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11 Best Songs of the Week: Margaret Glaspy, Sufjan Stevens, Jamila Woods, Wild Nothing, and More

Plus Kevin Drew, Wings of Desire, Modern Nature, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks (Also a Bonus Mix of the Best Songs of the Last Month)

Aug 18, 2023

Welcome to the 25th Songs of the Week of 2023. Songs of the Week was on hiatus for the last month because Wendy and I were on a much needed vacation to England and Iceland. I received several reader emails worried we had killed Songs of the Week, but have no worries, it’s back. As well as a regular Songs of the Week, we have put together an additional Spotify playlist featuring all the songs we also liked while Songs of the Week was taking a break. More

Modern Nature Share Video For New Song “Cascade”

No Fixed Point in Space Due Out September 29 via Bella Union

Aug 17, 2023

Modern Nature (the band led by Jack Cooper) are releasing a new album, No Fixed Point In Space, on September 29 via Bella Union. New they have shared its second single, “Cascade,” via a music video composed of one mainly static frame. More

14 Best Songs of the Week: Blonde Redhead, S. Carey & John Raymond, Ratboys, Sampha, and More

Plus Lael Neale, Blur, The Last Dinner Party, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 30, 2023

Welcome to the 23rd Songs of the Week of 2023. This week our writers and editors Andy Von Pip, Caleb Campbell, Celine Teo-Blockey, Mark Moody, and Scott Dransfield all weighed in which songs were best and we came up with the stacked list below. We settled on a Top 14 this week, with lots of honorable mentions. More

Modern Nature Announce New Album, Share Video For New Song “Murmuration”

No Fixed Point in Space Due Out September 29 via Bella Union

Jun 27, 2023

Modern Nature (the band led by Jack Cooper) have announced the release of their new album, No Fixed Point In Space, and shared a music video for its lead single, the seven-minute “Murmuration.” More

Modern Nature Announces Digital Release of Latest Album, Share New Single “Performance”

Island of Noise Due Out Digitally on January 28 via Bella Union

Jan 06, 2022

Modern Nature have announced the digital release of their latest album, Island of Noise, which was originally released physically in December of last year via Bella Union. The digital version will be out on January 28. The band has coincidently shared a new single titled “Performance.” More



Interviews

Nov 20, 2023

Four years and four albums into his Modern Nature project, Jack Cooper continues to look for ways to push himself and his fellow performers. Cooper’s latest album, No Fixed Point in Space (on Bella Union), moves further away from traditional rock music structures and the rules that go along with that. More

Jan 06, 2022

Modern Nature’s Jack Cooper has an over decade long musical resume going back to earlier projects Mazes and Ultimate Painting. But Cooper considers his latest project, Modern Nature, his true musical calling. More


Reviews

Sep 29, 2023

Jack Cooper (the main creative force behind Modern Nature) graces us with another helping of his wonderfully organic compositions on No Fixed Point In Space. More

Dec 08, 2021

Though Modern Nature’s Jack Cooper certainly has a musical history that pre-dates the release of his latest project’s Nature EP in 2019, a compelling arc of history and evolution can be traced over the past three years of his latest iteration’s existence. Originally billed as a partnership between Cooper and BEAK>’s Will Young, half of the musicians that appeared on Modern Nature’s debut, Young and Woods’ Aaron Neveu, are no longer on board, or at least not for the outfit’s high water mark to date, Island of Noise. More