Category: New releases

Sex Stains: Self-Titled (Don Giovanni)

Sex Stains Self-Titled (Don Giovanni) Bands like Bratmobile were among some of the most exciting things to happen to punk rock in the early ’90s, bringing a much-need female perspective to the somewhat stale genre via the Riot Grrrl movement….

Mike Zito: Make Blues Not War (Ruf Records)

Mike Zito Make Blues Not War (Ruf Records) St. Louis guitarist Mike Zito has made several acclaimed albums with his tight road band “The Wheel,” which run the gamut of rocking blues, honky tonk, boogie, introspective singer-songwriter, and good old…

Anomie Belle: Flux (Self-Released)

Anomie Belle Flux (Diving Bell) Anomie Belle is a prolific multi-instrumentalist who is proficient on violin, guitar, bass, drums, synths, samples and looping. The Seattle-based songstress is also a classically trained violinist and songwriter who handles the majority of the…

Cantina: A Sea of Keys (We Know Better)

Cantina A Sea of Keys (We Know Better) Supergroups tend to be hit or miss. They’re usually made up of members from the same scene that play in bands that sound remarkably similar and use the supergroup as their excuse…

Elise Davis: The Token (Make the Kill / Thirty Tigers)

Elise Davis The Token (Make the Kill / Thirty Tigers) If the lyrics on singer/songwriter Elisa Davis’ debut album ‘The Token’ are any indication, this Little Rock, Arkansas native has had a checkered past, or at least dreams of one….

Jesse Dayton: The Revealer (Blue Elan)

Jesse Dayton The Revealer (Blue Elan) There is much debate these days as to what is “real country music,” but there is no doubt when you hear Texas guitarist, singer/songwriter Jesse Dayton on his new album, ‘The Revealer,’ that he…

Dinosaur Jr: Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not (Jagjaguwar)

Dinosaur Jr. Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not (Jagjaguwar) Of all the ’80s/’90s college rock bands that grabbed nostalgia by the throat and announced plans to reunite with the original lineup, Dinosaur Jr. seemed to be the one with…

Get Dead: Honesty Lives Elsewhere (Fat Wreck Chords)

Get Dead Honesty Lives Elsewhere (Fat Wreck Chords) Get Dead’s second album, ‘Honesty Lives Elsewhere,’ is gritty, a little sloppy, and the veneer has been completely stripped down to the primer – which is everything a punk rock album should…

Julia Jacklin: Don’t Let The Kids Win (Polyvinyl)

Julia JacklinJulia Jacklin Don’t Let The Kids Win (Polyvinyl) Australian singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin made such a splash at SXSW that she earned a contract with iconic indie label Polyvinyl Records. The praise kept raining down after the young singer released…

Shelby Lanterman: Paper Thin (Self-Released)

Shelby Lanterman Paper Thin (Self-Released) Shelby Lanterman is a young singer/songwriter from Napa, California with a lot on her mind, and she shares those thoughts on her 7-song EP, ‘Paper Thin.’ Behind the wispy small town college coffee shop feel,…

Angela McCluskey: The Roxy Sessions (Bernadette)

Angela McCluskey The Roxy Sessions (Bernadette) Scottish singer-songwriter Angela McCluskey might be the most popular singer you’ve never heard of. She was once in the indie folk band Wild Colonials; she recorded with the band Télépopmusik and had a No….

Bobby Rush: Porcupine Meat (Rounder)

Bobby Rush Porcupine Meat (Rounder) Eighty-two-year-old “King of the Chitlin’ Circuit” Bobby Rush has always been a shouter, storyteller, and classic blues orator. Like Mark Twain or Richard Pryor, Rush blurs the lines between comedy and commentary. His latest album,…