Premiere: “Beginnings and Ends” by KC Jones

A cosmic country track that ascends above its diverse influences

The life of Lafayette, Louisiana-based artist KC Jones has long been aswirl with diverse audio influences and progressive output—from her Appalachian musical origins through to her Cajun French songwriting as part of the nostalgia-inspiring, Grammy-nominated band Feufollet. With her new single, “Beginnings and Ends,” from her forthcoming debut solo album Queen of the In Between (out 18 June), Jones synthesizes her inspirations and imparts a new sound upon …

Premiere: “Donna Marijuana” by UNI

Charlotte Kemp Muhl directs a music video of mind-bending moments and a retro-futuristic performance

From NYC-based glam rock trio Uni (aka Charlotte Kemp Muhl, David Strange and Jack James) comes “Donna Marijuana,” a dazzling track that’s dressed to dance in psychedelic swirls, out now on Chimera Music. To accompany the surreal energy of the single, Kemp Muhl directed a music video of mind-bending moments complete with a retro-futuristic performance of color and chaos. “Since we have one foot in the graveyard of rock and …

Premiere: “Il Furto Di Africo” by Whatitdo Archive Group

A nod to Ennio Morricone and the Spaghetti Western genre

On 9 April, the Reno, Nevada-based band Whatitdo Archive Group will release their debut album, The Black Stone Affair. The evocative instrumental LP was crafted as if it were the long, lost soundtrack to a Spaghetti Western of the same name—one that disappeared prior to its release and bankrupted its director. The playful story is enticing, but the music itself delivers on the dramatic vibe and …