Author Archives: John B. Moore

Cory Branan: Adios (Bloodshot)

Cory Branan Adios (Bloodshot) The fact that Cory Branan is not on the tongue of every musical tastemaker around is proof that the system is broken. Across a half-a-dozen albums, Branan spins out one brilliant story after the next, blending…

The Bombpops: Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

No need to rush a good thing. Southern California band The Bombpops formed in 2007, but it’s taken almost a decade for the foursome to put out their first full length album. So why the wait? “It might seem like…

Ron Gallo: Heavy Meta (New West)

Ron Gallo Heavy Meta (New West) There is something heartening about a kid raised in the ‘90s who doesn’t immediately track to the obvious pop punk or neo-emo clichés in making music. Ron Gallo’s New West Records debut (and second…

Lawrence Morrill Glass: Neanderthal (Self-Released)

Lawrence Morrill Glass Neanderthal (Self-Released) Before he uprooted his life and moved to Austin to make it as a musician, Lawrence Morrill Glass worked as a set designer in LA where he also had a hand in special effects, working…

Ha Ha Tonka: Heart-Shaped Mountain (Bloodshot)

Ha Ha Tonka Heart-Shaped Mountain (Bloodshot) Since 2007, Missouri’s favorite sons have been churning out one great alt country/indie rock album after another and 10 years later they show no signs of giving up the ghost. “Heart-Shaped Mountain,” their fifth…

Louden Swain: No Time Like the Present (Car Wreckords)

Louden Swain No Time Like the Present (Car Wreckords) Yes, as a rule, actors and musicians should stay in their own lanes. But like every rule, there are exceptions, and Rob Benedict, singer/guitarist for the LA-based indie rock band Louden…

Craig Finn: Just Trying To Get Through

Given the current political climate, it would be easy to assume Craig Finn was thinking of a Post-Trump world when he named his latest record ‘We All Want The Same Things.’ “The title actually came from one of the songs,…

The Angelus: There Will Be No Peace (Tofu Carnage)

The Angelus There Will Be No Peace (Tofu Carnage) It’s pretty amazing how much sound a trio can make. The Denton, Texas-based experimental band, The Angelus, featuring Emil Rapstine, Justin Evans, and Ryan Wasterlain, manage to make sweeping epic music…

Curse Of Lono: Severed (Submarine Cast)

Curse Of Lono Severed (Submarine Cast) Last year, London’s Curse Of Lono put out one of the year’s best EPs. With ‘Severed,’ their first full length album, they prove that they were just getting started. Spread across 10 songs, the…