Pepper Mill Rondo “It’s Christmas Time”

Pepper Mill Rondo has released a wild new Christmas album called “It’s Christmas Time” via Hausu Mountain. This is the work of the label’s founders Doug Kaplan and Max Allison, and is perfect if your holiday is a little wrapped and twisted.




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Jason McMahon’s “Book of Knots” finds contemporary within the classical, plays Roulette Intermedium 1.22

Multi-instrumentalist dreamweaver Jason McMahon developed his forthcoming LP Odd West with the intention of crafting music he could play for his parents and wedding ceremonies. This mindset produced an end result that is a grounded yet experimental acoustic effort, one centered around McMahon’s noodling guitar performance and bolstered by avant-garde vocal and electronic flourishes. Single “Book of Knots” encapsulates his mentality well; string arpeggios both major and minor play center stage, surrounded by various dreamlike accents from synth, electric guitar, and flute, all contributing to final effort that has all the trappings of familiar instrumental classical music with a wholly modern spin. Quietly enjoy it below, and catch Jason McMahon at Roulette Intermedium on January 22nd for the album’s release show. 


Marbin "Strong Thing"

Jazz Rock group Marbin has released their latest album, Strong Thing. This is the band’s Eighth album and follow-up to 2018’s Israeli Jazz.

Marbin is the work of Danny Markovitch (saxophone), Everette Benton Jr. (drums), Dani Rabin (guitar), and Jon Nadel (bass)

You can catch Marbin at John Brown’s On The Square in Marion on January 10th.


Mending “Chapter 09: Christopher at The End”

Over the last two year Mending, Kate Adams and Joshua Dumas, has told a story that spans decades through their beautiful blend of folk and drone. This week they released the final installment in the nine part series, “Christopher at The End”.

Here is the brief overview of where the story is as it ends. In year 39-40, safe among family and friends in his home, six-year-old Christopher tries to make sense of his rapidly changing world. But unmitigated climate change with increasingly volatile weather, and a militarized authoritarian government threaten the sanctity of Wakerobin Hollow. This chapter, told entirely through the eyes of this young child, filtered and abstracted by his naïveté, joy, and fear, brings us to the conclusion of Book 001.

You can catch Mending opening for Dried Spiders at Middle Brow Bungalow on Dec 29 for free.