Albums of The Week: The Bamboos | Hard Up

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Bandleader Lance Ferguson and his nine-piece Melbourne outfit The Bamboos have come a long way since forming in 2001. Initially inspired by the instrumental raw...

Albums Of The Week: Corduroy | Winky Wagon 2: The Rest Of The Psy-Fi...

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “A great outcry; a follow-up desired; the first insufficient to needs; a second volume of the funky outfit’s acclaimed psy-fi experiments required; another collection of...

Albums Of The Week: Iceage | Seek Shelter

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “A decade on from their first record, Iceage continue to harness their lives together through music. This journey, in music and life, has never progressed...

Albums Of The Week: Alex Chilton & The Hi Rhythm Section | Boogie Shoes:...

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Memphis is a city with music in its blood. When Fred Ford, co-founder of the Beale Street Music Festival, was diagnosed with cancer, David Less...

Albums Of The Week: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall | The Marfa...

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall’s album The Marfa Tapes is a collection of beautifully intimate and raw songs written and recorded together in the...

Albums Of The Week: Nancy Wilson | You And Me

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “With her band Heart, Nancy Wilson has recorded 16 albums and sold over 35 million albums worldwide. Within that history-making career, You and Me represents...

Albums Of The Week: The Mighty Mighty BosstoneS | When God Was Great

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “The Mighty Mighty BossToneS are a band on a mission. Since their formation, the pioneering ska-punk act has eschewed musical trends, survived the pitfalls of...

Albums Of The Week: Van Morrison | Latest Record Project: Volume 1

Let's face it: Van Morrison has always been a miserable bastard. But even he was diplomatic and disciplined enough to rein it in on his albums — until now....

Albums Of The Week: Tony Joe White | Smoke From The Chimney

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Smoke from the Chimney is a nine-song album of never-before-heard Tony Joe White tunes produced by Dan Auerbach and fleshed out by Nashville's most seasoned studio...

Albums Of The Week: Weezer | Van Weezer

No,it's not really a metal album — not according to my definition of metal, anyway. But Van Weezer is certainly a solidly rocking Weezer disc. Their hardest-hidding in many...

20 Questions With Fixers

There are no quick fixes in this life. Not even for Fixers. It's been nearly 10 years since the Oxford quintet released their debut album We'll Be The Moon....

20 Questions With King Bong

King Bong’s music is a trip. But perhaps not in the way you expect. Unless, that is, you expect to hear a psychedelic-rock trio from Italy unspooling 20-minute-long instrumental...

Now Hear This: Two Tracks From Los Lobos’ Native Sons Covers Album

Los Lobos are sticking close to home for their next album. Native Sons, the veteran L.A. band's 17th studio release, is a covers album featuring songs by a slate...

Classic Album Review: Layaway Plan | Solutions to Substance

This came out in 2001 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   I would reckon Layaway...

Classic Album Review: Moneen | Theory of Harmonial Value

This came out in 2001 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   If there can be...

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