Album Reviews

Eleanor Murray: For Cedar [Album Review]

Written by Fense As I’m listening to Eleanor Murray, I’m thinking an interesting thought. Could this be the sister of Devendra Banhart? Her voice quavers as she sings, much like his does so often. Her music is folk (though it lacks much of the World meets 70s Folk-Rock). It is also amazingly catchy for a… Continue reading Eleanor Murray: For Cedar [Album Review]

Album Reviews

The Smittens: The Coolest Thing About Love [Album Review]

Written by Fense The Smittens (MySpace) fit the darker side of indie pop, a side not often heard but easily welcome. Their chord progressions are filled with minors and, while ultimately upbeat, the songs are not nearly as cheerful. This rings as true on “The Interstate” as it does on “Half My Heart Beats”, a… Continue reading The Smittens: The Coolest Thing About Love [Album Review]

Features

Maddy Wyatt [Feature Band]

Written by Ron Trembath As a grand scheme of change and hope is brought upon us today, and an intense feeling of revolution is impossible to resist. Our country’s 44th president has taken office, and we will be forever changed in the most positive of ways. And one songstress who really deserves to celebrate, is… Continue reading Maddy Wyatt [Feature Band]

Videos

The Sound Of Arrows: Magic [Video]

Written by Fense Today may be the inauguration, but the “magic” doesn’t start until January 28. That’s when The Sound Of Arrows (MySpace) will debut and release their new record, Magic, on Labrador Records. Below is a little video preview of the album, in true retro-Disney-ish style. For the full track, you can click the… Continue reading The Sound Of Arrows: Magic [Video]

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Wild Light [Feature Band]

Written by Fense I cannot get “New Hampshire” by Wild Light out of my head. Now, this isn’t one of those pestering annoyances that has you doing everything in your power to replace it with something else. No, this is a good thing; the song is catchy and filled with emotive pop that’s easy to… Continue reading Wild Light [Feature Band]

Album Reviews

Teru’ah: Mad Kids In The Holy City [Album Review]

Written by Joshua Britton Sound the mighty, holy trumpets for Teru’ah as they return with Mad Kids in the Holy City, their follow-up to 2006’s Calvin Names the Mountain. Teru’ah is Mike Cades, residing in Brooklyn, and John Killeen, who lives in Asheville. Finally firmly planted in their respective cities, the stability has provided the… Continue reading Teru’ah: Mad Kids In The Holy City [Album Review]

Album Reviews

Le Mépris: Le Mépris [Album Review]

Contrary to what many much older than myself would believe, the best instrumental music is typically reserved not for the classical genre. It’s a mash of classical with… something else – be it electronic, folk, or whatever. Sure, there are some more contemporary exceptions, like Kaada and the epic Johnny Greenwood (I’m thinking his score… Continue reading Le Mépris: Le Mépris [Album Review]

Features

Handsome Furs [Feature Band]

Oh god, what have I done? Why have I done it? Actually, why haven’t I done it? I, of course, am referring to my extensive music library lacking anything whatsoever from Handsome Furs. I mean, how could I have let this happen? I guess you know what’s coming next… yep! They’ve got a new album… Continue reading Handsome Furs [Feature Band]