Wonderful insights on what it means to be a post-modern banjo player. Correction. The only post-modern banjo player.
Wild post-rock/jazz experimentation from Troyka on their new album Ornithiphobia, a delightfully complex release in the mode of Mogwai and Medeski, Martin and Wood.
See what Bob Pollard’s new persona, Ricked Wickey and his album I Sell The Circus has to offer the ever expanding universe of soft rock renegades.
I love the new Sonny & The Sunsets album. Read here to find out just what turned me on.
Derby based post rockers, Alright The Captain invade my desk space, along with Cotillon and a Kishi Bashi protege, Tall Tall Trees that works wonders with the banjo.
German duo, Hundreds bring the quiet. Find out about their new record Aftermath.
Recently, I had the chance to sit down and talk the ins and outs of an indie rock with one of the coolest veterans of the scene, Doug Gillard of Guided By Voices and Nada Surf fame.
I love the German band, Faust. Apparently one of the intrepid librarians out here in Portland love them even more than I do.
The mercurial Kayo Dot’s new album reviewed and appreciated, among others.
My long overdue introduction to singer-songwriter Marianne Faithful and 11 Paranoias, one of the best crunching heavy/dark metal records of 2014, by a damn sight.
Out of the gloaming steps Mark Lanegan. Find out what the presence of inner dark feels like.
Three cool album re-issues on the platter this week, everything from 80’s British rock to atmospheric German ambient keyboards.
October. Less light. Breeze through the tall grass. Perfect time for a new Mark Lanegan.
This week, I take a listen to Ty Segall’s new single, one of the most underrated records of 2014 from The Modern Vices and Cleveland’s second wave masters, The Pagans and their new spin.
A curiously circuitous story about youthful indiscretion as a way of saying, eh. Pass on this one.
Love Lee Ranaldo, but this record won’t be getting repeat listens any time soon.
What does Matthew Caws have to say about meteoric MTV fame, the future of Nada Surf and their current B-Sides collection? Quite a lot.
(Spoiler: I didn’t ask him about the crazy, likely not true but too good to ignore, Gawker story).
This week, Well-Lighted Etcetera took a big bite out of the newest installment of the Fela Kuti mega box sex, curated by Brian Eno, in addition to German post-rock dynamos, Tarwater and a split ambient release from no place other than Portugal.
This week Well-Lighted Etcetera takes a look at three recently released records: The Mattson 2’s sophomore effort Agar, the latest David Lynch original soundtrack, and Pink Frost’s EP, Traitors.