Saturday, March 28, 2015

New Music Tuesday - March 3, 2015

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New Full-Length Releases

Beech Creeps - Beech Creeps

Beech Creeps is a Brooklyn band made up of members of a variety of bands including People Get Ready, Pterodactyl, and Yeasayer, just to name a few. They've been releasing music since 2013, but this self-titled, self-produced record is their official debut.

Watch: "Sun of Sud"
Listen: "Arms of the T-Rex"

Brandi Carlile - The Firewatcher’s Daughter

Brandi Carlile was one of the first artists that actually got me into listening to country music. Well...alternative country, at least. Her 2007 sophomore album, The Story and its title track were among my most listened to for that year. She's released two other incredible albums since then, but her latest comes after some pretty big milestones in her life. She married her girlfriend, Catherine Shepherd, in 2012 and welcomed a daughter last year.

Watch: "The Eye"
Listen: "Wherever Is Your Heart"

Cannibal Ox - Blade of the Ronin

Cannibal Ox is a hip hop duo who have been performing together since 1998. They released their debut album, The Cold Vein (produced by El-P), in 2001, then went fairly silent for more than a decade. There were a few singles, a live record, and a compilation in the meantime, but this is only their second full-length record.

Listen: "Swing Blades" (featuring Jean Grae)
Listen: "Iron Rose" (featuring MF Doom)

Fluoride - Material

Fluoride is a side project of Beach Fossils frontman Dustin Payseur, started in 2012 with Rene Nuñez. The project, along with Payseur's primary band, is one of several acts which are now a part of the Bayonet record label, which was started last year by Payseur and his wife, Katie Garcia. Material is the first full-length from the label, though it has also previously released a single from Warehouse.

Listen: "Sleep"

Gill Landry - Gill Landry

Gill Landry is a member of the folk and Americana group Old Crow Medicine Show. He's also been active as a solo artist since 2007, when he released The Ballad of Lawless Soirez. On his latest solo offering, he has enlisted some help from a fellow folk musician from across the pond; one of my favorites, Laura Marling.

Watch: "Just Like You"
Listen: "Take This Body" (featuring Laura Marling)

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper - After

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, real name Aly Spaltro, is an artist I jumped into knowing little more about her than a couple of glowing write-ups on Stereogum. After a couple of spins of her record, and the incredible track "Violent Clementine," she has become of my new favorite musicians.

Watch: "Spat Out Spit"
Watch: "Billions of Eyes"

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - Chasing Yesterday

Both Gallagher brothers have kept themselves busy since the predictable break-up of their Oasis. In his solo work, however, Noel Gallagher has shown more consistency and proved why he was the primary songwriter for his former band. Chasing Yesterday is his second album with High Flying Birds.

Watch: "Ballad of the Mighty I"
Watch: "In the Heat of the Moment"

of Montreal - Aureate Gloom

Even after 18 years together, of Montreal remains a weird and prolific band. Aureate Gloom is their thirteenth album. Following the experimentation with country on 2013's Lousy with Sylvianbriar, they return to their familiar psychedelic pop sound.

Watch: "Bassem Sabry"
Listen: "Empyrean Abattoir"

Purity Ring - another eternity

Purity Ring made a big impact in 2012 with their debut album, Shrines. They began the often-daunting task of recording a sophomore follow-up last year. The album continues their synthy dream pop sound. Response to the record hasn't been as glowing as for their debut, but is still garnering the duo many positive reviews.

Watch: "push pull"
Watch: "begin again"

Other New Releases

BOOTS - Motorcycle Jesus EP

BOOTS become a semi-household name in December of 2013 when it was revealed that he served as one of the primary producers and songwriters on Beyoncé's surprise self-titled record. His latest EP shows how he arrived in such an esteemed place in pop music with dark, brooding, and yet strangely catchy pop-rock.

Watch: Motorcycle Jesus (Short Film)

Jon Hopkins - Late Night Tales

The latest compilation from Late Night Tales was compiled by electronica musician Jon Hopkins. In addition to a new track from the man himself (a cover of Yeasayer's "I Remember"), he brings together favorite tracks from Alela Diane, School of Seven Bells, and Darkstar.

