Jeff Koch is a writer and music lover, and has been for about as long as he can remember. After winning his high school’s Battle of the Bands co-fronting Gabe and The Northways with his best pals, he decided to quit while he was ahead. He instead pursued a degree in journalism from Biola University. His writing can be found in the Orange County Register, Colorado Springs Independent and, of course, PopMatters. He has a blog, and tweets from @jeffkochisok.
Tuesday, March 4 2014
In a world where originality is king, Physical World lays its classic rock inspiration bare. The result is a fine piece of throwback pop.
Sunday, March 2 2014
Cantrell expertly blends a host of influences, instruments, and styles into a brilliant country record. Her lovely voice is just the icing.
Sunday, February 9 2014
With maybe the truest emo record yet to come from the recent resurgence of emo and pop-punk, You Blew It! call back to the height of the genre without getting too bogged down by tradition.
Tuesday, February 4 2014
Despite a few flashes of skill, +/- (Plus/Minus) doesn't do enough on Jumping the Tracks to seem anything more than "meh".
Monday, February 3 2014
Avant-garde even by Andrew Bird's standards, the meandering, mostly instrumental I Want to See Pulsaski at Night is gorgeous but empty.