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Sachiko Kanenobu: Misora

Sachiko Kanenobu: Misora

John Adamian on September 16, 2019
Sachiko Kanenobu’s sparse, mostly acoustic music casts a lowvolume spell. There has been a sustained interest in quiet, hushed music, handmade, gentle songs during the past 15 years, including critical darlings such as Joanna Newsom and Laura Marling. A previous generation of similar semi-obscure singer-songwriters, many of whom had quietly retired or given up music […]
Curse of Lono: 4am and Counting

Curse of Lono: 4am and Counting

Matt Inman on September 13, 2019
SUBMARINE CAT It’s a certain kind of band that wraps up their first two studio albums and then decides to immediately release a stripped-down retrospective collection. But that description, while apt, doesn’t do justice to Curse of Lono’s latest effort, 4am and Counting. Yes, 10 of the album’s 11 tracks are culled from the Londonbased […]
Violent Femmes: Hotel Last Resort

Violent Femmes: Hotel Last Resort

J. Poet on September 12, 2019
On their 10th studio album, Violent Femmes continue to pursue their signature sound with 10 new tunes, one cover, a credible remake of one of their oldies, and a disjointed, slightly ominous take on “God Bless America” that’s a perfect fit for these troubled times. Gordon Gano’s voice has lost a bit of its youthful […]