Watch: Jon Hopkins - "I Remember"
Listen: Darkstar - "Hold Me Down"

Kate Boy - Kate Boy EP

Kate Boy is a electropop group from Stockholm who have been working together since 2012. There has not yet been a official album from the band (their output has consisted on singles and EPs). Their latest EP brings us five new songs from the band.

Watch: "Northern Lights"
Watch: "The Way We Are"

Mastodon - Blood Mountain Reissue

Mastodon will be reissuing a number of their albums throughout this year. They begin with their third studio album, originally released in 2006. It was a concept album revolving around a character who is searching for a crystal skull to place upon the titular mountain.

Watch: "The Wolf Is Loose"
Listen: "Crystal Skull"

Oh Land - Head Up High Remixes

Oh Land released her fourth album, Earth Sick, in November of last year. One of the tracks from the record, "Head Up High," has gotten the now-standard remix treatment from a number of other prominent musicians and producers. Reworks of the track from Mercury, Lauren Flax, MS MR, and CSS are collected in this latest release from the musician.

Listen: MS MR - "Head Up High"
Listen: CSS - "Head Up High"

Parquet Courts - Live at Third Man Records

Parquet Courts have been garnering a lot of positive attention ever since the release of their 2012 debut album, Light Up Gold. They've caught the attention of Jack White, who invited them to play at his record label, Third Man. They performed there on June 5 of last year.

Listen: "Duckin & Dodgin"

Ramona Lisa - Piano Versions

Caroline Polachek of Chairlift released her debut album, Arcadia, as Ramona Lisa last year. She's already released one follow-up EP, Dominic, but her latest introduces alternative versions of some of that album's tracks.

Watch: "I Love Our World"
Listen: "Walking in the Cemetery"

Warehouse - Tesseract

In addition to the debut album from Fluoride, Bayonet records is also re-releasing the debut record for Atlanta's Warehouse. The record was originally self-released by the band in July of last year.

Listen: "Omission"
Listen: "Promethean Gaze"

Sunday, March 22, 2015

New Music Tuesday - February 24, 2015

Be sure to view a list of upcoming releases here!

New Full-Length Releases

Andy Kim - It’s Decided

Andy Kim has had a long career in the music industry. He's been performing for more than half a century and has had success both as a performer (such as 1974's "Rock Me Gently") and a writer (he co-wrote The Archies' "Sugar Sugar"). For his latest album, he goes a little indie, working with Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew and signing with Drew's Arts & Crafts label.

Listen: "Shoot ‘Em Up Baby"
Listen: "Longest Time"

BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul

BADBADNOTGOOD is a Canadian improvisational jazz and instrumental hip hop group who have become known for their collaborations with rappers and R&B singers; including: Leland Whitty, Tyler, the Creator, and Frank Ocean. Their latest is an album-length collaboration with Ghostface Killah. Killah has been pretty bust lately with both his own solo album and a new record with the Wu-Tang Clan.

Watch: "Ray Gun"
Listen: "Gunshowers"

Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise

My first experience with Big Sean's music was through his guest features on albums from Pusha T and Drake, but of which I liked quite a bit. However, when I decided to check out his solo stuff, I was less than blown away. I was skeptical going into his latest record, but most of the early singles were really good (but I'm not crazy about "IDFWU"). Big Sean may be learning to develop his own voice.

Watch: "Blessings"
Watch: "IDFWU" (featuring E40)

The Black Ryder - The Door Behind the Door

The Black Ryder is made up of Aimee Nash and Scott Von Ryper, both former members of The Morning After Girls. They formed in 2007, and have worked a number of other prominent bands and musicians, including Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Pink Mountaintops, and Brian Jonestown Massacre. The Door Behind the Door is their second album.

Watch: "Seventh Moon"
Listen: "Let Me Be Your Light"

Colleen Green - I Want to Grow Up

Colleen Green is an LA-based indie pop singer-songwriter signed to Hardly Art. On her third album, she enlists the help of JEFF The Brotherhood's Jake Orrall and Diarrhea Planet's Casey Weissbuch as her backing band.

