Entries by Meghan Borthwick

EAT YOUR MORALS: TANYA TAGAQ RELEASES NEW ALBUM ‘TONGUES’

  Tanya Tagaq’s newest album, Tongues, enters deep chasms and dangerous spaces. Produced by Saul Williams and mixed by Gonjasufi, Tagaq’s Tongues speaks not to horrors and crisis, as previous Tagaq albums wordlessly, powerfully encircled, but directly of these things. Tongues is a manual for inner and outer revolution, a victory over those who take […]

CLAWS SHARPEN: TANYA TAGAQ RELEASES NEW SONG “TEETH AGAPE” WITH VIDEO

  Never underestimate the power of the mothers, Tagaq warns with new song “Teeth Agape,” out today. From forthcoming album Tongues, produced by Saul Williams and co-produced by Gonjasufi, “Teeth Agape” makes a promise to protect. Growling and gnashing over trancing pulses, Tagaq transforms into a creature ready to reckon with those who do harm. […]

HYMNAL HOMAGE: THE DEAD SOUTH SHARE “WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN”

  The Dead South pay their respects to a legendary Nashville tune with their take on “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.” Beginning with gentle guitar-picking and stark vocals which are later joined by cello, banjo, and mandolin, their version takes on a mournful tone that lays bare the folk hymn’s sorrowful story of departure. “Will […]

MERRY & BRIGHT: ELLIOTT BROOD RELEASE THE CHRISTMAS LIFE EP

  This holiday season Elliott BROOD are bringing Christmas cheer to one and all with a 3-song EP, The Christmas Life, featuring a merry reimagining of Run-D.M.C.’s “Christmas In Hollis” and festive satirical takes on The Louvin Brothers’ hit country songs, spinning murder ballads into sparkling yuletide tunes for the whole family with “Santa Is […]

THE RAW AND THE COOKED: TWO WAYS TO LISTEN TO TANYA TAGAQ’S “COLONIZER”

  Tanya Tagaq has released two new songs from forthcoming Tongues, produced by Saul Williams and Gonjasufi. “Colonizer” and “Colonizer (Tundra Mix),” are moments for accountability, not deflection. Oh you’re guilty. It’s not a question. The first “Colonizer” is Tagaq’s unambiguous response to performing in visibly and symbolically colonial spaces. The song clenches at the […]

FULLY SUBMERGED: JULY TALK RELEASE NEW SINGLE “I AM WATER”

  Like all true Scorpios, “I Am Water” is ruled by a vast force of emotion, just as the tide is controlled by the moon. Powered by alarm and elation, the new song celebrates moving our bodies. “But we coincide,” Leah and Peter sing; we are here, now, together. When we face the cosmic improbability […]

WATCH WILLIAM PRINCE’S NPR MUSIC TINY DESK (HOME) CONCERT

  Watch William Prince’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert with performances of “Lighthouse,” “Wasted,” and “Breathless,” in which the songwriter “emanates thoughtful messages of redemption and love” (Bob Boilen, NPR Music).  Prince is currently touring with Katie Pruitt in the USA. The “For The Time Being” Fall Tour (headline shows) makes stops on the East Coast […]