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]

Features

Ballboy [Feature Band]

Written by Fense I cannot tell you how I stumbled across Ballboy (MySpace), mainly because I cannot remember, despite it being just a moment ago. I had been searching a different band I’ve been contemplating covering, clicking random links and two to four clicks deep I was there, on their page. As far as I… Continue reading Ballboy [Feature Band]

Album Reviews

Dandelion Gold: Sampler Volume 1 [Album Review]

Written by Fense I initially had difficulty classifying this album. After all, Dandelion Gold is both a label and a collective of musicians — would it then be a label compilation or a blend of songs by the collective and thus titled as such? While I ultimately chose the latter, I later altered it to… Continue reading Dandelion Gold: Sampler Volume 1 [Album Review]

Album Reviews

The Present: World I See [Album Review]

Written by Fense It begins with static, not quite white noise, maybe feedback. Gradually, decipherable sound fades in, but the original noise remains. Combined, “Heavens On Ice” is numbing, a drone blessed with the prickly icicles of a hazy winter morning fog. Then it morphs into… something… say, something along the lines of a less… Continue reading The Present: World I See [Album Review]

Album Reviews

The Postmarks: By The Numbers [Album Review]

Written by Fense In college I frequented a classy joint that more often than not featured jazz on a nightly basis. We didn’t care if the Thursday night student-led jazz group played 70s soul and R&B hits by favs like Al Green and Van Morrison. Sure, they didn’t match the originals, but damn was it… Continue reading The Postmarks: By The Numbers [Album Review]

Album Reviews

Jared Mees & The Grown Children: Caffeine Alcohol Sunshine Money [Album Review]

Written by Ron Trembath Despite using the “main star & his band” moniker, Jared Mees & The Grown Children is an obviously collaborative group in their execution. Although Jared hits hard with his wonderfully trebled vocals, his counterpart Meg adds to the mix one of the best voices in indie rock west of the Cascades.… Continue reading Jared Mees & The Grown Children: Caffeine Alcohol Sunshine Money [Album Review]