Music for 2/12/20!!! Fera, 3D Routine, Country Westerns

@@@ Fera: Stupidamutaforma (Maple Death, 2020)  Electronic music over at the Bandcamp as the album of the day.  The first tracks is dark and semi sweet with slow synth arpeggios and some ping pong delay action.  There are only two pre-release tracks up so I will get an incomplete picture of what this recording is about.  Or not.  Very nice bass sound, full and authoritative.  The second track is called Cura and it’s an exercise in high frequencies at least in the beginning.  This is a 7 minute banger so the question here is if and when we get some bass going with this upper register business what it will all sound like.  About 4:10 into the track the bass comes in and it’s delicious.  I like this track.  It’s trippy and disturbing and quite pretty at the same time.  I dig those contrasts.

@@@ 3D Routine: Mush (N/A, 2020)  Another Bandcamp album of the day people, this time brisk old school flavored New Wave, edge of punk business.  Three pre-release bangers available here so just a quick visit.  They stick an old school hippie style jam on the end of this track which I find interesting and they head out onto a Beefheart-esque path to open the second track.  Two intertwined and nutty guitar parts before they return to what we know as rock.  I’m a fan of the drummer and they’re all playing pretty hard.  It is both up to date and retro at the same time with great energy.

@@@ Country Westerns: Gentle Souls (Fat Possum, 2020) I got to this pre release single via a music publicist email.  If you’ve ever wondered what a shoegaze country thing would sound like then peep this track.  Gruff doesn’t do the singer’s voice justice here.  It’s a breaking apart relationship song with a lot of Neil Young feels and guitar distortion.  I like it all right.

YTD recordings listened to: 109
Good music, not list worthy: 63
Not good music: 43

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, Tarek Atoui, Saicobab, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Mariachi El Bronx, Pour Me a Grog, Sudan Archives, Lakou Mizik, Moodymann, Pharmakon, Alefa Madagascar, Janjao, Luge, Wiki, Mick Jenkins, Jeremiah Jae, Fera

Music for 12/26/19!!! Priests, Pharmakon

@@@ Priests: Seduction of Kansas (Sister Polygon, 2019) #81 on Vice’s best of 2019 and it’s a blend of rock, punk, a little indie dancefloor, and a little ’80 angular Devo style business.  I don’t understand why the worst rock sounds of the ’80s have been recycled while hardcore and freak punk has not been resurrected.  These questions are above my pay grade but I’m not a huge fan of these sounds and while I’m sure the female singer is a decent human I’m not feeling her microphone stylings.

@@@ Pharmakon: Devour (Sacred Bones, 2019)  Some dark ass industrial that sits at #77 on Vice’s top 100 of 2019.  The unique addition to the cruncy, incessant machine sounds is the processed and fucked up vocals the singer, Pharmakon herself injects into the proceedings.  I dig the fucked-up-edness of this first track.  The second tune, Spit it Out has more of a swampy and metal feel to it.  It’s a 7 minute banger so I’m betting it’s going to unfold a tad on the slow side but that’s fine as I dig the sounds.  At about 1:40 it goes threedly and high frequency aggro.  I’m in the middle of the third tune and while it’s a bit of a one tone situation I do dig the unique sonic darkness presented here.

YTD recordings listened to: 667
Good music, not list worthy: 404
Not good music: 222

Best: 8
Honorable Mentions: 15

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, Tarek Atoui, Saicobab, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Mariachi El Bronx, Pour Me a Grog, Sudan Archives, Lakou Mizik, Moodymann, Pharmakon

Music for 12/17/19!!! Stormzy, Mannequin Pussy, MIKE

@@@ Stormzy: Heavy is the Head (Atlantic/Warner, 2019)  I’m a big Guardian reader and Stormzy is a huge ass deal in the UK.  Regular readers know of my ongoing love/hate with UK hip hop and how the British accent changes the listening experience more than you would think.  The first tune, Big Michael, sees Stormzy rapping over a bombastic synth part and a surprisingly unfunky drum loop.  Stormzy sounds tough and I appreciate that.  The second tune (clipped below) sports a better beat and Stormzy bringing it with more energy.  Even though I still prefer American hip hop I can see why Stormzy is a big deal in the UK.  He’s an energetic and skilled MC for sure.  The third tune is the title track and a slow ballad so I clicked through.  In a bad sign I’m on the sixth tune and I think the first two were the best tracks by far.

