Monday, August 11 2014
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.
They say that beauty is only skin deep, and that’s pretty much true of Binder’s five song Nashville EP.
It's a rare album that's fun on its first spin for its hooks and revelatory on subsequent listens through its language.
Friday, August 1 2014
Excellent neon country-soul.
Lonesome Ghosts is an interesting and foot-tapping album of gritty blues, and it hones closely to tradition.
Compelling orchestral pop from unheralded ‘60s pop troubadour who has found a kindred spirit in the titular composer.
Thursday, July 31 2014
As a whole, Firework is a bit lumpy, but there’s enough here to warrant a recommendation for those into experimental jams with a pop edge.
On Kitchen Knife, you’ll hear everything from old-fashioned honky tonk sounds to more piano-based jazz and even some blues.
The Chicago indie outfit offer simple psychedelic pleasures on their third album.
Wednesday, July 30 2014
The Tins are rather plain, write kind of sappy stuff, and are just resoundingly good. Not brilliant, not special. Just good.