'LAK ing Nothing
Punk, Country, Lucid Dreaming, and emerging from the Freak-Folk Pigeonhole
With a sound almost
impossible to pin down, genre purists could have debates to rival
Lincoln and Douglas regarding how ALAK's records should be
cataloged. It doesn't take more than a few bars to be immersed in
the poetic, moody atmosphere Jocelyn Noir presents as ALAK.
At once overwhelming and inviting Noir jumps skillfully between
styles almost daring those genre debates to begin in earnest.
Even her album's titles demand your full attention. Not since
Sparklehorse's Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot have I
seen an album moniker as grand as ALAK's"Clarinettis
Qoonotations: Too Many Notes" fucking preternatural and the golden
weave of g-nashing teeth.
with husband/last week's in-studio guest, PREGNANT, Noir will be on the
road this summer with The Tradition Tour. Funded via Kickstarter
donations Jocelyn and Daniel will take their infant daughter across
the country (with a few U.K. dates possible) making their mark at
venues and certain landmarks along the way.
If you're encouraged to kick in a few bucks you may do
True, in this week's Off Air you get a stripped down side of ALAK
but no less potent or as the band's website puts it "surreal but
accessible … dream imagery … and the mysteries of all things
Whatever you do, don't call it "freak folk."
New Buffalo Tom Single
Brand new Boston College Rock
From their debut in 1989
Buffalo Tom have been a AAA radio station cream dream. Easy on the
ears but insightful enough not fall into Maroon 5 territory the
Boston-based rock trio have been a staple of The Good Fight for
I just didn't know they were still taking the hill 20 years
Skins is their latest album; due out this Tuesday. "Down" is
the band's first single:
The 6th will be one year since Mark Linkous, the man behind the band Sparklehorse, took his life. I invite newcomers and old fans alike to remember Mark's music through Off Air's retrospective from last March.
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