Posts By: Blake Russell

Introducing Solo Sounds


What would The Beatles’ hits sound like on a single Hammond organ? Or Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison on a solo harp? True to its name, the recently launched Brooklyn-based label Solo Sounds specializes in intimate recordings of iconic songs and albums performed on a single instrument. All titles are expertly produced by label co-founder Eric Ambel… Read more »

Digging Through The Archives: Tall Dwarfs


Welcome to Digging Through The Archives, a new recurring Daily Rind feature from the Creative Services department that will explore cool vintage obscurities, under-the-radar sleepers, catalog albums in the news, and more. Tall Dwarfs: Hello Cruel World (1988/2005, Flying Nun) My infatuation with the Kiwi lo-fi gods Chis Knox and Alec Bathgate began sometime in the 1990s when I… Read more »

Digging Through The Archives: Ghetto Brothers


Welcome to Digging Through The Archives, a new recurring Daily Rind feature from the Creative Services department that will explore cool vintage obscurities, under-the-radar sleepers, catalog albums in the news, and more. My first entry was inspired by both National Puerto Rican Day and a recent viewing of the fantastic documentary Rubble Kings. The film chronicles the… Read more »