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Karen O and Danger Mouse- Lux Prima

Karen O and Danger Mouse Lux Prima (BMG Rights Management) When Danger Mouse was a kid and his folks went to parent-teacher conferences, I’ll bet his teachers told them he plays well with others. The man is not only one of the most sought after producers working today. He’s also a prolific collaborator, starting projects and putting out records More...

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By Ralph Greco On Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Dig Two Graves: Deathwish

Dig Two Graves Deathwish (Dig Two Graves) Progressive central New Jersey metalcore outfit Dig Two Graves blasts forth with their new EP Deathwish. What singer Mike Reisser, guitarist Josh Brewer, bassist Jesse More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, July 19th, 2019

Marty Thompson: My Kind of Woman

Marty Thompson My Kind of Woman (Marty Thompson) Tight snare, full bass and perfect placement of wiggly keys and talking vocals inform Marty Thompson’s more-than-slightly paranoid opener “Hope s a Waking Dream” More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Ámaris: 26

Ámaris 26 (Puma Punku Records) Dutch-Swiss-New Guinean science fiction author, producer, and actress Ámaris Wen has released her new album 26 in conjunction with the short film “Supernova,” and her new More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Greta Van Fleet: Champagne & Caviar

Greta Van Fleet Champagne & Caviar (Lava Music/Republic Records) Sorry, but I just can’t bow down to the altar of Greta Van Fleet. If I want to listen to music that sounds like Led Zepplin, Queen or any other More...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars

Bruce Springsteen Western Stars (Columbia) The Boss’ first album of all-new material in seven years, Western Stars is an acoustic-by-way-of-orchestra concept. Certainly, this 13-song mini-opus is cinematic, More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, July 15th, 2019

Ivan Beecroft: Liars, Freaks & Fools

Ivan Beecroft Liars, Freaks & Fools (Ivan Beecroft) Self-proclaimed “cynical retro-Grunge rocker” Ivan Beecroft presents his latest album, Liars, Freaks & Fools. Opening with the scary swirling electric guitar More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, May 20th, 2019

Outerfield: Pleasant Grove Hotel

Outerfield Pleasant Grove Hotel (US Highway 50) Opening with a distorted strumming under a slippery electric lead, the laconic plead of finding out what you may or may not want to know from a lover, “Wondering More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Micropixie: Dark Sight of the Moon

Micropixie Dark Sight of the Moon (One Little Alien) Indie/electronic songwriter Micropixie brings us her new release Dark Sight of the Moon. This last in her “narratively-linked” trilogy (the other two albums More...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Patrick Ames: All I Do Is Bleed

Patrick Ames All I Do Is Bleed (Patrick Ames) Patrick Ames’ newest EP All I Do Is Bleed reveals four tracks of easy listening, sing-able R&B/Pop/Latin Folk. The songwriter/midi-guitar synth/guitar player/ vocalist More...