Steve Gunn & Black Twig Pickers - Seasonal Hire

Available: Tue, Feb 24 2015

Steve Gunn and The Black Twig Pickers are key figures in the current resurgence of American traditional and folk music. Gunnís songwriting and inventive guitar playing are driven by his restless mind, having released 9 solo and collaborative albums and appeared as a guest on nearly as many since his debut in 2007. The Black Twig Pickers play a fervent form of traditional music from their Appalachian homeland. The group performs often forgotten traditional songs, especially from their Virginia stomping-ground, creating a living history of old time music. They also have an ongoing residency at t...

Eternal Tapestry - Wild Strawberries

Available: Tue, Feb 24 2015

Portland, Oregonís sonic explorers Eternal Tapestry have always had a feeling of interplay between their impressionistic music and the dense forests that surround their hometown, but on their newest album, Wild Strawberries, they take that naturalistic inspiration to a new level. Wild Strawberries is a massive double album, which was recorded in a secluded cabin under the shadow of Mount Hood in Zigzag, OR. The Zigzag River flowed nearby, and the group spent time between takes learning about the areaís floral make up and relaxing under the stars. This idealistic lifestyle, however temporary, h...

Sam Prekop - The Republic

Available: Tue, Feb 24 2015

Regardless of the style he is working in, Sam Prekopís music is always imbued with a sense of wide-eyed discovery and exploration. As the singer and guitarist of The Sea and Cake, Prekop has incorporated elements of traditional styles from around the world, expanding the public perception of what it means to be the leader of a pop band. In recent years, he has also established himself as a modular synthesist, building his instrument meticulously to find the perfect combination of oscillators, sequencers, limiters and filters to create a system that allows him to create sounds that are surprisi...

People of the North - Era of Manifestations

Available: Tue, Mar 24 2015

Colleen - Captain of None

Available: Tue, Apr 7 2015

Colleen is French multi-instrumentalist Cecile Schott, who uses her voice and the treble viola da gamba (a baroque instrument with gut strings), to weave intricate stories about the human mind and heart. Captain of None is the most melodic album in her repertoire, with fast-paced tracks rooted down by prominent bass lines and assorted percussive effects. It is also an album that breaks new ground for Colleen in terms of production. While previous works centered around sample-based or looped, minimal compositions, on Captain of None Schott significantly changed her approach, setting her viola a...