Author Archives: John B. Moore

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…

Loose Tooth: Big Day Out

L Larissa Sapko had a short to-do list after moving to Philadelphia. Up high on that list? Start a band. She can certainly check that one off as Loose Tooth is about to turn in their latest effort, ‘Big Day,’…

Clem Snide: You Were a Diamond (HHBTM)

Clem Snide You Were a Diamond (HHBTM) They may be Boston-based, but Clem Snide was still one of the best alt country bands going throughout the ’90s and early aughts. Their debut, “You Were a Diamond,” which came out in…

Scott H. Biram: The Bad Testament (Bloodshot)

Scott H. Biram The Bad Testament (Bloodshot) Lone Star state native Scott H. Biram started blending punk rock, blues, and country years before anyone decided to christen the cobbled-together genre, folk punk. Across nearly a dozen releases, Biram has been…

Skinny Girl Diet: Heavy Flow (HHBTM)

Skinny Girl Diet Heavy Flow (HHBTM) The British feminist punk trio Skinny Girl Diet are a reminder that the Riotgrrl movement, though a little more under the radar, is still alive in bands across the globe. Their first full-length, the…