Jason Molina | Eight Gates

THE PRESS RELEASE: "Sometime in 2006 or 2007, Jason Molina moved from the midwest to London. Separated from his bandmates and friends and never one for idleness, Molina explored...

Joe Bonamassa | A New Day Now: 20th Anniversary Edition

THE PRESS RELEASE: "Joe Bonamassa has always talked with an incredible fondness for the late great legendary producer Tom Dowd, who has a stellar discography, a veritable who's who...

The Microphones | Microphones In 2020

THE PRESS RELEASE: "The Microphones​ — the hibernating moniker of ​Phil Elverum​ — returns with ​​​his first new album for The Microphones since 2003’s ​Mount Eerie.​ ​The album is...

Jaga Jazzist | Pyramid

THE PRESS RELEASE: "On their new album Pyramid, legendary Norwegian eight-piece Jaga Jazzist take a deep dive into post-rock, jazz and psychedelia influences. It’s their first album since 2015’s...

Deep Purple | Whoosh!

THE PRESS RELEASE: "Whoosh! follows Deep Purple’s worldwide chart-topping albums inFinite (2017) and NOW What?! (2013) — and the suspense and speculations among the fan community created by cryptic...

The Stooges | Live at Goose Lake August 8, 1970

THE PRESS RELEASE: "The apocryphal tale of The Stooges’ performance at the Goose Lake festival has been told countless times: Bassist Dave Alexander, due to nerves or overindulgence, spaces...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Aug. 4, 2000

Two decades ago, new albums from Rancid, The Dandy Warhols, Sum 41 and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about...

!!! | Certified Heavy Kats

The dance floor is closed. But you can still get down with your bad self at home thanks to the latest EP from the veteran dance-punk weirdos of !!!....

Merry Christmas | The Night The Night Fell

Nope, it's not the first holiday album of the year. Not by a long shot. In case you were wondering or confused, Merry Christmas is not the album title. It's...

Makaya McCraven | Universal Beings E&F Sides

American drummer Makaya McCraven and an all-star cast — including maverick sax player Shabaka Hutchings — hit the sweet spot between avant-garde jazz, neo-soul, electronica, hip-hop and more as...

Shishi | Mafitishei

If you've ever been keen to hear quirky, surf-tinged indie-rock played by an all-female trio that hails from Lilthuania, you're in luck. And even if you didn't know there...

King Gorm | King Gorm

Classic prog never gets old. Not even when it sounds as old as this ’70s throwback outing from the California foursome known as King Gorm. Thankfully, amid all the...

Suzie Stapleton | We Are The Plague

Full marks for perfect timing with that title. And that's just the beginning. Melbourne-raised, Brighton-based singer-guitarist and songwriter Suzie Stapleton also earns bonus points for dropping one of the most...

Dirty Streets | Rough and Tumble

Some things are just impossible. For instance: As the press release below posits, I defy anyone to listen to Memphis power trio Dirty Streets without hearing echoes of Steve Marriott...

Jon Anderson | 1,000 Hands + Steve Howe | Love Is

It's a good day to be a Yes fan: The OG prog gods' original frontman Jon Anderson and guitarist Steve Howe have both released new solo albums. Even better: Both...

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