CD Review: Band of Skulls — Baby Darling Doll Face Honey; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar August 11

CD Review: Band of Skulls — Baby Darling Doll Face Honey; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar August 11

Band of SkullsBaby Darling Doll Face Honey Artist First By Eileen Tilson Never judge a book by its cover, or in this case, a band by its name. Britain’s Band of Skulls are not a bunch of death-metal skeleton-heads. They are actually a frayed-round-the-edges rock trio hailing from Southampton, England. Their debut album, Baby Darling […]

CD Review: School of Seven Bells — Alpinisms; Playing Drunken Unicorn September 29

CD Review: School of Seven Bells — Alpinisms; Playing Drunken Unicorn September 29

School of Seven Bells Alpinisms Vagrant By Beverly Bryan School of Seven Bells is a welcome refuge from all of the bland pop coming out now. The airy songs on Alpinisms, released last Octobeer, may melt on the tongue rather than stay with you, but they’re still far more than flavorless background noise. Electronic tribal […]

CD Review: The Delfields — Ogres

CD Review: The Delfields — Ogres

The Delfields Ogres Independent By Chris Homer Listening to Ogres, the newest album from New Jersey’s The Delfields, it is difficult not to compare the band to The Shins. Right away, the group hits you with “A Slippery Slope,” a track that earns the aforementioned comparison with its sunny, psychedelic-tasting guitar riffs and heavily reverbed […]

CD Review: Kava Kava — Forwards

CD Review: Kava Kava — Forwards

Kava KavaForwardsMidnight Swimming By Al Kaufman Michael Hutchence has been gone for almost 12 years now, but his ability to intertwine pop with club has never been duplicated. While Hutchence leaned more toward his pop tendencies, Kava Kava, a six-piece Britpop band making its US debut, tend to start in the club/electronica camp and sprinkle […]

CD Review: Black Moth Super Rainbow — Eating Us; Playing Drunken Unicorn July 29

CD Review: Black Moth Super Rainbow — Eating Us; Playing Drunken Unicorn July 29

Black Moth Super Rainbow Eating Us Graveface By Noel Wurst Black Moth Super Rainbow is an interesting bunch.  At one’s first listen to their latest offering, Eating Us, it comes across as a fairly “chill” and simple “background worthy” album that tends to get listened to while cooking, or doing yardwork with a boombox playing […]

CD Review: Akron/Family — Set ’em Wild, Set ’em Free; @ The EARL August 13

CD Review: Akron/Family — Set ’em Wild, Set ’em Free; @ The EARL August 13

Akron/Family Set ‘em Wild, Set ‘em Free Dead Oceans By Samantha Parvin A friend recently made the claim that Akron/Family is the new Beatles. Coming from a devout Beatles lover, this is quite a bold statement. But in fact, there are several characteristics that this indie band share with the Founders of Pop. Akron/Family pulls […]

CD Review: Tom Jones — 24 Hours; CANCELED – Plays Chastain Park Amphitheatre July 31

CD Review: Tom Jones — 24 Hours; CANCELED – Plays Chastain Park Amphitheatre July 31

Tom Jones24 HoursS-Curve Records By Leila Regan-Porter Late last fall we were graced with a new Tom Jones record. For the most part, it may have gone unnoticed. Though he has had recent success with "the kids" thanks to his DJ Mousse T's collaboration on "Sex Bomb" from his popular duets album Reload, things may […]

CD Review: Megafaun – Gather, Form and Fly

CD Review: Megafaun – Gather, Form and Fly

Megafaun Gather, Form and Fly Hometapes By Julia Reidy Megafaun’s albums feel like a flocking of musical ideas rather than a linear expression of them. Good thing for the Durham, N.C. trio, then, that the migration it has made compositionally takes it in all kinds of fascinating directions; ones that perhaps aren’t visible without binoculars. […]

CD Review: The Dead Weather – Horehound

CD Review: The Dead Weather – Horehound

The Dead Weather Horehound Third Man By Eileen Tilson In Latin, Lucifer means “Day Star” and is linked with pre-Christian story that Lucifer rose early and was the shiniest star in the sky, outshining Jupiter and Saturn, and then would disappear before the Sun came up. The story, of course, has evolved into Lucifer as […]

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