This band’s six-song EP (five not counting the Panic! at the Disco-ish intro) is okay, but nothing that wouldn’t fall into the aforementioned band’s realm. Thankfully, it’s not as wordy or quirky, and has more power pop during “Casanova”, which is piano-driven in the vein of early Joe Jackson. The horns added to the mix certainly don’t hinder the ditty either. While that song has made the airwaves on NBC’s “Today Show”, other songs such as “On Your Side” pack a far better wallop. Here, they sound like a cross between Soul Asylum and Collective Soul. The band slows things down for the pretty “A Waltz for Natalie”, which has some Beatles hues coloring it, particularly the Harrison-like throwaway guitar accents. Another jewel is the punchy “Fallen Chandelier” with a sweeter than sweet chorus resembling, you guessed it, Matthew Sweet.
Dark, disturbing and cathartic '90s-inspired video from S!ege promises to move the listener, one way or another.
Dustin Christensen's Sad Songs is an excellent example of an EP set that has the structure and thematic coherence of an LP. Debra Fotheringham's latest compliments with the most searching and self-assured music of her solo career.
Directors Granik and Morano explore the tenuous bonds that connect us to society and the repercussions of tearing them apart.
Emily Pinkerton, Patrick Burke, and the NOW Ensemble Beautifully Unite the Traditional and the Contemporary
On Rounder Songs, Appalachian folk ballads are realized through a post-minimalist context. Never descending into irony or cliche, it's an excellent album that honors tradition in a lovingly modern way.
Nika States takes on the red steppes moniker to paint an emotional landscape with tender vocals and evocative instrumentation on her brand new folk release.
Most of the songs on the album are lesser-known hits, providing a good opportunity to become acquainted with a wider breadth of Franklin's discography.
Austrian Tolkien fanatics Summoning return five years after Old Mornings Dawn and continue to explore the lore and fables of Middle-Earth through their atmospheric brew of black metal.