Song of the Day

Song of the Day: Atsuko Chiba – Seeds

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Expansive and hypnotic, “Seeds” is the droney lead single off of Water, It Feels Like It’s Growing, the upcoming third full length from Montreal psych rockers Atsuko Chiba.

In advance of that album’s release early next year, the band is currently playing a string of dates opening for King Buffalo which takes them to Toronto’s Velvet Underground on Thursday, October 13.

Water, It Feels Like It’s Growing is out on January 20th, 2023 via Mothland.

Song of the Day: The Comet Is Coming – Pyramids

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Photo Credit: Fabrice Bourgelle

To say that The Comet Is Coming blew my mind is both a double entendre and a hypothesis, testable whenever I cue their previous album Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery and hit play. On their new full length, even though the space-jazz of prior years lingers, they now venture into space-dance/rock territory.

Always with a flair for description (or an inability to stick to 8-bit era computer file name standard), Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam is as much an involving listening experience as ever. “Pyramids” is one of the more straight-forward offerings. With a rich synth melody sprinkled with Shabaka Hutching’s saxophone as mere occasional beacon, this track is at once dance-able and contemplative.

Song of the Day: Zoon – Play Ground

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“Play Ground” is the latest single from Hamilton’s Zoon. The track is taken off of the band’s recently released A Sterling Murmuration EP and adds a nice touch of ’60s-style psychedelia to the band’s dreamy shoegaze sound. Check it out below.

A Sterling Murmuration is out now via Paper Bag Records.

Song of the Day: Pharoah Sanders – Love is Everywhere (Live In Paris, 1975)

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Pharoah Sanders, a towering spiritual jazz figure who up until last year was still putting out collaborative work, has died.

I thought it a fitting tribute to move you, dear readers (or not dear, no matter), to relive the magic from one of his concerts with his quartet in 1975. Just leave the whole album on the background. The set is imbued with so much vibrancy and life, there is little chance it will stay there in the background. And if this does not break the record for the longest Song of the Day, I can try again.

You can still grab the LP here.