Category: Reviews

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…

The Creation: Action Painting (Numero Group

The Creation Action Painting (Numero Group) The Creation was a blip on the UK music scene in the mid/late 1960s. Produced by the legendary Shel Talmy, they remained a musical footnote with tiny flashes of recognition throughout the years. Alan…

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…

Reilly: Self-Titled (CEN/RED)

Reilly Self-Titled (CEN/RED) Not all albums can transcend genres, space and time, but newcomer Reilly has a voice and style which generates true emotional power. Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, where she studied voice and piano while performing with local and…

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…

Samantha Fish: Chills and Fever (Ruf)

Samantha Fish Chills and Fever (Ruf) Kansas City contemporary blues artist Samantha Fish discards her “girl with a guitar” image in favor of a retro direction on her covers album ‘Chills & Fever.’ Fish teamed up with producer Bobby Harlow…

Deniz Tek & James Williamson: Acoustic KO (Leopard Lady)

Deniz Tek & James Williamson Acoustic KO (Leopard Lady) Deniz Tek and James Williamson’s 4-song EP is an interesting exercise taking some Iggy Pop/James Williamson songs from ‘Raw Power’ and ‘Kill City’ and redoing them acoustically. (Original recorded version of…

The Traditional: The Queen of Heaven (Anchor Eighty Four)

The Traditional The Queen of Heaven (Anchor Eighty Four) With the fad of music heading toward pop country and singer/songwriters with acoustic guitars, it’s no big surprise there is a portion of the music scene that rebuffs that trend. However,…