@@@ Mannequin Pussy: Patience (Epitaph, 2019) #35 on Pitchfork’s best of 2019 list.  Not a band I’ve heard til now but I guess they’re a Philly outfit making the leap to Epitaph.  On this first tune they come off as energetic and not as Southern California ramped up skate punk that I associate with Epitaph.  They sport a female singer who I think does really solid work on the mic.  They definitely lift indie sounds from the ’90s to put them into their updated punk sound and they end up sounding the way bands sounded back in the day before indie/punk and all that exploded into various genres and subgenres.  The second tune (clipped below) is the single for sure.  Confessional lyrics with nice vocal hooks.  The third tune, Cream really rocks and I’m a bit shocked it didn’t lead the album out of the gates.  The second and third songs are the best of what I heard.

@@@ Mike: Tears of Joy (10k, 2019) #31 on Pitchfork’s top 50 of 2019.   Described as a producer/rapper that is reshaping underground hip hop on Apple Music the first track Scarred Lungs Vol. 1&2 opens up with a cloudy flute loop mashed up with a keyboard vamp.  I’m guesing on that.  This tune has a pleasantly chopped feel but I’m not a huge fan of these drawling MCs.  The second tune Whole Wide World keeps the trippy/dreamy vibe but ditches the herky jerky sample placement and resembles more of a hippie hop chill listening experience.  He also puts more energy into the rhymes and their delivery.  I’m checking this third tune, Going Truu and I like it best of what I’ve heard.  He takes the sounds in the gospel direction and he gets a good head of steam to his rhymes. 

YTD recordings listened to: 656
Good music, not list worthy: 396
Not good music: 222

Best: 8
Honorable Mentions: 15

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, Tarek Atoui, Saicobab, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Mariachi El Bronx, Pour Me a Grog, Sudan Archives, Lakou Mizik

Music for 11/21/19!!! The Phantom Broadcast, Juana Molina, Coldplay

@@@ The Phantom Broadcast: Antiquities Vol 2 (Vicarion, 2019)  I got to this genre mash of rock, jazz, metal via a music publicist in the Midwest.  The first tune is an ambient intro before things set to rocking.  As was described in the email it’s not gonna be a straight rock thing.  It does have elements of mainstream rock but it doesn’t come off as having the same goals as a mainstream rock tune.  So  a bit of prog, a schmear of classic rock, a little ’80s rock happening.  The third track, Burrowing Owl, opens acoustically with a figure, a wee bit of tinkly percussion and some intoned ooh ah vocals.  I would usually not respond to this type of music well at all but I don’t hate this, in fact I kinda like it.  I always say it’s partially the sounds, but also what you’re doing with the sounds.  In addition they seem into it.  I want musicians to be into what they’re doing and they sound into it.  The second to last tune, Leaving Appleton brings on the mellow once again so it’s less of a rock record and a bit more of a slightly proggy, arty acoustic thing.  I give respect to them for doing something different.

@@@ JUANA MOLINA: Forfun [EP] (Crammed Discs, 2019) Two releases (this one and the one below) from this week’s WRIR playlist email.  I’m a big Crammed Discs fan so I check their releases and I think I’ve even heard Juana Molina’s music before.  This first tune is a quirky rock thing, think a melted B-52s kind of vibe.  Thin driving guitars, an accelerated tempo, and vocals in Spanish.  Every track has the word punk in it so she does follow through on her pledge.  I would call this world punk, it’s executed well and she brings flavor to the tracks with her vocals.  I’m not super in the mood for it, I would recommend the new Muslims record over this one if you want a punk injection.

@@@ Coldplay: Champion of the World (Sony, 2019) I couldn’t find the Malaysian pop reissue from the ’70s that I wanted to review in this slot so I opted for the righteous and flaccid Coldplay.  This is the first single from their new biscuit.  I’m not sure what to say about this mainstream cheese comet — it’s hard to believe this is the work of grown men as it comes off as childish.  It’s got a classic feel good acoustic guitar strum, a big stack of background vocals, a simple guitar riff and the singer, oy the singer!!!  I’ve clipped the lyric video below but unless you’re strung out on Oxy I wouldn’t suggest it.  I think he’s the champion of the world because she (whoever she is is just so awesome).  Wow, let’s wrap up for the day.

