Aliya Cycon Project: Prayer

by Matt Inman on November 08, 2017
Aliya Cycon came to New York City to become a professional ballerina, but quickly turned her career aspirations to music and relocated to Boston’s Berklee College of Music. A visit to the West...

Mutemath: Play Dead

by Ryan Reed on November 07, 2017
Is it because frontman Paul Meany sings with an earnestness rare in modern rock? Or that their lyrics occasionally grapple with spiritual themes? Or because their former label, to their detriment...

The Copper Children: What We Are

by Matt Inman on November 06, 2017
The Copper Children hail from Denver, and their music is certainly influenced by the kind of airy free spirit that only the Rocky Mountains can foster. Their sophomore album, What We Are,...

Various Artists: Sky Music: Sweet as Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa

by Richard Gehr on November 03, 2017
A divinely crazed mixture of American soul, Bollywood pastiche, Middle Eastern scales and vaguely Chinese singing flourished in Somalia while the country suffered under Siad Barre’s military...

Samantha Fish: Belle of the West

by Lee Zimmerman on November 02, 2017
After releasing Chills & Fever earlier this year, Samantha Fish didn’t waste any time before returning to the studio to record her fifth album, Belle of the West. While she’s known for basking...

Victor Wooten, Dennis Chambers & Bob Franceschini: TRYPNOTYX

by Jeff Tamarkin on November 01, 2017
It’s almost absurd to use the simple descriptive “bassist” in conjunction with Victor Wooten. Like only a handful of musicians before him (among them is his bandmate Béla Fleck, who’s...