Off Air - 111 - In Studio - ALAK


'LAK ing Nothing

Punk, Country, Lucid Dreaming, and emerging from the Freak-Folk Pigeonhole

ALAK - 03With a sound almost impossible to pin down, genre purists could have debates to rival Lincoln and Douglas regarding how ALAK's records should be cataloged. It doesn't take more than a few bars to be immersed in the poetic, moody atmosphere Jocelyn Noir presents as ALAK.

At once overwhelming and inviting Noir jumps skillfully between styles almost daring those genre debates to begin in earnest.  Even her album's titles demand your full attention.  Not since Sparklehorse's Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot have I seen an album moniker as grand as ALAK's"Clarinettis Qoonotations: Too Many Notes" fucking preternatural and the golden weave of g-nashing teeth.
  

ALAK - 07On tour with husband/last week's in-studio guest, PREGNANT, Noir will be on the road this summer with The Tradition Tour. Funded via Kickstarter donations Jocelyn and Daniel will take their infant daughter across the country (with a few U.K. dates possible) making their mark at venues and certain landmarks along the way.

If you're encouraged to kick in a few bucks you may do so here.


True, in this week's Off Air you get a stripped down side of ALAK but no less potent or as the band's website puts it "surreal but accessible … dream imagery … and the mysteries of all things natural."

Whatever you do, don't call it "freak folk."

 ALAK - 05

 

New Buffalo Tom Single

Brand new Boston College Rock


Buffalo Tom - SkinsFrom their debut in 1989 Buffalo Tom have been a AAA radio station cream dream. Easy on the ears but insightful enough not fall into Maroon 5 territory the Boston-based rock trio have been a staple of The Good Fight for years.

I just didn't know they were still taking the hill 20 years later.


Skins
is their latest album; due out this Tuesday. "Down" is the band's first single:

Listen now:

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Sparklehorse



The 6th will be one year since Mark Linkous, the man behind the band Sparklehorse, took his life. I invite newcomers and old fans alike to remember Mark's music through Off Air's retrospective from last March.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Play List

12:00a
12:00a
ALAK: INTERVIEW - Sound & Voice - from Off Air / In Studio - ALAK
12:01a
ALAK: I'll Fight you - from Off Air / In Studio - ALAK
12:04a
ALAK: INTERVIEW - PREGNANT Dreams & Water - from Off Air / In Studio - ALAK
12:06a
ALAK: Pull Old Saint Long Chaine - from Off Air / In Studio - ALAK
12:09a
ALAK: INTERVIEW - Solo v Full Band & the Tradition Tour - from Off Air / In Studio - ALAK
12:12a
ALAK: Alliance (Robert Wyatt cover) - from Off Air / In Studio - ALAK
12:17a
ALAK: INTERVIEW - Alas, Alaska. - from Off Air / In Studio - ALAK
12:20a
ALAK: White Stones... - from Off Air / In Studio - ALAK
12:22a
Shugo Tokumaru: Lahaha - from Port Entropy FindBUY
12:25a
Volcano Choir: Island, IS - from Unmap FindBUY
12:29a
Kurt Vile: Early Dawnin - from In My Time FindBUY
12:35a
Papercuts: Chills - from Fading Parade FindBUY
12:39a
Ducktails: The Razor s Edge - from Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics [VINYL] FindBUY
12:41a
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross: Painted Sun in Abstract - from The Social Network FindBUY
12:44a
Gil Scott-Heron, Jamie xx: Running - from We're New Here FindBUY
12:48a
Babies: Breakin the Law - from Babies FindBUY
12:51a
Destroyer: Blue Eyes - from Kaputt (2xLP) FindBUY
12:55a
Panda Bear: Last Night At The Jetty - from Tomboy FindBUY
12:59a
Go! Team: Apollo Throwdown - from Rolling Blackouts FindBUY