Friday, May 29, 2015

Bilal - "Satellites"

BILAL IS BACK! And he's affecting the world in subtle but consequential ways. Can't wait to hear the rest of In Another Life.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Ghostly Kisses - "Never Know"

Sometimes, a band name is just perfectly aligned with the music created under the moniker. This is one of those times. Ethereal and lovely stuff. Listen to it below and get it on Bandcamp.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Destroyer - "Dream Lover"

Obviously not a Mariah Carey cover. It's the first single from the forthcoming (but not for quite a while) LP Poison Season from Destroyer.

Dig the saxophone and mark your calendar for August 28th.

I try not to shill, but...

So the purpose of Reductive Reviews is about sharing great new music that comes across my radar. I don't look at as out-and-out-shilling, and I rarely directly say "go buy this" but regular readers will know I'm a fan of what Mello Music Group put out (especially Oddisee) and have regularly shared cuts from their catalogue.

I'm getting nothing out of what I'm about to share (other than knowing you're checking out more great music) - but I had to let folks know that the label is having a massive sale on their Bandcamp page with pretty much the entirety of their back-catalog on sale for $4.99 a pop. It doesn't include the amazing new LP from Oddisee, The Good Fight, but the money you save on the rest can be put towards that one.

To just give you a taste of what you can get in the sale, here's a recent cut called "Word to the Wise (ft. Oddisee)" from the Persona album.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Vallens - "Tennesse Haze"

This is my first taste of Vallens, but knowing it comes out on Hand Drawn Dracula, I knew it'd be a dish worth savoring. Can't wait for the full meal.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Honne - "Coastal Love"

I love the intersection of soul and electro, and Honne (no idea how to pronounce it) are hanging on the corner, singing on the stoop like a modern day doo-wop act.

Friday, May 8, 2015

The Jack Moves - "Seasons Change" (video)

It's a little brisk in Winnipeg today as winter doesn't quite want to give up the ghost. Perfect time for watching this video shot in Newark last winter during that particularly cold snap that hit the East Coast.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Ducktails - "Headbanging In The Mirror"

Well, for a song with headbanging in the title, this is probably not what you're expecting. But if you're a fan of Ducktails, this is exactly what you'd expect / want / need. First single from the forthcoming St. Catherine (July on Domino) is a straight-up slice of goodness.

Husky - "I'm Not Coming Back"

I'm not sure I fully understand release dates anymore. The new Oddissee record officially dropped today, but was available on iTunes last week. Ruckers Hill, the new record from Husky apparently came out last August, but is only being sent to radio now (in advance of its Nevado release next month)... I suspect it may have something to do with time zones since this act is from Australia.

Regardless, I do understand what makes a great song and this record has it in spades, most particularly on "I'm Not Coming Back." Harmony is king.