Tag Archives: indie

September 15, 2020

Father John Misty “To S.” To S. / To R.  (Subpop)
Bright Eyes “Pan and Broom” Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was  (Dead Oceans)
Arlo Parks “Hurt” Hurt  (Transgressive)
Chromeo “6 Feet Away” Quarantine Casanova  (Chromeo Recordings, Inc.)
Chicano Batman “Blank Slate” Invisible People  (ATO Records)
Bahamas “Own Alone” Sad Hunk  (Brushfire Records)
Whitney “Strange Overtones” Candid  (Secretly Canadian)
Rhye “Helpless”  Helpless (Loma Vista)
Matt Berninger “One More Second”  Serpentine Prison  (Concord Records)
Yo La Tengo “Wasn’t Born to Follow”  Sleepless Night  (Matador)
Sally Anne Morgan “Garden Song”  Thread  (Thrill Jockey)
Bill Callahan “Pigeons”  Gold Record  (Drag City Records)
Guided By Voices “To Keep an Area”  Mirrored Aztec (GBV Inc.)
Fruit Bats “Today”  Hummer / Today  (Merge Records)
Bedouine, Waxahtahee, Hooray for the Riff Raff “Thirteen” Thirteen -Single. (Spacebomb)
This Is The Kit “Coming to Get You Nowhere” Off Off On  (Rough Trade)
The Mountain Goats “As Many Candles As Possible”  Getting Into Knives  (Merge Records)
Arab Strap “The Turning of Our Bones”  The Turning of Our Bones  (Rock Action)
Wye Oak “Spitting Image”  No Horizon  (Merge Records)
My Morning Jacket “Feel You”  The Waterfall II  (ATO Records)
Wilco “Summer Teeth (Slow Rhodes Version)”  Summer Teeth-Expanded  (Rhino)
Khruangbin “If There is No Question”  Mordechai  (Dead Oceans)
William Tyler “Four Corners”  New Vanitas  (Merge Records)
Sufjan Stevens “Video Game” The Ascension  (Asthmatic Kitty)
Sam Prekop “Summer Places”  Comma  (Thrill Jockey)
Angel Olsen “Whole New Mess” Whole New Mess  (Jagjaguwar)

Episode 012

August 11, 2020

Oliver Nelson “Dumpy Mama”  Skull Session  Light In the Attic (reissue)

Richard “Groove” Holmes “Mama’s Groove”  Six Million Dollar Man  Ace Records

Lonnie Liston Smith “Expansions” from Cosmic Funk & Spiritual Sounds Flying Dutchman

David Axelrod “Songs Of Innocence”  Songs of Innocence  Blue Note

Massive Attack “Ritual Spirit”  Ritual Spirit  Virgin

Aphex Twin “minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]”  Syro  Warp Records

 Mazzy Star “I’ve Gotta Stop”  Seasons of Your Day  Rhymes of an Hour Records

Dum Dum Girls “Coming Down”  Only in Dreams  Sub Pop

Beth Orton “She Cries Your Name”  Pure… Acoustic  Sony Music Entertainment

múm “Island Of Childrens Children”  Summer Make Good  Fatcat Records

Tortoise “I Set My Face To The Hillside”  TNT  Thrill Jockey

Purple Mountains “Snow is Falling in Manhattan”  Purple Mountains Drag City

R.E.M. “World Leader Pretend” from Green   Rhino/Warner Bros.

Michael Stipe,Big Red Machine “No Time For Love Like Now”  single  37d03d

Taylor Swift feat. Bon Iver “exile” from folklore 

The Magnetic Fields “100,000 Fireflies”  The Wayward Bus / Distant Plastic Trees  Merge

