4 Short Albums Worth Daily Replays

Falling in love with a piece of art takes repeated appreciation, and given the recent trend of bloated tracklists, it can be hard to find an album you can return to day after day. But with a little digging, it’s not hard to find plenty of albums in the 10-to-30-minute range that pack the punch of a full-length production. Ric Wilson & Terrace Martin — They … Continue reading 4 Short Albums Worth Daily Replays

John Lisi’s Debut Album a Path of Self-Discovery [Interview]

John Lisi’s 2021 album, I Hope This Feels Good, sees the young artist shine his creative flashlight deeper into the winding cave that is a budding career in music. The album, which I love dearly and wrote about last week, takes cues from a variety of genres and shows Lisi as an young, dynamic talent capable of shifting tempos and intentions with a song’s notice. … Continue reading John Lisi’s Debut Album a Path of Self-Discovery [Interview]

Tune In Tuesday: Best Recent Albums Include Kiefer, DAISY WORLD, Khruangbin

Kiefer ~ When There’s Love Around Marking his second project of the year, Kiefer returns with a jazzy, instrumentally-dense album. When There’s Love Around succinctly captures feelings of friendship and familial love, with a series of soothing, engaging arrangements. DAISY WORLD ~ SUNDOWN / SIX TWO Her first personal release on streaming services, this double is evocative and impressive, giving listeners the feeling that plenty … Continue reading Tune In Tuesday: Best Recent Albums Include Kiefer, DAISY WORLD, Khruangbin

Interview: Knyves Escobar Shares Wisdom, Speaks on Inspiration & Pushing Past Labels

On the precipice of their debut project, Knyves Escobar — who uses the pronouns she and they — is leaning into their dynamic musical talent and intrinsically strong self-belief as pillars of what looks to be a long and successful career in music.  Escobar says the upcoming debut will show listeners that they have plenty more in store than the typical R&B sounds Escobar tends … Continue reading Interview: Knyves Escobar Shares Wisdom, Speaks on Inspiration & Pushing Past Labels

Multi-instrumentalist John Lisi Welcomes You Home with “I Hope This Feels Good” [Album Review]

As if directly inspired by Steve Lacy’s Ted Talk on the creative possibilities brought about by advanced technology, John Lisi created I Hope This Feels Good, a gentle, soft-around-the-edges album. Employing jazz and alternative stylings with his saxophone, guitars, keyboard, and computer, the project keeps its allure over many replays. I Hope This Feels Good’s cover art tells you much of what you need to … Continue reading Multi-instrumentalist John Lisi Welcomes You Home with “I Hope This Feels Good” [Album Review]

New Music To You: Babe Rainbow, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, and Jaden Smith

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Babe Rainbow, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, and Jaden Smith. Peace Blossom Boogy // Babe Rainbow I wasn’t around to know for sure, but this song feels like what I imagine partying in the 1970s was … Continue reading New Music To You: Babe Rainbow, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, and Jaden Smith

New Music To You: Capital Cities, André 3000, the Grateful Dead, and Goldfinger

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Capital Cities, Andre 3000, the Grateful Dead, and Goldfinger. Farrah Fawcett Hair // Capital Cities, André 3000 You might’ve heard of the techno-psychedelic rock group Capital Cities back in 2013 when their first single, “Safe and Sound,” was … Continue reading New Music To You: Capital Cities, André 3000, the Grateful Dead, and Goldfinger

New Music To You: Jurassic 5, Flume, and Ari Lennox

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Jurassic 5, Flume, and Ari Lennox. Work It Out // Jurassic 5 feat. Dave Matthews Band Hopefully, you’re like me and played hours upon hours of NBA Live 07 when growing up. You know — the one with … Continue reading New Music To You: Jurassic 5, Flume, and Ari Lennox

New Music To You: Weezer, Booker T & the M.G.’s, and The Black Keys

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Weezer, Booker T & the M.G.’s, and The Black Keys. I’m Just Being Honest // Weezer Have you ever been in trouble for being too honest? Frustrated from a seemingly nonsense argument with a significant other? Believe me, … Continue reading New Music To You: Weezer, Booker T & the M.G.’s, and The Black Keys

New Music To You: Mt. Joy, Lonnie Liston Smith, and Pharrell Williams

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Mt. Joy, Lonnie Liston Smith, and Pharrell Williams. Astrovan // Mt. Joy “Astrovan,” released just last year, embodies the spirit of feel-good 60’s classic rock. It just makes you wanna throw on a tie-dye tee, pile into a … Continue reading New Music To You: Mt. Joy, Lonnie Liston Smith, and Pharrell Williams