All articles by Bob Fish

Album | Jason Molina – Eight Gates

The nine songs on Eight Gates that Jason Molina left behind have taken on an almost mythic quality over the last seven years. Having recorded under the names of Songs:Ohia, Magnolia Electric Company as well as his own name, Molina moved…

Album | Julian Taylor – The Ridge

Julian Taylor has spent his life living between two worlds, while not really being a member of either one. 50% West Indian and 25% Mohawk, he grew up as an indigenous person of colour, raised by a white step-grandmother. As…

Album | Larkin Poe – Self Made Man

“If you’re not going to kick down the door, why go into the room?” asks Rebecca Lovell. It’s really not much of a question for her or her sister and Larkin Poe bandmate, Megan. They are not about to enter…

Album | Stripmall Ballads – Distant

Phillips Saylor Wisor has led an interesting life, wandering the back roads of the American dream. With Distant he channels the ghosts of the highways and byways. He follows paths established by the likes of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson and…

Album | Other Lives – For Their Love

Jesse Tabish hasn’t given up on computers, yet the leader of Other Lives found himself at a crossroads with For Their Love. “Working with computers you can layer parts forever. I’d forgotten how to pick up a guitar and sing…

Album | M. Ward – Migration Stories

There is not much doubt that we live in strange times and M. Ward’s Migration Stories is the perfect chance to travel the globe, examining what was, what is and what might be. If there’s a sense of dislocation to…