October brings a much-anticipated full-length recording from Phosphorescent, their first in five years. It's also the story of what took place for the band's founder Matthew Houck during that time; he fell in love, started a family, moved across country, and built a studio from the ground up. Blending the earthy with the incandescent, here's a characteristic snapshot from the record, "New Birth in New England."
Jason Kramer features selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music aficionados.
It's a fact that sibling harmonies are as tight as you can get. Case in point: The Watson Twins - identical sisters who co-wrote and sang all the parts together for the first time on their forthcoming album, "Duo." Inspired by their Nashville backdrop, "Hustle and Shake" is an original twangy folk tune.
Every few years, with the release of new music from them, we are reminded of Guster's greatness. Seductively steady, "Hard Times" gives us a hint of an album on the horizon and showcases their unique charm via new sonic pathways.
Innovative and avant-garde, The Beta Band didn't yield many recordings during their short time together, but what they did release still sounds fresh. Marking the 20th anniversary of their compilation, The Three EPs, a newly re-mastered vinyl pressing has been issued, proving that tracks like today's selection, "Dr. Baker," sounds just as good today as they did in 1998!
José Galván delivers an infectious harmony of varied sounds and pieces their relevance to each other. Language does not play a barrier in his musical selections, but rather uses the melody to create a bridge amongst cultures and genres.
Liza Richardson hosts a weekend evening jam session featuring cosmic rock, scenic techno soul, dub disco-punk and extra classic party explosives from around the world. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.
Blitzen Trapper performed a gorgeous session back in 2009 when they first visited MBE. They left behind a stand-out and timeless batch of songs, so we asked them to fill us in on one particular track that we loved, "Furr," and to tell us how it came about.
Hailing from Hamburg, Germany, Helena Hauff is a well-known DJ specializing in stripped-down techno that's strictly analog. Her new album fulfills the task at hand, as she jams on her machines to create a powerful sound. Give a listen to "No Qualms."