless and details my neezies, details!  They take a Queen piano and Freddie Mercury from that cheese ass anthem We are the Champions and throw some booty bass under it and hit the rhymes.  It is a boast track mostly about money and ghetto business but the juxtaposition of that and the Freddie Mercury sample is pretty creative.

YTD recordings listened to: 442
Good music, not list worthy: 268
Not good music: 149

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, Tobe Nwigwe

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 7/16/19!!! Roisin Murphy, Lil Nas X, (Sandy) Alex G

@@@ Roisin Murphy: Incapable (Loaded/BMG, 2019)  I have not heard of this dancefloor diva til I peeped the Guardian’s songs of summer article that came yesterday.  This is some classic retro disco biscuitry with low key vocals — she’s not a 5 octave Mariah Carey kinda gal.  I don’t mind her vocal style but it would be more compelling if the sounds were less canned and fresher.  I’ve heard this track many many times and you have too without realizing it.  8:26 of white wedding dancing?  Perhaps.  Some people just want to get out their and wiggle their ass and there’s no shame in that but….c’mon there’s enough vanilla ice cream out there to fill many stadiums, naimsayin’?

@@@ Lil Nas X: Old Town Road (Sony, 2018) I’ve read tons about this song and Lil Nas X but I haven’t peeped it til now as I’m looking at the Guardian’s songs of the summer.  It’s a mildly country tune over a fat jeep bass and a trap beat.  It’s an unusual pairing sonically but it’s pretty simple like a popsicle and it comes and goes without making much more than noticing he black country drawled over some hip hop beats.  I don’t understand what all the fuss is about.  This smells a bit one hit wonder-y.

@@@ (Sandy) Alex G: Gretel (Domino, 2019)  A pre-release offkilter entry into the Guardian’s songs of the summer.  It gets into an indie groove with some Tim Hecker screaming types of drones in the back.  In come the shoegaze-y vocals and it’s the musical equivalent of an almost broke carnival.  At around 90 seconds the tune morphs into a strummed acoustic sing-a-long type of thing with what sound like calliope pipes.  Also gets garnished with shaker and mandolin it is both bright and dark at the same time.  Me personally I’m not feeling this as a summer track but that’s just me and it seems more like a music publicist’s successful crashing of a summer song list.

YTD recordings listened to: 355
Good music, not list worthy: 210
Not good music: 123

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

Music for 7/5/19!!! Trash Kit, Dumb, Venom Prison

@@@ Trash Kit: Horizon (Upset the Rhythm, 2019)  Some Brit indie business off a promo email from Line of Best Fit.  Retro ’90s guitar indie weirdness with what sounds like a synth horn, but might be a poorly recorded real horn.  Peppy, upbeat energy featuring active drumming that is higher quality than most indie bands.  The second tune, Dislocate, has a loping indie world music (specifically African) laidback guitar feel to it.  I like it more than the opener.  I think this record has some interesting ideas but I keep fast forwarding to the next track which is always not a great sign.

@@@ Dumb – Club Nites (Mint)  More indie rock, this time more muscular than the freak slant above.  The dude singer is energetic and off on a spoken word rant about something inconsequential.  I like the band they sound excited while rocking a pretty standard formula.  I’m on the fourth tune of this record and I dig this record.  The combination of a quasi ranting singer and a red bulled up band results in a quasi old school Minutemen kinda feel without the politics and with a distortion pedal.  If you’re an indie hipster peep this, it’s pretty happening.

@@@ Venom Prison – Samsara (Prosthetic)  Some metal off this week’s All Music notable release email.  Oh my, after a doomy intro these guys kick it off with all over you metal shitshow.  Lots of everything — threedling guitars, big power chords, jump cuts, and a singer that is pissed off but doesn’t sound like a fantasy goblin all the time.  With song titles like Uterine Industrialization you know what you’re in for on this record — a healthy blast of anti-social.  If you’re up for a post July 4th mosh these guys are there for the hookup.  They do a really god job of blending classic metal, thrash, doom and rolling it up into their own thing.

