Posts tagged ‘Jazz’

July 8, 2022

Friday 5×5

Friday 5×5 is our segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words.

Hello! Welcome to PE’s first ever Covid week! It’s been no bueno! But here are five songs making us feel better and our short but feverish thoughts on each. Come get the cure from Modern Diet, The Farewell Project, Rocky Votolato, Bulgarian Cartrader and Weymouth.

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June 29, 2022

Wordless Wednesdays

Wordless Wednesdays is our column where we spotlight the best new instrumental tracks.

Today we have not one but two songs so good they don’t need something as feeble as language to convey the vibe. Check out the lates from Under The Reefs Orchestra and Morus after the jump.
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April 6, 2022

Wordless Wednesdays – The Still Point

Wordless Wednesdays is our column where we spotlight the best new instrumental tracks.

Fun fact about Postcard Elba – 75% of the staff are musicians, so it is with great authority that we say that The Still Point are a bunch of real jerks. Coming in here playing beyond our wildest dreams with licks that are so clean and tasty and adventurous and tight and precise and it’s like, ugh, we get it already – you fucking rip. Landing somewhere between jazz and math rock “Landspeed” is a masterclass in subtle shredding. Guitarist and bandleader Hayes Cummings grabs the ears first with runs that give us hand cramps just thinking about, but dig deeper and notice that the rhythm section is also so good it’ll make drummers and bassists want to list their gear on Reverb too. This is, quite simply, as good as musicianship gets.

April 1, 2022

Friday 5×5

Friday 5×5 is our segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words.

No foolin’ we got five great songs that need little help from us to sell them, because they’re that good. Check out the latest from Andrew Vogt, a-tota-so, Monokino, Declan McNulty and Wrong Eagle after the jump.
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March 2, 2022

Wordless Wednesdays

Wordless Wednesdays is our new weekly column where we spotlight the best new instrumental tracks.

Today we share some words for those without any, mainly George Kano and his new track “Calmness.” Opening with drum flourishes and otherworldly synths, Kano skips through two or three different distinct free jazz freakouts in the span of a few seconds before landing on a chill meditative soundscapey piano piece with minimalist blips and blurps moving throughout. However, as the intro foreshadowed, nothing stays the same for long in “Calmness” as a breakbeat enters the spa vibe before the song completely transforms into a reggae influenced beat. Sound all over the place? It is. Does it still work? Somehow, yes. Yes it does. Get a sample of the first half of the song via the YouTube clip below and then check out the full piece at Apple Music.

February 16, 2022

Wordless Wednesdays

Wordless Wednesdays is our new weekly column where we spotlight the best new instrumental tracks.

Sometimes silence truly is golden, especially the verbal kind. Dig the 24kt gold that is the outstanding new instrumental tracks from MAYSUN and Lemonship after the jump.

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January 25, 2022

Tuesday Tip-Off: Night Crickets

Iconic alternative music pioneers. They really are just like us! Stuck at home during the pandemic and going stir crazy David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets), Victor DeLorenzo (The Violent Femmes, Nineteen Thirteen) and visual artist/alternative pop artist Darwin Meiners formed a supergroup for these less than super times: Night Crickets. But where you and I were staying connected via Zoom and online games, the Night Crickets did it by sending files back and forth, crafting A Free Society, their debut album. A Free Society seamlessly combines J’s dark romanticism with DeLorenzo’s dadaist jazz and Meiners’ atmospheric electronica tinged pop into an intoxicating blend of inventive yet oddly familiar sound. It’s a shades on in a darkened room groove that feels a bit like a minimalist jam breaking out at the late night spoken word performance. It’s cooler than cool and vibier than vibey and you need it in your life.

April 2, 2021

Play Listy For Me – Experimental, Ambient & Instrumental Vol. 2

Play Listy For Me is our column where we share with you all the music we recently talked about in a genre blocked playlist, plus extra bonus songs.

Whether you’re looking for tranced out bliss, experimental electronica, jazz rock or something in between this playlist has it. Leave the easy melodies and conventional verse / chorus life behind for a spell and take a trip beyond.

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