Music

The latest project of Madeline Johnston of Sister Grotto. Together with collaborator Tucker Theodore, Midwife creates dreamy songs that confront raw emotions, haunted soundscapes that get stuck in your head. Following their acclaimed 2017 debut Like Author, Like Daughter, their new Prayer Hands EP delves further, bringing more reverb-drenched anthems of loss.

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On Recurring Chasms, Olympia's The Washboard Abs take their intimate indie-pop to new heights. Incorporating angular rhythms and art-rock sensibilities to these perfectly distilled songs, the album is a beautiful and complex journey through personal battles and trauma recovery.

Released on Antiquated Future Records. Listen on Bandcamp...[ continued ] The Washboard Abs- Submission

Last copy! Richard Album returns with his most elaborate pop album yet. As usual: Pure genius. Heartbreak's never sounded so sweet.

Listen on Bandcamp.

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Unbeatable, surfy power-pop, heartbreak gems from Chicago's Richard Album and the Singles. Highly recommended.

Listen on Bandcamp.

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Sale! Personal, mythological, slyly political chamber folk-rock epics from Portland cellist Brenna Sahatjian. 

Cover art by Jeri Lance. Listen on Bandcamp.

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Two sides of textural ambient synthscapes from some masters of minimalism. Sabriel's Orb is the latest project from Willow Skye-Biggs (Stag Hare, ariel) and John Atkinson is a film composer, formerly of the Brooklyn hypnogogic-pop group Aa.

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Two vastly different takes on what ambient synth music can sound like. 

Released on Life Like.

On their latest EP, Reighnbeau producer Bryce Hample teams up with collaborators Colleen Johnson (Flying Circles, Silver Shadows) and Madeline Johnston (Midwife, Sister Grotto) to create an album that skirts the edges of IDM, dream pop, and electro-folk. Six off-kilter love songs—sparkling pieces of art-pop music for voice, electronics, acoustic guitar, and autoharp.

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Adam Lipman's The Slouch is an absolute gem of low-key indie rock. A casual croon over warm tones, a rhythm section moseying sweetly along, feeling good. Musical contributions from David-Ivar Herman Düne and Franklin Bruno (Nothing Painted Blue, The Extra Lens). For fans of Jason Molina, Kath Bloom, Spenking, Thanksgiving.

Cassette Store Day limited edition of 150. Released on the great Shrimper Records...[ continued ]

Slow Growth is the latest from Badlands, the musical project of multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Adrian Chi Tenney. Her best yet, Slow Growth is a style-hopping album of assured personal pop songs, political anthems, and a Donna Summer self-love mantra cover.

RIYL: Margy Pepper's Golden Webs and Julie Doiron's I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day...[ continued ]