A product of Midwest malaise, Cole Waterman spent the bulk of his formative years immersed in the works of Tom Waits, the Doors, the Replacements, John Lee Hooker, the Stooges, Captain Beefheart, Morphine, Alice in Chains, John Coltrane, PJ Harvey and Nick Cave. Regrettably grown up, he pays the bills working as a crime reporter in the Michigan mitten.
Thursday, November 1 2012
Ten years into their career, the Indiana band (who is not, by the way, a metal band) reveals their Kickstarter secrets and why not every record is a concept album.
Sunday, October 28 2012
For aficionados of American history, music and etymology, the blues is the ideal confluence of all three fields. Devi's book is a roadmap for observing how their paths overlap.
Thursday, February 9 2012
Regardless how history comes to look Nick Cave's The Death of Bunny Munro, in the context of Cave’s career, it stands alone as the purest distillation of his artistry -- a poetic novel with Cave’s inimitable brand of the grotesque, absurd and often comic nature of humanity.
Sunday, August 17 2014
The Detroit songstress and her Deltas take queasy carnival music, hoodoo blues stomps, country waltz ballads, primitive rock and jazzy inflections to craft a evocative realm in one of 2014's strongest releases.
Thursday, May 29 2014
Alabama group serves up some standard, grimy rock, but compels with poignant reflections on southern culture and history.
Monday, May 26 2014
In a just world, any one of the songs on 52 could be a radio hit. At the very least, it is but another stellar installment in the HandGrenades' upward trajectory.
Thursday, May 1 2014
What's most unexpected with Indie Cindy is that the songs are mostly alright; some are even fucking good. Many are also forgettable, lazy regurgitations.
Wednesday, April 30 2014
Wye Oak cut the tethers of their safety net, discarding the guitar to plunge into bass and synth-heavy experimentation.
Tuesday, August 26 2014
Detroit duo craft a tapestry of lush dream pop and supple vocals in new single, "Escalators".
Wednesday, August 20 2014
Silent Lions frontman releases solo EP on 24th birthday and prefaces it with a stark music video.
Tuesday, August 12 2014
Detroit hip-hop duo Passalacqua releases incendiary short film, The Baptism, in anticipation of forthcoming album.
Friday, August 8 2014
Detroit alt-R&B artist James Linck releases first video from debut solo EP.
Friday, July 11 2014
The Yugos deliver a nugget of lo-fi indie pop perfectly suited for the summer.