Kalu & The Electric Joint – Austin-based psychedelic soul blues
Knee-Deep in the North Sea by Portico Quarter (2007)
“On its debut album, Knee-Deep in the North Sea, Mercury Prize-nominated combo the Portico Quartet delivers an unusually meditative brand of world music-influenced jazz that matches a minimalist classical music vibe with a pop/jam band-informed compositional sense. Centered on repeated figures played on the hang (a type of steel drum) and soprano saxophonist Jack Wylie’s Wayne Shorter-esque improvisational explorations, Portico Quartet’s music should appeal to fans of Weather Report and the Dave Matthews Band alike.” – AllMusic Review by Pemberton Roach
This record has a distinctive sound that elicits the sensations of a wintry afternoon spent beside a washed out seascape. A remarkable brand of January jazz.
Light the fire, gather round, and put this mix on shuffle.
Shake yo hips for the ’17 hip list. An eclectic mix. The dopest jams of the year.
“oh baby” LCD Soundsystem, American Dream
“Aquarian” Grizzly Bear, Painted Ruins
“My Old Man” Mac DeMarco, This Old Dog
“One of These Days” Bedouine, Bedouine
“Follow the Leader” Foxygen, Hang
“Man of War” Radiohead, OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017
“Crumbling Castle” King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Polygondwanaland
“Tezeta” King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Mild High Club, Sketches of Brunswick East
“Look at What the Light Did Now” Flo Morrissey and Matthew E. White, Gentlewoman, Ruby Man
“Third of May / Ōdaigahara” Fleet Foxes, Crack-Up
“3WW” alt-J, RELAXER
“Love Is Love” Woods, Love Is Love – Single
“Malibu Man” Dan Auerbach, Waiting on a Song
“Running Away” Vulfpeck, Mr. Finish Line
“Alrighty Aphrodite” Peach Pit, Being So Normal
“Habbie Doobie” The Texas Gentlemen, TX Jelly
“Lunar Days” The Clientele, Music for the Age of Miracles