Mixed Media

November 2014

Ben Seretan - “The Windmill Sings” (Premiere)

New York guitarist Ben Seretan offers up bonus drone from his new new self-titled album, a track that captures "the swirling pool of humanity you hear now".


Casey Jack - “Too Far Gone” (video) (Premiere)

The video for Casey Jack's "Too Far Gone" tells the tale of a love gone bad, with a healthy dose of post-Halloween spookiness thrown into the mix.


Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band - “Let’s Jump a Train” (audio) (Premiere)

A guitar-chugging good time, the latest tune by Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band, "Let's Jump a Train", is a rollicking blend of vintage and contemporary blues and country influences.


David Paige - “Not My Fault” (audio) (Premiere)

David Paige's "Not My Fault" sports an easy-breezy feel straight out of a mid '70's California rock record


Wild Arrows - ‘Tell Everyone’ (album stream) (Premiere)

With equal parts moody synths and driving guitar riffs, Tell Everyone, the latest by the New York duo Wild Arrows, captures the trying circumstances that led to its creation.


Gwyneth Moreland - ‘Ceilings Floors and Open Doors’ (album stream) (Premiere)

Stripped down with no overdubs and sparse production, Ceilings Floors and Open Doors finds California singer/songwriter Gwyneth Moreland distilling her musical voice to its purest essence.


The Honeyrunners - “Under Control” (video) (Premiere)

An execution style kill goes down in a forest... or does it? You'll have to watch the latest music video by the Toronto rockers the Honeyrunners to find out -- and get a potent dose of the Black Crowes style riffs to boot.


Betty Black - “Heartless” (video) (Premiere)

An enigmatic, brooding cut of rock 'n' roll, Betty Black's "Heartless" now has a psychedelic and shadow-heavy music video to accompany its cryptic sonic quality.


Willie Nile - “Once in a Lullaby” (audio) (Premiere)

The prolific New York singer/songwriter Willie Nile trades in his rock and roll lineup for a set of piano ballads with his latest album, If I Was a River. "Once in a Lullaby" beautifully distills the album's ethos.


In His Own Write: John Lennon’s Life in Lyrics

More so than any other member of the Beatles, John Lennon wrote about himself. Through his songwriting, he described nearly every aspect of his personal life in a way that no professional biographer could.


October 2014

//Mixed media
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St. Vincent, Beck, and More Heat Up Boston Calling on Memorial Day Weekend

// Notes from the Road

"With vibrant performances by artists including St. Vincent and TV on the Radio, the first half of the bi-annual Boston Calling Festival brought additional excitement to Memorial Day weekend.

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