NEW MUSIC: Static Masks – Dust

Some woozy, classic-sounding indie rock from the New Orleans band Static Masks. The guitars sparkle and charm over a precise and measured rhythm section. There are elements of post rock such as Tortoise and the explorations of Pan Am and it builds and evolves into a wonderfully warm fuzz of interwoven guitars. Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Static Masks – Dust

NEW MUSIC: Skelatin – It Takes The Pain Away

If you ever wondered about the lasting influence of The Strokes then a sure sign of their ongoing infiltration in the songwriting and sound of young bands can be found in this quickfire and clever slice of indie rock, one that finds a sweet spot between blank-eyed slacker rock and knotty musical intellectualism. Skelatin, led by Sam Levine,  hail from New Orleans and this track … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Skelatin – It Takes The Pain Away

Dr. John, Aaron Neville @ State Theatre, Sydney (24/04/14)

They are both heavyweights of soul, jazz, funk and blues-rooted American music but it was still a surprise to see Dr. John open a show on which he was billed the headliner. He kicked things off with one of his signature songs in Iko Iko, a New Orleans classic, before giving the audience a trip through his back catalogue. Looking somewhat more frail than the … Continue reading Dr. John, Aaron Neville @ State Theatre, Sydney (24/04/14)

WATCH: Calexico | Splitter [Video]

Calexico have just this week released their new album Algiers and here is the video for the first single from it, Splitter. Algiers is their 8th album including 2010’s soundtrack to the film Circo. The album title comes from the neighbourhood where they worked on the album in New Orleans. Their record label ANTI- has posted an insight into the making of the record on their … Continue reading WATCH: Calexico | Splitter [Video]