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 […]
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Skye Wallace makes her Six Shooter debut with her new single, “Truth Be Told,” in which she holds a mirror to all the past versions of herself and reflects on how each imperfect fragment is a valuable piece worthy of love. Set against a backdrop of psychedelic rock vibes, “Truth Be Told” is a […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
In “Keep It In The Ground” and “Quiet This Morning,” two new songs by The Violet Archers, frontman Tim Vesely makes his thoughts on the climate crisis clear. “I think of it as me expressing myself as an individual, and then hopefully striking a chord with other people who are thinking along the same lines, […]
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 […]
The Dead South have released their version of “People Are Strange” with a new video, and it’s out of this world. Watch as our beloved bearded quartet are beamed into a Banj-UFO one by one and are forced to play in front of an intergalactic audience. Rich with quality finger picking and […]
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 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 […]
Six Shooter celebrates the work of artist-in-residence Lyle Bell, leader of the label’s in-house Art Squad, with a new mini-doc that goes behind the scenes and into the creative minds of the visual team behind Whitehorse’s 2021 releases. In 2020, Whitehorse delivered three new full-length albums to Six Shooter Records, home of the artists’ […]