The Earth Below surface, The Contortionistvisit 1979, Bart Budwig rolls a live one, Wank shut it, Easy ride the waves and more in today’s Roundup. J. Geils, Walter Becker, Kurt Cobain and Rihannawere all born on this date. That would be one weird supergroup. But I’d still love to hear it.
SONG OF THE DAY
1 | The Earth Below | Abydos
THE PRESS RELEASE: “Originally established in 2010 as a creative outlet for multi-instrumentalist, Deepak Raghu – best known locally as serial drummer for the likes of Shepherd and Bevar Sea – The Earth Below is perhaps one of Bangalore’s most captivating solo projects. From his debut EP Aleph and resulting album, Window Lights for Wanderers, to 2018’s beautifully psychedelic Dreams of A Thousand Stillness, Raghu has traversed a cornucopia of musical styles and movements over the past decade, treating listeners to shades and sounds akin to CSNY, Slint, Leonard Cohen and Chris Bell. With Nothing Works Vol. 2: Hymns For Useless Gods, out April 10, Raghu explores jazz, post rock and the heavier side of a six string to pitch a weightier, more complex sound: “While this album maintains the intensity in mood of my previous releases, I think that is enhanced by a denser musical arrangement this time,” explains Raghu. “The blood runs thick with Black Sabbath but the heart needs a bit of Roy Orbison and this album covers more musical and lyrical landscapes than my earlier EPs.”
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