Watch: "TV"
Listen: "Pay Attention"

Dan Deacon - Gliss Riffer

Dan Deacon makes a new kind of dance music, combining psychedelia, classical music, and modulated vocals. His live shows are famous for their audience participation and interaction. Even his Tiny Desk Concert for NPR turned into a dance contest slash game of charades. On his latest record, he returns to a simpler style of writing following two ensemble-based records.

Watch: "Feel the Lightning"
Watch: "Learning to Relax"

Diamond Rugs - Cosmetics

Diamond Rugs is a side project of John McCauley and Robbie Crowell of Deer Tick, along with members of The Black Lips, Dead Confederate, Los Lobos, and Six Finger Satellite. They released their eponymous debut album in 2012, and, despite busy schedules, were able to release a follow-up fairly quickly.

Listen: "Voodoo Doll"
Listen: "Thunk"

Dutch Uncles - O Shudder

Dutch Uncles are an indie pop band out of Marple, England. They're influenced by bands like XTC and Talking Heads, but the vocals of Duncan Wallis are most reminiscent, to me, of Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor (a comparison I know they don't like), though their music stands on its own. They've consistently released new albums every two year since 2009, but their latest also comes with the loss of an original member; Daniel Spedding announced his departure a day after the record was released.

Watch: "Decided Knowledge"
Watch: "In n Out" 

Emile Haynie - We Fall

Emile Haynie has usually worked behind the scenes; having produced for Eminem, Lana Del Rey, Kanye West, and many other artists. He is ready to step out front with his first studio album. Many of his former collaborators contribute vocals to the record, including Ms. Del Rey, Father John Misty, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Brian Wilson.

Listen: "Falling Apart" (featuring Andrew Wyatt & Brian Wilson)
Listen: "Come Find Me" (featuring Lykke Li & Romy)

Future Brown - Future Brown

Future Brown is the combination of four up-and-coming producers; Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda of Nguzunguzu, Jamie Imanian-Friedman, and Fatima Al Qadiri. They take their name from a trip that a friend of theirs experienced while on mushrooms, during which he saw a color that does not currently exist. The name seems fitting for the group, whose seek a style unlike what currently exists; combining grime, R&B, and club music.

Watch: "Vernaculo" (featuring Maluca)
Watch: "Talkin Bandz" (featuring Shawnna & DJ Victoriouz)

Gang of Four - What Happens Next

In their almost forty years together, British post-punk band Gang of Four have undoubtedly influenced many younger musicians. On their latest album, their eighth overall, one of those younger performers is featured prominently. Alison Mosshart, notably of The Kills, lends her vocals to two of the album's tracks. While I already enjoy Gang of Four's music, her contributions to the record make it even more exciting for me.

Watch: "England’s in My Bones" (featuring Alison Mosshart)
Listen: "Broken Talk" (featuring Alison Mosshart)

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders - Playmates

In this case, a spectacular guest vocal is what has me interested in this artist and album. Jack Ladder, real name Tin Rogers, is an Australian musician with a vocal style and swagger similar to that of fellow Aussie Nick Cave. His fourth album features guest vocals from one of my favorite singers, Sharon Van Etten. His music is nothing like what she performs, but is spectacular in its own right.

Watch: "Come on Back This Way" (featuring Sharon Van Etten)
Watch: "Her Hands"

Keath Mead - Sunday Dinner

Keath Mead is the first signee to Chaz Bundick's record label, Company Records (besides Bundick himself). Bundick also provides several instruments on the record and allowed Mead to record in his home studio. Foreseeably, he will also be touring with Toro Y Moi this spring.

Listen: "Polite Refusal"

The King Khan & BBQ Show - Bad News Boys

In 2010, Mark Sultan and Arish Khan had a series of live fallings out while on tour. They parted ways that year, but quickly came back together to continue touring. It would still be awhile longer before we would get new music from them, solo or together. They return fully to form this year with a brand new album, their first in six years.

Watch: "We Are the Champion"
Listen: "Alone Again"

Sam Prekop - The Republic

Sam Prekop is probably best known as the frontman for The Sea & Cake, though he's also been performing as a solo artist since 1999. He recorded his fourth album through the early part of last year.

