Singer/songwriter Andy Cabic's output as Vetiver underwent many shifts as it outlived the freak folk scene it grew adjacently out of and moved calmly and steadily through the end of the aughts. The project stayed active but slowed down significantly, touring less and releasing new albums at a rate of every four years. 2015's Perfect Strangers saw Cabic lacing his rootsy folk rock songs with subtle electronic touches and layering the production. Up...Read more
He grew up in the predominantly white neighbourhood of Muswell Hill, and among his Ugandan family, the English pronunciation of his last name was met with furrowed brows. He seemed to be caught between two worlds. So, rather than perpetually feeling out of place, he created a world of his own, one in which he could explore his identity in peace, and grow into himself on his own time. On his 2012 debut Home Again, this world took shape through a vintage...Read more
After releasing the impressive classic rock-leaning MCIII in 2015, Mikal Cronin pivoted to spending a few years playing and recording with his old friend Ty Segall's band. When he did turn back to his own muse, he spent time holed up in a cabin in the California hills reflecting on recent heartbreak and writing songs. With the help of producer Jason Quiver of Papercuts, Segall and members of his band including guitrarist Emmett Kelly of Cairo Gang,...Read more
Over the course of almost 30 years, Sean O'Hagan guided the High Llamas through a series of albums that established, then stretched and morphed, a sunshiny chamber pop sound that relied on elements both exceedingly organic and coaxed from machines. Radum Calls, Radum Calls is his first album since 1991 to bear his own name, and it's not very different from what people have come to expect from the Llamas. Tender songs, lush instrumentation featuring...Read more
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