While doing some late spring cleaning recently which included a LONG overdue purge of those archaic physical media artifacts known as “compact discs” I came across an abundance of Mark Lanegan albums (Which are not getting purged, btw) and among the records currently in my collection, I cannot think of an artist more dynamically diverse than Lanegan with each and every release. Which is definitely the case again with his latest offering falling under the moniker of Dark Mark Vs Skeleton Joe.[Read more…]
Everything happens in cycles, yeah? Music especially is this glorious living organism that goes through changes, reboots styles, and then goes somewhere new and even more exciting. Right now, there seems to be a resurgence of a lot of the sub-genres that made the ’90’s stand out with Grunge/Alternative and Nu-Metal making another go at trending in the now. Looking For A Light, the latest offering from Los Angeles’ Tombstones In The Eyes, dwells in the former category and focuses most of its’ energy toward that Jesus Jones, Lush, shoegaze aesthetic to give listeners something fresh yet familiar.[Read more…]
Practice is such and unique blend of indescribable sonic delights. Formed by We Are Scientists, Spill Gold, and Bishop Allen’s former drummer Michael Tapper, Practice hearkens back to a time when music was just fun and with recent single “I Saw Love” (Taken from the forthcoming full-length due in early 2021), explores and encapsulates that aesthetic to give listeners this this pure, raw thing that’s jovial, jubilant, and genuine.[Read more…]
This is my second review lately of an artist releasing something after a founding member has shuffled off this mortal coil and it’s depressing as fuck because the relevant brilliance in both cases is staggering.
But I digress![Read more…]
Jenn Vix is making the kind of Electro music you need to hear. Like a mix of The B-52’s in their early years and Gary Numan circa The Pleasure Principle with hints of the Eurythmics thrown in for good measure, 6 is a veritable melting pot of awesome electronic sounds presented in a new way.[Read more…]
There’s something comforting when James Lavelle announces new music from UNKLE and even more comforting when said music is the middle of a trilogy of new tunes from the Electronic genius. And even MORE comforting when said middle album is a massive double disc of new Electro jams.[Read more…]
Electric Six is to THE RAWK what AC/DC is to the hard rock genre meaning when you dive into a new E6 outing, you definitely know what to expect. And like any AC/DC album worth its’ weight, that ain’t a bad thing by any means.
But I digress [Read more…]
From the minute “I Want It” starts on Sci-Fi Television, listeners should already be aware that they’re in for a unique musical journey. Then Jessica Kenny opens up with lines like “You’re tellin’ me to wait/But I don’t wanna wait/You’re tellin’ me to wait?/You can fuckin’ wait/I want it now” which isn’t really a lyric but more of a mission statement meaning if you aren’t ready for the rawk then press “stop” now. [Read more…]
The Fratellis continue to astound. That is all. Oh, our word isn’t good enough? Fine, review it is then…
But I (begrudgingly) digress. [Read more…]
There’s something oddly soothing about sitting down and pressing play on a new Goldie release….in 2017. Even moreso when you realize the sounds coming out of your listening device are very much Goldie despite the lengthy (Nineteen years!) break of releasing an album of all original material. [Read more…]