Bandcamp Friday: March 2023

As I’ve done in recent months — I swear I’ll get back to writing actual blog posts one of these days — I’d love to use Bandcamp Friday as an opportunity to shine a light on the Bandcamp-available music from folks I’ve recently had the pleasure of interviewing, starting with…

Ms. Jaylin Brown — Take it Easy

I had an opportunity to chat with Ms. Jaylin Brown, who is currently raising funds for graduate study in Spain, and who is already raising up those around her with songs that offer peace and rejuvenation. To say the conversation was inspiring would be an understatement. I hope you’ll read my Style Weekly piece about her journey so far, her mission going forward, and the show she has coming up tomorrow at HealThySelf Healthy Mixes.

Nick Dunston — Atlantic Extraction

My love for Out of Your Head Records runs deep, so it was a great pleasure to speak with co-curators Adam Hopkins and Scott Clark about the label’s origins and the new monthly concert series they’re hosting at Artspace. Check out the resulting Style Weekly piece here. The first event was so excellent — a live rendition of Clark’s transcendent solo drum album, This Darkness, followed by new compositions of Hopkins’ via his HobbyHorse trio — and I even got to extract a vinyl copy of Nick Dunston’s Atlantic Extraction, which came out on the label in 2019. Well worth your Bandcamp Friday bucks if you’re a free jazz fan. One more OOYH note: The label just sent around word that vinyl copies of Mali Obomsawin’s Sweet Tooth album are shipping now and selling fast, so don’t snooze there either.

Other items I have my eye on today:

Bill Callahan — YTI​⅃​A​Ǝ​Я
William Tyler & The Impossible Truth — Secret Stratosphere
Ryley Walker — Live In Malmo 
Cian Nugent — She Brings Me Back To The Land Of The Living
Youth Lagoon — Heaven Is a Junkyard
Natalia Beylis and Eimear Reidy — She Came Through the Window to Stand By the Door
Sam Gendel — COOKUP