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Lola Marsh Launch New Tour Tomorrow Night at Rough Trade NYC

March 5th, 2018

Gil Landau (guitar and vocals) and Yael Shoshana Cohen (vocals, percussion and ukulele)—now joined by Mati Gilad (bass and vocals), Rami Osservaser (guitar, keys and vocals), Dekel Dvir (drums and vocals) and Ran Gil (keys)—formed the Israeli folk-oriented Lola Marsh five years ago in Tel Aviv. Their debut EP, You’re Mine (stream it below), filled with evocative lyrics, Middle Eastern guitar melodies and Cohen’s sultry vocals, arrived in 2016. Interview magazine says their “unique sound straddles the line between indie folk and electro-pop.” Their first LP, Remember Roses (stream it below), followed last year, sounding “inspired, matured and smooth. Yael and Gil have managed to free themselves from overwhelming influences—be it Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Nick Drake, Sufjan Stevens, Edith Piaf—and compose a feel-good soundtrack for the summer season,” according to Vents Magazine. “The album shines with suave romanticism and sweet nostalgia. Friendship, love and fears from childhood are recurrent themes that flow throughout the 11 songs.” Lola Marsh (above, performing “Wishing Girl” for Paste Studios) launch a new American tour tomorrow night at Rough Trade NYC. And singer-songwriter Hillary Capps opens the show.


Double Your Pleasure with Two Nights of Dylan LeBlanc This Week

February 3rd, 2016

Born in Louisiana, singer-songwriter Dylan LeBlanc grew up surrounded by music, thanks to his father, a longtime Muscle Shoals session player. LeBlanc began playing the mandolin and guitar and then performing live at just the age of 15. His debut LP, Paupers Field (stream it below), arrived five years later on Rough Trade in 2010 and generated some considerable buzz. AllMusic made comparisons to Townes Van Zandt, Fleet Foxes and Nick Drake while adding that the album shows “a great deal of promise, especially when this old soul, saddled with the weight of a young man’s preconceptions, finds those ideals both met and shattered.” His third full-length, Cautionary Tale (stream it below), came out two weeks ago. Per American Songwriter, it’s “an album of reckoning with youthful mistakes…. LeBlanc offers cutting introspection that sounds so good it’s easy to miss.” On the road in support of the new LP, LeBlanc (above, performing “Cautionary Tale” for CBS This Morning) plays Mercury Lounge tomorrow and Rough Trade NYC on Saturday.


Catch Radiohead Drummer Philip Selway Thursday in Williamsburg

August 4th, 2015

Best known as Radiohead’s drummer, Philip Selway went solo as a singer-songwriter and guitarist with the release of the mostly acoustic Familial (stream it below) in 2010. According to the A.V. Club, “He’s the group’s George Harrison: interested in music’s quieter, reflective potential. His debut, Familial, is a hushed, fragile collection that explores the territory between Chris Isaak’s softer material and Nick Drake’s folk.” Selway (above, performing “Around Again” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!) returned in 2014 with a more ambitious follow-up, Weatherhouse (stream it below). And per AllMusic, “He’s tapping into the gentle ebb and flow of classic English art rock but he’s sensible enough to never succumb to the ostentatious display of brains that sometimes plagues classic prog. This is an immaculately crafted, impossibly tasteful miniature, one that will satisfy any listener longing for a Radiohead tripped of future shock.” See Philip Selway play live on Thursday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg.