Author: Bob Fish

Album | Alec Lytle & Them Rounders – The Remains of Sunday

The redwood forests of northern California are home to Alec Lytle. While there is a picturesque quality to the surroundings, just like everywhere else people have their problems. Those joys and sorrows that make up life are on display on…

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 | The Secret Sisters – Saturn Return

Approximately every twenty-nine and a half years Saturn returns to the location it was at when a person was born. The significance of this cannot be overstated because it also highlights a shift in a woman when she experiences an…

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 ……

Album | Alex Rex – Andromeda

Some records you listen to because you are drawn to them like a moth to a flame. Andromeda by Alex Rex is just such a record. It is a descent into the dark recesses of a man who has seen…

Album | The Lone Bellow – Half Moon Light

Connections are at the heart of what makes The Lone Bellow so special, and on Half Moon Light the bonds are everywhere. Opening the record, ‘Intro’ features Zach Williams’ grandmother playing piano at the funeral of her husband of sixty-four years. This family connection…