March 23, 2017

Emporium: Dead In Bed

Ewan McKenzie's psychedelic pop project Emporium is back with a new EP, Dead In Bed. The three storytelling songs are loosely connected by a theme: being afraid of the dark and the nightmares that may come knocking during the night. McKenzie's signature keyboards can be soothing, scary, and deceptively joyous (during Thin Yellow Dogs. He somehow managed to update the fairy tale pop sound of the Sixties with an early Eighties synth gloss.

McKenzie doesn't care about fads or being hip and happening. As a true Scotsman he cuts his own path, a twisting and turning claim to the right of way. Listeners are free to follow his whim or get lost in the process. One thing is for sure: it is interesting trip.

Deleyaman filiming a live DVD @ Le Clos des Fées

photo: Azam Ali

The Deleyaman shows at Le Clos des Fées will be filmed for a future DVD release. The lover, The stars & The citadel, the latest album by the French dark wave duo will get a vinyl release on April 4th thru Sonic Rendezvous.

March 22, 2017

Thurston Moore: new album "Rock n Roll Consciousness", stream "Smoke Of Dreams"

A new Thurston Moore album, Rock n Roll Consciousness, will be released on April 28th. Lead single Smoke Of Dreams is rather subdued and melancholic - a far cry from the noise rock with Sonic Youth.

The album was recorded at the The Church studio's in London, with Deb Googe (My Bloody Valentine, Snowpony) on bass, James Sedwards (Nøught, Chrome Hoof) on guitar and Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth, Crucifucks) on drums.

Phish: Additional Summer & Dick's Labor Day Weekend Shows

photo: Brantley Gutierrez © Phish 2016

Phish Have just announced few more Summer dates, in addition to their Baker's Dozen shows at MSG in New York: a 3-night stand in Chicago, one-nighters in Dayton and Pittsburgh, and 3-night Dick's Sporting Goods Park for their seventh annual Labor Day Weekend run in Commerce City, CO.

Words about music (437): Vernon Reid

As far as guitar goes, it's weird to have such a challenging activity in my life for so long - I love it. It kicks my ass every day.

Vernon Reid