Posts Tagged: Posivibes

This Week in Posivibes: Cluster Reissue

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The formative krautrock band created by Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius (which at times included Brian Eno) has received the full reissue treatment: a box set including all eight of Cluster’s studio albums recorded from 1971–1981, plus a previously unreleased album featuring two of the band’s live performances. Of the dynamic between Roedelius and Moebius, Pitchfork says, “theirs showed […]

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This Week in Posivibes: Cold Showers

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It’s been about four years since the LA post-punk band’s last record, and by all accounts Matter of Choice was worth the wait (but the record here). Still Single gave the record one of the most sincere recommendations in recent memory: But out of the seven new songs here (not counting the slow, world-crushing version of “Crowds” […]

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This Week in Posivibes: Mary Margaret O’Hara

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Mary Margaret O’Hara’s Miss America is one of those incredible albums worth resurrecting every few years, to ensure that it doesn’t get lost amid the discographies of more prolific artists. O’Hara has consciously decided to produce little else since the 1988 release of her debut, and likes it that way; in response to questions about a follow-up album, O’Hara […]

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This Week in Posivibes: Cate Le Bon

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The Welsh singer’s fourth album, Crab Day, has a beautifully uncomfortable, displaced sound, as if each song’s eye were following just to the right of its own focus. Pitchfork says of the album: Le Bon establishes a strange, almost Dadaist lyrical scheme to make sense—or make more nonsense—of some unnamed life rupture that’s left her grasping. Her […]

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This Week in Posivibes: Heartworn Highways

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The documentary about the outlaw country scene of the ’70s is celebrating its fortieth anniversary with a very limited edition box set from Light in the Attic Records. The film showcases Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Steve Young, David Allan Coe, Larry Jon Wilson, and Steve Earle, their music, jokes, stories, and so much whiskey. It’s funny, sweet, […]

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This Week in Posivibes: A Tribute to ’80s New York

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In a bid against HBO’s Vinyl over-romanticizing ’70s New York to the exception of other decades, the Guardian published a piece on why the ’80s were more important than popular fantasy seems to suggest. The profile covers the post-punk scene, heavy with nostalgia for nights when the partying “was more like, ‘Let’s read some Rimbaud and talk about it while […]

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This Week in Posivibes: Sheer Mag

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Philadelphia’s Sheer Mag has received posivibes for the series of EPs it has released, beginning with Still Single’s praise for Sheer Mag I. The third EP, logically titled III, is still walking the power-pop/pop-metal line that Still Single observed, earning comparisons to Thin Lizzy, Royal Headache, Shannon and the Clams, and Ariel Pink, according to Raven Sings the Blues. Listen and support […]

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This Week in Posivibes: The Feelies Reissues

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If you don’t know The Feelies, you’ve been given the opportunity to remedy that: Bar/None records has re-released 1988’s Only Life and 1991’s Time for a Witness. Both hit stores March 11th and can be purchased via Bar/None’s website. The Feelies are one of those incredible bands that left a mark on just about everyone you think of as influential in […]

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This Week in Posivibes: Anna Wise

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Anna Wise, the Grammy winner formerly of Sonnymoon who has collaborated with Kendrick Lamar, released a new video that sums up pretty beautifully a core reason for the continued importance of feminist discussion today: after all the work that has been done, women are still apt to fall subject to the frigid/fast binary. She says […]

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This Week in Posivibes: untitled unmastered

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Kendrick Lamar has released a new album, untitled unmastered. The album was a surprise, although the artist performed some of its songs last year on The Colbert Report and this past January on The Tonight Show. The album is available via iTunes (along with just about every other online music retailer). The full album is also available to stream from Spotify.

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This Week in Posivibes: A Tribute to Pedal Steel

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Aquarium Drunkard has shared a two-part tribute to pedal steel, centering around one of the key crafters of the sound: Orville “Red” Rhodes. The two-part compilation is titled All Paths Lead to Red: A Pedal Steel Mixtape, and features songs from Buffy Saint-Marie, Berte Jansch, Carole King, Nancy Sinatra, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, The […]

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This Week in Posivibes: Seth Bogart

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The Hunx & His Punx frontman released his self-titled solo debut via Burger Records last Friday, and it’s excellent. Featuring Kathleen Hanna, Tavi Gevinson, Cherry Glazerr, and Chela, the album is heavier on the synths than Bogart’s other projects and is produced by Cole MGN (Ariel Pink, Julia Holter). Pitchfork calls the album “queasy, vaguely illicit, and beautiful on the […]

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This Week in Posivibes: Emotional Mugger

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Ty Segall and The Muggers performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert the other night, playing the song “Candy Sam” off the album Emotional Mugger released this January on Drag City. Playing with Mikal Cronin, King Tuff, Charles Moothart, and members of WANDS, this new project marks a shift in Segall’s sound. The album was originally shared […]

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This Week in Posivibes: Sir Elton John

