Just three great records with ruins on the cover.
1. Sun Araw, 'Ancient Romans' (Sun Ark)
tropical-psych (?!) out the LBC. Album out August through Drag City. Double LP on white vinyl! Many thanks to Patrick for turning me on to this one.
LISTEN: Sun Araw, 'Crete'
2. Xeno and Oaklander, 'Sentinelle' (Wierd Records)
This album was my jams last spring. The minimal synths perfectly capture the ascetic spirit of European Classicism.
WATCH: Xeno and Oaklander, 'Nuit', live at the Cowley Club, Brighton.
If you're in New York you can see X+O live at Public Assembly in Brooklyn on June 16, along with my former WCBN comrade Laurel Halo.
3. The Art Museums, 'Rough Frame' (Woodsist)
KUSF last year.
LISTEN: The Art Museums, 'Sculpture Gardens'