Combining a heady brew of Southern boogie and intense metal, Jackyl follow in the footsteps of esteemed rockers AC/DC and Lynyrd Skynyrd. They really impress in the live arena, and they are captured here performing a storming set at the Full Throttle Saloon in South Dakota. The audience contains a large portion of bikers, who clearly revel in Jackyl's rock-heavy sound, and the band responds in kind by delivering the goods in style. If you love load guitar, bass and drums hard rock, you'll love Jackyl.
Sun Kil Moon (aka Mark Kozelek) has very quietly announced his sophomore collaboration album with Shoegaze pioneer Jesu. It will follow their first full-length collaboration "Jesu / Sun Kil Moon", which was released in 2016. This is a very productive period for the band as they will release this new collaboration album two months after their eighth full length album "Common As Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood" which will be released this February. An anti-Michael Jackson song called "He's Bad" was released as the album's first single. "Needles Disney" was the second single released. "The Greatest Coversation Ever In The History Of The Universe” is the third single and it was included as apart of the 30 Days 30 Songs project promoting artists for a Trump Free America. This collaboration album was recorded both in the UK and in the US through November 2017. The album will be released on May 5th via Caldo Verde Records.
Crescent Moon is a set of diversely fluid desert ambience with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences. Multi-talented multi-instrumentalist Omar Faruk Tekbilek created this massive soundscape with assistance from Brian Keane.
A really special record from a really special group – one of two sublime 70s gems from Azteca – a wicked blend of jazz, funk, Latin, and soul – all put together by a young Coke Escovedo! Coke's ostensibly the leader of the group, but there's also a richly collaborative feel going on – a style that brings together jazz players like Tom Harrell on trumpet, Mel Martin on saxes, George Muribus on Fender Rhodes, and Flip Nunez on organ – and Latin players like Victor Pantoja on congas, Coke Escovedo on timbales, and Pete Escovedo on added percussion. In fact, the set's a key early example of the strength of the Escovedo family – and like their best later efforts, the set really stretches out and pushes the boundaries of conventional genres. There's also some great guest work from Lenny White on drums, Mike Nock on keyboards, and Neal Schon on guitars – and vocals are by a range of singers who really keep things fresh.
Finally it’s happening, and the long awaited 5th studio release of Electric Moon appears to see the light! 4 tracks, which pack a punch and which went a long way to become what they are now. The oldest tune „Stardust (The Picture)“ was already recorded in 2014 and was released as instrumental version on 2 live albums so far. But it got refined with overdubs like vocals and stuff, like all the other tracks, too. This is one of the things which make the difference between live albums and studio albums, by the way; like also, that improvisation and songwriting get mixed-up! „Stardust Rituals“ is painting a journey through the inner cosmos and wants to deliver the insight, that no-one and nothing gets ever lost, because space is like a jar which keeps us all, in which form ever… We’re all made of stardust so nothing can happen in the end… Trippy like always, Electric Moon will carry you off on a trip to the deepest depths of the outermost innermost, cause in every one of us is a cosmos and we all are together on this common journey, in the same (space-)ship…