ORieL visits New York to promote 2 upcoming EP’s

ORieL visits New York to promote 2 upcoming EP’s

ORieL visits New York to promote the unprecedented release of his two forth coming EPs, ”Love SoulJah” and Confidence 2.0” both to be release on JULY 2nd. Features interviews by Black Barby & Mr. Bogle from Randys Radio and NinjaCrown from Irish and Chin Radio. Also features an acoustic performance at the famed Harman Music […]

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ORieL visits New York to promote 2 upcoming EP’s

ORieL visits New York to promote 2 upcoming EP’s

ORieL visits New York to promote the unprecedented release of his two forth coming EPs, ”Love SoulJah” and Confidence 2.0” both to be release on JULY 2nd. Features interviews by Black Barby & Mr. Bogle from Randys Radio and NinjaCrown from Irish and Chin Radio. Also features an acoustic performance at the famed Harman Music […]

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Brad Paisley Ready to Win Over Stones Fans

Brad Paisley Ready to Win Over Stones Fans
Brad Paisley is the first to admit he’ll need to win over some skeptical Rolling Stones fans when he opens the British band’s June 17 stadium concert at Nashville’s LP Field. “I haven’t thought about this in about a decade — about what it means to be an opening act and what the difference is,”… Read more »

Brad Paisley Ready to Win Over Stones Fans

Brad Paisley Ready to Win Over Stones Fans
Brad Paisley is the first to admit he’ll need to win over some skeptical Rolling Stones fans when he opens the British band’s June 17 stadium concert at Nashville’s LP Field. “I haven’t thought about this in about a decade — about what it means to be an opening act and what the difference is,”… Read more »

Review: Paradise Lost – The Plague Within

Review: Paradise Lost – The Plague Within

Most bands wilt long before they near the 30-year mark. Not so for British doom overlords Paradise Lost. Their fourteenth album, ‘The Plague Within,’ sees multifaceted vocalist Nick Holmes and his crew solidifying their already sterling reputation for thunderous and memorable gothic metal. Produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano—who recorded Ghost’s first one and Cathedral’s last one—the album runs the atmospheric gamut from meaty death ‘n’ roll (“Cry Out”) to soulful doom liturgies (“Return to the Sun”) and even Down-style chug (“Punishment Through Time”), as guitarists Gregor Mackintosh and Aaron Aedy unfurl catchy riffs in every direction.

Check out “No Hope in Sight” from ‘The Plague Within’ below.

Review: Paradise Lost – The Plague Within

Review: Paradise Lost – The Plague Within

Most bands wilt long before they near the 30-year mark. Not so for British doom overlords Paradise Lost. Their fourteenth album, ‘The Plague Within,’ sees multifaceted vocalist Nick Holmes and his crew solidifying their already sterling reputation for thunderous and memorable gothic metal. Produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano—who recorded Ghost’s first one and Cathedral’s last one—the album runs the atmospheric gamut from meaty death ‘n’ roll (“Cry Out”) to soulful doom liturgies (“Return to the Sun”) and even Down-style chug (“Punishment Through Time”), as guitarists Gregor Mackintosh and Aaron Aedy unfurl catchy riffs in every direction.

Check out “No Hope in Sight” from ‘The Plague Within’ below.

Album Review: Little Wings – Explains

Album Review: Little Wings – Explains

Little Wings’ Kyle Field has never really left the comforts of home throughout his discography. His new album and first on Woodsist Records, though, secures his position as one of the prime examples of the Northern California sound. Explains is not a departure for Field, but a delicious entrance into his world structured in a way that’s easy for newcomers to grasp.

“Light Brang” makes a heavy nod to “Light Green Leaves” from Field’s 2002 album-of-the-same-name, a song that established his formula. The distinct feeling that the earlier song generates — entering a twinkling dream state in a field somewhere up the coast — has come to embody Little Wings.

Field’s records can be difficult to give a consistent listen from start to finish because of his nontraditional arrangements and unconventional vocals, but Explains hits the sweet spot. Accessible lyrics float just above layers and layers of dreamy melodies. On “Old Apocalypse Style”, Field waxes poetic about themes of identity — his own, those of others, and the journey between reality and some other magical place. “I can’t show my face/ ‘Cause it’s a face that never shows,” he croons, backed by blissful and jittery instrumentation.

The arrangements are lush; each song harbors Little Wings’ signature breathy organ, but the addition of harp, flute, shimmering cymbals, and soft drums elevates it out of the ‘70s and into a more otherworldly dimension. Not a hint of technologically altered sound finds its way into the production of this record, but rather than drawing upon nostalgia, it reflects Little Wings’ experience with the natural world, not unlike Bill Callahan or Joanna Newsom.

Explains can cause the world to slip away entirely. When done listening, you’ll have to claw your way back to a cold, harsh reality. Little Wings will be waiting in the wind when it’s time to forget the daily doldrums. Sometimes the world just needs a good open field and an album like this one.

Essential Tracks: “Old Apocalypse Style”, “Light Brang”