[Music] Khruangbin – Christmas Time Is Here (N & S America Edition)

I don’t know if it will ever replace the original performed by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, but indie darlings Khruangbin do an absolutely lovely rendition of Christmas Time Is Here, originally shown on “A Charlie Brown Christmas” in 1965.

[Music Podcast] Xmas Mizzztape by Debbie Wayne

Thanks very much to Debbie Wayne for posting one of the coolest Christmas podcasts I’ve heard in years! Here’s the track list: Things Fall Apart – Cristina Xmas With Simon – The Fall Motel Christmas (excerpt) – James Ferraro Ding Dong – X-Ray Pop La bataille de neige – Dominique Dumont Doux Christmas, Noël Soft […]

[Music] a place both wonderful and strange – The City Smells Like Cat Spit

These fine folks must be from either New York or Los Angeles, as the euphemism cat spit (well, something more urine-related, anyway) seems to hold true in both cities to an ugly degree. More importantly, that term serves as the title of an EP released by Brooklyn residents a place both wonderful and strange, who […]

[Music] Midnight Radio – NOIR JAZZ

I never thought I’d review a Signora Ward release here, namely due to a prejudice I’ve developed against modern noise, as too many releases sound like some idiot kid flipping on the vacuum and then recording it, and THEN having the nerve to expect someone to pay for that garbage.  Thankfully, I was wrong about […]

[Music] Hot 8 Brass Band – Love Will Tear Us Apart

Yes, that Love Will Tear Us Apart! The Hot 8 Brass Band came to my attention with their cover of Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing arranged for a brass ensemble.  The band has soul and have no trouble giving life to older songs, but would they be able to give such life to one of the […]

[Music] Reptilicus & Senking – Unison

There are times when bleak post-Industrial music can be absolutely rhythmic and beautiful.  A case in point is the release by Artoffact Records’ of a performance by Iceland’s finest dark-electronics project Reptilicus.  This was a performance done in Toronto, Canada, organized by Praveer Baijal, founder of the seminal Toronto label Yatra-Arts, on the happy occasion of […]