Andrew Bird: Bloodless

Andrew Bird’s first new original single in over a year, “Bloodless” debuts after the violinist/singer (and renowned whistler) wowed guests of the Walt Disney Concert Hall with his LA Philharmonic collaborative performance. The new track holds no lyrical punches as it addresses our current political climate. Matthew Daniel Siskin (aka Gambles) delivers a black and white documentation woven with collage for the official music video, cut …

Poppy Ackroyd: Paper

A black and white ode to the typewriter, Poppy Ackroyd’s new video for “Paper” ensnares attention along with her mesmeric instrumentals. Regardless of how you classify Ackroyd (neo-classic and post-classic among the many options), this composition washes forward with waves of optimism. The track hails from Resolve, the musician and composer’s recently released and first full-length album.

Mary Lattimore’s Ambient Playlist

The harpist shares a selection of songs that blur the edges of the genre

“Ambient” is too often a lazy title thrown at any track without a steady beat, and the word cannot do justice to the veins of artists at hand experimenting with voice, instrument, or even electronics. Mary Lattimore—who commands a harp—has put together a playlist for us that highlights the depth and allurement of the so-called genre. If you missed her live set at the 10-hour-long …