Jeffrey Silverstein Torii Gates music EP review

Jeffrey Silverstein – ‘Torii Gates’ EP review


Portland, Oregon-based songwriter Jeffrey Silverstein follows up last year’s ‘You Become the Mountain’ album with new EP ‘Torii Gates’, which takes its name from the traditional entryways to Japanese temples. The six songs on this new release explore the boundaries between the mundane and sacred while also reflecting on the joys and benefits of meditation…

Spectral Nights March 2021 Playlist


We’re getting there, aren’t we? Not long now until we can see friends and family outside and then there will soon be the chance to actually see people under roofs. Anyhow, March 2021 has been another solid month for new music and here’s a Spotify playlist with a song from every act we’ve covered over…

Of Montreal UR FUN album review

Of Montreal – ‘UR FUN’ album review


Kevin Barnes’ indie-pop veterans of Montreal return with ‘UR FUN’, their first album since 2018’s ‘White is the Relic/Irrealis Mood’. Billed as a ‘staying-in-love record’, it promises to be full of potent pop hooks and foot-shuffling melodies. The album opens with ‘Peace to All Freaks’, a song with an important message and a burst of…

Vetiver Up on High album review 2019 Mama Bird Recording Co

Vetiver – ‘Up On High’ album review


Signed to Mama Bird Recording Co (Hayley Heynderickx/Courtney Marie Andrews), Andy Cabic’s Vetiver project returns with new album ‘Up On High’. Written on acoustic guitar over a few springtime days in the high desert of California and recorded with regular engineer and collaborator Thom Monahan, the record is a collaborative effort that takes inspiration from…

Scoville Unit Beach Song stream indie rock 2019

Scoville Unit – ‘Beach Song’


New York City indie rockers Scoville Unit have shared the video for ‘Beach Song’, a track that will feature on their self-titled third album, out on 6 September (pre-order here). The video was directed by Troy Carlton at Crane House Film. Singer and songwriter Gandhar Savur says the song is all about escaping to the…