More than forty years after his death, Jimi Hendrix's music is still relevant today. His new album release, People, Hell & Angels debuted at Number 2 on the
Billboard Hot 200 list and the single charted at Number One.
Performing and recording under the name Toro Y Moi, Chaz Bundick draws on elements of soul, jazz, Latin disco, funk and modern pop. With Toro Y Moi's 2010 debut, Causers of This, Bundick became a pioneer of what's often called chillwave.
Billy Bragg Nicknames Himself The "Sherpa Of Heartbreak" on His Quieter New Album
May 6, 2013 - Produced by Grammy award winning producer, Joe Henry,
Bragg draws heavily on inspiration from his collaboration with Wilco on "Mermaid Avenue," a collection of Woody Guthrie songs brought to life by their collaboration, and includes a Woody Guthrie cover.
From Gorilla Manor in LA to Brooklyn and Back: The Odyssey of Local Natives Second Album
April 15, 2013 - Recently releasing their sophomore album Hummingbird on Frenchkiss Records this past January, this Los Angeles based indie rock band, known as the Local Natives, has sparked a lot of discussion on their highly-anticipated album release.
The Avett Brothers Stomp And Sing And Tell Their Story
May 27, 2013 - Scott and Seth Avett formed The Avett Brothers in their hometown of Concord, N.C. With an inspired mix of bluegrass, folk, pop, country and rock, the Avetts create a raw sound that can be solemn, energetic or catchy — sometimes all at the same time.
One of the most haunting yet captivating bands, Y La Bamba is an alternative latino ensemble hailing from Portland, Oregon. Formed in 2008, the band has enjoyed constant support from the Portland local music scene. Infusing traditional Mexican music and old school Mexican 30’s music with alternative rock, Y La Bamba guides listeners through an emotional journey where one can visit the finely tuned melodies of Latin-inspired music.
The fact that 1920's jazz age music is the only music Bryan Ferry listens to now is clear on Bryan Ferry Orchestra's critically acclaimed album The Jazz Age. The album finds Ferry doing a lot of listening
Richard Thompson's 45-year-career is still electric. and his new release, Electric is his fourteenth solo studio album and showcases a progression from folk and country to rock and punk over the course of the record.
Camper Van Beethoven has returned to the music scene with the highly anticipated release of their new album La Costa Perdida (429 Records). This cohesive album is the band’s 8th studio album and first since 2004.
Erin McKeown's new album Manifestra functions as a political manifesto. In the fourteen years since her debut Monday Morning Cold, released while she was still attending Brown, McKeown hadn't quite asserted her politics directly.
By the tender age of twelve, Sera Cahoone was playing drums at a suburban Denver bar during open mic night. Discovering her passion for lyrical and musical engineering, Cahoone decided at the age of twenty-one to move to Seattle and support pre-existing artists like Carissa’s Weird, Band of Horses and the widely acclaimed musician Patrick Park.
Commonly recognized as one of the most paramount innovators of ambient music, British musician, composer and producer Brian Eno is back with another successful and carefully crafted ambient installation album, Lux, released November 13. In this album, Eno continues his experiments with ambient music and integrates it with pacifying electro beats.
Hailing from London, England, Natasha Khan is a talented singer-songwriter and multi-
instrumentalist who released her third studio album The Haunted Man this past October. Adopting the stage name, Bat for Lashes, Khan's
third album is riding on a wave of momentum that is clearly setting her up to an
international path of success in the music world.
Aaron Neville hand-picked his favorite tracks from the doo-wop era for his recent release, My True Story, then revitalized them by adding his soulful and expressive voice and giving the classics a blues and soul vibe.
From his 1970s breakthrough as a founding member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra to his influential role as a leading drummer in the style of jazz and jazz-fusion, Billy Cobham remains a powerful musical explorer.