Category: New releases

Russell Morris: Sharkmouth (EMI Import)

Russell Morris Sharkmouth (EMI Import) The first album of a trilogy inspired by a cast of characters as vast as the land down under, Australian icon Russel Morris released his folk blues and roots rock portrait; ‘Sharkmouth’ in 2012 to…

Jeremy Nail: My Mountain (Open Nine)

Jeremy Nail My Mountain (Open Nine) Texas guitarist Jeremy Nail called on rock icon, Alejandro Escovedo to be his mentor and produce his second album ‘My Mountain.’ The 11 song collection pushes the limits of the singer songwriter genre and…

NOFX: First Ditch Effort (Fat Wreck Chords)

NOFX First Ditch Effort (Fat Wreck Chords) At this point, you pretty much know what you’re getting with a NOFX record. If not, happy belated birthday! I’m assuming you were just born. For 30 years, these hilariously juvenile San Francisco…

Ohio Knife: Scalp or Be Scalped (Self-Released)

Ohio Knife Scalp or Be Scalped (Self-Released) Well, not every kid can be a winner. ‘Scalp or Be Scalped’ by Ohio Knife is not a winner. From the beginning, there really isn’t much within this collection of musical attempts that…

Placebo: Life’s What You Make It (Rise)

Placebo Life’s What You Make It (Rise) In conjunction with their 20th anniversary and the release of their ‘A Place For Us To Dream’ retrospective, Placebo has a new wonderful six songs on ‘Life’s What You Make It.’ The London-based…

This Frontier Needs Heroes: Real Job (Self-Released)

This Frontier Needs Heroes Real Job (Self-Released) Some albums are merely good. Some are awesomely awesome. The Frontier Needs Heroes (TFNH) latest ‘Real Job’ fluctuates somewhere between good and awesome. If you are a fan of the Americana storytelling style…

Angie and the Deserters: You (Self-Released)

Angie and the Deserters You (Self-Released) Angie Bruyere is an emotionally charged singer/songwriter who writes songs about love, loss and all the perils which comes with relationships. She is skillfully backed by her band the Deserters who weave Americana and…

Cheshires: Love This Feelin (Self-Released)

Cheshires Love This Feelin (Self-Released) The film version of Lewis Carroll’s “Cheshire Cat” often depicts a mischievous creature, full of surprises and insights. The guys that wear this moniker as their band name cannot say the same. Even though they…

Coeds: Thrill Me (New Granada)

Coeds Thrill Me (New Granada) There’s a scene in the 1989 sequel “Ghostbusters II” when two characters watch the ghostly Titanic unload its passengers and one says to the other, “Well, better late than never.” Instead of watching the ill-fated…

Dinosaur Pile-Up: Eleven Eleven (So Recordings)

Dinosaur Pile-Up Eleven Eleven (So Recordings) At a time when nary a guitar band can be found on the radio, let alone on the music charts, Leeds-based trio Dinosaur Pile-Up are all power chords and distortion pedals. Proudly picking up…

No One Mind: Self-Titled (Third Uncle)

No One Mind Self-Titled (Third Uncle) ‘No One Mind’ is a break up record of sorts. Formed out of the ashes of an imploded band, Ellis Anderson, Noah Dehmer, and Missy Thangs created No One Mind as an outlet to…

Pete RG: Tender Souls (4L Ent)

Pete RG Tender Souls (4L Ent) With a booming voice that could put the Crash Test Dummies’ Brad Roberts to shame, Pete RG turns in another solid solo record with ‘Tender Souls,’ his second full length after a number of…

Lisa Said: No Turn Left Behind (Self-Released)

Lisa Said No Turn Left Behind (Self-Released) Lisa Said (pronounced Sa-yeed) may be from an Egyptian family, but her latest, the fantastic ‘No Turn Left Behind,’ is all Tennessee (think the hipper East Nashville or the more secluded parts of…