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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


Gavin Guss – On High

April 24, 2013 David M. Snyder 0

This is the follow-up to Mr. Guss’s 2010 debut solo album, Mercury Mine. Once again it’s a mostly one-man-band production. The songs are fetching and succinct (only three out of twelve numbers cross the three-minute […]


The Explorers Club – Grand Hotel

April 17, 2012 David M. Snyder 0

Pastiche: “A literary, musical, or artistic piece consisting wholly or chiefly of motifs or techniques borrowed from one or more sources.” There’s no getting past it, the Explorers Club are still in that phase. It’s […]

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