Sohrab Habibion invited Jake over to his apartment to discuss the new record by Savak, Europe vs US touring, and why he thinks people don’t age out of music.
Here good songs come in threes. Hot Singles spotlights up and coming bands around New England.
Jake McKelvie, himself a touring musician, invites guests to his podcast from all over the independent music world.
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Vermont’s Macaulay Lerman combines a weepy violin, the sonic sense of a barn, a pinch of Leonard Cohen low, creaky voice into the warm and rough-hewn, “Wrong.” Sounds like Cassadaga Bright Eyes, Heart of Gold Neil Young, and other ambivalent inheritors of country music. The lyrics are both straightforward and poetic give the song a meditative, non-circular … Continued
Steve Marion is the rare guitar god who tours and generally exists in the biosphere of “indie rock,” a genre built at least partially on a disdain for mastering your instrument. Steve has mastered his instrument, and his pedal board. But he still writes pop songs. His guitar parts have the phrasing of vocal hooks, … Continued
New York CIty’s Carlos Hernandez dwells joyously in the crater Thundercat blew into pop music. “Crush” is sweet and rhythmically uplifting, with a wise use of space. The beats are remarkable for their elastic idiosyncracies. The lead guitar fluctuates between petulance and beachy fluency. You might get into this if you listen mostly to jazz or mostly to funk. But normier listeners can connect with it too. I mean everyone’s had a crush.
Jake talks with long-time “Weird Al” Yankovic guitarist about his solo career as a “Hawaiian Slack Key” style guitarist as well as what it’s like to back up the parody master.