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Oct 5, 2018
Kenney says of the LA-based, self-proclaimed pioneer of romantic funk, "Don’t know many people as effortlessly cool as Aaron Valenzuela. An incredible new track from my buddy HB! The beat is insane, I have had this on repeat."
On this single released last year, Oakland band Bells Atlas blend soulful R&B with psychedelic jazz and pop. Kenney adds, "Probably my favorite bass line they've ever made. What a banger!! That key change?? Get outta town. Nice one, my dudes."
"Incredible, underrated Oakland band, stellar songwriters with infectious guitar lines that make me squirm in the best way. Colleen Johnson (also part of the beloved Silver Shadows) and I used to work at a bakery in SF together!"
Kenney also runs her own label, Copper Mouth Records, home to Dead Recipe. "Pure unfettered free-flying genius. My backing band are 2 parts of this pure-groove Austin trio. This song makes me re-think what is possible and what is allowed."
"Nate Brenner is not only in Oakland’s weirdo-groove hero band, Tune-Yards, but also has the of most creative approach to music-making I’ve been around. Mister Divine is one of my favorite records to come out of Oakland."
Empty Me, the new LP from NY-based avant-pop composer GABI.
For The Baffler, Liz Pelly continues to question Spotify's model:
"Here is a glimpse of the future: Spotify dictates the creative process to an artist, and the line between 'independent' or platform-employed grows ever murkier."
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