YTD recordings listened to: 336
Good music, not list worthy: 201
Not good music: 116

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

Music for 6/6/19!!! Quinn Christopherson, Bodywash, Suge

@@@ Quinn Christopherson: Raedeen (Self-released, 2019)  A single I got to after a music publicist email about a NPR tiny desk concert.  The arrangement is pretty stripped down and the star here is Christopherson’s odd voice and his oddly detailed lyrics that unfold during this down on his luck/drug addiction song.  Raedeen was his gal and the drugs blew their life apart and he’s bummed about it.  Twangy guitar that sits between a rockabilly and a jangly indie tune.  I like the contrast of the straight arrangement and his spill-y vocal style.  I usually recoil at the sound of the tambourine in a tune but I like it here.  Some nice twisting delayed echoes ring out tastefully in the course of the tune.  Overall well done for an indie track — some solid, non detached emotion and well arranged.

@@@ Bodywash: Reverie (Luminelle, 2019) Some retro indie business I got to via one of the folks distributing it twatting it up on the Twatter.  Super floating cloud synths, reverbed vocals.  I guess everybody got their Cure records out recently because I hear strains of the Great Black Eyelinered One up heah in the indie tracks lately.  A little bit of the Feelies as well as many female indie women.  It’s more dreamy than sweet though there’s some sugar in there.  Not really my cup of indie but I’m just one dirty ape on the interwebz.  Pillows, it reminds me of pillows.

@@@ Da Baby: Suge (Interscope, 2019)  Occupying prime real estate on the Apple Music home page.  If you’re up for some standard trap business to kick off your summer, the Mr. Da or Mr. Baby is there for you.  Plenty of lyrics about how much money he’s making, a few lines about guns necessary to protect himself and plenty of bitches up in his grill.  It’s not often you hear ‘bitch’ as a background vocal but it’s here!  He’s a young CEO as he will remind you repeatedly over the course of the tune.  I like the beat, the keyboard/bass part is simple and some folks might say it lacks style and I would be one of those people.  He’s really good on the mic with standard lyrical themes that I’m somewhat not into.  I will continue to maintains that there is not a lot of sunlight between hip hop boasting about money, drugs, and women, and Trump’s behavior.  Which is ironical, right?  If it’s ill when the pumpkinheaded bitch hits it like that, isn’t it ill when it’s a young brother in the hood?  Naimsayin’?

YTD recordings listened to: 285
Good music, not list worthy: 168
Not good music: 99

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

Music for 6/5/19!!! Anemone, Dilly Dally, Scott Helman

@@@ Anemone: She’s the One (N/A, 2019)  I saw on the Twatter that this tune had been nominated for a SOCAN songwriting prize.  It’s a mash of ’80s dreamy synth pop and Beach Boys type rock weirdness but with updated sounds.  It’s got a pretty straight white boy/white girl rock dance beat, rock bass, some jangly guitars and classic reverbed female vocals.  Tempo is a tad above medium and it peaks with some hand percussion to go with the poo poo platter of indie sounds.  Indie is a tough sell for me, I dig it all right, but check it for yourself.  The percussion is my favorite part of the song.

@@@ Dilly Dally: Bad Biology (N/A, 2019)  Not off the Twatter but off the same SOCAN songwriting nomination list.  The tune is an extreme version of quietude in the verse and then a Smashing Pumpkin type crush in the chorus.  The lyrics are gender related — bad being a boy, blah blah blah, bad being a girl…yadda yadda yadda.  The most notable component of the tune is the contrast of the sections and I dig how they stretched it as far as they could.  There’s not a lot of rocking with some of the youngsters today so it’s refreshing to hear a smackdown.  The female vocalist goes half orc in the second chorus to get pretty dark for indie business these days.

@@@ Scott Helman: Hang Ups (Scott Helman, 2019)  More mainstream with a pop guitar nugget here off that SOCAN songwriting nominations.  The lyrical hook revolves around his own personal hang ups and asking his gal/whoever to not hang up on him.  You can hear the Justin Bieber production influences going on here bigly.   A little funk, a wee pubic hair of rock, a lot of pop vocal actions and smooth porn star pelvis production shine.  The mix is pretty thick with percussion overlays, lots of vocal tracks and a generally soda pop vibe.  It’s a wee bit pop childish for my taste but whatevs.  To conclude, I don’t really know what the SOCAN songwriting awards are, I think it has to do with Canada but I don’t really know or care.

YTD recordings listened to: 282
Good music, not list worthy: 167
Not good music: 97

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