Posts Tagged ‘Spacebomb Records’

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For those of us already in the know, the three years between New Zealand songwriter Nadia Reid’s albums have been an excruciating wait.  A wait no doubt earmarked by endless listens to her pristine sophomore album, Preservation.  On March 6th 2020, Nadia Reid will release her third album, “Out Of My Province”, on her own aptly named Slow Time Records.  The album will release outside of New Zealand on Spacebomb Records, and yes, she made the trek to Richmond, Virginia, to receive the full Spacebomb production treatment of strings and lush arrangements.  First single and video, “Best Thing” is already out.  Reid has a voice that is at once delicate, but also sturdy enough to command attention and instill an instant addiction.   A voice that stands up to any instrumentation thrown her way and earns whatever superlatives you care to apply.  Reid only first toured out of her native home to neighboring Australia in 2016 and maintained her job at a cafe up to that point.

Since then, Reid has performed in the U.K., Europe and barely in the U.S.  As her new album predicts, Reid will undoubtedly find herself extensively out of her province in the ensuing year.  Already having been nominated for numerous awards at home, the rest of the world will soon figure out that she is a necessary fixture in their listening libraries.

“Best Thing” off the album ‘Out of My Province’ due for release March 6th, 2020, on Spacebomb Records.

Bedouine (Credit: Polly Antonia Barrowman)

Azniv Korkejian started moving as a child and never stopped. Born in Syria to Armenian parents, she spent time in Saudi Arabia, Boston, Houston, L.A. Kentucky, Austin and Savannah, before finally settling (loosely) in Los Angeles.

Which is where the name Bedouine comes from – a vehicle for her artistry, it’s a nod to the nomadic character bedouin. An enchanting songwriter whose work is impossible to place, new cut ‘Dusty Eyes’ wanders across the landscape of husky 60s folk before adding some funkier elements. One day she walked into Gus Seyffert’s studio to inquire about getting a reel-to-reel tape machine, something analogue and portable to record herself in small, quiet places. On a whim, he asked if she would play a song right then, so she stepped into the room and cut “Solitary Daughter” in a first take, and they were off on a three year collaboration. One night, she approached Matthew E. White of Spacebomb Records after a show at The Echo in L.A., saying that she wanted to send him a song. He remembers listening to “One of These Days” on the rest of that tour “like a thousand times,” it knocked him and his band right out, and they even set it as their alarm to wake up to in the morning. If that all sounds a bit mythic, a bit rock-and-roll legend, remember that reality always outdoes the script, even in a town like Hollywood.

Literate and entrancing, you can check out ‘Dusty Eyes’ below.

Dusty Eyes” appears on Bedouine’s self-titled debut album, out June 23rd, 2017.

The Spacebomb superstar Natalie Prass is having a rather good year; her debut album was released to critical acclaim, she also made her UK TV debut with an appearance on Later with Jools Holland, and then Ryan Adams liked her so much he dressed up as her and played a set of her songs when she was delayed by airline troubles.

She released the superb video for one of her self-titled albums stand out moments, the beautiful “Bird Of Prey”, and it’s unsurprisingly, a  technicolor triumph, continuing the theme of this super talented lady who can do no wrong, keep up the good work please Natalie!

Natalie Prass self-titled debut album is out now via Spacebomb records. Natalie tours the UK this month with a few festival dates completed, including Green Man and  End Of The Road, and then she’s back again in November, she sure does love us!

 

 

“Rock & Roll is Cold”, the first single from Matthew E. White’s forthcoming “Fresh Blooddue out 10th March on Domino Records , is vibrant and playful. Taking inspiration from legends like Randy Newman, the Richmond, Virginia native manages to be reverent but not beholden to his retro influences. The song’s a meta-commentary on music, with lines like, “Rock ’n’ roll? It don’t have soul” and “Everyone likes to talk shit,” which music writers everywhere will probably think is about them. As he proved on 2012’s album the excellent “Big Inner“, White and his Spacebomb Records crew have a knack for producing orchestral ‘70s-inflected arrangements and making them feel wholly relevant and delectable.

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Swoonsome, soul-tinted singer-songwriter offering from Natalie Prass on Spacebomb Records, collaborating with the label’s Matthew E. White. Think Muscle Shoals reborn for the 21st Century – not to be missed!,“My Baby Don’t Understand Me” is the opening track on Natalie Prass’ self-titled album, and what an opening it is. Prass, a member of Jenny Lewis’ backing band, recorded the album at Matthew E. White’s Spacebomb studio in Richmond, and the crew of musicians they rallied rounded out her deeply vulnerable, Joni Mitchell-esque folk-pop with orchestral grandeur. Jenny Lewis, who is Prass’ boss right now, just made a really great major-label singer-songwriter album, but it’s not anywhere near this rich. We’re just not used to hearing music that sounds like Natalie Prass anymore. It feels like a luxuriant shock to the system,

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