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Eric Risch
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After a failed attempt to enter an English PhD program, Eric fancied himself a playwright for a time. With music as his lifelong passion, he is an avid vinyl collector who works in corporate communications by day and moonlights as the sole proprietor of the music blog Bucket Full of Nails by night. Never straying far from his academic roots, his cats (living and deceased) are named after Faulkner characters. Follow Eric on Twitter where he discusses music, beer and Phillies baseball.


Features

Monday, May 26 2014

Poetry and Passion: An Interview with Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell is a country legend in every sense of the word. He speaks with us about Tarpaper Road and the legends that inspired and influenced this stunning new album.


Monday, March 10 2014

The Anti- SXSW: A Festival for the Disheveled at Couch By Couchwest

A no-cost counterpoint to SXSW one can enjoy at their leisure, Couch By Couchwest is a festival where the beer is cheaper and the only hipster is you.


Reviews

Tuesday, October 14 2014

Vashti Bunyan: Heartleap

Vashti Bunyan is given the final word on a sporadic yet influential career with the organic swan song Heartleap.


Thursday, October 9 2014

Field Report: Marigolden

Field Report have crafted a near-masterpiece of pain and triumph within the deckle-edged leaves of Marigolden.


Monday, October 6 2014

Mecca Normal: Empathy for the Evil

Mecca Normal should find favor with fans from its mid-1990s K Records days with the astute Rorschach art rock of Empathy for the Evil.


Wednesday, September 24 2014

Perfume Genius: Too Bright

Glittered with transcendent brilliance, gilded shadows do not hide the empowered dramatic turn of Perfume Genius's Too Bright.


Tuesday, September 16 2014

Sarah Jaffe: Don't Disconnect

Sarah Jaffe speaks volumes while singing very little on Don't Disconnect's futuristic indictment against modernity.


Blogs

Thursday, October 23 2014

Stone Jack Jones - "Circumstance" (audio) (Premiere)

Nashville musical mystic Stone Jack Jones has released his newest single, "Circumstance", a song where a lone banjo gives way to rising and falling verses, with spectral vocals creaking throughout a long-rotten homestead on late autumn winds.


Thursday, September 25 2014

Pauline Andrès - “Patsy Cline” (video / stream)

All Them Ghosts is smoky Americana by way of Germany.


Thursday, June 26 2014

Eliza Shaddad - "Waters" (video)

Seductive and haunting, "Waters" by Eliza Shaddad is a dance with life's dark choices.


Thursday, May 29 2014

HT Heartache - "Cowboy Poetry" (video)

Sundowner's flirtatious first single, "Cowboy Poetry", echoes the dusty locale of song's video.


Friday, April 4 2014

Dead Flowers - "Make It Bright" (stream)

London's Dead Flowers came to be in the winter of 2011, underneath Coney Island's Wonderwheel, an ancient big wheel which still spins to this day.


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