Okonski: Magnolia [Album Review]

OkonskiMagnoliaColemine Records [2023] Magnolia, the debut album from jazz trio Okonski, uses a simple formula: piano, bass, and drums. But simplicity can be deceptive, and Magnolia manages to cover a lot of musical and emotional ground over its seven tracks. Bandleader Steve Okonski’s piano work is the primary focus conjures a range of moods and styles, but … Read more

Durand Jones & The Indications: Private Space [Album Review]

Durand Jones & The IndicationsPrivate SpaceDead Oceans/Colemine Records [2021] Durand Jones & The Indications is easily one of the first bands I would point someone to if they wanted to hear some quality modern day retro soul. The Indiana five-piece has quickly rose to the top of my list since their 2016 self-titled debut and … Read more

Durand Jones & The Indications – “Love Will Work It Out” [Video]

Durand Jones & The Indications have just released a new single/video, “Love Will Work It Out,” from their forthcoming album, Private Space, out July 30th on Dead Oceans in association with Colemine Records. Anchored by the high-low harmonies of Aaron Frazer (drums/vocals) and Durand Jones (vocals), and rounded out by Blake Rhein (guitar), Steve Okonski … Read more

Durand Jones & The Indications – “Witchoo” [Video]

Durand Jones & The Indications announce their new album, Private Space, out July 30th on Dead Oceans in association with Colemine Records, and a fall North American tour. Following the Indications’ 2019 Headphone Approved album, American Love Call, Private Space unlocks the door to a wider range of sounds, boldly launching the band into a … Read more

Aaron Frazer: Introducing… [Album Review]

Aaron FrazerIntroducing…Dead Oceans/Easy Eye Sound [2021] One element that helped make the last record from Durand Jones and The Indications, American Love Call, a success was the quality songwriting and elegant falsetto coming from drummer Aaron Frazer. Has creativeness and voice was the perfect balance for the band but also put a large spotlight on … Read more

Aaron Frazer: Introducing… (Purple & Blue Nebula Wax | 3000 Copies)

Aaron Frazer (of Durand Jones & The Indications) has just announced his debut album, Introducing…, out January 8th, 2021 that will be co-released by Dead Oceans and Easy Eye Sound. The album is available to pre-order now on exclusive transparent purple and blue nebula vinyl, that is also currently included in a nice bundle including … Read more