May 13 2014 05:53 PM

They tell us what they're playing on repeat

Omar Souleyman
Omar Souleyman

 A semi-regular feature in which we ask local musicians about the music they've been digging lately

Josh Damigo: "Reverie" by Joe Henry. "Lately I've been on an outlaw-country kick, and Joe Henry's album is the perfect blend of indie songwriter with Tom Waits-like delivery and Jason Isbell writing. The production on the record is raw, and you can actually hear his cat, neighbor's dog and the mailman trying to get in on the tracks."


Carrie Gillespie Feller, Ilya / Tactical Ffever: Now You Are One of Us by The Paper Chase. "Before John Congleton was producing amazing records for St. Vincent and Swans and David Byrne, he was fronting a band called The Paper Chase. This particular record is an epic, apocalyptic, post-rock masterpiece. Hypnotic beats, frenzied guitar and piano and haunting lyrics are interspersed with samples that sound like field recordings from a planet under attack. If paranoia and anxiety had a soundtrack, this would be it. Probably one of the biggest influences on the music I make."

Hadi Fever, The Stalins of Sound: Wenu Wenu by Omar Souleyman. "Pretty awesome DIY Arabic music that's super-unconventional with Casio-sounding keyboards and drum machines, which is a bit reminiscent of the tapes my parents have of '80s Lebanese electro-pop with a modern aesthetic. I also just got a compilation album called C'est Chic: French Girl Singers of the 1960s. I love the ye-ye movement, and I love any girl that sings in French."

Matthew Steven Bearrones, Kids (Part 1): "The Waiting" by Angel Olsen. "I absolutely love this song and Angel Olsen. There's very few artists that can actually make me feel anything with just their voice, and Angel Olsen has that special ability. By the time the song finishes, I'm quietly weeping (no shame). It's beautiful."


Matthew Steven Bearrones, Kids (Part 2):
"Be Mean" by Tweens. "Totally dance-able, catchy, female-fronted punk from Cincinnati. I've been blastin' and jammin' this song in my car all week. It's one of those songs that'll stick with you all day after just one listen. I just can't handle it, though, and have to play it over and over again."


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Calendar

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