Weekly Alerts: Vagabon, Tift Merritt, Odesza + more

– Vagabon’s Infinite Worlds is out next Friday and is riling up critics with its message and politics. NPR says “But the revolution lies not just in Tamko’s mere existence in the scene, but in her artistic intervention there: Infinite Worlds is the most powerful meditation on the politics of space I’ve heard since Solange’s A Seat At The Table.” Paper Mag also stated, “As such, it should come as no surprise that Tamko — despite delving into a genre with sounds rooted in an unpracticed, stripped-down sound — radiates intense creative confidence, steadfast composure and an even-heeled practicality. ”

– Hear Terry Gross and Ken Tucker discuss Tift Merritt’s Stitch of the World on NPR’s “Fresh Air.” Her new album is out now on Yep Roc Records.

– ODESZA’s “Say My Name” has gone GOLD with over 500K digital sales!

Hear Sun Kil Moon’s Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood at SPIN!

Wild Honey Pie loves The Yugos’ “Take Some Time”, stating it “draws from the post-punk and lo-fi traditions of yore to make something that’s simultaneously groovy and angular.” Weighing The Heart is out March 10th on Old Flame Records.

– Pitchfork gives Studio One Rocksteady 2: The Soul of Young Jamaica an 8.4!

– Our hearts and wishes go out to the Vinyl Cafe family and those close to Stuart McLean. The CBC radio personality and Vinyl Cafe host passed earlier this week. Donations can be made to The Stuart McLean Camp Kanawana Fund, where he worked with children for over five summers.

– Brian Eno had a recent conversation about ambient music with Pitchfork.

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