Al Scorch – Circle Round The Signs (album review)

May 10, 2016

Photo by Nick Karp Let’s get one thing straight – Al Scorch can fucking pick it. His banjo playing is the sort of shit that leaves your jaw on the table. Scorch is a Chicago native, yet he had avoided my radar until the fine folks of Bloodshot added him to their roster. His playing [...]

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Quaker City Night Hawks announce El Astronauta – 5/20/16

May 6, 2016

My buddy Ryan manages a whole bunch of good bands. I caught up with him at Bully’s Chicago show and he told me I started to start listening to a band of his, The Quaker City Night Hawks. He dropped bands like J. Roddy and Allman Brothers when he was telling me about them. Good [...]

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Maybird – Turning Into Water EP

May 3, 2016

Maybird are a 5-piece out of Rochester, NY that play a nice brand of psych-pop. Below is the track Maybird. I’m categorically opposed to a band naming themselves after one of their tracks or vice versa, but I’m willing to overlook it here as I dig this track. Here is some from the PR team. [...]

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Bambara – All The Ugly Things (music video)

May 2, 2016

The other night I was at the Bully and Courtney Barnett show. I was hanging out with Bully’s manager when Protomartyr’s guitarist (I think) came up to hang with Alicia from Bully. My buddy asked if I like Protomartyr’s music. To which, I replied; “I do, but that really is a young man’s game,” That [...]

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Local Natives release new track, Past Lives

April 29, 2016

On Wednesday, Local Natives put out some cryptic messages via their social media, including something that amounted to a blue screen. Logic seemed to dictate that new music was around the corner. Well today, Local Natives released their first new track in over three years with Past Lives. This post in 2009 seems like so [...]

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Pinegrove – Cardinal (album review)

April 26, 2016

I first heard of Pinegrove via Steven Hyden’s excellent Celebration Rock podcast. And the hard reality is that I only clicked on this podcast because he had Amber Webber from Black Mountain on. And man, did turn out to be fortuitous; as I was won over after his talk with the lead singer and chief [...]

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Outer Spaces announce debut LP, A Shedding Snake, out May 27th

April 25, 2016

Photo by Micah E. Wood Baltimore’s Outer Spaces will release their debut full-length LP, A Shedding Snake, on May 27 via the fine folks at Don Giovanni Records. In the email announcing the album, it mentioned that A Shedding Snake was inspired by Murmur-era R.E.M. Yes please. It definitely has that feel to it. It [...]

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Tetherball – Physical Violins EP

April 21, 2016

Tetherball is the solo project of Steve Voss and his latest EP is Physical Violins. Voss does it all – he wrote, performed and produced it all by his lonesome. And I’ve seen every band indie pop band you can imagined referenced when describing him. Its definitely tough to pigeonhole his sound but nonetheless, it [...]

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Kevin Morby – Singing Saw (album review)

April 20, 2016

This album came out of nowhere for me. Morby played bass in the band Woods for a few years, and while I enjoy their music; him leaving didn’t register to the same affect as when Isbell left DBT. By that I mean, I wasn’t counting the days for his solo releases. But based on this [...]

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Kalispell announce Printer’s Son, out on 6/3/16

April 19, 2016

Kalispell is set to follow up on 2012′s Westbound with Printer’s Son. It will be released on June 3rd via the fine folks at Cartouche Records. Kalispell is the moniker of Shane Leonard, a native of Eau Claire, WI. Leonard has collaborated a number of musicians over the last four years, most noticeably with Field [...]

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