Locked Down ( Nonesuch Records). Review by James Mann.
The Bells of Spring (Dais). Review by Matthew Moyer.
MFZB (Columbia Records). Review by Daniel Mitchell.
Only With Laughter Can You Win (Sub Pop). Review by Stein Haukland.
Carl F Gauze fears that the authors of the Worst Case Scenario series may have gone to the well one too many times. That doesn’t mean, however, that he didn’t bookmark the section on Wagon Circling. You can never be too careful.
Awake (Nuclear Blast). Review by Jeremy Wernow
Combining a simple, stripped-down sound with sterling production techniques, White Hassle are a different beast than Marcellus Hall and Dave Varenka’s other project, Railroad Jerk, entirely. Ian Koss caught up with Hall to discuss the differences between the two projects, interesting day jobs, and their new EP, Life is Still Sweet.
The Essence of Brazilian Chill Out (Far Out). Review by Bill Campbell.
Feature by Holly Day
A live presentation of Antonio Vivaldi’s long lost opera about Hercules and the Amazons. Carl F Gauze is entranced by the Amazons.
Everything Starts Where It Ends (The Militia Group). Review by Jen Cray.
This Is Thirteen (VH1 Classics). Review by Duncan B. Barlow.