Records

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 | Peggy Sue – Vices

Vices. Sometimes they can feel so good, but you know they’re usually wrong. That’s pretty much how Katy Young and Rosa Slade had grown to feel about some of the music they were making as Peggy Sue.  Which is why,…

Album | Frazey Ford – U Kin B The Sun

Frazey Ford is one of those artists you would happily listen to singing the proverbial phone book. You’d be unlikely to make out any of the names or addresses, but her rich voice, clearer in its emotion than its enunciation,…

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…

Album | Sam Lee – The Old Wow

Sam Lee is a man who needs no introduction to anyone reading these pages. This is his fourth solo record and deserves as much recognition as his Mercury Award debut effort, Ground of its Own. This song hunter extraordinaire has…

Album | Drive-by Truckers – The Unraveling

“This madness has to stop.” Those words by Patterson Hood are at the emotional core of the Drive-by Truckers new record, The Unraveling. Coming almost four years after American Band, this is a record that nobody really wanted to make. “They’re…

Album | Graham Norwood – Out of the Sea

Out of the Sea is the debut album from singer-songwriter Graham Norwood. Despite its being his first release, Graham is clearly a very experienced and observant musician. From beginning to end Graham displays the diversity of songwriting and composition of…