Given their frenetic touring schedule, and the high-praise they have received from blogs and print alike, itâ€™s a wonder how These United States remain aloof among those well-versed music lovers who wear their idiosyncrasies on their sleeves who call themselves Alt-country fans. Read more of the review after the jump.
The Alabama Shakes seemed to have come out of nowhere but the sort of small-town â€˜gee, letâ€™s do thisâ€™ kind of goodness than can only emerge out of the useless mass between New York and Los Angeles called â€˜America.â€™ It shows in their soul-and-bluesrock mixture, and the fact that no one single player emerges as more »
March is upon us and the albums keep coming. This week features two artists on the opposite ends of the musical spectrum with Andrew Bird and Kaiser Chiefs. Will fans love Bird’s Break it Yourself? Is Kaiser Chiefs’ Start the Revolution Without Me a return to form? Find out after the jump.
February is a short month that packs a punch. Many anticipated albums have yet to be released and of course there is Valentine’s Day. On Valentine’s Day Shearwater released Animal Joy while Band of Skulls released Sweet Sour. Are these albums something to share with your loved one (or listen to alone) or something to more »
The hits keep on coming. The beginning of February features two highly anticipated albums. Sharon Van Etten follows up 2010′s Epic with Tramp and Dr. Dog return with their seventh album, Be the Void. Check out both reviews after the jump.