Jamie Lidell is an English musician and soul singer living in Nashville, Tennessee. Jamie Lidell has announced his first new album in more than three years. On October 14, he’ll release Building a Beginning, the follow-up to his self-titled LP.
Lidell is known for layering tracks made with his voice into a microphone and performing the percussion and melody as a sequenced, beatboxing one-man band. Then over his augmented voices, he sings soul-inspired songs. This exercise makes for energetic live performances. Lidell has become renowned for his diverse range of genre-exploration. Following the release of his 2008 album, Jim, Lidell commented, “I want it to be about music, I think every musician does. But I think inevitably it ends up becoming about personality, which is what gives rise to the music, so people want to make sure that they get a bit of both. The more things do well, the more people want to know why it does well.”
Joshua Michael Tillman, also known as J. Tillman or Father John Misty, is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and drummer.
“Real Love Baby” is an effortlessly smooth ’70s-pop choogle, a song that’s either a parody of yacht rock or an entirely respectable stab at doing a straight-up yacht rock song. Again, hard to tell with this guy.
Angel Olsen is an American folk and indie rock singer and guitarist who was raised in St. Louis, Missouri and currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina. She has recorded and toured as a backing singer with Bonnie "Prince" Billy and the Cairo Gang.
After releasing her first EP, Strange Cacti, and a debut album, Half Way Home, Olsen signed with Jagjaguwar ahead of her first full-band record, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, which was released in February 2014. Olsen's third full length album, My Woman, will be released on September 2, 2016.
The album was recorded at Isaac Brock’s, Ice Cream Party Studios with the Modest Mouse front-man adding guitar to the track “So Hazy”. The first single “They Want More” premiered on the June 7, 2016 episode of the NPR Podcast All Songs Considered.
Ages and Age's emphasis on featuring electronic and synthetic sounds makes Something to Ruin a sonic departure from their previous albums. Thematically the record deals with collective failures, the contemplation of letting go and starting over, the individual’s need for community, and the struggles associated with living honestly in a superficial landscape. The band members cite a trip to Central America and the observation of their community being exploited by gentrification as the catalyst for the record.
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