Vetiver – Up On High

When you listen to Vetiver’s latest record, Up On High, you truly feel like you’ve come home. Andy Cabic may have formed Vetiver some 17 years ago, but this album proves that his talents haven’t aged a bit. Every song here hits the mark and hits it perfectly. Without question, Up On High is a showcaseContinue reading “Vetiver – Up On High”

July Roundup: The Blind Owls, Dangerbyrd, Minda Lacy and More

We’ve got a lot of ground to cover—no time for intros now! The Blind Owls – There Goes Your Girl Proving that you don’t need to be in the late 1960’s to create a perfect track for Nuggets, The Blind Owl’s excellent “There Goes My Girl” is a sweltering freak-beat sonic attack that you mightContinue reading “July Roundup: The Blind Owls, Dangerbyrd, Minda Lacy and More”

The Lark & The Loon – Homestead Hands & 2

I am reviewing The Lark and The Loon’s Homestead Hands and The Lark and The Loon 2 together, as I received them that way, but also because they were practically recorded back-to-back as well. Homestead Hands glows with a welcoming warmth like a flickering cabin fireplace. Husband and wife duo Jeff Rolfzen and Rocky Steen-Rolfzen play authenticContinue reading “The Lark & The Loon – Homestead Hands & 2”

May Roundup: Ash & Herb, Steve Gunn & Harmonica Lewinski

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen a few of these short reviews recently, but ICYMI, here’s a little roundup. Expect another roundup to follow later in the month with some completely new reviews. Ash & Herb – Salt Lick/Tables of Grass Fields If you have been digging the likes of PranaContinue reading “May Roundup: Ash & Herb, Steve Gunn & Harmonica Lewinski”

Brewster – Forever Better Kissers

Brewster’s long awaited debut full-length is a fine example of just how personal the craft of the modern singer-songwriter can be. Forever Better Kissers glows with a casual familiarity, largely due to its mix of detailed, confidential lyrics and intimate arrangements. Hints and name-drops of suburban-hometown New Jersey locations and references to melancholic high school memoriesContinue reading “Brewster – Forever Better Kissers”

Now Playing: Episode 5

Here’s one last episode of Now Playing before the close of 2018… Featuring: Night Swimming by Dentist 2. Last Breath for Autumn by Shockpowder 3. Lamb’s Ear by Nighttime -KH

Lindsay Clark – Crystalline

There are some albums, some artists, which just click with you the moment you first hear them. You’re not sure exactly what it is, but you can feel all of the way down to your marrow that the music just resonates with you. As if it was made just for you. For me, Lindsay Clark’sContinue reading “Lindsay Clark – Crystalline”

Brewster – Bird in An Airport/Kiss Me While I’m Down

If these two newly released tracks by Brewster are anything to go by, then his upcoming full-length record is going to be truly something special. Brewster (Mark Bucci) is an introspective and vastly imaginative singer-songwriter based at his bedroom studio in Northern New Jersey. Bucci’s sound is both melancholic and playful, combining acoustic and electronicContinue reading “Brewster – Bird in An Airport/Kiss Me While I’m Down”

An Eagle in Your Mind- Miraculous Weapons [Acid Folk/Folktronica/Experimental]

Tribal, elemental and yet surprisingly digestible in a modern sense, An Eagle in Your Mind’s latest album is a welcomed unexpected entry in the acid folk genre. This French nomadic duo combined here New Age-y atmospherics with earthen and eclectic folk instrumentation along with occasional electronic beats and samples in a resulting sound that isContinue reading “An Eagle in Your Mind- Miraculous Weapons [Acid Folk/Folktronica/Experimental]”

Erin Pellnat – Do It For Dinero [Indie Folk/Folk Pop]

Erin Pellnat’s “Do it for Dinero” is a delightfully strange song that never ceases to surprise and entertain. The submission email that I received for this track had “unusual female songwriter song for your consideration” in the subject header, and within the body of the email, Erin further noted that this track “sounds very, well…different.”Continue reading “Erin Pellnat – Do It For Dinero [Indie Folk/Folk Pop]”