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Tinariwen and Dengue Fever
Union Transfer, Philadelphia, April 18

April 24th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Au Courant | Leave A Comment »

Tinariwen and Dengue FeverUnion Transfer, Philadelphia, April 18 The distance between Cambodia and Mali is 7,175 miles, but with roots in those two disparate countries, the two bands

The Wedding Present
The Bell House, Brooklyn, April 15

April 21st, 2017  |  by  |  published in Au Courant | Leave A Comment »

The Wedding Present The Bell House, Brooklyn, April 15 There was a period of time around the turn of the last century when the Wedding Present ceased to exist. Sure, frontman David Gedge was still making music

The Mavericks
Brand New Day

April 17th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Au Courant | Leave A Comment »

The Mavericks Brand New Day Although The Mavericks have been slotted in the country category for the majority of their existence, the Floridian band’s sound has always been more

Various Artists
Synthesize the Soul

April 12th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Au Courant | Leave A Comment »

Various Artists Synthesize the Soul While a working understanding of the varied diaspora of the Cape Verde islands in the context of late 20th century post-colonial Africa and pre-EU

Introducing…
EZTV

July 6th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Au Courant, Primitive Futures | Leave A Comment »

Introducing… EZTV Everyday in Brooklyn—Williamsburg, to be more specific—hundreds of wannabe career musicians are wallowing down a boulevard of broken

The Tallest Man on Earth
Dark Bird Is Home

May 19th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Au Courant | Leave A Comment »

The Tallest Man on Earth Dark Bird Is Home It’s possible to pinpoint the moment when Kristian Matsson, the man who records under the alias of The Tallest Man on Earth, started to expand his

Viet Cong
Viet Cong

January 29th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Au Courant | Leave A Comment »

Viet Cong Viet Cong There’s something rapturous about Viet Cong’s self-titled debut that simply can’t be articulated in a way that hasn’t been used to describe its stylistic

Neneh Cherry
Blank Project

March 7th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews, Au Courant | Leave A Comment »

Neneh Cherry Blank Project After an 18-year break between solo records, Neneh Cherry has finally released her fourth album, Blank Project. For a “one-hit wonder,” Cherry has