Pontiak is made up of three brothers from the Blue Ridge farm country of Virginia, Van (guitar, lead vocals), Lain (drums, vocals) and Jennings Carney (bass, organ, vocals). Their music is swaggering guitar rock that straddles the line between a power trio and something far more expansive in sound and scope. Their broad song structures allow ample room for three-part vocals, drums, organ and stellar slide and lead guitar to stretch and captivate. Songs roll along with an effortless synchronicity despite their extremely varied textures.
Portico are Duncan Bellamy, Milo Fitzpatrick and Jack Wyllie. Previously they were three-quarters of the highly successful and critically-acclaimed Portico Quartet. But Living Fields is no continuation under a shortened name. As far as the band are concerned this is a debut.
There are three remarkable singers on this record:Jono McCleery, Joe Newman (Alt-J) and Jamie Woon.
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Ace long awaited comeback, which sounds like nothing else on you’ve heard before, unless you live in the BBC Radiophonic Workshop in 1979. The 2LP version is a very nice gatefold sleeve which comes with a code to download the album as MP3s.
We all want the world to be beautiful. We want scribes and songbirds to tell us so - and sometimes they do and then it is. They point their pens and focus their lens where they will and surprise us to our soul. ‘On Your Own Love Again’ is a record that does it to us, with songs from a spine-thrilling new place and a gifted young singer with her own musical logic.
In essence a raw psychedelic-blues duo that on the surface could be seen as kindred spirits to the likes of Wooden Shjips or Moon Duo, Pretty Lightning also appear to mirror a freak-folk sensibility found in the likes of Sunburned Hand of the Man and their Stateside compatriots. But they also reflect their closer geographic roots - echoing the communal, ritualistic krautrock of Amon Duul II or perhaps the primitivism of Sweden’s International Harvester (both Berghoff and Haas are also part of the Saarlouis-based Datashock collective).
1. Movin’ On Up 2. Slip Inside This House 3. Don’t Fight It, Feel It 4. Higher Than The Sun 5. Inner Flight 6. Come Together 7. Loaded 8. Damaged 9. I’m Comin’ Down 10. Higher Than The Sun (A Dub Symphony In Two Parts) 11. Shine Like Stars
A concept covers album, on which they revisit songs from semi-obscure bands from the 60s with women lead singers. From garage to psychedelia, with touches of soul and sunshine pop, multiple styles come together to form a special type of collection, revisited with all the love and affection and energy of The Primitives.
Says Claypool, "If I were to look at all of our records, it seems like this is reminiscent of the early stuff. Obviously, with Jay there’s a newness to it, but because he left the band right before we recorded our first record, his approach has an eerie harkening to the old Frizzle Fry days."
1. Pork Chop’s Little Ditty 2. My Name Is Mud 3. Welcome To This World 4. Bob 5. DMV 6. The Ol’ Diamondback Sturgeon (Fisherman’s Chronicles Part 3) 7. Nature Boy 8. Wounded Knee 9. Pork Soda 10. The Pressman 11. Mr Krinkle 12. The Air Is Getting Slippery 13. Hamburger Train 14. Pork Chop’s Little Ditty 15. Hail Santa
1. Seas Of Cheese 2. Here Come The Bastards 3. Sgt. Baker 4. American Life 5. Jerry Was A Race Car Driver 6. Eleven 7. Is It Luck? 8. Grandad’s Little Ditty 9. Tommy The Cat 10. Sathington Waltz 11. Those Damned Blue Collar Tweekers 12. Fish On (Fisherman Chronicles Chapter II) 13. Los Bastardos
1. The Return Of Sathington Willoughby 2. Fisticuffs 3. Golden Boy 4. Over The Falls 5. Shake Hands With Beef 6. Camelback Cinema 7. Hats Off 8. Puddin’ Taine 9. Bob’s Party Time Lounge 10. Duchess And The Proverbial Mind Spread 11. Restin’ Bones 12. Coddingtown 13. Kalamazoo 14. The Chastising Of Renegade 15. Arnie
‘Art Official Age’ is a classic Prince album, produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince and Joshua Welton. Sonically the record is a contemporary concoction of soul, R&B and funk. The melodies are immediate and prominent as ever and Prince’s vocals are rich and solid, taking full advantage of his vocal range with decidedly, seductive lyrics.