This week we look at a couple of long-awaited albums by The Lumineers and Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals released Friday, April 8. Also released today are albums by Deftones, Frightened Rabbit, Tim Hecker […]
Elton John “Wonderful Crazy Night” Elton John and producer T Bone Burnett team up for the British singer-songwriter’s 32th studio album that is exuberant and loosely tied to his greatest hits of the 70s. Songs […]
Daz-n-Snoop – “Cuzznz” “Cuzznz” has been floating around for months “offline.” Released Friday, Jan. 15, the album features the combo of Daz Dillinger and Snoop Dogg spitting the summertime flow of West Coast rap. Check […]
This week The High Note Blog is excited about new releases from band collaborators stepping out on their own. Martin Courtney of Real Estate released “Many Moons,” today Friday, Oct. 30 and Phish frontman Trey […]
Adult Jazz – “Gist Is” The quartet hailing from Leeds debuts with “Gist Is” a critically acclaimed and compared to Frank Zappa by one NPR writer. Contemporary, free forming and as erie as Nessie of […]
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.
http://www.shorenewstoday.com/snt/news/images/stories/00-downbeach/Shaun_Notes-Logo.jpg “Ghost on Ghost” released Tuesday, April 16 is the fifth and absolutely best Iron and Wine album to date. Singer-songwriter Samuel Beam, performing under the moniker Iron and Wine, has progressed as a songwriter […]
http://www.shorenewstoday.com/snt/news/images/stories/00-downbeach/Shaun_Cassette-Logo.jpg Full of crunchy power chords, youthful lyrics and unabashed energy, California-based Wavves is leading the grunge revival with “Afraid of Heights,” released March 26. The psychedelic stripped down surf punk sound perfected by the […]
http://www.shorenewstoday.com/snt/news/images/stories/00-downbeach/Shaun_Notes-Logo.jpg “Amok” by Atoms for Peace is Thom Yorke’s latest neon enigma. The experimental electronic band led by the Radiohead vocalist includes Flea, the legendary bassist from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich […]
Travel with Shaun Smith as he delves deep into the Dave Matthews Band Caravan June 24-26, 2011. Click Here for a link to live coverage