Category: Album reviews

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis: Superscope (Sunday Best)

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Superscope (Sunday Best) Kitty, Daisy & Lewis is a trio of siblings from London who have a love for 1960s beatnik pop (“The Game Is On”); 1970’s soul (“You’re So Fine”); and funk (“Slave”). You can…

Danny Newcomb and the Sugarmakers: All the Way (Rock Candy Mountain)

Danny Newcomb and the Sugarmakers All the Way (Rock Candy Mountain) Danny Newcomb and the Sugarmakers made an indelible impression in 2015 with their debut album, ‘Masterwish.’ Now the seasoned Seattle musicians are back with the follow up, ‘All the…

The Yawpers: Boy in a Well (Bloodshot)

The Yawpers Boy in a Well (Bloodshot) Clearly not a band to shy away from a challenge, the Denver country punks in the Yawpers decided to make their third LP a concept record about a tragedy set in World War…

Hamell On Trial: Tackle Box (New West)

Hamell On Trial Tackle Box (New West) The first voice you hear on the tenth album from acoustic punk poet Hamell On Trial is from Donald Trump (“I’d like to punch him in the face,” declares the Whiner in Chief…

Brick + Mortar: Dropped Again (Self-Released)

Brick + Mortar Dropped Again (Self-Released) For a two-man band, Brick + Mortar have figured out a way to make an impressively big sound. On ‘Dropped Again,’ their latest album, Brandon Asraf plays guitar, bass and sings with Jon Tacon…

Austin Shaw: Felt (Self-Released)

Austin Shaw Felt (Self-Released) The latest batch of songs from singer-songwriter Austin Shaw could be your soundtrack of the summer – honest, real, breezy and feels so good. Shaw released a four-song EP, ‘Selections From Felt’ earlier this year and…

Korby Lenker: Thousand Springs (Soundly Music)

Korby Lenker Thousand Springs (Soundly Music) Nashville musician Korby Lenker decided to skip the traditional record studio for his latest album, ‘Thousand Springs,’ and take a field trip instead. Armed with his guitar, some recording equipment and a tent, he…

Rosanne Cash: King’s Record Shop (Legacy)

Rosanne Cash King’s Record Shop (Legacy) Thirty years after its initial release, Rosanne Cash’s vital album ‘King’s Record Shop’ is seeing the light of day again with this beautiful vinyl edition. Released by Legacy Records on 180-gram vinyl, ‘King’s Record…

Partner: In Search of Lost Time (You’ve Changed)

Partner In Search of Lost Time (You’ve Changed) Partner is a Canadian duo made up of Josée Caron and Lucy Niles who are turning ears on with their garage rock and clever sense of humor. On the band’s debut album,…

The Heck: Waiting in Line b/w Why? 7″ (Dirty Water)

The Heck Waiting in Line b/w Why? 7″ (Dirty Water) Singer/songwriter and guitarist Henri Keefman has long history in music with his previous bands de Kaufman and the Miracle Men. He is also half of the current duo Sensational Second…

Teenage Bottlerocket: Stealing The Covers (Fat Wreck Chords)

Teenage Bottlerocket Stealing The Covers (Fat Wreck Chords) Yes, cover albums can be mind-numbingly cliché, usually little more than anything but a stopgap as the band works on new material. That being said, Teenage Bottlerocket have finally cracked the code,…

Naomi Wachira: Song Of Lament (Doreli Music)

Naomi Wachira Song Of Lament (Doreli Music) The definition of the word “lament” is as follows: “a formal expression of sorrow or mourning, especially in verse or song; an elegy or dirge.” Kenyan-born, Seattle-based artist Naomi Wachira, chose to title…

Sonny Landreth: Recorded Live in Lafayette (Mascot)

Sonny Landreth Recorded Live in Lafayette (Mascot) Live albums often mark a pivotal point in an artist’s career and rank high among fan favorites. Louisiana slide guitar master Sonny Landreth returned to his home town for three shows at the…