Archive for the 'Lagniappe Sessions' Category

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 […]

Monday, May 21st, 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. Welcome to the tenth installment of the Lagniappe Sessions – in which we invite our favorite artists to cut exclusive covers paying tribute to their favorite artist/songs. This month we catch up with […]

Monday, April 16th, 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. Six years after its initial release Horse Feathers debut, Words Are Dead, remains one of my favorite folk LPs of the past decade. Tomorrow the Portland quintet release their fourth record, Cynic’s New […]

Thursday, April 12th, 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. Whether recording as Wooden Wand, under his own name or with others, I’ve long made a point to keep up with most everything James Jackson Toth has a hand in. Next week […]

Tuesday, March 27th, 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. In 2010 I debuted the A-side off Nick Waterhouse’s Some Place 7″ on my SIRIUS show. Looking to describe his aesthetic in a contemporary sense I likened it to that of Richard […]

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

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 the sixth installment of the Lagniappe Sessions in which we invite some of our favorite artists to cut exclusive covers paying tribute to some of their favorite artists. Two of […]