Friday, December 19 2014
The alliterative Tall Tale Tellers EP is wall to wall with catchy, hummable songs.
You're not going to believe this, but a group of Canadian teenagers just made a confident and mature EP of '80s style alterna punk rock.
While Sleep Under the Lights may not be the end all and be all of roots music, fans of this sort of thing should like it immensely.
Wednesday, December 17 2014
This EP is perfect for anyone who wants to hear the style of ‘80s rap mixed with the thematic concerns of the present.
I’ll bet you’ve never heard a Christmas album quite like this.
This album is so distraught and, I hate to say it, silly in its studied seriousness, that it’s what people might kick around as the punchline to a perverse joke.
Monday, December 15 2014
A collection that makes up for its lack of original content in whimsy.
Thursday, December 11 2014
If you like Japandroids but wish they played louder, harder and faster, Flying Fortress will certainly be the kind of thing to fix you up.
Post-punk outfit Dirt Dress stretches out in all directions on Revelations EP.
This five-track, half-hour live set is an offshoot of the longer album Emmaar.
Wednesday, December 10 2014
From ‘60s garage to ‘70s glam to ‘90s grunge, the band distinctly has its own sound, and that can be heard on their sophomore EP, Ghost Town.
Monday, December 8 2014
This Canadian rap album is stupendous, not just lyrically and stylistically in the vocal delivery, but in terms of what Just Poets do with their sampled material.
Bethan has discovered an intriguing sound that floats along the periphery of the last century on the aptly titled Time Gone By.
Big things are bound to happen for this Ottawa, Ontario, singer-songwriter on the basis of her debut as Gold & Marrow.
All in all, how much you dig Shiran is going to be based on whether or not you like classic hard rock from the ’80s, just with a Djent edge.
Whether or not you like this disc is going to hinge upon how you feel about spoken word/slam poetry.
Friday, December 5 2014
Earl has effortlessly created something artistic and worthy of being the soundtrack to a vernissage.
Thursday, December 4 2014
Is this old school speed metal album entertaining and exciting? Oh hells yes!
This EP, a companion to the band's excellent 2014 full-length record, suggests that lower-fi recordings and ambitious ones are not mutually exclusive.
Wednesday, December 3 2014
Singing of cowboys, ramblers and lovers, Wanted is certainly a top-notch release.