YTD recordings listened to: 610
Good music, not list worthy: 364
Not good music: 205

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, Bug Martin, Kaleta and the Super Yamba Band, Toko Telo, Brittany Howard, The Garifuna Collective, Mariachi El Bronx, Bonnie Baxter, Danny Brown, clipping., Deafkids, Michael Kiwanuka, Kelly Moran, Canalon de Timbiqui, Pour Me a Grog, Loscil, The Good Ones

Music for 10/2/19!!! Nice Biscuit, Girl Band, Kate Teague

@@@ Nice Biscuit: Digital Mountain (Self released, 2018)  I got to this Australian rock record via the Happy online music magazine.  That’s out of Australia, Happy Mag that is.  This first tune has a rocking vibe with a few sci fi threads/’80s flavors.  Chorused guitars, quirky female vocalists and some pretty straight rocking.  I’m not a huge fan of these guitar sounds but I do like the weirdness of what they have going on.  The third tune sounds like Devo and Yes had a proggy little weird ass love baby.  Song lengths aren’t your standard 3 minute pop biscuits, the shortest is just shy of 5 minutes with some going up over 7 minutes so a little bit of jam for your biscuits.

 

@@@ Girl Band: The Talkies (Rough Trade, 2018)  I got to this Irish rock band record via the Line of Best fit weekly email.  After a weird intro they get into a noisy and bashy punk flavored tune called Going Norway.  The singer is a shouter and a bit unhinged.  Thus far I’m not sensing that they want to perform songs, more like big shots of blustering sound.  I’m not opposed to the absence of melody and structure, I’m cool with that but I haven’t connected with these tunes yet.  I like the noise of the guitars and drums on this record and the singer’s nuttiness but the tunes leave me a bit unengaged.

 

 

@@@ Kate Teague: Kate Teague (Muscle Beach, 2018) Ah, this fall’s indie guitar new flavor.  If you’re an indie listener you’ve heard this formula dozens of times — shiny arpeggiated guitar, straight rock drumming and female singing.  It’s a bit melancholy, a bit slack, and a wee bit rocking.  I’m not sure what to say here, I don’t strongly dislike it but it’s very standard fare.  Also it’s a bit ironic that hipsters can think repeated versions of the same record is hip.

 

 

 

YTD recordings listened to: 505
Good music, not list worthy: 304
Not good music: 168

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, Bug Martin, Kaleta and the Super Yamba Band, Toko Telo, Brittany Howard, The Garifuna Collective, Mariachi El Bronx

 

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 7/24/19!!! Lisel, Guitar Wolf, Necking

@@@ Lisel: Ciphers (Luminelle, 2019)  I got to this pre release single from an indie hipster twat on the Twatter.  She is a classical singer and a producer as well so I’m guessing it’s gonna wash out as a New Age-y kinda thing.  And right on time!  Big soaring female vocals, a bit of a pipe organ typa patch and a simple drum beat that sounds like a piston engine with a reverse sound popped in there for hipness.  It’s well executed as an arrangement but the multi-layered thing does make me yearn for a new pair of underwear and a gin and tonic.  It’s quite upper crusty in its assumptions.  Upper as in angel choir.  This is good music to walk through a European painting gallery.

@@@ Guitar Wolf: Love & Jett (Third Man, 2019)  I got to this release via the charts at Vancouver’s CFUV.  I haven’t peeped any Third Man business for a while so it’s good to see what rock star Jack has been up to.  Crushed up (compression wise) garage punk.  The singer has a whole barely distinguishable thing going on which is fine.  The guitars are distorted both in the recording and compressed so much they hurt my ears a bit.  Thus far I’m not getting a shot of excitement from the songs themselves though the energy of the mix and the music is quite high.  The second track, Sex Jaguar, comes out with the same thrash punk drumming and full on band sound.  I appreciate the aggressiveness of the music but the singer sounds more than a bit like the village idiot.  I’m not a huge Ramones fan but I would take that over this.

@@@ Necking – Cut Your Teeth (Mint) Also off this week’s CFUV playlist email.  It’s #1 in the loud section and it doesn’t look like a metal video so I’m guessing we’re in punkland.  Oh my Nirvana feels right out of the gate.  A sort of grinding punk riff, some bouncy bass actions.  It’s a female singer and she’s on about a dishonorable gent in her bedroom and she does an above average Sleater Kinney impersonation without the full molten female meltdown that is Sleater Kinney.  You got a big mouth, you know that?  It is rocking while being very accessible at the same time, you can never underestimate the impact of uptempo energy.  A bunch of the Breeders, some Sleater Kinney, it’s like that.  I can see a lot people digging this formula.  I could use just a scooch more original sound to it myself as such close copies don’t work for me.

YTD recordings listened to: 375
Good music, not list worthy: 224
Not good music: 130

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