Wednesday, March 5 2014
Thoughtful, high-quality, guitar pop.
On their second EP, the four young sisters of Von Grey make a strange, joyful sound that maintains their Americana roots while diving into wonderful new waters.
Former post-punker Mark Springer reveals his at once wild and romantic affairs with the piano.
It’s just a shame that the vocals don’t always quite match the effort of the musicianship.
Tuesday, March 4 2014
In a world where originality is king, Physical World lays its classic rock inspiration bare. The result is a fine piece of throwback pop.
While Thee Oh Sees are headed for hiatus, frontman John Dwyer stretches into bedroom synth-pop as Damaged Bug on the solid Hubba Bubba.
As Wonder Woman says, Great Hera!
Collective Soul leader branches out and the results are surprisingly well rounded.
Monday, March 3 2014
There’s a real sense of putting everything on the line and urgency here that the group hasn’t really established previously.
French duo introduce themselves to the world with a quiet, simple, and pleasant statement.
Who or what is KG? And where can I get more of it?
Bluegrass for people who don’t really like bluegrass, Yonder Mountain hasn’t made much career progress for a band sometimes shuffled under the progressive bluegrass label.
Wednesday, February 26 2014
LA's favorite bubblegum punk duo deliver a deeply hooky, melodic, and wacky set of spiky anthems. Check your pulse if you don't find yourself bopping along.
Sting's guitarist keeps his solo career chugging with another sturdy release.
Todd Gautreau continues to refine and expand on his calm, comforting dreampop.
This protest collection pushes past the folk we expect and gives us a myriad of voices speaking against change unauthorized by the people. It's a powerful sound all the way through.
Tuesday, February 25 2014
Despite the mini-album tag, Six is hardly hold-over material. Instead, it's another fascinating, deeply resonant collection from Zedek.
Grass Punks is a welcome return from one of the most dynamic voices in modern folk.
The man in his element.
A satisfying platter of pickin' and twangin'.