As I spent last weekend listening to the latest album by David Bowie, “Blackstar” or as it’s stylized,★, I realized how clearly dark it really was. The themes of death and depression, darkness and letting […]
It was hard to compile a list of my favorite albums of 2015. There were so many great releases and a lot of stuff just didn’t make the cut. I started out with 25 albums […]
This week we hear fresh sounds from Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller, psychedelic electronic artist Youth Lagoon and rapper Chief Keef. “Crosseyed Heart” is only the third studio release by Keith […]
Today, there are two highly anticipated album releases by two critically acclaimed artists that are exploring the territory of blues and classical music, and pulling it through a modern wormhole. What can’t Ben Folds do? The […]
New releases by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Jenny Lewis are dominating my playlist Tuesday, July 29. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have returned to the studio for a loose and bluesy 13th album. […]
Fanfarlo takes listeners on a musical and philosophical journey into the future with its third third full-length album, “Let’s Go Extinct.” The album is an adventurous leap in the time machine both back to 80s by incorporating synth melodies and into the future with progressive, futuristic themes by the London folk quartet.
Released Feb. 10 on the Fanfarlo’s own New World Records label in the United Kingdom and by The Orchard in the United States, the 10 tracks of “Let’s Go Extinct” were enjoyable and weird. I fell in love with the eclectic band after hearing the heavily trumpeted “The Walls Are Coming Down,” from its first album, “Reservoir” released in 2009. Although I didn’t find “Rooms Filled WIth Light” from 2012 until late last year, Fanfarlo has held a warm spot in my inner-ear.
M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel have created yet another timeless collection of pop songs on She & Him “Volume 3,” released Tuesday, May 7. The retro sound is as authentic as it was on their […]