A lil’ sleazy rock suits Jackie Greene. This single from his fab new slab Till The Light Comes [review here] shows off multiple facets of this crazy-talented Bay Area musician. The video is directed by Friend of the Impound photographer extraordinaire Jay Blakesberg. Dig this and see if you can get the crunchy chorus out of your head!
A tintinnabulous beauty hovers over Bruises & Butterflies (released May 18), the resonant debut from San Francisco’s Elisa Randazzo. This is the sort of record John Peel’s shortlived Dandelion Records would have snapped up, a lovely, emotionally rich soundscape that exists outside of any hourglass. Carried along by subtle, mostly gentle percussion (courtesy of The Mother Hips’ John Hofer) and crystalline acoustic strings, Bruises & Butterflies vibrates sympathetically with revered folk rockers like Linda Perhacs, John Martyn, Sandy Denny and Bridget St. John, who gloriously guests on two cuts here where she and Randazzo’s voices intertwine winningly.
shooting for timelessness
Without question, here are the Impound’s fave modern funkateers. They got mad skillz, large brains, abundant humor, performance mojo, and they’re just goddamn fun as all get out. We also like the way they smile, too, all wicked ‘n’ sexy like. Here’s the first two chapters of their “Phone Booth Graveyard Trilogy” with the final chapter arriving late summer. Both cuts are from the bang-up Scott Colburn produced We Are The Blaxstonz, which you should own if you don’t already.