Watch: "Weather Vane"

Screaming Females - Rose Mountain

Screaming Females is a punk and indie rock band out of New Jersey; they've been playing together for ten years. I had heard their name kicked around over the past few years, so decided to finally check them out upon the announcement of their new record. I'm a little late to the game (this is their sixth album),but I like what I hear and will definitely be checking out their back catalog!

Watch: "Criminal Image"
Watch: "Empty Head"

Steve Gunn and The Black Twig Pickers - Seasonal Hire

Steve Gunn may have just released Way Out Weather in October, but he's built much of his career as a collaborator and has been quick to follow-up his latest solo effort with a new album recorded with The Black Twig Pickers. The Black Twig Pickers are a Appalachian ensemble specializing in old-time style music.

Listen: "Trailways Ramble"

THEESatisfaction - EarthEE

THEESatisfaction are an R&B and hip hop duo out of Seattle, Washington. They were signed to Sub Pop Records in 2011 following a guest track on Shabazz Palace's Black Up and released their debut album the following year. Their follow-up continues with their experimental, spacey sound and features a return contribution from Shabazz Palaces.

Watch: "Recognition"
Listen: "EarthEE"

Other New Releases

Detroit Swindle - The Punch Drunk EP

Most of Detroit Swindle's output lately has consisted of collections of remixed tracks originally from their 2014 album Boxed Out. Though it's a short three tracks long, this latest EP is the first taste of new material from the duo since that record.

Listen: "Alright (We’ll Be)"
Listen: "Pursuit"

Devinyl Splits No. 1

Kevin Devine's latest musical project will be a collection of split singles with a variety of other musicians. He is kicking things off with Matthew Caws, lead singer for Nada Surf.

Listen: Kevin Devine - "Inside of Love"
Listen: Matthew Caws - "Fiscal Cliff"

Diet Cig - Over Easy EP

Diet Cig is a new pop rock band out of a small town in New York. Their debut EP is a true bedroom effort; frontwoman Alex Luciano wrote the record in confines of her room. It was recorded on Halloween with Noah Bowman on drums, Christopher Daly producing, and mastered by Jamal Ruhe.

Watch: "Scene Sick"
Listen: "Harvard"

Iron & Wine - Archive Series Volume No. 1

The Archive Series is a new project from Iron & Wine, intended to deliver previously unreleased demo recordings, covers, and duets to his fans. The first release collects 16 songs recorded at home around the time that he released The Creek Drank the Cradle.

Listen: "Everybody’s Summer of ‘95"
Listen: "Judgment"

Le Volume Courbe - "The House"/"Monte Dans Mon Ambulance"

Le Volume Courbe is the project of French/British singer Charlotte Marionneau. The band's debut, and only, album, I Killed My Best Friend, was released in 2005. Since then, she's primarily provided guest vocals to other artists. Her latest release is a pair of new songs, one featuring vocals from My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields.

Listen: "The House"
Listen: "Monte Dans Mon Ambulance"

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti Deluxe Reissue

Led Zeppelin reissued a lot of their albums last year, and it looks like this year we'll be getting even more. Physical Graffiti was originally released on February 23, 1975; it was the band's sixth studio album. The reissue, which celebrates the record's 40th anniversary, features alternative versions of the original tracks along with some previously unreleased music.

Listen: "Custard Pie"
Listen: "The Rover"

MNDR & Sweet Valley - Dance 4 a Dollar EP

Outside of his main project, Wavves, Nathan Williams has been busy with a number of other projects; including Spirit Club and Sweet Valley. There's been an impressive amount of output from that second side project, mostly in the form of free instrumental mixtapes. On their latest release, they team with electronic artist MNDR.

Listen: "Dance 4 a Dollar"

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads Reissue

Like Led Zeppelin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds also had a big year for reissues last year. This year, they are kicking off with a reissue of their ninth album, first released in 1995.

Listen: "Song of Joy"
Listen: "Stagger Lee"

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Check Out: Lady Lamb the Beekeeper

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper is the stage name of Maine musician Aly Spaltro. She started writing songs in 2007 and developed her moniker during a sleepy brainstorming session; she awoke to find the words scrawled in her notebook. It's also how she writes many of her lyrics, lending a dream-like and fantastical quality to many of her songs.

