Archive for the 'Lagniappe Sessions' Category

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Over the past 20+ years, I’ve had Dean Wareham to thank for numerous turn-ons via his interpretation of other’s work. Luna’s rendering of Michel Polnareff’s “La poupee qui fait non” immediately comes […]

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. At once fragile, delicate and rugged, Jennifer Castle‘s Pink City is one of the more beautifully crafted records of the year. For her contribution to the Lagniappe Sessions, Castle takes on the melancholy country […]

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Ultimate Painting is the collaborative pairing of James Hoare (of Veronica Falls) and Jack Cooper (of Mazes). A beautifully languid pairing at that. This week’s installment of the Lagniappe Sessions finds the […]

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. For this installment of the Lagniappe Sessions, Daniel Bachman takes on Jack Rose and William Moore. Bachman’s last LP, Jesus I’m A Sinner, ranks as one of our favorite LPs of 2013. […]

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. In 2012 I wrote about a young guy living in New Orleans who had just released a set of self-recorded demos. His name was Benjamin Booker. Like his voice, they were raw, […]

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. The Lagniappe Sessions return with Jolie Holland, who is about to kick off her European tour beginning September 22nd, in Paris, in support of her latest full-length, Wine Dark Sea. From the […]

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. I can’t think of a more fitting pairing than that of Hamilton Leithauser taking on Sinatra. Subtle solo piano renderings highlighting Leithauser’s vocals, the pair of covers dig into the ageless nuance […]

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. The Lagniappe Sessions return with two from Eric D. Johnson, whose first LP outside the long-running Fruit Bats, EDJ, is out next month via new label home, Easy Sound. Here, Johnson takes […]

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Doug Paisley’s previous long player, 2010’s Constant Companion, became just that – a record that did not leave my side for months upon first entering its orbit. Following 2012’s Golden Embers ep, […]