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Stream Andrew Scott Young, Ryan Jewell, & Ryley Walker’s New Album Post Wook

Thus far in 2021, the bugged-out guitar wizard and entertaining online personality Ryley Walker has released one album of his own, the impressive Course In Fable, and he’s teamed up with improv legend David Grubbs for the collaborative LP A Tap On The Shoulder. Walker has also opened for Dinosaur Jr. on tour, which must’ve been pretty cool. And today, Walker has dropped a whole new album out of the blue.
Tags: Music, Dinosaur Jr, New Music, Ryley Walker, Walker, David Grubbs, Andrew Scott Young, Ryan Jewell, Andrew Scott Young Ryan Jewell


Matmos – “No Concept” (Feat. clipping. & David Grubbs)

High-concept electronic duo Matmos have announced a new album called Consuming Flame: Open Exercises In Group Form. The record features contributions from 99 different musicians who were asked to play anything they wanted as long as the tempo remained at 99 beats per minute. More »
Tags: Music, Matmos, David Grubbs, Clipping


Catching Up With Jim O’Rourke

Jim O’Rourke is searching for a word he’s forgotten how to say in English. After more than a decade living in Japan, the experimental musician doesn't speak his native language much anymore and warns me at the beginning of our interview that he may occasionally have trouble. He's trying to describe his new album, Sleep … More »
Tags: Music, Japan, Interview, School Of Rock, Jim O'Rourke, David Grubbs, Gastr del Sol


EP Review: Hontatedori, “Konata Kanata”

If the vitriol and raw energy of punk rock is like a fever dream, then the Tokyo trio Hontatedori — which premiered its U.S. debut, Konata Kanata, two days ago via David Grubb’s Blue Chopsticks imprint – is a wonderful antithesis: absinthe-soaked, doe-eyed, dreamy, and lined with enough crystalline guitars to fill the lonely sea. The new EP, though far from perfect, is a beautiful introduction to the group and its four songs exude a subtle magic that traces its fingers over the art-intentions of...
Tags: Music, Japan, Tokyo, Dexter, Ep Reviews, Jim O'Rourke, UNAMI, David Grubbs, Ethereal, Grubbs, Tetuzi Akiyama, David Grubb, Taku Unami, Hontatedori, Gastr, Kamura


Album Review: David Grubbs & Taku Unami, “Failed Celestial Creatures”

From the early notes of “Failed Celestial Creatures” – the meditative, 20-minute-long title track to the unanticipated debut collaboration between guitar-composer David Grubbs and Japanese musician Taku Unami, out Friday via Empty Editions – you get the sense you’re listening to something special. While Unami paints with fuzzy clouds of electronic sound, Grubbs repeats wonderfully dirge-like, circular refrains on undistorted electric guitar; the piece, which has an amazing sense of breadth/breat...
Tags: Music, Kyoto, Album Reviews, UNAMI, Nakajima, Loren Connors, David Grubbs, Grubbs, Gastr del Sol, Taku Unami, Failed Celestial Creatures, The Moon Over The Mountain


Reissue Review: Your Food, “Poke It With a Stick”

This Friday belongs to Your Food. The Louisville post-punk quartet – whose only LP, 1983’s Poke It With A Stick, is getting the reissue treatment at the end of this work-week care of Drag City – was key in its all-too-short tenure to the region’s indispensable wave of punk and post-rock in the 80s and 90s, definitely as influential on the scene as Maurice, which also has been resurrected on YouTube in these Slint AD days. The Drag City LP, in fact, is getting the re-press thanks to post-rock for...
Tags: Music, Joy Division, Louisville, Nick Cave, Reissue Reviews, Birthday Party, Maurice, Drag City, David Grubbs, Link Wray, Squirrel Bait, Drag City Records, Dickbrains, Poke It With A Stick, The Birthday Party, Your Food


Justin Vellucci’s Year-Ending Top Ten: 2017 Edition

Yeah, yeah, putting the final nail in the coffin of 2017 is a little premature, seeing as there’s still more than 30 days left in the year. But, I’m the music writer compiling this list, so, here you go. It was an interesting year in underground music and, rather than present a conventional Top Ten, I thought I’d list 10 of the best records in various categories. (Incidentally, they are cumulatively my Top Ten of the year, if you want to get granular.) Who scored big in the year of our Lord Twne...
Tags: Music, UK, Minnesota, Sub Pop, Talk Talk, Steve Albini, Locust, Pittsburgh, Dead Cross, Morgan, Mike Patton, Rachel, Breeders, Scott Morgan, Drag City, Beefheart


