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Friday, April 29, 2016 Artist: White Denim Track: “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” This will certainly be the last time I post a song that is usually associated with legendary saxophonist and noted punchline Kenny Rogers (who didn’t write it – that would be country-pop songwriter/trivia question Mickey Newbury), but “Just Dropped […]

Monday, April 25th, 2016 Artist: Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties Track: “Green Like the G Train, Green Like Sea Foam” We’re still nearly a month away from the official release of Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties’ Bittersweet, and yet we’ve already received an adrenaline boost with the passionate bookends of the three-song EP. […]

Friday, April 22, 2016 Artist: Kevin Morby Track: “Dorothy” Kevin Morby’s latest solo offering, Singing Saw, has been described as “written simply and realized orchestrally.” This statement makes perfect sense within the context of the album – none of the songs feel overly complex in nature, but the delicate addition of instruments like horns and […]

Friday, April 15th, 2016 Artist: All Human (facebook) (twitter) (bandcamp) Track: “And So Peter Dances” I should be less surprised that All Human’s sophomore release has consistently been one of my favorite releases of 2016. Though Teenagers, You Don’t Have to Die! is my first exposure to the brainchild of Adam Fisher (Fear Before, Orbs) and Brian Ferrara (Trophy […]

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 Artist: The Moody Blues Track: “The Morning“ Whereas King Crimson seems to corner the market when it comes to being the pioneers of prog, there was actually a band that King Crimson’s producer, Tony Clark, worked with years before In The Court Of The Crimson King was even conceived.  The name of that band?  Well, […]

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Artist: Direct Hit! Track: “Forced to Sleep” I don’t think very many bands could make something like the overuse of amphetamines seem so harmless and enjoyable, but then again not every band is Direct Hit! Following in the footsteps of 2013’s satirical Brainless God, the Milwaukee pop-punkers seem to be picking […]

Monday, April 11h, 2016 Artist: Frightened Rabbit Track: “Death Dream“ I remember when I first started getting into music and it felt like every song I heard was speaking directly to me.  It was a great era in my life because everything seemed to carry unprecedented weight, as if the artists were sitting down at a table with […]

Thursday, April 7, 2016 Artist: Bob Dylan Track: “Masters of War” I’m going to cut straight to the chase – Bob Dylan’s ‘Masters of War’ is one of the best songs he’s ever penned throughout his illustrious and weathered career. Not because of musical innovation, but because it contains perhaps the most profound and venomous […]

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Artist: Saosin Track: “Racing Toward a Red Light Thirteen years after making a lasting imprint in Saosin’s sound, Anthony Green is returning as the band’s vocalist in all of his former glory on the upcoming Along the Shadow. The second single released from the album, appropriately titled ‘Racing Toward a Red […]

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 Artist: Explosions In The Sky Track: “Landing Cliffs” Explosions In The Sky isn’t exactly a band that strikes joy into the heart of every post-rock aficionado anymore, and it has nothing to do with the band’s talent level.  After all, nobody questions that these guys can play, and some of the crescendos that they’ve crafted […]

Monday, April 4, 2016 Artist: Woods Track: “Sun City Creeps” Woods’ brand of indie folk always seems to find a comfortable sweet spot between eerie and inviting. With a haunting vocal performance from Jeremy Earl and seductive brass, ‘Sun City Creeps’ is every bit as enticing as it needs to be to kick off the […]

Friday, April 1st, 2016 Artist: Steven Page (facebook) (twitter) (official site) Track: “No Song Left To Save Me”   It’s almost criminal that Steven Page’s post-Barenaked Ladies material hasn’t attracted more attention. Starting with Page One in 2010 and now continuing with Heal Thyself Pt. 1: Instinct (released March 11, 2016), Page’s solo career has yielded some of the most well-crafted and […]

Thursday, March 31, 2016 Social Distortion Track: “Drug Train” Social Distortion’s self-titled release was a potent concoction of punk, blues, and rock-n-roll that allowed the band to reach new levels of success in the early ’90s. Growing up through that decade, I can’t even count the amount of times I saw Social D patches clung […]

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 Artist: Psychic Teens [Bandcamp]   Considering whatever thought processes might go into choosing a single, “End” is an interesting pick for Philly post-punk act Psychic Teens. The closer appropriately feels conclusive and reflective, as though we’re given the epilogue in advance. Sonically, Psychic Teens blend both jagged and anthemic riffs under a blanket […]

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 Artist: Drose [Bandcamp]     Ohioan drone metal band Drose create helpless, introspective music that balances muggy atmospheres with strategic pauses in energy. Vocalist Dustin Rose delivers and unconventional double presence, being almost effeminately serene one moment, and resembling a tortured Patrick-Kindlon-meets-Abe-Simpson demigod the next. “The Man” insists “I’m here! To destroy you!” in a […]

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