Negativland “Favorite Things”  No Business  Seeland

Unwound “Kantina”  Rat Conspiracy on Numero Group

Seam “Road to Madrid”  The Problem With Me  Touch & Go Records

The National “Don’t Swallow the Cap” Trouble Will Find Me  4AD

Fruit Bats “Today” single Merge

Episode 007

July 7, 2020


Peter Tosh Reggaemylitis Wanted Dread And Alive (Parlophone UK)
Yabby You/King Tubby Plague On The Land The Walls Of Jerusalem (Pressure Sounds)
Lee “Scratch” Perry Disco Devil Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Friends: The Jamaican Discomixes (Universal)
Mad Professor Catch a Rat! 2019 Riddim & Dub Series (Ariwa Sounds Ltd)
Mulatu Astatke;Black Jesus Experience Living on Stolen Land To Know Without Knowing (Agogo)
Moor Mother;Sham-e-Ali Nayeem Change Change (Mexican Summer)
Run The Jewels JU$T (feat. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha) RTJ4 (BMG)
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble Sharbath Gula Here Be Dragons (Ad Noiseam)
Drum & Lace Rise Further Little (Twig Records)
Kenny Burrell Chitlins Con Carne Midnight Blue (Blue Note)
Shirley Scott Do You Know a Good Thing When You See One? One for Me (Arc Records)
Sonny Memorial Quartet (Previtt, Zorn, Drummond, Horvitz) Cool Struttin’ Voodoo Jazz (Black Saint)
Tangerine Dream exit Exit (Elektra Records)
Sven Rånlund Clean Shave La Vie Modulaire 1 (GEIGER Grammofon)
Ricardo Donoso Forking Path Content (Denovali)
Iggy Pop, Tarwater, Alva Noto From Pent-Up Aching Rivers Leaves Of Grass (Morr)
Sojoy Calm – Volans II Ambistellar Jazz (Sojoymusic)
Einstürzende Neubauten Ten Grand Goldie Ten Grand Goldie (Potomak)
Budgie Crash Course in Brain Surgery In for the Kill! (Rock Repertoire)
Kassel Jaeger Paris Mustangs Swamps/Things (self-released)

June 10, 2020

On this episode of Nocturnal we dive into 10 new tracks. A shorter set than usual, but it’s been an enormous week for music released, especially on Bandcamp, where they waived fees once again. This week’s set begins with an old, but new track from Daniel Bachman, who I saw perform live just last summer in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at WSCA. We also have a few tracks from the new Rough Trade Publishing / Bank Robber compilation supporting Black Lives Matter. I hope you enjoy this week’s selections.

PLAYLIST
  1. Daniel Bachman  Dogwood  Green Alum Springs (Three Lobed Recordings)
  2. Orkesta Mendoza  Head Above Water  Curandero (Glitterbeat)
  3. Painted Zeros  Break  When You Found Forever (Don Giovanni Records)
  4. Linda Kemp  Don’t Go Hiding Your Light  EP (Gospel Train Records)
  5. Lip Talk + Woof Woof  No Justice No Peace (Rough Trade Publishing)
  6. Ty Segall & Cory Hanson  She’s a Beam (Drag City)
  7. Windy and Carl  Lighthouse  Unreleased Home Recordings 1992-1995  (self released)
  8. Caroline  Dark Blue  12″  (Rough Trade)
  9. Black Pumas Colors acoustic (ATO Records) 
  10. Menahan Street Band feat. Saundra Williams  There’s A New Day Coming (Daptone)

June 03, 2020

Welcome to a brand new look. I’m your same ol’ host, but during the pandemic I have been on hiatus and busy participating in too many Zoom calls for work. It’s not bad. Meanwhile, it’s time to get back into it. So here it is… Welcome to Nocturnal: A sound + music experience. On this occurrence we look at 16 artists all with new music available now or about to be released soon.

PLAYLIST

1. Cool Rockers – Black Ark Players (VP Records)
2. Someone – Gabriel Garzon Montano (Jagjaguwar)
3. So We Don’t Forget – Khruangbin (Dead Oceans)
4. Summer Places – Sam Prekop (Thrill Jockey Records)
5. The Furthest Farthest – David Grubbs & Taku Unami (Drag City)
6. Aeroplane Bathroom – Gordi (Jagjaguwar)
7. Troubled Girl – Drab City (Bella Union)
8. The Lucky – Jim White & Marisa Anderson (Thrill Jockey Records)
9. Continuous Portrait – Inventions (Temporary Residence)
10. Cross Bay – Meg Baird (Drag City)
11. Mushi No Uta – Kikagaku Moyo (Sub Pop)
12. per Aspera (ad Astra) – Fennesz (Touch UK)
13. Animen – Luke Vibert (Hypercolour)
14. Take Me Home (Country Roads) – Whitney w/ Waxahatchee (Secretly Canadian)
15. Dirty Room – Guy Capecelatro III (Two Ton Santa)
16. Harlem River – Kevin Morby Live in Paris – February 2020 (Dead Oceans)