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Stream 'More Songs About Error And Shame' by Canadian Band Peripheral Vision

Sébastien Hélary
Co-Founder
s.helary@nextbop.com / @helaryous

JUNO-nominated (that’s a Canadian GRAMMY for those who don’t know, comes with maple syrup and a beaver fur hat) jazz quartet Peripheral Vision is embarking on a tour of Western Canada and the Yukon in anticipation of their fourth opus, More Songs About Error And Shame. Co-leaders Michael Herring (bass) and Don Scott (guitar) delve into their own neurotic psyches, finding inspiration not only in music, but also in art, literature and stand up comedy. The album title is a reference to the iconic record by famously neurotic band, Talking Heads, and this cross genre nod is indicative of how they like to mix genres and themes, blending classic and modern jazz, the rock music of their youth, and non-musical influences such as the Catalonian artist Miró, and British comedian Stewart Lee. Rounding out the quartet are drummer Nick Fraser and tenor saxophonist Trevor Hogg. More Songs About Error And Shame is an honest effort well worth the listen if only to broaden your musical horizons and to dispel the myth that the only jazz worth listening to hails out of NYC. But don’t take my word for it, stream the album below the jump and check out more details about their tour.

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Introducing French Trio ONEFOOT

Sébastien Hélary
Co-Founder
s.helary@nextbop.com / @helaryous

Shots fired in Paris. ONEFOOT, the trio comprised of keyboardist Yessaï Karapetian, bassist Marc Karapetian and drummer Matthieu Font, is rapidly making a name for itself in the Old Continent with appearances at several major festivals in France. With a fresh and novel style borrowing as much from jazz than from video game music by way of 80's electronica and modern post-dubstep, ONEFOOT will simply melt your brain (hashtag mind blown). The young Frenchmen just dropped their debut album, Mektonized, unabashedly throwing all reason and convention out of the window. There are trailblazers and then there are trailblazers on crack. ONEFOOT is surely part of the latter. For a foray into their pleasantly addictive universe, check out the title track off Mektonized below. You can stream the album on Bandcamp.

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Similar Fashion - 'Portrait Of'

Miller Wrenn
Contributing Writer
millerwrenn@gmail.com / @MillerWrenn

On Portrait Of, the sophomore offering from Los Angeles-based experimental quartet Similar Fashion, the group presents an intricate yet viscerally compelling musical object, full of inventive layering and development of musical material that remains very accessible, likely in part due to the tangibly joyful ensemble dynamic that you can't help but smile at.

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The Line-Up for 16 February 2018

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

I was cutting it close this week, arriving at the radio station just a half hour before my show was set to start with barely any ideas on what to play. I managed to pull it all together, though, with a full hour of newness that rises to the high expectations you have of this show.

The Line-Up for 16 February 2018

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Rafiq Bhatia - "Hoods Up" (Stream)

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

Guitarist Rafiq Bhatia is super dope. He does super dope work with Son Lux (new album Brighter Wounds is out now. He does super dope work with Vijay Iyer (take note every time you hear about Thums Up). He does super dope work on his own. In fact, he's set to release his second album, Breaking English, this coming April on the Anti- label. Check out the first single, "Hoods Up", in reference to the slaying of Trayvon Martin, after the jump and pre-order the album at Bhatia's Bandcamp.