ITEKOMA HITS is an album that feels important. There is a gravity to what it means, shuddering with depth along a cultural fault line.
It is easy to be confined by the long set structures of the typical folk song. Often, those walls help to craft strong songwriting. Erin Durant knows the rules, but it is her willingness to play with form, her freeness in pushing those boundaries, that make ‘Highway Blue’ an exceptional track. Durant fits extra syllables…
This is Souvenir Driver. We’re never far from passages of beauty. Lyrically, Nate Wey hangs a world view that encourages trust, and engages with wonder.
Absurd, miserabilst, dark and witty – driven by soul and dressed with deep affection, Budokan Boys are nuanced, niche, and compelling as fuck.
Nui Blanc made his label debut on Perth Records at a party which also featured Tommy Cash, which makes absolute sense.
Versing presents the dilemma with simplicity, allowing, at times, a singular note to carry the weight. The willingness to allow everything….
WASABI are a motherfucking gang! It’s a legendary team up! Crushing all other bands with our Traveling Wilburys covers and awesome songs.
Cherry Pickles Will Harden Your Nipples acknowledges it’s own weirdness. There’s a Catholic sense of bad behavior and ‘shock/schlock’ but it’s playful, not maliciously harmful disobedience.
Heavy Handed is an album of alternating currents. Yes, it does shimmer, and it does shine, but it also reserves the right to glow, reflect, and extinguish all lights. Proper disco goth.
in their document of confusion Verdigrls have produced an expression of clarity, and beauty.