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In a demonstration of why he embodies the very essence of posivibes, Sir Elton John gave a surprise concert for London commuters in the city’s St. Pancras Station. The performance marked the release of the artist’s Wonderful Crazy Night, reports the Guardian. Whether or not critics think the album stands up to some of his greats, there is […]

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This Week in Posivibes: Kevin Morby

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Kevin Morby has released a preview of his third solo album, Singing Saw, which is slated for release this April via Dead Oceans. The teaser’s video features artwork by Robbie Simon set to a darker version of the folk-heavy sound that we’ve heard on Morby’s previous albums. Watch the video after the jump and check […]

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This Week in Posivibes: John Cale

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The experimental legend reissued his album Music for a New Society on Domino this past Friday, thirty-four years after it first came out. Alongside the reissue, Cale is releasing a complete remake of the album—titled M:FANS, the remake has Cale re-imagining the stories he told on the original record. Stereogum’s Gabriela Claymore writes, Cale has always been a […]

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This Week in Posivibes: Jermaine Bossier and the 79rs Gang

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The incredible imagery and music produced by Indian Mardi Gras gangs is both totally mind-blowing and, unfortunately, easy to miss. Lucky for us, Aquarium Drunkard’s done some work to correct the latter, publishing an interview with Jermaine Bossier, the Big Chief of the 7th Ward Creole Hunters in New Orleans. Other than being a major […]

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Hip-Hop to Watch in 2016

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Dazed Digital compiled a list of emerging hip-hop artists to watch, including Jay Boogie (think Mykki Blanco and the early 2000s), Tommy Genesis (on Awful Records, she describes her sound as “fetish rap”), Blaze Kidd (a London-based Ecuadorian rapper who plays with reggaeton and grime), IshDARR (who made the Old Soul, Young Spirit mixtape earlier this year), […]

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This Week in Posivibes: One More (Great) List

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Aquarium Drunkard put out their list of 2015 favorites and like many things they do, it’s pretty comprehensive, respectable, and a great way to catch great music that you’ve missed. Included in the list are Jessica Pratt, Yo La Tengo, Destroyer, Joanna Newsom, Kendrick Lamar, Lead Belly, Drinks, The Mantles, The Staple Singers, Father John Misty, […]

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This Week in Posivibes: Ty-Rex

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Super-prolific Ty Segall has released another record: a compilation of T. Rex covers that he put out over the years under the name Ty-Rex. The compilation includes a new version of “20th Century Boy” and is out via Goner Records. NME pointed out how the covers, many produced around 2011–2013, trace Segall’s development as a musician; […]

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This Week in Posivibes: Gloria Ann Taylor

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Ubiquity’s Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing reissue collects some incredible soulful, experimental R&B from Gloria Ann Taylor’s early years, rare tracks that were released during her time with the small label Selector Sound. Taylor owned the label with her brother Leonard and her husband and producer Walter Wisenhunt, who was a “promoter of sorts” with […]

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This Week in Posivibes: Wild Nothing

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Jack Tatum has announced that the next Wild Nothing album, Life of Pause, will be coming out February 19th. The artist has released two tracks thus far, “To Know You” and “TV Queen,” both available to stream via the video below. Tatum has said that he wanted this to be a record that would push […]

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This Week in Posivibes: The Female Rock Memoir

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In a piece on the explosion of female-written music memoir, Guardian writer Jude Rogers explores what it means for there to be a redress of the idea of rock being historically told through the lens of the male figure. Beginning with Slits guitarist Viv Albertine’s book Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys, […]

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This Week in Posivibes: Will Ivy

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Will Ivy’s first solo 7” came out on Pretty Penny this weekend, with a release show at LA’s HM157. Most recently of Dream Boys, Ivy has played in a number of great SF groups, including Girls and Hunx and His Punx. Scrap Plastic b/w If I Was A Painter is a great debut of solo material, […]

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This Week in Posivibes: The Chills

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New Zealand’s The Chills just released their first album since 1996, and it’s brilliant. Coming up alongside The Clean and The Bats, The Chills are the kind of band that is incredible, important, and not as well-known as they deserve to be. Happily, the new album, Silver Bullets, is being recognized for what it is. A piece […]

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This Week in Posivibes: Little Simz

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When Kendrick Lamar says you “might be the illest doing it now,” people take note, not that Little Simz necessarily needs the help—her debut A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons is full of tracks that get you instantly hooked and wanting to know what Simz has to say. Since the age of ten Simz has […]

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This Week in Posivibes: The Mantles

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The Mantles have been a significant fixture in San Francisco’s music since 2007, and their recent release, All Odds End out on the Bay’s Slumberland Records, is their third full length album in the last six years. A great example of the way that the moniker “garage” doesn’t do justice to the music coming out […]

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This Week in Posivibes: The Zion Travelers

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Aquarium Drunkard has unearthed another incredible rerelease in 1996’s The Dootone Masters from Ace Records. Based in the LA area for over two decades, The Zion Travelers put out their first record on Atlas in 1947 and eventually came to the Dootone label, which was then headquartered in label-owner and trumpeter Dootsie Williams’s home in Watts. The […]

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