Archive for the 'Lagniappe Sessions' Category

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Welcome to installment 19 of The Lagniappe Sessions, a recurring series in which we invite artists to cut exclusive covers paying tribute to their favorite songs. Last May White Fence (Tim Presley) laid […]

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

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 Night Beds, the nom de tune of achingly golden-voiced Nashville transplant Winston Yellen. Touring behind his debut LP, 2013’s Country Sleep, Night Beds (in full band mode) […]

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Aquarium Drunkard’s Lagniappe Sessions return with Tashaki Miyaki. Here, the ethereal Los Angeles dream-pop three piece lay down a resonating, haunting rendition of The Flamingos “I Only Have Eyes For You”, coupled with […]

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

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 this week with The Amazing. Comprised of members of Swedish psych-rock monsters, Dungen, the group just saw the stateside release of its second LP, Gentle Stream — a nine […]

Friday, October 26th, 2012

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 this week with Hacienda. Now on their third full-length (2012’s Shakedown), the San Antonio group continue to conjure rock ‘n roll ghosts, from preternatural pop instinct, sounding like […]

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Perennial masters of avant jazz, soul and groove, Medeski, Martin & Wood returned to the fold last month with the release of Free Magic – the trio’s first LP since 2008’s The […]

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Raymond Raposa’s Castanets released a pair of my favorite records in the early-mid 00s; 2004’s Cathedral and First Light’s Freeze the following year.  No matter the ever-changing lineup, project name or descriptor […]

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. A veritable bouillabaisse of sound, Matthew E. White’s debut LP, Big Inner, is set for joint release August 21st via Hometapes and Spacebomb. Here, on the twelfth installment of the Lagniappe Sessions, he […]

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. One of my favorite pop songwriters of the past decade, Stuart Mclamb’s The Love Language is set to return early 2013 with their third LP, once again via Merge Records. Here, on […]