Album Reviews

Black Lips & Icky Blossoms: Record Store Day 7″ Single

“Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys” is not a song you’d expect Black Lips to cover, but alas here it is, on the A side of this year’s Record Store Day split 7″ single from Saddle Creek with Icky Blossoms. And it works very well. Originally by Waylon Jennings and Willie… Continue reading Black Lips & Icky Blossoms: Record Store Day 7″ Single

Album Reviews

Cursive: Mama, I’m Swollen [Album Review]

Honestly, where to begin? Cursive (MySpace) has been knocking heads in the plains of middle American indie rock for well over a decade. Are they angry and aggressive? At times. Are they existentially cathartic, self aware and essentially free of the “successor’” complex present in their contemporaries? Most definitely.

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O+S [Show Preview]

So far, I have simply labeled show previews as “Feature Band” articles. But with my induction of the pReview to that section, I’ve added Show Preview to the Live coverage (since I don’t check out as many shows these days). And the first band to feature the title is O+S, the new project by Orenda… Continue reading O+S [Show Preview]