Goat Girl – s/t (album review)

April 9, 2018

photo – Holly Whitaker The debut by London’s Goat Girl is 19 songs spread out over 40 minutes. It is a wild ride and a really impressive debut LP by a band this young. The songs play as if they were born from random scribbles on a notebook with little regard to convention. Tracks like […]

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Hinds – I Don’t Run (album review)

April 6, 2018

Photo – Alberto Van Stokkum If you follow Hinds on any social media platform, it isn’t hard to figure out the four ladies from Madrid are squeezing every ounce out of the rock n roll lifestyle. They’re young, having fun and pretty much always have a smile on their faces. I’d be lying if I […]

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Naked Giants – Sluff (album review)

April 4, 2018

At one of the two SXSW sets I took in from Naked Giants, a DJ asked the band to use Sluff in a sentence. Here’s my attempt. Sluff is a kick-ass debut effort that rocks as hard as any debut I can remember. I commented during one of their sets, “they sound like someone dumped […]

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Phil Cook returns with People Are My Drug for 6/1 release

April 3, 2018

Phil Cook is one of my favorite musicians. I know his guitar playing as well as any player out there today. His solo debut, Southland Mission was a revelation and one of my favorites of 2015. This is sure to be every bit as good. Here’s some more on the album from Phil. People Are […]

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Amen Dunes – Freedom (album review)

April 2, 2018

Amen dunes “love” fucked up my life in the best way. Defined a certain time of my existence. New jammer is as good or even better. Gotta give it a minute but I think it’s true. God damn I’m a mess for these times — Ryley walker (@ryleywalker) March 20, 2018 I was initially going […]

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Tancred announces Nightstand for 6/1 release

March 30, 2018

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez Tancred’s (aka Maine based musician Jess Abbott) is set to release the follow up to 2016 release Out of The Garden. The first track, Reviews, is a little less biting than her debut. Abbott stated she wanted to show more vulnerability on this new album and based on the first track, […]

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Bonny Doon – Longwave (album review)

March 29, 2018

Photo Credit : Chloe Sells Bonny Doon’s music is perfect for those movie scenes where they show a montage of events that span six months during a two minute period; all the while a mid-tempo tune helps paint the picture. Oft-compared to Silver Jews and the mellower aspects of Pavement, The Detroit quartet’s music shifts […]

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Stella Donnelly – Thrush Metal EP (album review)

March 28, 2018

Photo credit: Evie Mackay I took in a set by Australia’s Stella Donnelly during SXSW and like many others who saw her in Austin, came away very impressed. Donnelly, a recent addition to Secretly Canadian, has a wonderful stage presence. She disarms you with her charm and wit as she tackles some pretty heavy subjects. […]

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Deeper announces s/t debut for 5/25 release

March 27, 2018

Photo by Alexa Viscius Always fun for me to post about a Chicago band announcing their debut LP. Deeper is Nic Gohl (singer and guitarist), Mike Clawson (guitarist), Shiraz Bhatti (drummer) and Drew McBride (bassist). Their debut will see the light of day on 5/25 via the fine folks at Fire Talk Records. The tune […]

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Courtney Marie Andrews – May Your Kindness Remain (album review)

March 26, 2018

photo credit: Laura E. Partain Some time between the lead singer of Thunderpussy singing on the bar next to me and slam dancing during a White Reaper set, I took in one of my favorite sets of SXSW, Courtney Marie Andrews. Andrews played the majority of her new album during her set, an album of […]

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