James Brandon Lewis Trio – “No Filter” Review
Jazz Notes

James Brandon Lewis Trio – “No Filter” Review

JAMES BRANDON LEWIS TRIO – No Filter (BNS Sessions): Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis started his career heavily steeped in avant-garde, so much so that he recruited avant-garde godfather William Parker to play bass on his 2014 release Divine Travels. But Lewis traded in the artsy, sporadic meandering for a more focused and rhythm-centric sound, absorbing … Continue reading

Tim Heidecker, Modern Baseball, and Mount Moriah: Reviews
Record Bulletin

Tim Heidecker, Modern Baseball, and Mount Moriah: Reviews

TIM HEIDECKER – In Glendale (Rado/Jagjaguwar): Joke’s that his impersonation of a soft-cock yacht-rock schlub regaling you with banal stories of working from home hungover or cleaning up dogshit lures you into such a false sense of security that the ending of a tune like “I Saw Nicolas Cage,” wherein Heidecker’s persona sees Nicolas Cage, … Continue reading

Drone Attacks at the Gates of Dawn: The Black Angels’ “Passover” hurdles down at you
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Drone Attacks at the Gates of Dawn: The Black Angels’ “Passover” hurdles down at you

THE BLACK ANGELS – Passover (Light in the Attic ’06): Among all the 60s and 70s bands you could name drop to make comparisons, Austin’s The Black Angels clearly prefer one—The Velvet Undergound, from whose “The Black Angel’s Death Song” these dronemeisters take their name. But though the Velvets heavy, they weren’t heavy like the … Continue reading