San Francisco-based quartet Tin Hat released their sixth studio album, “the rain is a handsome animal” on New Amsterdam Records. The 17-track song cycle is based on the visionary modernist poetry of American poet E.E. Cummings and, for the first time in the band’s history, centers largely around the remarkable singing of Tin Hat violinist Carla Kihlstedt. Each of the group’s members channeled their relationship with Cummings’ work to contribute their own unique pieces for the project, showcasing themselves as both imaginative composers as well as riveting performers. Purchase via Bandcamp or iTunes.
You can now pre-order Chilly Gonzales‘ “Solo Piano II”. There’s also a deluxe edition available on iTunes including video material and unreleased tracks. Listen to some tracks below. Part one is still available for online-streaming.
After years of entertaining with his larger than life musical persona and challenging all artists to work tirelessly to achieve excellence out of respect for their fans, Chilly Gonzales brings us perhaps his most powerful argument of all, the 14 pieces of Solo Piano II (Release date August 27th). In case you missed Part I … stream below.
The Hidden Orchestra combine two live drummers and deep basslines with strong jazz and classical influences, to make cinematic music … you can detect influences as diverse as Aphex Twin, Madlib, Gene Krupa and more.