LOGAN LYNN – Song For Ewe & KILL ROCK STARS – V.S. Label of the Year 2021

“The only way I was able to engage real music as a young person was to shoplift CDs from the local record store, secretly tape things off the radio onto cassette, or convince my parents that a band was actually Christian. I did this famously with Jesus Jones. This last hustle was made easier if a band explored religious themes at times in their songs, which is how I was able to get my hands on records by the Innocence Mission.”

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TEKE::TEKE – Lucky 7

“Sonically, there’s a lot going on here ; Melodic and traditional licks go hand-in-hand with the more experimental and noise side of T::T. The tribal rhythm section, the psychedelic guitar solo and the trombone one at the end, the break with the quiet flute, the use of the ‘taisho-koto’ (vintage electric mini-koto, kind of like if a type-writer and a slide guitar had a baby), the elements of surprise, the contrasts…”

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