Thursday, October 2 2014
There’s a lullaby feel to this disc, as it is so relaxed that some of the songs are on the verge of disappearing completely.
Aching and lonely, Paint Another Layer on My Heart is full of life and heart.
Wednesday, October 1 2014
There are enough moments of curiosity to make this a decent holdover, but as a stand-alone EP, this set doesn't quite find its own footing.
The veteran guitarist and singer returns with a strong release that pairs him with Nashville writers, studio greats, and longtime producer Kevin Shirley.
The album is enjoyable musically despite the lack of sonic deviation, but Suicide’s attempts to truly shock leave something to be desired.
Dusted Lux, aka Lee Camfield, blends the acoustic and the electronic to a quietly stunning degree.
Tuesday, September 30 2014
Beguiling vocals, stylistic shifts and atypical song structures make Grackle one of the more compelling releases to come down the pipe this year.
The songs are slickly produced, so you know that radio is exactly where this group is destined to be played.
Terry Malts has been honing its sound for some time now, and in the eight minutes of this EP you get a potent dose of fully realized pop sensibilities and ambitious rock muscle.
Soothing minimalist pop meditations and layered, vocals-heavy soundscapes from the San Francisco-based songstress.
Monday, September 29 2014
Ross Birchard is back with another EP, but it's not enough to fully satiate the hunger for more HudMo material.
There is elegant beauty and grace on display, and some very pleasant pieces of music.
Not a long album, but potent.
Friday, September 26 2014
The Armani EP is at the very least interesting, with a blissed-out vibe.
Say what you will about being a copycat, the Bunny Gang does a startling Clash impersonation.
Slightly retro, electronics-heavy indie dance pop plays into nostalgia and, in the process, manages to come out slightly ahead of similar-minded contemporaries currently exploring similar sonic terrain.
This record tries so hard to be relatable that it's unlikely to alienate anyone. Of course, it's not likely to draw anyone in, either.
Thursday, September 25 2014
If you dig the music from The Commitments soundtrack, then the Lovers Key is gonna be right up your wheelhouse.
The half-hour of music on Ontario Gothic would seem like a slight return, but Warren Hildebrand's hushed tunes are as generous in sound and scope as ever.
It's not surprising to see free jazz credited alongside Fela Kuti as one of the group's inspirations.