Keith Alan Mitchell – “This Clumsy World” Review

I recently was sifting through my old high school stuff, and came across one of the most important items of my childhood. Torn at the edges, I found my old, stolen copy of On The Road which I took from my school’s library. It made me realize how eventful and quickly life can change, and although onContinue reading “Keith Alan Mitchell – “This Clumsy World” Review”

Heylel- “Nebulae” Review

European’s have had an incredible influence on what us in North America listens too. The French showed us electronic duos, Scandinavia showed us extreme metal, and Portugal showed us… nothing in particular. While being a great tourist spot for travellers, their music scene isn’t exactly their high point in international affairs. They’re closely tied with the SpanishContinue reading “Heylel- “Nebulae” Review”

Eric Frisch “Goodbye Birdcage” Review

Summer is here. Cue the niche releases that will be played for two or three months out of happiness, and then after they’ll be played out of nostalgia and sadness. It’s a broad and cryptic way to describe that one album that sums up the feeling of the hottest season, but I have a specificContinue reading “Eric Frisch “Goodbye Birdcage” Review”

Tomás Doncker Band – “Moanin’ At Midnight: The Howlin’ Wolf Project” Review

I never grew up in the presence of blues and I wish I did. I mean, there were times where I heard a tradeoff blues song covered by rock musician like The Allman Brothers or Jeff Beck, but there wasn’t a time until I discovered my own music that I had a true blues artist.Continue reading “Tomás Doncker Band – “Moanin’ At Midnight: The Howlin’ Wolf Project” Review”

The Antlers – “Familiars” Review

  If there’s one band that controlled melancholy and sadness in the 21st century, it would be The Antlers. While the 90’s was about the anger and rebellion for many youths, the 2000’s are about trying to capture that feeling with a different sound. Arcade Fire completed this with the 2004 masterpiece, Funeral, and TheContinue reading “The Antlers – “Familiars” Review”

Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else Reivew

Life sucks, I understand. Many of the most important decisions come at an age where the brain hasn’t fully developed to make rational decisions. The irony behind setting out on a plan to make the life defining choices when the maximum potential for making the choice hasn’t been reached yet is unbelievable. At 19, decidingContinue reading “Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else Reivew”

Michael Cullen – Love Transmitter Review

Heartbreaks are easily spotted when sung in a baritone. Matt Berninger and Ian Curtis have proven this theory time and time again. Both Joy Division and The National cover a lot of topics in their musical discographies, but isolation, loneliness, and heartbreak are the reoccurring theme. Michael Cullen is another name to add to theContinue reading “Michael Cullen – Love Transmitter Review”

Marla Mase – “Halflife EP” Review

At least once a week, Apostrophe by Frank Zappa is played in my perimeter. The weird, comedic vibes Zappa gives off on his most traditional blues rock album puts a smile on my face that I can’t seem to shake. It’s incredible put together, with songs flowing into one another like a Cirque du Soleil show. IContinue reading “Marla Mase – “Halflife EP” Review”

Richard Tyler Epperson – Hourglass Review

Oh Salt Lake City. The bible belt of the United States, the freedom train down south, and the host of the 2002 Olympics. It’s also the home of Richard Tyler Epperson, a fresh faced singer-songwriter who has a knack for incredible hooks. He pulls his sound from Death Cab for Cutie to Kurt Vile. HeContinue reading “Richard Tyler Epperson – Hourglass Review”

Sun Kil Moon – Benji Review

I’ve never traveled to the Midwest. I guess it could be said that I would love to take a chance to explore it in the future. I’ve only experienced it through music from 90’s emo bands like American Football or Cap’n Jazz. What has defined the area to me is their constant output of strainedContinue reading “Sun Kil Moon – Benji Review”