Episode 264: Uyai - Ibibio Sound Machine
London's Ibibio Sound Machine "...is a clash of African and electronic elements inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West African funk, disco, modern post-punk, and electro" and on their first release on North Carolina's vaunted Merge Records, they've refined their sound without skimping on any of its power. Full of songs that are just as likely to make you consider injustices in the world as they are to get you on the dance floor, Uyai is a triumph for the band and maybe a sign of a new direction for Merge. PLUS! After having his life "turned upside down" in 2014 when he discovered he was adopted, DC based super-producer/DJ/U Street Music Hall proprietor Will Eastman turned to his creativity to guide him through the turmoil, and Hilo, his new LP, is the result.
Episode 484: Rose City Band's 'Summerlong' PLUS New Music from Bannanagun
Season 10, Ep. 484
Ripley Johnson’s Rose City Band project started as an act of wish fulfillment. One of the creative minds behind Wooden Shjips and Moon Duo just wanted to “start a country-rock band so I can retire and just play down at the pub every Thursday night during happy hour.” The resulting first album in 2019 was a hazy stroll through the morning dew of a not yet technicolor world. With hints of psychedelia and twang, it was a peak at the source of a style of music before it heads further out into the cosmos.One year later, Johnson is back withSummerlong,an album that echoes Rose City Band’s quiet beginnings but imbues its primal sound with brightness and warmth that is worthy of its title. Brokedown Pod’s Jonathan Hart joins us to discuss this latest chapter in Ripley Johnson’s wild trip across the universe.PLUS! New music from Melbourne, Australia’s Bananagun!Love this show? Let us know by supporting us. Quick. Easy. Makes you feel good.https://supporter.acast.com/Discologist
Episode 483: New Music From Lori Mckenna And The Return of The Chicks!
Season 10, Ep. 483
On her latest collection of songs,The Balladeer,Lori McKenna is continuing to prove that she is one of the all-time songwriting greats,and Country Music legends The Chicks return with the triumphant, genre-bustingGaslighter.Tune in as we dig into both of these releases, discuss the current dysfunctional state of country music, and more on an all-new episode of Discologist.Love this show? Let us know by supporting us. Quick. Easy. Makes you feel good.https://supporter.acast.com/Discologist
Episode 482: Jazz Odyssey with new music from Ambrose Akinmusire, Nduduzo Makhathini, and Daniel Carter
Season 10, Ep. 482
Welcome back fellow music loversJazz is American culture’s greatest gift to the world. More succinctly, it is one of African-American culture’s greatest gifts to the world.On this episode of Discologist we’ll be discussing the art form’s importance, sometimes daunting legacy, and helping you ease into a new life of jazz appreciation through the lens of three spectacular 2020 releases: Nduduzo Makhathini’sModes of Communication Letters From The Underworlds, Ambrose Akinmusire’sOn The Tender Spot of Every Calloused Moment,and Daniel Carter’s collaboration with Matthew Ship, William Parker, and Gerald Cleaver,Welcome Adventure! Vol 1.You’ve made enough sourdough in your quarantine. Now it’s time to feed your head.Love this show? Let us know by supporting us. Quick. Easy. Makes you feel good.https://supporter.acast.com/Discologist