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THE FLYWHEELS: I’M FOR THE FLOWERS

To steal a line from legendary San Francisco drive-time DJ Don Sherwood, you are about to be indoctrinated into the ranks of the Flywheels—America’s slowest-rising indie-rock combo. And one of its very best, make no mistake! The 11 tracks taking shape have been nurtured like fine wine by  the two founding members of the San Francisco…

ALLEN CLAPP ANNOUNCES FALL EP: SIX SEASONS

How does the weather relate to emotional states? How do tides of ocean and space effect terrestrial and astral beaches? How does the soul weather the seasons? Allen Clapp has been considering these questions for the entirety of his public musical life: first from behind the faders of a Tascam Porta-One four-track cassette recorder; now…

MYSTERY LAWN ARTISTS MAKE YEAR-END BEST-OF LISTS

It’s a notable accomplishment when your album gets remembered for critics’ best-of-year lists months after they came out. This year, the Corner Laughers, Alison Faith Levy, and the Orange Peels all got a December shot in the arm. Here’s what we got: Begin the Begone by The Orange Peels came up in the Top 10…

DAYTROTTER HOSTS THE ORANGE PEELS ON TOUR

During their summer 2015 midwest tour with Matthew Sweet, The Orange Peels made time to swing by the Daytrotter Sessions studio in the quad cities, where they recorded live, unedited versions of four tunes from their 2015 release, Begin the Begone. Listen to it all here at Daytrotter if you’re a member. If not, head…