While she certainly falls under the broad swath of "indie rock," she incorporates folk, pop, jazz, and avant garde, with a few a cappella sections and more than a few moments ripe for a live sing-along. Unfortunately, she doesn't seem to have any shows coming up in the tri-state (Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky) any time within the next few months, so I'll have wait to have those moments.

She's been getting a fair amount of attention since she released her debut album, Ripley Pines, in 2013. She seems to be a favorite over at Stereogum, has received positive reviews from the folks at Pitchfork, and has appeared twice on NPR; on World Cafe in 2013 and on Morning Edition earlier this year. I'm starting to play her music for anyone that I can, just last night, I played my boyfriend "Violent Clementine" twice through (since I love the track so much).

She's just released her second proper studio album, After, on March 3, though she has been releasing recordings since 2007.

Check out her NPR interviews (linked above) and give a listen to some tracks below. You will not be disappointed!

Monday, March 9, 2015

New Music Tuesday - February 17, 2015

Be sure to view a list of upcoming releases here!

New Full-Length Albums

The Amazing - Picture You

Such a lofty band name! The Amazing is a Swedish psychedelic and jazz rock band. Picture You is their third studio album, following 2012's Gentle Stream.

Watch: "Picture You"
Listen: "Safe Island"

Carl Barat & The Jackals - Let It Reign

Carl Barat recently reunited with co-frontman Peter Doherty for a Libertines reunion. Before we get any new music from that reunion, he is releasing his first album with his latest band, The Jackals.

Watch: "Glory Days"
Watch: "A Storm Is Coming"

Grooms - Comb the Feelings Through Your Hair

Since starting as Muggabears in 2007, Grooms has been much influenced by Sonic Youth in their sound. They continue on that path on their fourth album. The record is not the only new project that they are embarking on; the band's drummer Steve Levine has a role on Better Call Saul alongside his twin brother. Steve can also be seen in the band's video from "Cross Off."

Watch: "Cross Off"
Watch: "Doctor M"

Ibeyi - Ibeyi

Ibeyi is the Yoruba language word for twins, which is exactly what Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz are. The duo are also the daughters of the late Anga Diaz, the percussionist for Bueno Vista Social Club. The girls combine their Yoruba culture with the Cuban jazz sound their father helped pioneer, along with some electronic influences from their adopted home of France, in their own sound. This is their debut album.

Watch: "Mama Says"
Watch: "River"

José González - Vestiges & Claws

It's been eight years since José González's last solo album, In Our Nature. In the time since, he reunited with his band Junip for two full-length albums, Fields and Junip. This year, he's back to working as a solo artist, with his third album.

Watch: "Every Age"
Watch: "Leaf Off"/"The Cave"

Letts - Hold Fast

Christian Letts is a British/American musician who became known in recent years as the lead guitarist for Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. Hold Fast is his first solo album and features production from Marcus Mumford.

Listen: "Emeralds"
Listen: "Matches"

A Place to Bury Strangers - Transfixiation

Transfixiation is the fourth album from this New York noise rock band, and their first with new drummer Robi Gonzalez. The band had intended to start work on the album right out of touring in 2013 and 2014, but hit a wall early in the recording process. After a couple of months off, they were able to get back to work and complete the record.

Watch: "Straight"
Listen: "We’ve Come So Far"

Pops Staples - Don’t Lose This

Pops Staples is the patriarch of The Staple Singers and passed away in 2000. He left behind some unfinished work, so his daughter, Mavis, worked with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy (who has produced her last albums), to complete the final album.

Listen: "Somebody Was Watching"
Listen: "Friendship"

Susanne Sundfør - Ten Love Songs

Sundfør is a Norwegian singer-songwriter who has worked with M83 and Röyksopp. Ten Love Songs is her sixth studio album and is her first foray into creating a pop record.

Watch: "Fade Away"
Listen: "Delirious"

Virgin Forest - VF3

Virgin Forest is fronted by Scott Stapleton, who tours with Phosphorescent playing keyboard. He formed Virgin Forest  with members of Deer Tick while he was taking a break due to a broken hand. The band is already three albums in; the third adds electronic elements to their established rock and roll sound.

