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Review: Retribution Body, "Baphomet"

By Steve Dewhurst

For Baphomet‘s creation, Matthew Azevedo decamped to Methuen Memorial Music Hall, replete with its 160 year old Great Organ and famed four-second reverberation.

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A Folk Music of Sorts: An Interview with Zefan Sramek of Precipitation

By Jason Cabaniss

"For much of my work, both musical and otherwise, the notion of place is very important. That’s one of the reasons I like using field recordings."

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Inbox #10: Real Life Ambient Top 10

By Emmerich Anklam

Greil Marcus, whose books like Mystery Train and Lipstick Traces and The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs deepen the mysteries of rock music instead of explaining them away, has kept up his Real Life Rock Top 10 column with few interruptions for more than thirty-five years. This edition of The Inbox is structured after his column and dedicated to him.

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Guest Playlist #08: H. Anthony Hildebrand

By Steve Dewhurst

“The first album I was given was Rolf Harris’ Greatest Hits... that’s how not cool the music happening at our house was."

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Watch: Sam Burton – “I Can Go With You”

The latest addition to Tompkins Square‘s prestigious roster of talented troubadours, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Sam Burton finds himself in very fine company.  Although they’re still probably best known for their incredible archival releases, the San Francisco label has also helped launch the careers of luminaries such as Daniel Bachman, Hiss Golden Messenger, Brigid Mae Power and Ryley Walker over the years, so young Sam’s seemingly got it set.

Following previous releases through labels like Chthonic Records, Burton’s Jarvis Taveniere-produced debut proper is due later this year, preceded by two limited 45s including the lilting, late evening drift of “I Can Go With You.”  That track now has a video, created by vlogger Madelynn De La Rossa whose vintage visuals perfectly imbue Burton’s tune with a wistful warmth redolent of autumn strolls, picnic day memories and heady, miragelike romantic reflections.

See the video below and pick up a 7″ over at Tompkins Square while you’re at it.