Now Hear This: Yello | Point

THE PRESS RELEASE: "A Yello album is like a magical mystery tour. We may know where the journey starts but we have no idea where it will end. Undeniably unique...

Now Hear This: Tigran Hamasyan | The Call Within

THE PRESS RELEASE: "The Call Within is the latest recording from pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan. The album comprises 10 original compositions and features Evan Marien on electric bass...

Now Hear This: Slomosa | Slomosa

THE PRESS RELEASE: "Bringing desert rock from what is probably the least desert country in the world, Norwegian rockers Slomosa have released their self-titled debut album, which has been...

Now Hear This: Sheenjek | Unclever

THE BIO: "Sheenjek is a band from Portland, OR USA that plays music loudly. Sometimes fastly, sometimes slowly, but always loudly. Joe Geist plays drums, Spencer Davis plays guitar,...

Now Hear This: Savoy Brown | Ain’t Done Yet

THE PRESS RELEASE: "Legendary British blues-rock band Savoy Brown — led by founding member Kim Simmonds — have released their new album Ain’t Done Yet. The new album follows...

Albums Of The Week: Daniel Romano’s Outfit | How Ill Thy World Is Ordered

THE PRESS RELEASE: "With your left eye closed, Daniel Romano seems a master synthesizer of sound and genre, a collage artist combining the corrupted influences of a century of...

Albums Of The Week: OSees | Proteen Threat

THE PRESS RELEASE: "WITNESS THE EVER-CHANGING, EVER-MUTATING THREAT THAT IS REALITY PERCEPTION IS UNDER DURESS SENSIBILITY IS BENDING EVERYDAY UNDER THE BARRAGE OF NONSENSE WE MUST MAKE NOTE OF WHO WE ARE...

Albums Of The Week: Napalm Death | Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of...

THE PRESS RELEASE: "From the pinnacle of confrontational instrumental extremity and steadfast lyrical humanity, Napalm Death’s new album warps musical landscapes all over again. The 16th studio album by...

Albums Of The Week: Thelonious Monk | Palo Alto

THE PRESS RELEASE: "In the fall of 1968, a 16-year-old high school student named Danny Scher had a dream to invite legendary jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk and...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Sept. 15, 2000

Two decades ago, new albums from Barenaked Ladies, Coldplay, Tom Tom Club and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about...

Now Hear This: Ron Hawkins & The Do Good Assassins | 246

THE PRESS RELEASE: "Beloved singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ron Hawkins has released his nostalgic self-produced album with the Do Good Assassins. Long-revered as one of Canada’s great contemporary singer-songwriters,...

Now Hear This: Throwing Muses | Sun Racket

THE PRESS RELEASE: "Sun Racket is the brand new album from legendary Boston trio Throwing Muses, consisting of Kristin Hersh, David Narcizo and Bernard Georges. The followup to 2013’s...

Now Hear This: The Weeks | Twisted Rivers

THE PRESS RELEASE: "The sound of wind through the pines, bare feet brushing through leaves, snapping sticks like the spines of the weak. When we started we were small...

Now Hear This: Wilczyca | Horda

THE PRESS RELEASE: "The two black metal purists did not rest on their laurels, on the contrary – while exploring and expanding on the very same blunt aesthetics, and...

Now Hear This: Various Artists | Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan &...

THE PRESS RELEASE: The genius and pioneering influence of Marc Bolan’s T. Rex — 2020 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee and one of the great rock musicians...

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