Just like normal people, musicians are constantly evolving. One of my favorite quotes is by Bob Dylan from his book “Modern Times: Volume One.” In it, he says, “I change during the course of a […]
You can hear how guilty Merrill Garbus feels singing some of the lyrics on the latest Tune-Yards album. Released Friday, Jan. 19 on 4AD records, “I can feel you creep into my private life” has […]
Blending complex and emotional beats with deep, introspective lyrics, the Portland-based band Mordecai has created a strong debut album, “It’s Never Enough.” The duo of multi-instrumentalist Andrew Alexander Endres and violinist Kate Kilbourne create an […]
The latest album by The xx, “I See You” puts the band in a new light inspired by producer Jamie XX.
Pete Yorn – “Arranging Time” New Jersey native Pete Yorn releases “Arranging Time” today, Friday, March 11. The singer-songwriter’s sixth full-length album is a display of more diverse songwriting since his debut 15 years ago. “I’ll […]
Kanye West – “The Life Of Pablo” Kanye’s behavior has been pretty off the charts lately and that includes the release of his latest album, “The Life Of Pablo.” He even made the name of the album […]
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 […]
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.
With the bitter chill of February rattling windows throughout the northeastern United States, there is a hopeful reprieve found in “So Long, See You Tomorrow,” the latest album by Bombay Bicycle Club.
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 […]