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Often Sometimes Rarely Never
The Transmissionary Six
Often Sometimes Rarely Never, the first Transmissionary Six album in nearly ten years. Dust off your headphones, relax in your most comfy chair, and prepare for a musical journey that's sure to bring you back for repeated spins, hearing subtle new sounds and lyrical meaning with each listen.
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Reggie Garrett is a folk guitarist and singer-songwriter who has had a steady presence in the Seattle (and now Olympia) music scene for many years, playing his own heartfelt style of urban acoustic folk-rock, gospel, blues and more. In addition to performing as a solo artist in venues throughout the Pacific Northwest, Garrett also records and performs with his longstanding band the SnakeOil Peddlers featuring the tasteful and soulful guitar and keyboard playing of Richard Middleton, drummer/percussionist Will Dowd, whose deft rhythmic touch lifts up and compliments Garrett's distinctly rhythmic and percussive acoustic guitar style, and the extraordinary bass playing of Keith Lowe who can be found elsewhere in the Drums & Wires family (JR Rhodes, David Russell). Check out Reggie's latest 2022 release York's Lament.
"At a time when clearly Black Lives Matter so much, music also matters more than ever. Songwriters like Crys Matthews and Reggie Harris have found a voice to express what is happening. Now I’ve encountered another Reggie, Reggie Garrett, who makes a profound impression on his fifth album, York’s Lament & Other Stories." - New Folk Initiative
Six impeccably arranged tracks performed with heart and gut...standout EP closer Confounded packs a vocal attack and musicaledge that would be right at home on any PJ Harvey album.
Where the Spirit Rests
"...one can hear the depth of his life’s scars in his voice, and the meditative joy of his playing, burning with intelligence and dark emotion. You never want to live through some things again, but great art captures exactly what happened, no matter how chilling or terrifying, and it’s what you’ll find on Where the Spirit Rests." - The Big Takeover
While his music can certainly be filed under low-fi folk rock, this seems too lazy a description. Tennis drops some influences, clues that get us closer to the truth; Elliot Smith, Nick Drake, Sparklehorse. In Tennis' music you can hear the dark, hard-soft and ominous tones conjured by these artists, but the influence that is the most telling to us is Neil Young. Music as outsider art.
I Do is Tennis' new 2022 anthology featuring some new and some previously recorded but unreleased tracks, including the beautiful piano ballad "Hymn" accompanied by a gorgeous and inventive video.
Mining ‘80s electronic, synth-pop, rock and new wave, Claire Tucker’s bold new solo album Interior Monolith seems to be a departure from the wistful chamber-pop sounds of her debut solo EP Same Old Hunters. Listen closely and you’ll hear threads that weave through all her work - lyrics that draw you in, the deeply emotive character of her voice, and her killer sense of melody.