Sandy McLelland – Cross the Line – all the stars review

Sandy McLelland new album Cross the Line

I don’t look forward to anything, not even my morning coffee. Expectations of the worst sort. Bitter. Expensive. Slightly off cream. Slightly off soy milk. Frequently, no matter which direction things turn in, it’s best to have low expectations. I know people who tell me to have no expectations. In their eyes, I’m practically a… Continue reading Sandy McLelland – Cross the Line – all the stars review

Review of new self-titled album from American Wrestlers

American Wrestlers - cover art

Sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to achieve. Think of The Kinks. A song like “Waterloo Sunset”, the timeless Ray Davies classic, manages to be both easily memorable and emotionally complex all at once. Sometimes listening to a song is like a doorway to a different life. More than the sum of their parts,… Continue reading Review of new self-titled album from American Wrestlers

Drenge in New York City

Drenge - Eoin and Rory Loveless

Drenge in NYC Live review – January 29 and 30, 2015 Like all things great, it comes out of nowhere and blasts your expectations to dust. Two tall, good looking guys in plaid and t-shirts, now accompanied by their new bassist, head up to the stage. You could call it another round of the epic… Continue reading Drenge in New York City

My Review of Wolfhour by DNKL

Wolfhour EP cover - DNKL

DNKL are three musicians from Sweden – André Laos, Claes Strängberg and Jonatan Josefsson. How did they spend their summer? Well, part of it playing big music festivals like Roskilde, Way Out West, and the Berlin Music Fest, while earning praise from all corners. Somehow, they also managed to find the time to create their… Continue reading My Review of Wolfhour by DNKL

My interview with Drew Thomson of Single Mothers

Single Mothers - band - new release Negative Qualities

Not many musicians moonlight as gold prospectors hunting for the real thing, instead of the number of units sold variety. But Drew Thomson did. Of course, that was before he came out of the north woods and rejoined his band, Single Mothers. Now they’ve released a new album, Negative Qualities, a punk whirlwind of shouting… Continue reading My interview with Drew Thomson of Single Mothers

Review of the new album by Haerts

One fan wrote, “I can’t waittttttt!” And the wait is nearly over. Haerts have been making hearts, at least some of them, beat faster, with last year’s release of ep Hemiplegia. Since then, they’ve been working on their self-titled new album due to finally be released on October 27. Apparently their name was misspelled to… Continue reading Review of the new album by Haerts

Interview with Pat Mahoney on his new project – Museum of Love

Museum of Love

Museum of Love is the musical collaboration of Pat Mahoney (ex LCD Soundsystem) and Dennis McNany. Together, they have created an album that uses electronica to flip back to great classics while creating music that feels brand new. Clever lyrics weave in and around the city beat, part of a sharp, arty atmosphere full of… Continue reading Interview with Pat Mahoney on his new project – Museum of Love

Review of Taiga – Zola Jesus

Zola Jesus - Taiga

Zola Jesus is back. Nika has stepped forward once again to remind us of her own vision. Taiga was mixed in Los Angeles with co-producer Dean Hurley who has worked with David Lynch, but the songs were written in the wilderness. Zola Jesus has called them accessible, and in comparison to older songs like Vessel,… Continue reading Review of Taiga – Zola Jesus

Interview with Johan Surrballe Wieth from Iceage

Iceage, the Danish post-punk band once singled out by Iggy Pop for praise and recognition, have gone ahead and done the ultimate punk act – they’ve ventured out alone into new territory, not looking behind to see if they’re being judged or followed. The music on the new album Plowing Into The Field Of Love… Continue reading Interview with Johan Surrballe Wieth from Iceage

Review of Tyranny – Julian Casablancas and the Voidz

Julian Casablancas said at Coachella that the new music was meant to alienate the right people. If that meant that all those who have been convinced of their need for a succession of shiny happy pop songs to get them to work and who wish for the early days of the Strokes with the same… Continue reading Review of Tyranny – Julian Casablancas and the Voidz