Aarik Danielsen
Reviews // 179 Articles

Big Fresh: Big Fresh Forever | 20 Jul 2009 // 4:58 PM

The record amounts to an exuberant love letter addressed from a stable of hard-working, veteran musicians (the band has been making albums for over a decade) to some of the quirkiest and most innovative pop/rock acts of the last few decades.

Rocco DeLuca and the Burden: Mercy | 14 Jul 2009 // 5:00 PM

The music on DeLuca's second album with his band the Burden is so good it doesn't need to be rescued by Jack Bauer. This is a first-rate soul record which charms the listener more and more with each successive spin.

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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