Wednesday, August 13 2014
The Dreamlover EP is, well, quite dreamy and is something to appraise fairly highly.
Not for everyone, but suitable low-fi and scuzzy material for those who wander into this band's garage.
Like its washed-out album cover, there is no sunshine on OH/KY; Pinnell's sorrow and redemption are true enough without glossing them over.
With their latest, Chicago’s Walking Bicycles delivers a bass-driven, heavy album short on runtime and memorable songs.
Tuesday, August 12 2014
“Nice” is perhaps an overused adjective, but it’s the perfect descriptor for Ferrill Gibbs’ brand of music.
This is an EP that transcends the shoegaze genre, and is simply marvelous for what it accomplishes.
It’s telling that there’s a song here titled "Integrity", and this is something that the band seems to possess in spades.
Monday, August 11 2014
Basically, if you like your music dark and scary, To Him That Wills the Way is definitely the album for you.
DJs Anstascia and Vivie-Ann take advantage of their open-ended sound... on the single's flipside.
First album in five years from the British DJ doesn't stray far from the quirky, jazzy formula.
Thursday, August 7 2014
Emotionally charged performances of a dozen Brel classics by the 87-year-old Greco provide link to fading generation of musical interpreters.
Just as its title implies, this is metal wearing a disguise.
Energetic and ambitious, Waylon Speed’s Kin keeps you guessing while also overstaying its welcome.
Wednesday, August 6 2014
This album is studded with very Beatles-like gems, and when this group is firing on all cylinders, such as the singalong-baiting “When I Lost My Way”, it is killer.
On Dial Tone, the Steve Adamyk Band hones its own punky pop sensibility into the group's tightest, most infectious set yet.
A mixed bag from acoustic-folk duo.
Tuesday, August 5 2014
The best parts of Only Come Out at Night reveal an ambitious pop band that still delivers the immediate punch of its pop-punk contemporaries.
Despite the lack of stellar material in the Back Forty, Hook and Anchor is an enjoyable album.
Not understanding the language does not impede one’s appreciation of the disc. The music speaks for itself in a more universal way than the meaning of the words ever can.
Monday, August 4 2014
With a bit more direction, and less aimlessness, To Set Ablaze might chart a course as being the most dangerous band on the planet.