Grapetooth is the project of Clay Frankel and Chris Bailoni (singer/guitarist for Twin Peaks)
I first heard their single ‘Trouble’ about a month ago when it was announced the duo had signed to one of my favorite records labels out of Chicago, Polyvinyl. Their debut LP is due out later this fall, and if ‘Trouble’ is an indication of what’s to come, I’m really looking forward to it
Nine Inch Nails returned again this summer with their incredible effort Bad Witch, the third and final installment of their three EP project, which are, or were, supposed to be one album just broken up and spaced out. I have become a huge NIN fan these past couple of weeks and I have to say Bad Witch is my favorite of the three (though I admit Pretty Hate Machine has been in rotation nonstop (DOWN IN IT). The aggressive electronics bully the vocals into the background, yet are kind enough to allow wandering brass instruments to prove they’re worthy of the spotlight as well. The standouts here are God Break Down the Door, which sees Trent trying out a new vocal approach, courtesy of David Bowie circa Black Star. Ahead of Ourselves and Over and Out may also cause your jaw to drop to the floor. I’ve played these songs on the show recently but decided to go with I would For You because I wanted to switch it up and Hesitation Marks is what’s resonating with me at the moment.
Wild Nothing, solo project of Jack Tatum, returns August 31 on Captured Tracks with his new full length Indigo, housing his three new singles Shallow Water, Partners In Motion, and the liberating Letting Go. About making the new full length, Tatum says, “I wanted it to sound like a classic studio record, as close as I could get it there. It just boils down to me wanting to fit into some larger narrative, musically, in terms of these artists I love,” says Tatum. “I think about how my music will age. Ideas of ‘timeless’ are going to be different—so if Indigo is not timeless then it’s at least ‘out of time.’” I enjoy Wild Nothing quite a bit and am looking forward to this record. Also on the show I frequently play Paradise and Chinatown