Category: Records

Album | Buck Meek – Two Saviors

Two Saviors is a bit of a mystery, as is its creator Buck Meek. A country gentleman from Wimberly, Texas, Meek moved to Texas and released two solo EPs, meeting up with Adrianne Lenker and recording two additional EPs before expanding…

Album | Steve Earle and the Dukes – J.T.

Steve Earle never planned on making J.T., released on January 4th when Justin Townes Earle would have celebrated his 39th birthday. No one ever plans on outliving their kid. But on August 20th Justin Townes Earle died and Steve Earle was left with a…

EP | Lanterns on the Lake – The Realist

It has been a pretty good year for Lanterns on the Lake. Spook the Herd, released in February, was nominated for the Mercury Prize, while BT Sport commissioned the band to create the theme tune for their Champions League coverage.…

Album | Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams – Plastic Bouquet

Kismet is really the only way to explain Plastic Bouquet by Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams. It was sheer chance that Williams was listening to Spotify when ‘Springtime of the Year’ came on. Transfixed with the tune he discovered that instead…

Album | Calexico – Seasonal Shift

Christmas this year is going to look a little different to usual for obvious reasons. The good news is that, with the help of Calexico, it can sound a little bit different too. Swapping out the sleigh bells for mariachi…

EP | Gianna Lauren – Vanity Metrics

On her fourth release, Canadian singer-songwriter Gianna Lauren brings raw honesty and fragile volatility, looking at the data-driven reality where music like every piece of content is measured by numbers of streams and likes. The newest EP Vanity Metrics was…

Album | Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Return To Greendale

After years of delays to the Archives project, it seems lockdown has provided Young with the time to get things moving at such a pace its becoming difficult to keep up. Barely a month is going by without a release…

Album | My Darling Clementine with Steve Nieve – Country Darkness

Taking on the Elvis Costello songbook is a risky proposition, yet My Darling Clementine have an ace up their sleeve on Country Darkness, the personal keyboard player of Mr. McManus, one Steve Nieve. Together, Michael Weston King (whose voice has more…