Wednesday, July 30 2014
Competent post-hardcore that's written with vocal melodies in mind. Too bad their frontman can only handle shouting.
A great package of fine instrumentation, interesting voices and very good songs.
Tuesday, July 29 2014
You might not be getting very much bang for your buck here, but the kindest thing you can say about this disc is that there's not a bad track in the bunch.
Former Tower of Power saxophonist and Saturday Night Livemusical director finds highly sympathetic ears in Finland’s UMO Jazz Orchestra.
Three extra tracks from the Shangri La sessions show Jake Bugg's development.
Monday, July 28 2014
No Lands' Negative Space is a record that should find its way quite easily into a museum or a high art gallery.
Leyland Kirby revisits and reshapes a larger series of previous works to create a more concise representation of his view of the death of rave.
New Orleans bluesman hits a home run, or a few of them
Friday, July 25 2014
Authentic, flavorful roots reggae from Israel.
With his latest offering, drummer Ginger Baker continues his exploration of the music that drew him to the drums in the first place.
If you want high energy bluegrass with instrumental chops and great melodies, try this album.
Wednesday, July 23 2014
With Eons, Nate Lacy opens up his internal world into a vast starry landscape, creating a gorgeously organic record made for headphones.
Hold Still Life is quite the slab of indie rock, and, with its agreeable female-led vocals, is very delectable.
Monday, July 21 2014
At times reminiscent of the ‘70s singer-songwriter songbook of Laura Nyro, Double Bind is an affecting listen, even at its poppiest and even when there’s a bare rendition of the title track in almost a cappella format.
Friday, July 18 2014
For longer term fans of Nona, well, it all boils down to this: do you want to pay all over again for a record you already bought last year?
Wednesday, July 16 2014
Animal Instincts is a real treat in its best moments, and you’ll hope that the band adds a bit more force to its music from here on in.
Tuesday, July 15 2014
Aussie duo mine commercial-ready indie rock territory to craft an album you’ll probably be hearing more than a bit this summer.
Monday, July 14 2014
All in all, Dirty Lungs is a quirky collection of gems, and 31 minutes of varying, powerful moods.
If it’s said that Emitt Rhodes could out McCartney Paul McCartney at his best, then Michael Rault basically out Lennons John Lennon at the top of his game.
Former Swallow frontwoman charts a different course.