Biffy Clyro | A Celebration Of Endings

If you're not a Biffy Clyro fan by now, you're probably never going to be. Frankly, it's your loss; the Scottish alt-rock trio can generally be counted on to...

Kathleen Edwards | Total Freedom

Total Freedom, huh? Well, fair enough — though I suspect Glutton For Punishment or Definition of Insanity might be equally appropriate handles for Kathleen Edwards’ long-awaited comeback disc, which...

Fantastic Negrito | Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?

Xavier Dphrepaulezz — the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who goes by the name of Fantastic Negrito — came out of nowhere in 2016 to win the Best Contemporary Blues Album...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Aug. 11, 2000

Two decades ago, new albums from Halford, Nelly, Dave Alvin and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about them back...

Young Guns Silver Fox | Canyons

THE PRESS RELEASE: "With their first two albums West End Coast (2015) and AM Waves (2018), Andy Platts and Shawn Lee, better known as Young Gun Silver Fox, formulated...

Year of the Knife | Internal Incarceration

THE PRESS RELEASE: "By its very nature, hardcore is a conduit for channeling frustration, aggression, and discontent into musical form. But for Delaware-based five-piece Year Of The Knife, that...

Rews | Warriors

THE PRESS RELEASE: "Led by Northern Irish songwriter Shauna Tohill, the fierce, high energy, alternative-rock band Rews follow up their 2017 critically acclaimed debut Pyro with the new album...

Lothar and the Hand People | Come Along: The Exodus 1966

THE PRESS RELEASE: "Lothar And The Hand People emerged as one of the earliest pioneers to mix electronics into rock, incorporating theremin and synthesizers into their sonic onslaught. Led...

Lingo Seini et son groupe | Musique Hauka

THE PRESS RELEASE: "One of the first full-length recordings of Hauka ritual music. Praise songs and sacred incantations to the spirits to inhabit the body. Call and response chants,...

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids | Shaman!

THE PRESS RELEASE: "Influential jazz collective Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids return with an epic new opus, Shaman!, featuring a fresh line-up including original 1970s Pyramids member Dr. Margaux...

Billy Nomates | Billy Nomates

THE PRESS RELEASE: "Billy Nomates, the fierce, funny, outspoken force of nature who hails from Melton Mowbray and now flits between Bournemouth and Bristol, has arrived to rattle cages....

Allegra Krieger | The Joys of Forgetting

THE PRESS RELEASE: "Most often, forgetting can feel like a failure — a missed birthday or a neglected anniversary. But forgetting can also mean freedom, an unburdening from past...

Alex Izenberg | Caravan Château

THE PRESS RELEASE: "On Caravan Château — the beguiling 11-song reflection on the house of mirrors that is love — Alex Izenberg creates a sophisticated world of his own,...

Mary Chapin Carpenter | The Dirt and the Stars

THE PRESS RELEASE: "Produced by Ethan Johns (Ray LaMontagne, Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon) and recorded entirely live at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Bath, in southwest England,...

Robyn Hitchcock | The Man Downstairs: Demos & Rarities

THE PRESS RELEASE: "These songs were mostly recorded in 2013 as demos for The Man Upstairs. These tracks were recorded in Cardiff by Charlie Francis in his attic, and...

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