Collecting rarities from the vaults of Mainstream Records, Inner Peace acts as both a fine showcase for the label’s founder and producer Bob Shad, as well as a shag-carpeted aural time capsule.
With his fourth full-length, tunesmith Dent May finally settles into a persona well-suited to his particular brand of technicolor retro-pop, resulting in one of the best pop albums of 2017.
Author and comic book historian Tim Hanley explores the far more than nine lives of DC’s Catwoman in this thoroughly in-depth biography/cultural contextualization.
Pop cultural savant Chuck Klosterman’s X collects his many disparate musings on all things otherwise inconsequential and in so doing creates a pop culture roadmap.
Rare book specialists (and Pawn Stars consultants) J.P. and Rebecca Romney craft an amusing narrative full of spite, blood, and the world’s first (pre)internet troll.
An allegorical exploration of the idea of just how far some musicians will go to “make it”, Instrumental takes things to the extreme.
A blistering batch of gospel blues, In Times Like These offers up social and political sentiments more relevant now perhaps than ever from that rare artist who truly practices what he preaches.
Norton Records co-founder Miriam Linna talks with PopMatters about the origins of their new, until-now unreleased lost Dion album recorded in 1965, which shows Dion to have been at the vanguard of the forthcoming folk rock boom.
Zappa-indebted big band leader Ed Palermo carries his singular vision across the pond, taking on the British Invasion and more in strikingly original fashion.
A pair of overlooked solo acoustic guitarists reunites 50 years after appearing together on John Fahey’s legendary 1967 Takoma sampler LP for a fine, succinct program of that for which they are each best known.