Okkervil River – Away (album review)

September 7, 2016

My favorite Okkervil tunes are the ones where it feels like the words are dragged from Will Sheff’s mouth. It gives the feeling that whatever emotion he’s dealing with is just too much to handle at that juncture. The lead single, Okkervil River R.I.P, is exactly that and it is firmly entrenched in the pantheon [...]

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Angel Olsen – My Woman (album review)

September 2, 2016

Photo: Amanda Marsalis In 2014, Angel Olsen had just released the excellent Burn Your Fire For No Witness and was one of the must-see acts of SXSW. I made it a point of seeing her early on Wednesday before the masses arrived. With that in mind, I dragged my buddy Jamey to The Mohawk (inside [...]

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Molly Burch signs to Captured Tracks, announces debut single on 9/16

August 31, 2016

Photo: Kelly Giarrocco Molly Burch is a singer-songwriter out of Austin via Asheville who has a sweet soulful voice with just the right amount of twang. She’s just signed to Captured Tracks and they’ll be releasing a 7″ on 9/16/16. She’s one to keep an eye on. Here’s a little more info on the track [...]

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Communist Daughter announce The Cracks That Built The Wall – 10/21/16

August 30, 2016

Back in 2012, Communist Daughter released an EP titled Lions & Lambs that I enjoyed thoroughly. The music was a dark brand of folk-rock that explored lead singer Johnny Solomon’s fight with addiction. Buoyed by vocals by his wife, Molly Solomon, it appeared to be a solid EP that was a great first effort for [...]

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Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan – Take It, Its Yours (album review)

August 26, 2016

Katy Goodman (La Sera & Vivian Girls) and Greta Morgan (Springtime Carnivore) took on an ambitious project by covering 10 punk tunes from 70s and 80s and knocked it out of the park. I’m by no means the all-knowing word on punk music. Of the 10 songs on the album, I was really familiar with [...]

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Warehouse announce sophomore LP, Super Low – 9/30/16

August 25, 2016

Warehouse is a 5-piece based out of Atlanta, GA with serious inspiration from the 1980s Athens, GA scene. It might have been inspired by the 80s Athens scene but they’ve roughed up the sound a bit. Their new album, Super Low, will be released on 9/30/16 via the fine folks at Bayonet Records. ‘super low’ [...]

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Ages and Ages – Something To Ruin (album review)

August 24, 2016

Photo by Alicia Rose Portland’s Ages and Ages are not being subtle on their third album, Something To Ruin. Based on the title of the album, the cover of the album and their first video below, Ages and Ages are not particularly happy on the path we as a people have taken. The inspiration for [...]

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Cool Ghouls – Animal Races (album review)

August 23, 2016

I’ve spun Animal Races a dozen or so times over the last month. On every listen, I am reminded of Promised Land Sound’s last album, For Use and Delight. Both bands have a sound that is heavily influenced from the 60s – for the Ghouls, it is geared around fuzzy garage rock. Importantly, both bands [...]

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Springtime Carnivore announce sophomore LP, Midnight Room. 10/7/16

August 18, 2016

“‘Face in the Moon’ was written in a 15 minute flash after a week of lovelorn, sleepless nights watching space conspiracy documentaries and listening to Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska & REM’s Murmur.” – Greta Morgan Fuck yeah!!! Well, not the lovelorn and not sleeping stuff. That sucks. But an album inspired by a deliriously tired woman [...]

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Lydia Loveless – Real (album review)

August 17, 2016

Photo by David T. Kindler It has been a treat to watch the progression of Lydia Loveless. Her early efforts on Bloodshot were good ol’ fashioned cow-punk. Then with 2014′s Somewhere Else, altered her sound slightly and the results were extraordinary as Loveless was picking up plaudits everywhere you looked. All that led to some [...]

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