Blues Ambush – self-titled

When thunder ripples through the sky, the sea begins to froth and boil and all of the local kids stop dead in their tracks and boogie in a trance-like state, you know somebody near by is playing the new Blues Ambush album. For those that are unfamiliar, Blues Ambush is a monstrous power-trio from Philadelphia,Continue reading “Blues Ambush – self-titled”

Ringwear Rock: An Interview with Jeffrey Alexander of The Heavy Lidders

If you’ve been a fan of modern underground psychedelic music within the last 20 or so years, chances are you’ve come across at least one band or project Jeffrey Alexander had a hand in. Whether it be the kosmische jams of Dire Wolves Just Exactly Perfect Sisters Band, or the elemental freak folk of BlackContinue reading “Ringwear Rock: An Interview with Jeffrey Alexander of The Heavy Lidders”

Drew Gardner – s/t

Drew Gardner is releasing his first solo album today on Eiderdown Records, and it is every bit as strong and essential as anything he had ever released in his duo, Elkhorn. Recorded at Black Dirt Studios by the enormously talented Jason Meagher, this album of tight improvisations features Gardner on electric guitar, Garcia Peoples’ AndyContinue reading “Drew Gardner – s/t”

Elkhorn – The Acoustic Sessions Interview

Last winter, Elkhorn, which is comprised of childhood friends, Jesse Sheppard and Drew Gardner, were supposed to turn up for a gig with fellow guitarist, Turner Williams Jr. (Ramble Tamble, Guardian Alien). The night of, a blizzard struck and the concert was cancelled. So the group retreated to Gardner’s home studio, grabbed some acoustics andContinue reading “Elkhorn – The Acoustic Sessions Interview”

Elkhorn – The Storm Sessions

Elkhorn, has returned with a record that is rich with contrasts. It is simultaneously intimate and expansive, impulsive yet introspective, harmonic and yet dissonant. Despite these opposing qualities, the duo (along with guest Turner Williams), have woven together a piece of music that is truly spellbinding. The recordings you hear were conceived during a snowed-inContinue reading “Elkhorn – The Storm Sessions”