The Popdose Interview: David Grubbs (2017)

Five days ago, David Grubbs released one of the best records of his storied career and a real contender, especially in avant-indie circles, for Record of the Year. The LP in question? Creep Mission, a collection of eerily emotive, eerily intuitive guitar pieces punctuated with careful interjections from drums, trumpet and electronics. The whole record hangs together and displays its treasures in ways at which some of Grubbs’ other best work only hints. Popdose recently got the opportunity to con...
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The Popdose Interview: David Grubbs

Five days ago, David Grubbs released one of the best records of his storied career and a real contender, especially in avant-indie circles, for Record of the Year. The LP in question? Creep Mission, a collection of eerily emotive, eerily intuitive guitar pieces punctuated with careful interjections from drums, trumpet and electronics. The whole record hangs together and displays its treasures in ways at which some of Grubbs’ other best work only hints. Popdose recently got the opportunity to con...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, Music, Japan, US, NFL, Queens, ACA, DG, Louisville, Popdose, Trump, Popdose Interviews, Nate, Eli, Ridgewood


The Popdose Interview: David Grubbs on “Creep Mission,” Playing Live and President Trump

Five days ago, David Grubbs released one of the best records of his storied career and a real contender, especially in avant-indie circles, for Record of the Year. The LP in question? Creep Mission, a collection of eerily emotive, eerily intuitive guitar pieces punctuated with careful interjections from drums, trumpet and electronics. The whole record hangs together and displays its treasures in ways at which some of Grubbs’ other best work only hints. Popdose recently got the opportunity to con...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, Music, Japan, US, NFL, Queens, ACA, DG, Louisville, Popdose, Trump, Popdose Interviews, Nate, Eli, Ridgewood


Album Review: David Grubbs, “Creep Mission”

It starts with the guitar and the guitar alone, amplified slightly but not distorted, its complicated figures as crystalline as frosted glass. It advances, carefully, with the occasional pitter-patter of percussion and well-placed interjections of bass, both low in the mix, letting the real star shine. Two minutes in, it climbs a scale, there’s the faintest hint of an organ and, after a brief bridge, it climbs the scales again, more emotive than cerebral despite the gallery-like presentation. Fo...
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Baltimore, Guitar, 2016, Louisville, 2017, Album Reviews, Fahey, Sludge-rock, David Grubbs, Grubbs, Mission Creep, Squirrel Bait, Post-rock, Avant-indie


REVIEW: David Grubbs – “Creep Mission”

It starts with the guitar and the guitar alone, amplified slightly but not distorted, its complicated figures as crystalline as frosted glass. It advances, carefully, with the occasional pitter-patter of percussion and well-placed interjections of bass, both low in the mix, letting the real star shine. Two minutes in, it climbs a scale, there’s the faintest hint of an organ and, after a brief bridge, it climbs the scales again, more emotive than cerebral despite the gallery-like presentation. Fo...
Tags: Music, Featured, Brooklyn, Baltimore, Guitar, 2016, Louisville, 2017, Popdose, Cd Reviews, Featured - Frontpage, Fahey, Sludge-rock, David Grubbs, Grubbs, Mission Creep


Dan Deacon - Opal Toad Segment

New York label Dymaxion Groove is releasing a compilation this month celebrating music performed on experimental instruments. I Said No Doctors! features Silver Apples, Gastr Del Sol's David Grubbs of Gastr Del Sol, Oval, Jad Fair, and many… (in post Dan Deacon – “Opal Toad Segment” from stereogum. More by this artist at )
Tags: Music, New York, Dan Deacon, David Grubbs


What's going on Wednesday? (Jenny Lewis, Greg Dulli, Craig Finn, Shuggie Otis, Wilco, William Tyler, Talib Kweli & more)

photo: Jenny Lewis in Chicago in 2015 (more by James Richards IV) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Ten years ago, Jenny Lewis teamed up with the Watson Twins to release Rabbit Fur Coat. That album still lives up today, and Jenny and the Watsons are celebrating by performing it at Beacon Theatre tonight and tomorrow. M Ward, who guests on the album, opens both shows. Greg Dulli, Joseph Arthur @ Bowery Ballroom The Afghan W...
Tags: Facebook, Wilco, Chicago, Austin, Kurt Vile, Brooklyn, Talib Kweli, Jenny Lewis, Strawberry, Brooklynvegan, Ward, Springsteen, Joseph Arthur, BV Austin, Facebook Follow BrooklynVegan, Jenny