Naytronix Debut LP Out In October

August 29, 2012 § Leave a comment


Nate Brenner, whose solo alias is Naytronix

“I just wanted to make a record that would sound good from beginning to end while cruising down a highway and hold the listener’s interest the whole time.” —Nate Brenner

News this week from Nate Brenner, whose time grinding the highways last year on tour with tune-yards became a chief inspiration for his forthcoming solo LP. (Extended hours in a van will do that to you.) Brenner, who cowrote some of the frenetic tunes from last year’s acclaimed W H O K I L L, has announced a debut album from his new project Naytronix

Dirty Glow is a strange brew of groove&blues built from found sounds, homemade instruments, and Brenner’s funk- and jazz-reared bass stylings.  Expect it October 9th, on Plug Research Music. Lead single “Robotic” is below: A Ke$ha meets Kraftwerk synth jam, it’s more an upbeat twist than deep ‘n dark churners like “In The Summer” or “Evil Dancer”—also promising highlights.


Tallest Man On Earth Touring West Coast

August 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

Tallest Man On Earth

Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man On Earth

Today, The Tallest Man On Earth lands in Austin, TX, (at the Paramount Theatre) for the first date in a stretch of North America touring that runs up the West Coast and ends September 14th, in Edmonton, Canada. Tagging along is Strand of Oaks, a mellower one-man folk project from Philadelphia.

Check our review of his latest record, There’s No Leaving NowIt begins on page 89.

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Album Review: “Heritage” by Lionel Loueke

August 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

Heritage lionel loueke

Heritage, Lionel Loueke’s new record, is “his most artistically-minded record to date… It’s also his strongest, the most consistently inspired of his solo outings.”

It’s also produced by the Benin guitarist’s Blue Note label mate Robert Glasper, and features drumm « Read the rest of this entry »

Women to Watch Feature: Hannah Cohen

August 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

hannah cohen, barbes

Hannah Cohen, the last of our 5 Women To Watch, performing at Barbes in Brooklyn. (photo Monica So)

We feature New York singer-songwriter Hannah Cohen. From modeling to harmonizing with Glen Hansard and Julia Stone, and of course recording Child Bride (her gorgeous debut) in between: it’s all here, beginning on p. 78.

Women To Watch Feature: Speedy Ortiz

August 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

Sadie Dupuis, leader of Speedy Ortiz, is one of our latest issue’s Women to Watch. Read about her and the band’s latest EP, Sports, playing above.

Issue 5, p 82-83

Women to Watch Feature: Evans The Death

August 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

evans the death

Issue 5’s Women to Watch extended feature tracks down Evans The Death frontwoman Katherine « Read the rest of this entry »

HASH Magazine Interview: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

August 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

Christian atunde adjuah

Our Q&A with Christian Scott digs deep, to the debates and roots within his new double album.

“The thing is: people are always going to disagree about notes. I’ve always found that the people that do the most talking about the notes are the ones that don’t have to really play them.”

Q/A Christian Scott, Issue 5 (starts p54)


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