Watch: "Dream"

Other New Releases

Antony & Yoko Ono - Antony & Yoko

To celebrate her 82nd birthday, Yoko Ono is releasing a pair of 10" singles, the first with Antony Johnson. On this one, the two present a new version of her song "I Love You Earth," which originally appeared on 1985's Starpeace.

Listen: "I Love You Earth"

Cat’s Eyes - The Duke of Burgundy Original Soundtrack

Cat's Eyes was started as a side project for Farris Badwan of The Horrors with Rachel Zeffira. They released an album in 2011, but have seemed to be relatively silent since. This year, they're returning to with the soundtrack of the British film The Duke of Burgundy.

Watch: "Opening Credits"
Watch: Trailer

Dead Heavens - "History in My Hands"/"36 Chambers"

Dead Heavens is made up of former members of a diverse variety of other bands, ranging from the indie pop of Cults to the heavy metal of White Zombie. Together, they've created something reminiscent of 70s-era classic rock. "History in My Hands" is the debut single from this new group.

Listen: "History in My Hands"
Listen: "36 Chambers"

Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

Drake's latest release toes the line between mixtape and album. It was released with little forewarning on iTunes, though it was initially intended to be a free mixtape available through DatPiff. Since it was commercially released, it's actually acknowledged as an album by his label, Cash Money. There's no word yet if its title indicates that we should be worried about him, though.

Listen: "6 God"
Listen: "Used To"

Ex-Cult - Cigarette Machine EP

Ex-Cult is a post-punk band out of Memphis with more stylistic relation to 80s London punk than to more domestic styles of music. Their latest EP follows their debut and sophomore albums, released in 2012 and 2014 respectively.

Watch: "Clinical Study"
Listen: "Meda House Company"

Hundred Waters - The Moon Rang Like a Bell (Remixed)

Hundred Waters released their sophomore album, The Moon Rang Like a Bell, in May of last year, and recently saw an uptick in popularity after the album track "Show Me Love" was featured in Coca Cola's Super Bowl commercial this year. They released a remix EP for the track "Down from the Rafters" in October of last year. They are following that up with a new remix album covering all of the studio album's tracks.

Listen: Shigeto - "Cavity"
Listen: Plaid - "Out Alee"

Jack White - "That Black Bat Licorice" 7”

Jack White's Lazaretto track "That Black Bat Licorice" is getting a single release with a cover of Harry Connick Jr.'s "Blue Light, Red Light." In addition to the new single release, the track has been given an interactive music video (link below).

Watch: "That Black Bat Licorice"
Listen: "Blue Light, Red Light (Somebody’s There)"

Mortdecai: Music from the Motion Picture

Mortdecai is one of those movies that presented no compelling reason to make a trip to the theater. However, like so many films these days, it comes with a pretty impressive soundtrack. Composed by Geoff Zanelli and Mark Ronson, it also features contributions from Rose Elinor Dougall and Miles Kane.

Listen: Miles Kane - "Johanna"
Listen: Rose Elinor Dougall - "Heart’s a Liar"

Nedelle Torrisi - Advice from Paradise

Nedelle Torrisi is a California singer-songwriter who's been active as a performer since 2003. She released a self-titled album two years ago, which is getting reissued here. The name change comes from the title of an advice column she runs on Tumblr.

Watch: "Don’t Play Dumb"
Watch: "Double Horizon"

Phosphorescent - Live at the Music Hall

Phosphorescent released in incredible sixth album, Muchacho, in 2013. He toured for the record over much of the past two years, and has even had some shows earlier this year. He landed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in December of 2013, playing four shows at the Music Hall. The performances to were compiled for this Hard Rain-inspired live album.

Listen: "Los Angeles"

S. Carey - Supermoon EP

S. Carey released his latest album, Range of Light, in April of last year and is following that up with a new EP with alternative versions of several of the album's tracks, along with a few new tracks.

Listen: "We Fell"
Listen: "Fire-scene"

Yoko Ono & John Zorn - Yoko Ono & John Zorn

This is the second collaborative 10" Yoko Ono is releasing in celebration of her birthday. This one was recorded with composer John Zorn and puts to record the collaborative improvisational work "Blink," which was performed at WNYC back in 2012.