All articles by Bob Fish

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…

Album | Waxahatchee – Saint Cloud

On the cover of her new album Katie Crutchfield is sitting on the roof of an old Ford truck, the bed filled with red roses and an Alabama license plate that reads STCLOUD. The shifts that have occurred on Waxahatchee’s…

Album | Jennah Barry – Holiday

The tongue in cheek title to Jennah Barry’s new album Holiday belies the tortured eight-year path to this follow-up to her 2012 debut, Young Men. Depressed from spending too much time on the road alone, her voice began to shut…

Album | Rose Cousins – Bravado

Technology has created an age of isolation, where we are tethered to other humans by our connections to screens of cell phones and computers, Rose Cousins uses Bravado to take a look at love and romance in this complicated landscape.…

Album | Agnes Obel – Myopia

Agnes Obel doesn’t take the easy roads. Myopia is the latest example of that, with her taking a short-sighted approach to creating her music, she notes, “For me the production is intertwined with the lyrics and story behind the songs ……