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DEWEY MAHOOD, the atmospheric psychedelic guitarist who released his twelfth album as Plankton Wat for Thrill Jockey, Future Times, in late February, has dropped the shroom-surreal video for one of that excellent album’s standout tracks, “Modern Ruins”, a track all garlanded about with echo and twang-shimmer and flutes – you can watch that below. The …

IF YOU like your experimental tunes wholly exploratory and improvisational, then the news that Kid Millions, known elsewhere for his work with Man Forever and Oneida, and Mouse On Mars’ Jan St. Werner have got together to shake down some music caught in the moment is something to put a smile on your face. They’ve …

TAKE two of the best instrumental guitarists currently working in instrumental Americana, Marisa Anderson and William Tyler; put them together in a studo; press record. It’s a simple idea, but an idea as brilliant as the results. In some ways it’s a surprise the two haven’t married their winding, mesmerising aesthetics before. In fact they …

Mouse On Mars, the visionary electronic duo of Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma, have shared their new single ‘Artificial Authentic’, taken from their forthcoming album AAI (Anarchic Artificial Intelligence), out Feb. 26th via Thrill Jockey Created through the development of new technologies that warp the text and voices of Chude-Sokei and DJ/producer and programmer Yağmur Uçkunkaya into playable instruments. The Duo have …

Through harrowing combinations of noise, doom, darkwave, industrial, and sludge metal, The Body has proven themselves as a well-equipped vacuum of all things dismal and horrific. A freshman listen of such tumultuous viscosity can prove the tenacity of one’s eardrums. Equated to be such heavy hitters, both in popularity and audio presentation, they’ve garnered a …

It’s getting mighty crowded in the psych-folk district right now. So to stand out you need that little something else … enter Sally Anne Morgan. A fiddler, banjo player and vocalist with a growing reputation as a member of the Black Twig Pickers and the duo House and Land, the time is so right for …

Kansas noise rockers BUMMER have released an excellent split single with Providence experimental metallers The Body. ‘False Floor’ should appeal to fans of bands at the heavier end of the noise rock spectrum like tunic, KEN mode, Unsane, HEADS., and exhalants. It marks BUMMER out as a trio to watch within the Midwest’s enviable noise …

SAM PREKOP has been building beguiling melodies with the lightest of touches for decades now; firstly with Chicago’s The Sea and Cake, and then as a solo artist.  If you don’t know his self-titled debut for Thrill Jockey, you really ought; it’s masterful, light, sun-drenched, jazzy. Of recent times he’s moved further and further into …

EMERGING from that Chicago scene so ripe with cross-fertilisation and ideas around the turn of the century, Sam Prekop was part of that fountain of creativity that brought us Tortoise, Bobby Conn, Jim O’Rourke’s shift into pop melodicism, Freakwater; many more. Sam himself cut his recording teeth alongside Archer Prewitt and John McEntire in The …

QUIETLY collaborating away in some of the finer, truest to tradition acts of the Americana movement such as the Black Twig Pickers, the time is now ripe for multi-instrumentalist Sally Anne Morgan to step forward with an album under her own name. Chicago’s Thrill Jockey label is a fine seeding ground for talent, and it …