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Kris Heaton Band: World Gone Mad

Kris Heaton Band World Gone Mad (Kris Heaton Band) Kris Heaton Band’s new dozen song album World Gone Mad, opens with the mid-tempo rocker, “Who Let the Bullets Fly.” With a tight snare and power chords pushing, we get a tune with a sing-able hum and introspective lyrics of real substance. The roiling title track follows with a strong key line More...

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By Ralph Greco On Friday, October 13th, 2017

The Sidney Green Street Band: Half Live

The Sidney Green Street Band Half Live (The Sidney Green Street Band) With twangy solid beats, well-placed harmonies, and stellar songwriting The Sidney Green Street Band hit hard with singable tunes on their new More...

By Brian Furman On Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Tori Amos: Native Invader

Tori Amos Native Invaders (Decca) Tori Amos has always held a special place in my heart. Her voice is so vulnerable, but you can see shards of glass just beyond the veiled horizon of her soft sound. I implore you More...

By Andy Halo On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Living Colour: Shade

Living Colour Shade (Sony Music Canada Inc) For the better part of thirty years, Vernon Reid’s funk-punk metal pioneers have been raising social awareness with songs like “Open Letter To A Landlord,” “Information More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Jhené Aiko: Trip

Jhené Aiko Trip (Def Jam Recordings) Jhené Aiko’s Trip opens with “LSD,” concisely setting the tone for this extremely personal R&B album tinged with psychedelia. The second track “Jukai,” delves deep More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, October 9th, 2017

Neil Young: Hitchhiker

Neil Young Hitchhiker (Reprise) Neil Young recorded Hitchhiker with engineer David Briggs back in 1976. Since, most of these tunes have been re-recorded to find homes on Young releases, Rust Never Sleep. Hawks More...

By Andy Halo On Friday, October 6th, 2017

Iron & Wine: Beast Epic

Iron & Wine Beast Epic (Sub Pop Records) For the past couple of years, Sam Beam (better known as folk/Americana project Iron & Wine) has mostly been collaborating with other artists, including Band Of Horses, More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, October 5th, 2017

The Yawpers: Boy in a Well

The Yawpers Boy in a Well (Bloodshot Records) The Yawpers new album, Boy in a Well is a wonderful conceptual ‘mess.’ On their 3rd album, the Denver trio (consisting of drummer Noah Shomberg, guitarist Jesse More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

The National: Sleep Well Beast

The National Sleep Well Beast (4AD) Their first album since 2013s masterful Trouble Will Find Me, The National’s Sleep Well Beast starts off strong and confident with “Nobody Else Will Be There.” This intro More...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Carly Harpur Hollander: Turn Down Your Mind, Open Your Eyes

Carly Harpur Hollander Turn Down Your Mind, Open Your Eyes (Carly Harpur Hollander) Los Angeles pop/electropop artist Carly Harpur Hollander’s new EP, Turn Down Your Mind, Open Your Eyes is a tightly woven concoction. More...