Tristan Eckerson/ Thomas Méreur/ Cedric Vermue / Plinki Plonki/ — Drifting, Almost Falling.

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/album=2331518899/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ Another quick look back to some releases from 2019 that have been floating around DAF HQ (plus the new one from Tristan Eckerson as well). “Eckerson’s life, musical and otherwise, has been that of a nomad since his teenage years, when he left his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio to pursue his musical career. Since […] […]

[Music] Straitjacket Fits – She Speeds

Very sad news today.  Andrew Brough, guitarist of one of New Zealand’s coolest indie bands, Straightjacket Fits, passed away today.  His guitar work can be heard on She Speeds, perhaps the band’s masterpiece. Flying Nun Records announced his passing on their Twitter feed. We’re shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Andrew Brough. […]

[Music] Lalić – I Do Not Deserve This Catharsis

Z Tapes always produces charming, simple surprises.  This one comes in the form of Australian/Serbian troupe Lalić, whose album reminds me of what demos of early Railway Children, Movement-era New Order and maybe something a tape collection inside the Postcard Records post box might sound like.  Worthy.

[Music] Refuge For Abandoned Souls by Rothko —Toneshift Magazine

If I recall correctly, it was my brother, Ralph, who hipped me to Rothko years ago.  Thanks to him, and to Ljubinko Zivkovic for the great article.  Toneshift is always worth sharing. Rothko | Refuge For Abandoned SoulsTrace Recordings (LP/CD/DL) It seems that 20 years ago, back in London, Mark Beazley, Crawford Blair and John […]

[Music] Benjamin Finney – Warmth Within These Walls X Cut Me Loose

Benjamin Finney’s work has been reviewed on our blog in the past, as he’s really a fine guitarist, but it finally dawned on me whose work seems to influence and inform his playing.  John Fahey.  No doubt about it.  He has the American primitive sound mastered so well that he’s able to mold it however […]