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.
Monday, May 26 2014
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
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.
Tuesday, October 14 2014
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 have crafted a near-masterpiece of pain and triumph within the deckle-edged leaves of Marigolden.
Monday, October 6 2014
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
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 speaks volumes while singing very little on Don't Disconnect's futuristic indictment against modernity.
Thursday, October 23 2014
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
All Them Ghosts is smoky Americana by way of Germany.
Thursday, June 26 2014
Seductive and haunting, "Waters" by Eliza Shaddad is a dance with life's dark choices.
Thursday, May 29 2014
Sundowner's flirtatious first single, "Cowboy Poetry", echoes the dusty locale of song's video.
Friday, April 4 2014
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.