Hot off a tour with Appalachian vocal trio Mountain Man (including a stop at this years Newport Folk Festival), Alexandra Sauser-Monnig didn’t waste any time hitting the road again, but this time in support of debut album as Daughter of Swords.
Dawnbreaker (out now on Polyvinyl Record Co.) an acoustic folk album about how we end relationships (and the end of her and her partners) and was produced by Sylvan Esso's Nick Sanborn. Sauser-Monnig's endearing sense of humor nearly eclipsed her musical sensibilities as she waxed poetic about life on the road (and smoothies left in her car's drink holder for days). She's got a great sense of humor that kept things light while her often “heavy” songs tackle the human desire to feel liberated, purposeful, and strong in the face of adversity.
For their 15th album (and 2nd this year), Australia’s King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard take yet another musical turn, this time into THRASH METAL. Infest The Rat’s Nest has everything: HUGE CRUSHING RIFFS! THUNDERING DRUMS! SCI-FI ECO-DIMENSIONAL HORROR! It even has SATAN!
But it’s that second-to-last point that’s so important. Somehow, impossibly, King Gizzard has made a metal album that not only sounds timeless but speaks to the horrors we’re all going to face as man-made climate change runs its course. Metal enthusiast Casey Rae (William Burroughs and The Cult Of Rock ‘N’ Roll, Dead To Me) joins us as we follow King Gizzard down the highway towards oblivion on an all-new episode of Discologist!