Monday, March 16 2015
The Widening Gyre finds this veteran Celtic combo journeying to Nashville and intertwining their Irish roots with ample doses of Appalachian mountain music and wholly American bluegrass.
Although flawed, Never Been Better has many worthwhile moments.
Friday, March 13 2015
Heems, having broken away from rap group Das Racist, tackles politics, race and romance on his disparate yet ultimately compelling first solo album.
Hand. Cannot. Erase. is easily the strongest of Wilson's solo output in terms of cohesive narrative and dynamic song structure.
Tim Lee 3’s fourth and best release hankers for the excitement of the unknown lurking just around the next back road bend, offering a mature set of rock and roll songs about staying young at heart.
Not your run-of-the-mill supergroup, kindred spirits crank up the amps on the solid follow-up to their 2012 debut
Little Comets' fluttery experimental indie pop falls into a down-tempo rut on their third album.
Thursday, March 12 2015
With 50 years having passed after Freedom Highway's original issue, we get a new, complete version of this vital live recording.
"They sleep, we live!" Young hearts come hither and feel the After glow.
Anthrax's Scott Ian recruits ringers to revive obscure '90s and '00s hard rock band Mother Superior. The resulting album inadvertently makes the case for why Mother Superior was obscure in the first place.
Being dumb is a rebellion against city sophistication. It’s a clarion call to descend into the mud and morass of country life where being smart has nothing to do with intelligence.
Mikky Ekko shows great potential and promise throughout his debut album, Time.
Wednesday, March 11 2015
On their third release, Australia’s Dick Diver up the ante in terms of what indie pop can and should be.
Dungeon Golds reeks of Record Store Day as it sounds like something that a super fan would hoard.
Enmeshing heartfelt stories into a roots sound, McMurtry crafts an Americana classic.
Archive Series Volume No. 1 ought to be considered an absolutely mandatory acquisition.
The long-out-of-print, Lightning Seeds-produced third album from the British indie-poppers isn't exactly a trainwreck, but it's no "Crash", either.
Tuesday, March 10 2015
Arcade Fire's Will Butler unapologetically leans into solo project stereotypes by making an album that sounds just like a diluted version of the band's early records.
River City Extension almost gets there, and that's the problem.
If the importance of a label can be judged by its talent, then Signature has done pretty good in its 20-plus year existence.