a conversation with sister sparrow

a conversation with sister sparrow

Today, we get the unique pleasure of sitting down with Arleigh Kincheloe, the brainchild of Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. We talk her latest solo album GOLD, growing up in a musical home, and family. She was so much fun to speak with! Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one.

0:00        Intro
0:11        EZVisibility.com
0:22        Dbl-take.com

0:33        imperfectfifth.com/merch
1:02         Arleigh Kincheloe Intro
2:14         Emmy Lou Harris | Bonnie Raitt
5:04         Growing up in a musical home
6:31         Tour life
8:27         Pre show rituals
12:13       GOLD recording process
16:31       “You’re My Party”
17:51       “Ghost”
19:48       Superpowers
23:04       Spring Tour

Keep up with Sister Sparrow here.

doubleVee, songs for birds and bats

doubleVee, songs for birds and bats

On Friday, singer/songwriter duo doubleVee – comprised of Allan & Barb Vest – released a new 5-track EP, titled Songs for Birds and Bats. From the initial lines of first track “Map the Channels” – which establishes the energy of the release – through the even more fast paced and staccato-driven “Ladder for the People”, you get the gist that this musical act just does not quit. “Goldstar Redux” begins very layered, and then simplifies as it builds up the vocals.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of witnessing doubleVee until now, you get a sense by that third track that they could create music together in their sleep. The theatrical soundscape alone of “Goldstar Redux” brings you into an invigorating space, driven by the couples’ chemistry, going strong musically since 2012. “Goldstar Redux” explodes into a cacophony of sound before layering into “Landlord of the Flies”, a title which is another nod to “gold” — however, this time it’s more Golding than anything. The duo artfully completes the EP with “Last Castaways”, a twinkling and optimistic soundscape that will keep us reeling this spring.

Keep up with doubleVee here.

gold light + snakemusk, “one thing after another”

gold light + snakemusk, “one thing after another”

In anticipation of the May 10th release of Shadows in The Shallows, Gold Light + Snakemusk have just released an easygoing new track titled “One Thing After Another”. Beautiful twangy vocals agains the backdrop of slow, practiced instrumentals paired with immense amounts of reverb, this song is just the southern gem we’ve been craving. Check it out below!

SPRING DATES
04.12•New Belgium Brewery (Asheville, NC)
05.10•Harvest Records – 3:00 PM Duo In-Store (Asheville, NC)
05.10•Static Age Records – 10:00 PM Full Band (Asheville, NC)
05.11•8th State Brewery (Greenville, SC)
05.14•Go Bar (Athens, GA)
05.15•El Rocko (Savannah, GA)
05.17•Pablo (Clemson, SC)
05.18•White Mule (Columbia, SC)
05.19•The Royal American (Charleston, SC)
06.13•The Pour House Music Hall (Raleigh, NC)
06.15•Little Amps (Harrisburg, PA)
06.16•O’Brien’s (Boston, MA)

Keep up with Gold Light here.

minka, reincarnation

minka, reincarnation

Philadelphia-based MiNKA – comprised of Ari “Dick” Rubin and friends – releases their brand new 7-track collection titled Reincarnation today. “Dark” starts us all off with a slow, entrancing soundscape, leading into the quirky and far more vibrant “Rain”. Third track “Gone” has a feeling of desperation dripping from its instrumentals, a slightly more theatrical soundscape than its predecessor, while “Dawn” brings guitar chords that will truly invigorate you.

Once you put into perspective that Reincarnation is MiNKA’s updated interpretation of notable 19th century vocal pieces by Schubert, Schumann, and Strauss, things start to make that much more sense. As the third and final chapter in a string of 2019 releases, it feels like a notable and beautiful way to round everything out. The simplicity of the song titles – each track is a single word, the majority existing at four letters and one syllable – is refreshing, and helps to bring the listener back to the songs’ original intent. With the final additions of “Hope”, “Hours”, and “Sirens”, MiNKA has provided us a well thought out, entrancing performance that we won’t soon forget.

Keep up with MiNKA here.

tank and the bangas, “nice things”

tank and the bangas, “nice things”

Today, rhythmic R&B collective Tank and the Bangas – comprised of Tarriona Ball (Lead Singer/Poet), Norman Spence (Aux Keys), Joshua Johnson (Drummer/MD), Merell Burkett (Keys), Etienne Stouflet (Tenor Saxophone), Albert Allenback (Alto Saxophone/Flute), Jonathan Johnson (Bass), Anjelika Joseph (BGVs), and Kayla Jasmine (BGVs) – releases the live performance version of their gorgeous, fun track “Nice Things”. The amazing news is that those of us who are not lucky enough to have ever witnessed them alive will be able to catch up with the rest of the world. Their style, energy, and talent are insanely palpable in this video, and we’re over here just ready to make some new best friends.

Check it out below. Then catch them next time they’re live in your city. Because, honestly, there isn’t much better than that.

Keep up with Tank and the Bangas here.