Albums

Au Pair – One Armed Candy Bear

January 27, 2016 David M. Snyder 0

Not to be confused with the old English plurals or the Finnish combo, this is a duo (Americanized pun intended it seems) composed of Gary Louris (Jayhawks) and Django Haskins (Old Ceremony). Though recorded in […]

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Ancient Cities – Ancient Cities

September 10, 2014 David M. Snyder 0

This is the most intriguing album I’ve heard these past 12 months. Repeated listening reinforces the notion that I can’t remember the last album before this that I actually regretted not having a lyric sheet. […]

Albums

The Shilohs – The Shilohs

August 14, 2014 David M. Snyder 0

Before last week (middle of July) I can’t say I had ever heard of the Shilohs, even though they’ve been around since ‘08. (The number of bands in the world has expanded by multiple orders […]

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The Connection – Let It Rock!

September 22, 2013 David M. Snyder 0

This is Rock ‘n Roll! None of that masking the vocals in obscuring washes of reverb and digital efx, and playing tic-tac-toe on a pallet of pedals, just energetic strumming, down home twangin’, keen leads, […]

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Bored Youth – November – 1981

September 18, 2013 Lenny Helsing 0

A young US group formed to kick out the jams, following in the fine tradition that Britain’s The Damned, The Clash and America’s Dead Boys, and Dead Kennedys had earlier found success with. Set in […]

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The Wicked Whispers – Voodoo Moon

August 13, 2013 Lenny Helsing 0

Once again a sense of tension and mild unease has been created around guitarist / vocalist Mike Murphy’s dramatic, slightly askew pop concoctions, and (collectively) the group’s oddly-alluring, decidedly left-of-centre melodies. This is perhaps not […]

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Cool Ghouls – Cool Ghouls

July 3, 2013 David M. Snyder 0

These are some young ‘uns out of San Francisco, fronted by three singer-songwriters – Ryan Wong, Pat Thomas (not to be confused with Absolute Grey’s Pat Thomas, who I think is still residing in the […]

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