AC Newman :: Shut Down the Streets :: New Music Review

AC Newman :: Shut Down the Streets Right from the first opening notes of the very first song I find myself smitten with this album. There is a swaying ease to the songs on this new release from AC Newman, working solo on this new release, that conjurs up 60's bands like The Yardbirds and …

Weekly Music Round-Up :: Week of September 24, 2012

This week’s Weekly Music Round-Up, where share a song from some of what's new in music and give the album a mini-review three sentences in length, will start with my two favorite new release of the week, Mumford & Sons Babel and Tim Burgess' Oh No I Love You. Mumford & Sons :: Babel I …

Tori Amos :: Gold Dust :: New Music Review

Tori Amos :: Gold Dust I love synchronicity in life, and in art. The way my mind can fixate momentarily on something, or a conversation I find myself in and the subject it lands on, and then I find myself turning around and stumbling upon something connected to my thoughts or conversation. I am still in my …

The Killers :: Battle Born :: New Music Review

The Killers :: Battle Born The Killers make the kind of albums I fell in love to music to growing up. They create the kind of albums that should be listened to, released, and held in vinyl form, with full record cover sleeves that open up and boasting artwork and lyric sheets. These are epic …

Ryan Bingham :: Tomorrowland :: New Music Review

Ryan Bingham :: Tomorrowland Ryan Bingham’s music is Americana done Los Angeles style, a city slicker troubadour with a side of New Mexico bull fighter. His new album, Tomorrowland, hints at all of that, and more. It is a little bit of tequila soaked country, a heavy dose of late nights in the city, and …

New music review :: Passion Pit :: Gossamer

Passion Pit :: Gossamar Music that at first glance feels happy, circle spinning, low on substance, but high on fun has its time, place, and space in my never ending musical playlist. That said, music that at a second glance, aural glance that is, that throws a punch, tears the skin, and speaks some raw, …

New music discovery :: Niki and the Dove

Ethereal, electric, enchanting and enjoyable, Instinct, the debut album from Niki and the Dove is just what I needed for this late summer Southern California heat wave. Swedish pop always captures me and fills me with dancey-fun feelings, and this album, with that built-in expectation, does not disappoint. This is music to drive to, to turn …