Thursday, July 25, 2013|0 commentsBombino Featured on NPR's "World Cafe"; Rolling Stone Names Him Artist to Watch, "Nomad" Among Year's Best So Far
Bombino, currently on tour in the US, was the guest on NPR's World Cafe yesterday, performing two tracks off his Dan Auerbach-produced Nonesuch debut album, Nomad. "Bombino's explosively exciting desert-guitar sound somehow fit perfectly with Auerbach's rock/funk/kitchen-sink aesthetic," says the show of Nomad, "making for an album that's both thrilling and hypnotic." Rolling Stone has named Bombino an Artist to Watch, calling him "electrifying." The magazine includes Nomad on its Best Albums of 2013 Mid-Year Report, exclaiming: "Meet your new guitar hero." Los Angeles Times does too, declaring it "perfect."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviews RadioRadioTuesday, July 16, 2013|0 comments
Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter’s ongoing duo tour of North America brought them to the Mountain Stage in West Virginia earlier this year. Their performance airs on the latest episode of the Mountain Stage radio show on NPR and is streaming online at npr.org. The episode's other special guests include Marti Jones & Don Dixon and Aoife O’Donovan. Colvin and Carpenter's tour continues through the summer and fall.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News RadioRadioTuesday, June 11, 2013|0 comments
Bombino, who is currently touring the US with his "electrifying" show (A.V. Club), has made NPR Music's list of its 25 Favorite Albums of the Year (So Far) for his Nonesuch debut album, Nomad. "Full of undeniably hypnotic trance-guitar music, and produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, Nomad rocks like no other record this year," writes NPR Music's Bob Boilen. "Hearing Bombino in any American nightclub, the reaction is ecstasy and complete connection ... It's blues, it's trance and it's psychedelic in its repetition. Oh, and did I mention it rocks?" Bombino tells New York magazine: "There are two kinds of music in the desert. If it makes you want to listen to it, it’s the blues. If it makes you want to move, it’s rock.”Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviews RadioRadioMonday, June 3, 2013|0 comments
Devendra Banhart, who is currently touring North America performing songs from his recently released Nonesuch Records debut album, Mala, was featured on Morning Becomes Eclectic out of KCRW in Santa Monica, CA, last Friday. The session, which was recording during the California leg of the tour earlier in May, includes intimate in-studio performances by Banhart and his band of a number of songs from the new album. Watch the set here. The tour continues into Montreal, Toronto, Boston, DC, and Philadelphia, before concluding at The Town Hall in New York City on June 12.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviews Video RadioRadioMonday, June 3, 2013|0 comments
While touring the US East Coast last month, Iron and Wine's Sam Beam stopped by the Boston Public Library to discuss his songwriting with WBUR's Off the Record and perform a couple of songs off the new album Ghost on Ghost. Watch the solo, acoustic performances of the album tracks "Caught in the Briars" and "Grace for Saints and Ramblers" and listen to the interview here. The Guardian gave four stars to last week's London show, saying "Beam writes with an artist’s eye, his songs alive with place and time ... [His] easy charm dazzles."