Written by Kyle Green Friday, 13 January 2012 13:26
Offering music that is sonic, melodic, and ambient all at the same time, this duo is on the path to stardom.
Written by Alex Schreiber Friday, 13 January 2012 13:21
The final three songs are the highlights of the album; those prior are all good individual tracks, but they do sort of blend when put together.
Written by Laura Hamlett Thursday, 22 December 2011 12:19
A full 13 songs long (nothing new for the band; Armistice, by comparison, was 15), Odd Soul is a rather stark departure that works beautifully.
Written by Jeffrey Ricker Wednesday, 21 December 2011 12:27
A concept album consisting of seven songs swirling around the theme of winter, 50 Words for Snow was clearly not created with a concern for airplay in mind.
Written by Pete Timmermann Monday, 19 December 2011 11:26
You already know more or less what to expect; Tom Waits records are always good.
Written by Tony Van Zeyl Thursday, 15 December 2011 13:09
It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with the music that Craig’s written and connect with the audience and the energy of night.
Written by Mike Koehler Thursday, 15 December 2011 13:04
The Vaccines boil down the music to what’s essential, without the fat.
Written by Teresa Montgomery Monday, 12 December 2011 13:35
Josh Caterer and Smoking Popes have provided me with some of my favorite music of the last 13 years.
Written by Laura Hamlett Monday, 12 December 2011 13:25
Some artists’ acoustic re-imaginings come off as flat or repetitious, lazy efforts to release CDs without going through the efforts of writing and recording new material. Black Lab’s Unplugged most certainly does not fall into that category.
Written by Mike Rengel Wednesday, 07 December 2011 11:58
How much you get out of Day Is the New Night depends on your tolerance levels for hard rock in the broad vein of Bon Jovi.
Written by Ashley White Wednesday, 07 December 2011 11:49
Little does he know he’s the only one holding on to that ongoing beautiful disaster.
Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 02 December 2011 16:27
The Mighty Lemon Drops guitarist David Newton and Thee Mighty Angels here provide a near-perfect five-song release.
Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 02 December 2011 16:24
Brian Warren’s clever lyrics and carefully constructed songs should be enough to pull you in and admire what’s filling your ears.
Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 02 December 2011 16:20
Steve Schiltz returns with Hurricane Bells, a new band—and a new direction.
Written by Alex Schreiber Friday, 02 December 2011 14:29
What comes next is a mystery, so be good, be weird, have fun, and hope for the best, just like Casey Crescenzo.
Written by Jim Dunn Friday, 02 December 2011 14:25
It is very easy to look at Billy Joel now and forget that he was once young and angry, and the world was literally his oyster.
Written by Mike Rengel Friday, 02 December 2011 14:22
It’s wholly modern, but doesn’t sound compressed beyond recognition for the earbud age.
Written by Nicole Madden Friday, 02 December 2011 14:18
The subtle interpretation of these songs is clearly a winner.
Written by Teresa Montgomery Tuesday, 22 November 2011 19:46
“The feelings don’t change; you just learn to deal with them better.”
Written by Glen Elkins Thursday, 17 November 2011 12:42
It is dark yet bright, American yet international, calm yet excited, much like the man himself.
Written by Michael Morlaine Thursday, 03 November 2011 21:31
We’re All Dying to Live is a sunburst tapestry of light and color that serves as both an excellent dance record and the perfect salve for a broken heart.
Written by Laura Hamlett Monday, 31 October 2011 10:54
After more than a few listens, the album's title begins to seem eerily descriptive of what awaits.
Written by Ashley White Monday, 31 October 2011 09:59
There is no one in the industry who can top her vocal skills and talent.
Written by Laura Hamlett Wednesday, 26 October 2011 13:20
These may be quiet songs, but they’re anything but simple.
Written by Alex Schreiber Tuesday, 25 October 2011 13:06
Our music to us is highly personal. We write about what’s going on in our lives, people we know and characters that we meet, and situations we encounter.
Written by Justin Curia Friday, 14 October 2011 11:20
It’s now obvious that Stephen Malkmus is well over the years of running around naked in bohemian footwear. “I saw you streaking in your Birkenstocks, a scary thought in the 2Ks” are the words that cordially open “Tigers,” the first song of Mirror Traffic, Malkmus and the Jicks’ latest effort.
Written by Teresa Montgomery Friday, 14 October 2011 11:02
“Music to me is the most important thing in the world, and so to be able to make it for a living, and make a living playing music and writing music, is an honor. I take it so seriously that I feel it’s important to get as tapped into who you are as you can.”
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 14 October 2011 10:18
Man Man is one of the most fun live bands working today; you should basically see them live any time you have the opportunity to.
Written by Glen Elkins Tuesday, 11 October 2011 18:10
The group breaks the mold of what you’d expect from a three-minute pop song by twisting and turning through hip-bending hooks and heart-warming verses.
Written by Jennifer Manjarez Wednesday, 05 October 2011 12:05
I drool at the thought of what this album could have been had it been filled with harder rock tracks like these.
Written by Nicole Madden Friday, 30 September 2011 22:26
Metal legends Helmet bring their unique style to St. Louis on Sunday.
Written by Jim Ousley Tuesday, 27 September 2011 16:57
“Charismatic” doesn’t begin to describe Justin Furstenfeld, stalking the stage like it’s his own personal psychiatric ward.
Written by Mike Koehler Monday, 26 September 2011 20:45
The music itself is grand and fitting, an excellent blend of folksy acoustic guitar-driven tracks to harder-rocking, punk-like tracks.
Written by Teresa Montgomery Monday, 26 September 2011 20:38
It is hard to imagine him doing anything other than making art in one form or another.
Written by Justin Curia Friday, 16 September 2011 17:43
Follow the album all the way through, and it ends up as a ’90s nostalgia ride with a confident, effortless songwriting ability.
Written by Glen Elkins Friday, 16 September 2011 17:31
This EP is a slow burn, with a huge payoff.
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